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University of Lethbridge Career Bridge
Position: Storytellers-at-Large
Employer: Career Bridge

Since 1977, the University of Lethbridge Applied Study Program has worked in conjunction with the Lethbridge Public Library to offer students the opportunity to train and practice the art of oral storytelling. Storytelling sessions will occur via Zoom or Teams platforms in Lethbridge and area elementary schools (K-6), daycare facilities and community organizations.

Responsibilities:

  • to attend 4-5 online training sessions
  • to research, select, and present appropriate stories
  • to encourage children to read and use the Lethbridge Public Library

Qualifications:

  • Must have completed one year of University
  • Mature, self-directed person
  • A background in drama, education, children's literature, public speaking, or experience working with children in preferred
  • Definite commitment to the program's scheduling*
  • French storytelling positions are also available (up to grade 6 French Immersion)

*Participants are required to have at least 2 half-days available for storytelling Monday-Thursday
*Participants must also be prepared to register this for course credit through the Applied Studies program

STUDENTS FROM ALL DISCIPLINES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Deadline for Applications: January 15, 2023 - Apply Early!
Please submit via e-mail:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Fall 2022 Course Schedule

Apply To:
Stacey Gaudette-Sharp, Academic Director
s.gaudette@uleth.ca

Position: New Media Outreach Assistant
Employer:
Mootookakio'ssin

Project Description:  In Spring 2023, we are offering an event series at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park and the UofL that will connect the historic Blackfoot items on the Mootookakio’ssin website (mootookakiossin.ca) with knowledge and skills training in cultural and digital art making. The events are themed to connect with Blackfoot seasons and will be led by skilled Blackfoot artists and new media technologists with the support of Blackfoot Elders.

Student Job Title: New Media Outreach Assistant

Job Location: University of Lethbridge

Semester and year (September/January/May): Spring 2023 Semester

Majors: Open to All Majors, with preference given to undergraduate students with a major in New Media

Salary/Honorarium: $18/hour + taxes/benefits. On event days, lunch/per diem will be provided.

Duties:
In Spring 2023, we are offering an event series at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park and the UofL that will connect the historic Blackfoot items on the Mootookakio’ssin website (mootookakiossin.ca) with knowledge and skills training in cultural and digital art making. The events are themed to connect with Blackfoot seasons and will be led by skilled Blackfoot artists and new media technologists with the support of Blackfoot Elders.

The new media outreach assistant will support the Outreach Program Coordinator and Artists with program delivery of Mootookakio’ssin outreach events at the UofL and Blackfoot Crossing. In this role, the outreach assistant will receive mentorship from project team members, attend research team meetings, and gain professional development with museums. The new media assistant will focus on learning and assisting with new media-focused content, while still supporting the Blackfoot skills content as much as possible.

In addition to supporting the events, the outreach assistant will have the opportunity to contribute to research of historic Blackfoot items that are held in museums in the UK for the Mootookakio’ssin website.

Direct training will be provided in photogrammetry, RTI, Arduino, 3D printing, HTML and CSS. Research and OCAP training will also be provided as a part of the work placement. 

Assist the Outreach Program Coordinator with: 

  • Planning and delivering the Jan - April 2023 Mootookakio’ssin outreach events.
  • Preparing materials and equipment to support event activities.
  • Setting up event spaces with equipment and materials.
  • Assisting Presenters with tutorials and demonstrations
  • Assisting attendees with their work
  • Documenting activities and output for the toolkit and reference materials
  • Social media posting for Mootookakio’ssin accounts in connection with the events
  • Researching historic Blackfoot items for the Mootookakio’ssin website

 

Hours (traditionally the successful candidate must commit to 120 hours – around 10 hours/week, for 12 consecutive weeks within a semester):  120 hours

In person/remote: in-person

We will hold the same event twice per month from Jan - April, once at Blackfoot Crossing, and once at the UofL, for a total of 8 events. Event days are 8-hours days. Transportation to Blackfoot Crossing will be provided. Remaining hours will be used for other responsibilities, 5-8 hours / week to a total of 120 hours.

Qualifications: Preference given to students enrolled in New Media and/or Art with an interest in gaining experience in community engagement, and new media technologies. We are especially seeking candidates with strong connections and knowledge of Blackfoot history and culture. Background work placements, course or volunteer work associated with Blackfoot community engagement would be especially beneficial to build on.


Skills: Photography, social media, HTML basics, interpersonal skills, writing.

How to Apply: Visit https://forms.office.com/r/wapWTRjMb5. Please complete the online form and upload your resume and cover letter there.

Job Application Deadline: January 5, 2023

Setting up your Applied Studies course:

For more information on Applied Studies course requirements and application procedures, please visit our website at:  ulethbridge.ca/career-bridge/applied-studies.  Contact the Applied Studies office to set up an appointment immediately after you secure a position to start the process of registering for an Applied Studies course. 

Contact the Applied Studies office if you have any questions or concerns: applied.studies@uleth.ca.

 

Position: Museum Studies Outreach Assistant
Employer:
Mootookakio'ssin

Project Description:  In Spring 2023, we are offering an event series at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park and the UofL that will connect the historic Blackfoot items on the Mootookakio’ssin website (mootookakiossin.ca) with knowledge and skills training in cultural and digital art making. The events are themed to connect with Blackfoot seasons and will be led by skilled Blackfoot artists and new media technologists with the support of Blackfoot Elders.

Student Job Title: Museum Studies Outreach Assistant

Job Location: University of Lethbridge

Semester and year (September/January/May): Spring 2023 Semester

Majors: Open to All Majors, with preference given to undergraduate students that have taken courses in museum studies, art studio, and/or Indigenous Art Studio 

Salary/Honorarium: $18/hour + taxes/benefits. On event days, lunch/per diem will be provided.

Duties:
In Spring 2023, we are offering an event series at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park and the UofL that will connect the historic Blackfoot items on the Mootookakio’ssin website (mootookakiossin.ca) with knowledge and skills training in cultural and digital art making. The events are themed to connect with Blackfoot seasons and will be led by skilled Blackfoot artists and new media technologists with the support of Blackfoot Elders.

The museum studies outreach assistant will support the Outreach Program Coordinator and Artists with program delivery of Mootookakio’ssin outreach events at the UofL and Blackfoot Crossing. In this role, the outreach assistant will receive mentorship from project team members, attend research team meetings, and gain professional development with museums. The museum studies assistant will focus on learning and assisting with the delivery of cultural skills training, while still supporting the new media skills training as much as possible.

In addition to supporting the events, the outreach assistant will have the opportunity to contribute to research of historic Blackfoot items that are held in museums in the UK for the Mootookakio’ssin website.

Research and OCAP training will be provided as a part of the work placement. 

Assist the Outreach Program Coordinator with: 

  • Planning and delivering the Jan - April 2023 Mootookakio’ssin outreach events.
  • Preparing materials and equipment to support event activities.
  • Setting up event spaces with equipment and materials.
  • Assisting Presenters with tutorials and demonstrations
  • Assisting attendees with their work
  • Documenting activities and output for the toolkit and reference materials
  • Social media posting for Mootookakio’ssin accounts in connection with the events
  • Researching historic Blackfoot items for the Mootookakio’ssin website

 

Hours (traditionally the successful candidate must commit to 120 hours – around 10 hours/week, for 12 consecutive weeks within a semester):  120 hours

In person/remote: in-person

We will hold the same event twice per month from Jan - April, once at Blackfoot Crossing, and once at the UofL, for a total of 8 events. Event days are 8-hours days. Transportation to Blackfoot Crossing will be provided. Remaining hours will be used for other responsibilities, 5-8 hours / week to a total of 120 hours.

Qualifications: Preference given to students enrolled in New Media and/or Art with an interest in gaining experience in community engagement, and new media technologies. We are especially seeking candidates with strong connections and knowledge of Blackfoot history and culture. Background work placements, course or volunteer work associated with Blackfoot community engagement would be especially beneficial to build on.


Skills: Photography, social media, interpersonal skills, writing

How to Apply: Visit https://forms.office.com/r/2CE46nrnJB. Please complete the online form and upload your resume and cover letter there.

Job Application Deadline: January 5, 2023

Setting up your Applied Studies course:

For more information on Applied Studies course requirements and application procedures, please visit our website at:  ulethbridge.ca/career-bridge/applied-studies.  Contact the Applied Studies office to set up an appointment immediately after you secure a position to start the process of registering for an Applied Studies course. 

Contact the Applied Studies office if you have any questions or concerns: applied.studies@uleth.ca.

 

LPIRG
Position: Social Media Manager
Employer: University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group (LPIRG)

Project Description:

  • Content creation – the successful applicant will be responsible for talking to the ED to figure out which components of LPIRG would be best to highlight and coming up with creative content, includes both videos and images

Student Job Title: Social Media Coordinator

Number of Positions: 1

Job Location: University of Lethbridge

Semester and Year: Spring 2023

Salary/Honorarium: Students will be awarded $1,800.00 (taxable) for their work on the project

Duties:

  • Content creation – the successful applicant will be responsible for talking to the ED to figure out which components of LPIRG would be best to highlight and coming up with creative content for Instagram
    • Content creation includes both videos and images
  • Potentially making a TikTok account for LPIRG
  • Creating content for all planned events – (e.g., levy referendum)
  • Working alongside the LPIRG board members to best represent LPIRG

 

Qualifications:

Preference will be given to students who have experience using social media in a campaign format (personal is fine) with an interest in gaining experience in working with non-profits that do not prioritize commercial posting.


Skills:

  • Time management
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Good written communication skills
  • Proficiency with photo and video editing software (preferred)
  • Proficiency with social media (preferred)
  • Organizational skills
  • Flexibility and understanding of scheduling difficulties
  • Enjoys interviewing and learning more about others
  • Experience using video technology

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter directly to Sydney Chertoff by email at pirg@uleth.ca

Job Application Deadline: January 5th 2023

Start Date: January 16th  2023

Setting up your Applied Studies course:

For more information on Applied Studies course requirements and application procedures, please visit our website at:  ulethbridge.ca/career-bridge/applied-studies.  Contact the Applied Studies office to set up an appointment immediately after you secure a position to start the process of registering for an Applied Studies course. 

Contact the Applied Studies office if you have any questions or concerns: applied.studies@uleth.ca.

LPIRG
Position: Podcast Developer
Employer: University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group (LPIRG)

Project Description:

Throughout the past year, members of LPIRG have interviewed each ED throughout LPIRG’s history. In honour of LPIRG’s 20th anniversary in 2023, we would like for the interviews to be turned into podcasts that can be shared via our website.

Student Job Title: Podcast Developer

Number of Positions: 1

Job Location: University of Lethbridge

Semester and Year: Spring 2023

Salary/Honorarium: Students will be awarded $1,800.00 (taxable) for their work on the project

Duties:

  • Throughout the past year, members of LPIRG have interviewed each ED throughout LPIRG’s history. In honour of LPIRG’s 20th anniversary in 2023, we would like for the interviews to be turned into podcasts that can be shared via our website. The student would be responsible for:
    • Listening to the interviews
    • Developing podcasts (intro, content, etc.)
    • Helping to develop the best way to post the content along side social media manager
       

Qualifications:

Preference will be given to students who have experience with digital/voice editing.


Skills:

  • Time management
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Good written communication skills
  • Proficiency with audio editing software (preferred)
  • Proficiency with social media (preferred)
  • Organizational skills
  • Flexibility and understanding of scheduling difficulties
  • Enjoys interviewing and learning more about others
  • Experience using video technology

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter directly to Sydney Chertoff by email at pirg@uleth.ca

Job Application Deadline: January 5th 2023

Start Date:  January 16th 2023

Setting up your Applied Studies course:

For more information on Applied Studies course requirements and application procedures, please visit our website at:  ulethbridge.ca/career-bridge/applied-studies.  Contact the Applied Studies office to set up an appointment immediately after you secure a position to start the process of registering for an Applied Studies course. 

Contact the Applied Studies office if you have any questions or concerns: applied.studies@uleth.ca.

Food For Thought
Position: Food For Thought Coordinator
Employer: University of Lethbridge

Project Description: The purpose of the food for thought committee is to build awareness of food insecurity and to collaborate on initiatives to decrease food insecurity on campus. Food insecurity on our campus is an urgent situation, knowing that 1 in 5 students on our campus face food scarcity. Currently, 19.2% of students (around 2,000 students) occasionally run out of food and cannot afford to buy more.  Another 7.5% experience food insecurity more often or all the time. Learn more about the project here.

Employer: University of Lethbridge, Food for Thought Initiative

Employer Contact: Diana Letts, Teaching Development Facilitator and Sessional instructor, Teaching Centre. Email: diana.letts@uleth.ca & Crystal Volk, Executive Assistant to the Vice president Students. Email: crystal.volk@uleth.ca

Student Job Title: Food for Thought Coordinator

Job Location: Student Affairs

Semester and year: January to April (Spring Semester 2023)

Majors: Open to All Majors, with preference given to 2 students with a major in Health sciences - Public Health or Management (Social Marketing)

Salary/Honorarium: $1800 (Taxable)

Duties:

Student 1: Spring 2023

Student will sit on the Food for Thought committee as a representative and work on the following initiatives:

  1. The student will support all adopted pantries around campus, shop, and stock pantry, as well as coordinates volunteers
  2. Foster a relationship with Campus Roots: create student engagement in the Campus Roots Community Garden by identifying groups of students interested in gardening.
  3. The student will submit a Food for Thought proposal to fund garden plots
  4. Identify faculty on campus willing to volunteer their time to do a series of free workshop to students in Spring 2023 on “How to Garden”,
  5. The student will create a sustainable plan and identify groups of students to manage plots.
  6. The student may create content for the website and marketing materials around campus gardens. 
  7. The student will work on Website updates, funding awareness/promotion

Student 2: Spring 2023

Student will sit on the Food for Thought committee as a representative and work on the following initiatives:

  1. The student will support all adopted pantries around campus, shop, and stock pantry, as well as coordinates volunteers
  2. The student will address long term food insecurity/partnerships – and will conduct research on what other institutions are doing to address food insecurity and will compile a report and make suggestions and action plans on how to address food security long term i.e., farmers’ market on campus during the peak season, Ruben’s Veggie barn on campus, leverage community resources, etc.
  3. The student will coordinate, participate in event planning for Nutrition week (March) a series of workshops/events focused on food literacy and access to food
  4. The student will work on Website updates funding awareness/promotion
     

In person/remote: In person
 

Qualifications: Preference given to students enrolled in in any of the programs offered at the University of Lethbridge with an interest in gaining experience in Advocacy, Health promotion, Social Marketing, and Project Management. 
 

Skills:

  • Reliability and self-starter attitude.
  • Ability to work independently and under minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience using Social Media applications, web design and marketing.
  • Excellent Critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, digital literacy, leadership, professional attitude, work ethic, career management, as well as intercultural and EDI fluency.
  • Experience working with students or volunteers.

 

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter directly to Diana Letts by email at diana.letts@uleth.ca.

Job Application Deadline: January 3, 2023

Setting up your Applied Studies course:

For more information on Applied Studies course requirements and application procedures, please visit our website at:  ulethbridge.ca/career-bridge/applied-studies.  Contact the Applied Studies office to set up an appointment immediately after you secure a position to start the process of registering for an Applied Studies course. 

Contact the Applied Studies office if you have any questions or concerns: applied.studies@uleth.ca.

uVolunteer Lethbridge
Position: APST Volunteer Opportunities
Employer: Volunteer Lethbridge

University training and teaching is only the first step along the path to a better understanding of the world. It’s when concepts and ideas are put into action that they become powerful and offer a chance at true change.

UVolunteer works to pair students with ideal volunteer opportunities around the city, supporting their unique passions, and helping them to gain real world experiences in the industry they’re studying.

Building up our students and our community

Volunteering comes with a host of benefits, but for students making their first foray into the job market, volunteering and tracking their hours through UVolunteer creates an added benefit. The experience students gain will set them above their competition when looking for a job, or pursuing further education.

This also further enriches the local community by increasing ties, volunteers and the skills of more people in the city.

Interested in UVolunteer? Simply follow the steps below.

Together, The U of L and Volunteer Lethbridge can help teach students to think critically and participate in their community in a more powerful and positive way.

Setting up your Applied Studies course:

For more information on Applied Studies course requirements and application procedures, please visit our website. Contact the Applied Studies office to set up an appointment immediately after you secure a position to start the process of registering for an Applied Studies course. 

Contact the Applied Studies office if you have any questions or concerns.

Neurocage

Position: Student Software Developers
Employer: Neurocage Systems Ltd.

We develop software that uses microcomputers and sensors to help neuroscience researchers and experimenters conduct experiments involving rodents (mice) more effectively and efficiently by taking key measurements and readings automatically, processing large amounts of data quickly, and providing 24/7 monitoring of the health of the rodents and the environment they live in.

We are a dynamic team that works hard, communicates well, and solves problems together to deliver a stable, reliable, and high performing product.

What the job entails:

Please apply if you are:

  • Interested in software development or web design
  • Ready to be an active, engaged, and communicative member of the team
  • Excited to learn, tackle problems, try solutions, and then learn even more
  • Able to work at least 10 hours/week (when you work and where you work are flexible)

No experience? No problem! We are ready to teach you so please still apply.

All software developers work on these aspects of the software:

  • Web programming and design
  • Database programming
  • UI/UX development
  • Backend development
  • Testing and quality control

Stay with us long enough and we will show you the AI!

To ensure the stability and reliability of our product, you will be expected to:

  • Design, develop and improve the modules of the software
  • Effectively test and document your work and the work of other team members
  • Problem solve as an individual and as a team

We want to know if you have any experience with the following:

  • Python, CSS, HTML, JavaScript
  • Database Management, MySQL
  • UI/UX and Web Design
  • Linux, Raspberry Pi Development

Perks of this position!

We provide flexible work hours and flexible work environments (in-person and remote).

Many students on our team gain course credit for their work with us by turning it into applied and/or independent studies and we hope you will too! Just ask.

Apply today!

Submit a cover letter and resume to brendon.penner@uleth.ca

Want feedback or help on your resume and cover letter? Connect with the U of L’s Career Bridge office and their resources:

Position: Heritage Management Applied Study, Planning & Design Department 
Employer: City of Lethbridge

The City of Lethbridge Planning & Design department is seeking up to three undergraduate students to participate in an applied study for the Spring 2023 semester. Students will carry out research, analysis, report writing and project management documentation preparation, focused on heritage management-related projects.

Title: Heritage Management Applied Study, Planning & Design Department 

Overview

The City of Lethbridge Planning & Design department is seeking up to three undergraduate students to participate in an applied study for the Spring 2023 semester. Students will carry out research, analysis, report writing and project management documentation preparation, focused on heritage management-related projects.

The Planning & Design department is responsible for functions including urban planning, development regulation, urban construction and design, and building inspections. Working with the Planning team, the successful candidate(s) will be assisting a Senior Community Planner with projects related to heritage management (see heritage services wheel diagram at end of document).

To learn more about the Planning team’s work, visit the Planning area of the City’s website.

This position is a continuation of Community LAb, an on-going applied studies program for University of Lethbridge students to gain practical experience working through real world urban planning and community topics in Lethbridge.

This position is part-funded by Historic Places Advisory Committee (HPAC), a standing committee of Council, who advise City Council on heritage issues.

This position is also being supported by the University of Lethbridge Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy (Prentice Institute). To learn more about the Prentice Institute, visit: www.ulethbridge.ca/prentice-institute

 

What will you be working on?

Under supervision, students will be responsible for:

  • Familiarising themselves with past City of Lethbridge Heritage Inventories and Heritage Surveys.
  • Conducting research on selected potential historic places and drafting Statements of Significance.
  • Researching and compiling available demographic data on the present and historical population of Lethbridge to compare against existing heritage designations and create a gap analysis in terms of representation in Lethbridge’s Heritage Register.
  • Planning and executing methods to inform and encourage owners of potential historic places to consider applying for historic designation.
  • Compiling research into written reports and presentations.
  • Suggesting and applying best practices within the identified initiatives.

This work will contribute to the ongoing evolution of Lethbridge’s heritage management work, which contributes to the city’s cultural vibrancy, economy, and residents’ sense and understanding of who we are.

Over the course of the semester students will prepare multiple reports and presentations. The audience for these will be primarily City of Lethbridge staff. Students will also be required to provide a final deliverable to the Prentice Institute, such as a public presentation. More information on the proposed work plan and deliverables will be provided during interviews and at the beginning of the semester.

 

Who are we looking for?

To apply for this position, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate student of any academic discipline / major.
  • Be interested in one or more aspects of this project including: heritage management, history/archaeology/anthropology, public policy, urban planning and design.
  • Have strong written and oral communications skills.

Preference will be given to students:

  • Who self-identify as members of an equity-deserving community.
  • Have third year standing or higher.
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

 

What’s in it for you?

Through this position, students will gain experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Learning about the benefits and challenges of heritage management, as a part of the wider urban planning profession.
  • Carrying out applied research and analysis.
  • Presenting information in written, visual and oral formats.
  • Understanding how complex projects take shape, are managed and get delivered.
  • Gain experience working with the local government sector.
  • Create connections and learn from industry experts.

 

This opportunity is designed to support students who wish to pursue an applied study (i.e., with academic supervision coordinated through Career Bridge).

A modest honorarium will also be provided to the selected students to cover incidental costs (e.g. parking and mileage) and tuition fees for an applied study course.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in this opportunity, apply directly to the contact below with your resume, a cover letter and unofficial transcripts by 11:59 PM December 15, 2022. In two pages or less, your cover letter should help the selection committee understand your academic background and goals, and any relevant course work, volunteer or employment experience, and why you are interested in this applied study.

 

Ross Kilgour

Senior Community Planner

Planning & Design, City of Lethbridge

ross.kilgour@lethbridge.ca

403-320-4237

 

Heritage Wheel