[O8] Get Involved
Interested in volunteering with us and seeing what ways you can take part in creating change within our educational institutions? We will be posting new volunteer positions as needed.
Check back periodically for new postings.
APPLICATIONS DUE ASAP
National Outreach Representative (2 available positions)
The National Outreach Representatives will work with the VP of Outreach as a UCalgary SAPL/AEDE Representative for Arch Lobby (and other) conversations. We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills to represent AEDE at a national capacity, is knowledgeable or willing to engage in research and conversations about provincial accreditation boards/architecture activism. Additional tasks include note taking during TAL meetings to disseminate to the rest of the team. This role will require approximately 5hrs/month, per person.
Copy Editor (2 available positions)
The Copy Editors will work with the VP of Marketing and VP of Communications to review all externally circulated documents for clarity, correctness, and adherence to branding guidelines. They will serve as advisors to keep language standards up-to-date and accurate. We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, is well versed, or willing to do additional research on language related to design and equity, and preferably has experience in editing detailed documents. This role will require approximately 5-10hrs/month, per person.
Resource Editor (1 available position)
The Resource Editor will manage our resource bank, including sorting, indexing, and tagging various types of media with appropriate descriptions. They will work with VP Technologies to update the website as needed with the current academic calendar (such as related course material and electives), as well as campus diversity, mental health, and equity resources. The ideal candidate will have fluency with literature reviews, and sorting academic and non-academic texts, and material. Basic fluence with Excel and Google Sheets along with an interest in programming and UX/UI development will be considered as we are interested in developing the resource bank to be more functional/comprehensive over time. This role will require approximately 3-5hrs/month and may evolve over time.
FIELD NOTES - READING CLUB
Researcher (1 available position)
The researcher will help with selecting and analyzing various media including articles, books, and videos to prompt discussion with participants. An ideal candidate must be an open minded, critical thinker with a multidisciplinary approach. Being an excellent writer is a bonus! This position may take up to 10hrs/month for preparation.
Graphic Designer (1 available position)
The Graphic Designer will need to be excellent at visualizing complex subjects with simple graphics and layouts which mesh well with the current graphic standards. They will aid in creating graphics pertaining to Field Notes for our social media, website, and e-mails. This position may take 5-10hrs/month for preparation. Please provide previous work in your application.
Co-Host (1 available position)
The Co-Host will help with prompting discussion and hosting the reading club meetings. They must be outgoing and well spoken, ideally with experience moderating discussions. It is preferred but not required to be actively aware of history and current events in the world that pertain to design injustice. Most importantly, they should be passionate about prompting discourse and encouraging everyone to contribute their ideas to the discussion. This position will require you to attend all Field Notes events to be held twice a month on Saturdays at 10AM, along with reviewing material to prepare for discussions, totalling 10hrs/month.
FIELD TALKS - PODCAST
Host (2 positions available)
The host will be the main speaker on the podcast, as well as curate the podcast content according to the framework provided. They will work with CJSW and the editor(s) to record the podcast and edit the content, and attend brief podcast team meetings (on Zoom) as often as necessary. The ideal candidate will be outgoing and well-spoken, live in Calgary, and willing to commute to the main campus. However, opportunities for remote work may be possible: please let us know in your application where you will be located and we can explore remote work options as necessary. Experience is not needed, however, they must exhibit some prior interest/work in ethics, social justice, and other related topics. Hosts can expect to spend 5-8 hrs per month on their duties, mostly toward the end of the month.
Researchers (1 positions available)
The researchers will work with the whole podcast team to pull from the AEDE programs to create content that responds to the discussions and outcomes of each program. They will work with the hosts to write the script and general direction of each episode. At least one researcher will be expected to attend each AEDE program (reading club and lecture series) to collect content for the podcast (note that not every researcher needs to be at every programming meeting, but should be willing to attend at least a few throughout the semester). This position may be done fully remotely if an applicant is not located in Calgary. Researchers can expect to attend brief podcast team meetings (on Zoom) as often as necessary. Good communication, accountability and decent writing skills will be necessary for this position. Researchers can expect to spend 5-10 hrs per month on their duties, mostly toward the beginning of the month.
Editor (1-2 positions available)
The editor will work with the hosts to ensure the quality of each episode is consistent, and are expected to attend brief podcast team meetings (on Zoom) as often as necessary.. Experience with podcast editing is an asset but not required; if an applicant has no previous training they will be required to attend training with CJSW office. Opportunities for remote work may be possible; please let us know in your application where you will be located and we can explore remote work options as necessary. Editor roles may be combined with host roles depending on interests and the amount of time available in an applicant’s schedule. Editors can expect to spend 5-10 hours per month on their duties, mostly toward the end of the month.