AMP Lab Manager Position

AMP Lab Manager

Want to work in a fun, collaborative Digital Humanities space? The AMP Lab is seeking to hire a Lab Manager GAA (Graduate Academic Assistant) position to assist with lab management and facilitation of research over 2019 Winter terms 1 and 2 (September 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020). The lab, home to the SSHRC-funded SpokenWeb UBCO team (Karis Shearer), is an active research community that also houses 3 other digital humanities projects and their respective research teams: General Historia Project (Francisco Peña), the Negative Heritage Project (Lindsay Der), and the Modernist Remediations Project (Emily Murphy). Together the lab is home to approximately 20 researchers.



September 1 to April 30: 8-month value: approximately $12,500

$31.59/hr for those enrolled in the Masters Program

$32.79/hr for those enrolled in the Doctoral Program


The successful candidate will support and facilitate PI research from FCCS and IKBSAS, and be involved in the following:

Support of Lab Communications and Public Engagement:

  • OpenHouse hour/wk
  • Coordinating or assisting with AMP Lab workshop / event series (i.e. Tech Talks)
  • General Lab Maintenance
  • Email correspondence
  • AMP Lab Website maintenance
  • Social media & communication coordination with FCCS and IKBSAS
  • Scheduling space
  • Work orders


Supports Lab PIs:

  • Account set up for research collaborators and RAs
  • Orientation for RAs
  • Limited supervision of new RAs in lab
  • Equipment sign-out and tracking
  • Hardware updates and maintenance.
  • Scheduling on equipment.
  • Scheduling closed-lab team-meetings
  • Scheduling of RA work-stations.
  • Work orders for IT Services
  • Work orders for Facilities
  • Project-specific monthly research milestones communications via AMP Lab social.
  • Publicizing of project-specific events
  • Meeting scheduling
  • Assistance with running workshops when availability allows
  • Payroll assistance for RAs
  • Liaising with UBCO Library and UBCO Studios where support from these areas are required.


Time commitment: 12 hours/wk

Must be enrolled full-time at UBC Okanagan’s campus, be in good academic standing, and should have knowledge and experience relevant to project management, digital humanities, hardware and software, website maintenance.


UBC hires on the basis of merit, and is committed to employment equity. UBC is strongly committed to diversity and especially welcomes applications from women, visible minority group members, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas. However, Canadians and Canadian permanent residents will be given priority.  We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.


Please email your cover letter and CV to by August 28th, 2019.  Please include your student number, current mailing address, and if you haven’t already done so, please set up your email address. This address will be required for correspondence for successful applicants.