AMP Lab Manager position 2020/21

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) or GRA (Graduate Research Assistant) position to assist with lab management and facilitation of research over 2020 Winter terms 1 and 2 (September 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021). The lab, directed by Dr. Karis Shearer, is home to the SSHRC-funded SpokenWeb UBCO team and is an active research community that also houses 3 other digital humanities projects and their respective research teams: General Historia Project (Francisco Peña), the Modernist Remediations Project (Emily Murphy), and The Aga Khan Gardens Project (Hussein Keshani). The lab is home to approximately 20 faculty and student 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:

  • Coordinating or assisting with AMP Lab online workshop / event series (i.e. Tech Talks)
  • General Lab Maintenance
  • Email correspondence
  • AMP Lab Website maintenance
  • Social media & communication coordination with FCCS and IKBSAS
  • Work orders
  • Contributing to new public / arts & tech industry initiatives
  • Liaising with GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, museums) partners.


Supports Lab PIs:

  • Account set up for research collaborators and RAs
  • Orientation for RAs
  • Development of project-specific orientation micro-credentials
  • Equipment sign-out and tracking
  • Hardware updates and maintenance.
  • Scheduling on equipment.
  • 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. Graphic-design skills and community-building experience are an asset.


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 September 1, 2020; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled.  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.