CiTR 101.9 FM is the broadcasting voice of the University of British Columbia, beginning as a student club in 1937, and gaining not-for-profit status and a place on the FM dial in 1982. CiTR offers students and community members a variety of services which include broadcast and multimedia training, promotional support, live on location coverage of events and much more. Since 1983 CiTR has also published Discorder Magazine, providing unparalleled monthly coverage of Vancouver’s local music community, arts scene and political current affairs while providing a space for students and community members to be trained in written journalism, photography, illustration and other aspects of publishing.
The Technical Coordinator will be responsible for supporting CiTR and Discorder’s technical systems and coordinating both software and hardware needs over the summer.
Summer Job Posting: Technical Coordinator
CiTR 101.9 FM is the broadcasting voice of the University of British Columbia, beginning as a student club in 1937, and gaining not-for-profit status and a place on the FM dial in 1982. Run by the Student Radio Society of UBC, CiTR offers students and community members broadcast training and access to the airwaves.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Support the technical needs of CiTR’s 90+ programmers
- Support the technical needs of live broadcasts at community events and festivals throughout the summer
- Maintain and improve CiTR’s computer networks and systems
- Assist the Program Director in training CiTR programmers to use our systems
- Assist with the maintenance of studios and equipment
- Research the accessibility of our current software and systems
- Maintain and update CiTR’s website, and troubleshoot our live streaming and podcasting services
- Maintain CiTR’s computer hardware, software, networks and systems, and troubleshoot all related issues
- Strategize and research ways to improve CiTR’s online delivery, analyze website traffic and brainstorm new media applications
The ideal candidate will be motivated, creative and efficient, with great problem solving skills. They will have skills and experience in computer science, computer programming, databases and web design, with an interest in broadcasting, sound equipment and new media. Proven ability to work with diverse communities of students is an asset.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
This position is subsidized by the government of Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs program. It will run for 12 weeks, 30 hours/week, with a wage of $14.00/hour and an anticipated start date of Monday, May 21, 2018. The Student Radio Society of the University of British Columbia is an equal opportunity employer that encourages applicants from underrepresented groups. To be eligible for this position, the candidate must be a full-time student returning to full-time studies in September, between 15 and 30 years of age, and a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected refugee.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Ana Rose Carrico, CiTR Manager and Discorder Publisher, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications is Friday, May 11, 2018.