CDHI is Hiring: Digital Projects Assistant (Work Study, Fall 2022)

Aug 10, 2022

The Digital Projects Assistant will be a core member of the Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI) team, directed by Prof. Elspeth Brown. The Digital Projects Assistant will work directly with the CDHI Managing Director and the Event and Program Coordinator and will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other members of the CDHI team.  

The CDHI Managing Director will work with the successful candidate to develop a work schedule. The work schedule will include three two-hour shifts per week, plus up to four flexible hours. The Digital Projects Assistant will receive training and mentoring from the Managing Director, as well as the Event and Program Coordinator. This position will be hybrid, with in-person work at UTM or at St. George, depending on the student. 


  • Play a key role in updating and managing database of Digital Humanities projects at University of Toronto 
  • Editing DH project descriptions for clarity and consistency 
  • Updating and adding DH project descriptions on CDHI website 
  • Engaging with interdisciplinary research teams, including professors and graduate students 
  • Maintaining and updating files on SharePoint 
  • Assist with CDHI events and programs, including Critical Digital Humanities International Conference (Sept 30 and Oct 1) 
  • Collaborating with other CDHI team members 


  • Enrolment in a post-secondary degree in Information Technology, English, Marketing, Journalism or Communications, Design or Interactive Design, or similar experience. 
  • Excellent written communication skills 
  • Exceptional organization skills 
  • Experience with professional communication via email 
  • Familiarity with databases 
  • Highly motivated and able to take initiative 
  • Capable of independent, self-directed work 
  • Exceptional attention to detail 
  • Strong time-management and prioritization skills 

We encourage applications from marginalized communities including those who identify as Indigenous, lesbian/queer women, trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, Black, people of colour, and persons with disabilities. 

Eligibility: Undergraduate degree students must be enrolled in at least 2.0 FCE (full course equivalent) during Fall/Winter session. Graduate degree students must be registered for the Fall/Winter session. International students should also meet the minimum course load of at least 2.0 FCE (please see the Government of Canada website for rules and regulations or contact the UTM International Education Centre). 

Salary: depending on whether undergrad (range: $17-$20/hr) or grad ($22-$25) depending on experience.  

How to Apply: Apply through the Career Learning portal (Job ID: 203432). Applications open on Monday, August 15, 2022. Required components of the application: resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript. Address letters to the attention of Dr. Danielle Taschereau Mamers.  

Deadline: Monday, August 22, 2022, 11:59:00 PM  

Interviews will be held Thursday, August 25 and Friday, August 26 

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