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All applications will receive full consideration, however we are prioritizing Indigenous applicants.
 
Would you like to learn more about Indigenous art?
Work on an Indigenous-led team?
Work with cutting-edge digital technologies?
Work on projects contributing to digital repatriation?
Grow your network by meeting curators, artists, and scholars?

 

We are seeking a Graduate Research Assistant (RA) to assist with the digitization and databasing of collections records. Working with the Virtual Platform for Indigenous Art (VPIA) team, the Graduate RA will help in the creation and completion of work that will form the foundation of the VPIA. The RA will assist in data entry and the sourcing of additional records, images, and licenses relating to Indigenous artworks. As the VPIA is a work-in-progress, we are seeking candidates who can bring critical and creative insight to the project to assist with technical troubleshooting and shaping the database to best meet the Indigenous protocols outlined for it.

Role
  • Join a diverse team of developers, research staff, and students!
  • Gather, log, and review curated content related to Indigenous art and collections
  • Engage with Indigenous art from across North America: from Haida Gwaii to Nunatsiavut!
  • Explore digital collections from around the world: from Smithsonian Institute, Oxford University, and more!
 
Hours
10hrs/week
 
Work Environment 
Wapatah: Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge, 311-205 Richmond Street West, Toronto ON
Please note, this work can be carried out remotely.
 
Project Details
The VPIA is an Indigenous-led strategy to develop a digital collections database and an immersive curatorial space for Indigenous artists, scholars, and students. Led by Dr. Gerald McMaster as part of the larger The Entangled Gaze research project at OCAD University’s Wapatah Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge, the platform is designed to compile, and provide access to, diverse museum collections of historical and contemporary Indigenous artworks featuring representations of non-Indigenous people and cultural heritage. These artworks offer valuable perspectives and insight into processes of colonization, cultural contact, and Indigenous philosophy, aesthetic, and research methodology. Vital information on artworks from more than 40 institutions and museums around the world have been collected and are in the process of being digitally organized, edited, and databased for inclusion in the VPIA. The database’s design is founded on Indigenous protocols developed to empower communities and stakeholders to own and regain control over levels of shared information.
 
Application Process
For more information about this position and to apply, follow the link below to the official OCAD U Job posting.
 

Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants with lived experience, a strong commitment to Indigenous knowledge, and who have experience in collaborating with Indigenous organizations and/or communities.

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PLEASE APPLY

All applications will receive full consideration, however we are prioritizing Indigenous applicants.
 
Would you like to learn more about Indigenous art?
Work on an Indigenous-led team?
Work with cutting-edge digital technologies?
Work on projects contributing to digital repatriation?
Grow your network by meeting curators, artists, and scholars?
 
We are seeking an Undergraduate Research Assistant (RA) to assist with the Entangled Gaze research. Working with the Wapatah team, the RA will apply a high level of critical thinking to advance the compilation and synthesis of research material on new meanings and methods of historical Indigenous and European representations of each other.
 

Role

  • Join a diverse team of research staff and students!
  • Research, synthesize, and review content in support of the Entangled Gaze project
  • Discover new sources and begin exploring Indigenous histories and cultures
  • Explore databases accessible to OCADU students and staff, including three primary digital resources
 
Hours
10hrs/week
 
Work Environment 
Wapatah: Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge, 311-205 Richmond Street West, Toronto ON
Please note, this work can be carried out remotely.
 
Project Details
The Wapatah Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge is a hub for facilitating the documentation, communication, and interpretation of Indigenous ways of seeing. Drawing on the inseparable concepts of perception and knowing, Wapatah assists Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists and researchers to collaborate on the engagement with and representation of artistic knowledge. Wapatah highlights the innumerable lenses through which Indigenous people envision the world – whether through artistic production, language, or interaction with the land – using each of these as a research tool to form new questions and concepts about the world. Wapatah promotes Indigenous research and collaboration at multiple scales, through Indigenous-led projects at OCADU and the creation of connections and partnerships at a global level.
 
Application Process
For more information about this position and to apply, follow the link below to the official OCAD U Job posting.
 
Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants with lived experience, a strong commitment to Indigenous knowledge, and who have experience in collaborating with Indigenous organizations and/or communities.

APPLY NOW

       
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