Now hiring: “Women in Science” Game Content Designer. Looking for applicants! Please share within your #UBC networks.
by David Ng
Employee: AMBL, Michael Smith Laboratories, UBC (link)
Contract/Term Duration: ~12 weeks (January to March)
Hours Per Week: ~9
Job Title: Women in Science Game Content Designer
Job Sector: Education, Training and Teaching
Job Location: University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus.
Job Description: These positions will require hires to research and design content towards the production of a playable card game that explicitly embeds a variety of important learning objectives around the subject of women in science and engineering.
We have funds to hire a team of 2 senior undergraduate or graduate students who will work part time with the lab (wage at approximately $15.91/hour over a one semester timeline), and using existing resources and game mechanics from another science card game project (http://phylogame.org).
Specifically, this team will be given the following objectives: (1) to research, evaluate and design the content presented on the cards; (2) to determine whether modification of existing game mechanics is required; (3) to produce a playable and playtested beta card game; and (4) to create a number of prototype lesson plans that can be used with the resource in light of existing provincially determined IRP requirements.
Job qualifications: Upper undergraduate or graduate students with knowledge or background around science culture and gender issues are preferred. Being a game enthusiast is also a plus, though not required in this case.
Please send cover letter and resume to David Ng at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 6th, 2015.