Research Assistant Position Available for Art for Social Change Study
October 2013 to June 2014
The ASC! Project is a five year research initiative on art for social change in Canada that launches this fall. A national team of artist/scholars, research assistants, individual collaborators, universities and community organizations will explore teaching and learning in the field; evaluation; and develop ways to build capacity for sustainable partnerships between ASC artists and non-arts organizations.
This is the first study of its kind in Canada. The International Centre of Art for Social Change, a partnership between SFU and Judith Marcuse Projects, is the project’s national hub.
Research will involve the participation of community members, students and change makers from a wide variety of sectors, including the health and justice systems; civil society, environmental, intercultural, elder and youth-focused organizations; and professionals working in the fields of social innovation, social enterprise and public policy.
This position will be supervised by the research team leader, Judith Marcuse.
The RA will:
- map existing partnerships in Canada and selected examples from abroad
- conduct a literature review
- coordinate with other RA’s across the country
- provide logistical and communication assistance on a variety of local arts projects
The position requires 20 hours per week of work at SFU Burnaby. The salary will depend on the student qualifications.
The successful applicant will:
- be familiar with and/or very interested in the field of arts for social change (ASC)
- be a registered graduate student at SFU
- have related research experience
- enjoy and work well in team contexts
- have strong organisational, communication and writing skills
be committed to engaged scholarship