Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) is an interdisciplinary centre for research/ creation in game studies and design, digital culture and interactive art

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Posted by Gina

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Coordinator of Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) Research Centre

Position Title: Research Centre Coordinator
Department: Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) Research Centre, Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture, and Technology, Concordia University
Reporting to: TAG Director
Hours: 25 – 35 hours/week
Typical Work Schedule: 9am – 5pm or as otherwise agreed upon depending on number of work hours
Salary: In accordance with CARE rates and applicant expertise.
Employment period: September 1 2022 – March 30 2023
Type of employment: Fixed duration research contract
Applications accepted until: August 19 at 11:59am

About the Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) Research Centre

The Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) Research Centre was founded in 2008 by Lynn Hughes and Bart Simon as the first research centre in Canada focused on faculty and graduate research in the interdisciplinary area of game studies and design. From its beginnings, TAG has focused on serving as a forum to draw scholars from diverse disciplines together and to nurture and develop novel, inter- and cross-disciplinary and critical perspectives to games research. As of today, TAG has 19 core members, 57 student members, 14 affiliate members, and 15 associate members. Our collective research scope covers significant territory, including but not limited to: Game cultures and player studies, Game design methods, Gaming and gambling, Alternative and experimental game design, Liveness and games, Games and AI, Community building and design for inclusion, Game industries: labour, journalism, and distribution platforms, Games and intellectual property, Imaginative and alternative approaches to serious or applied games, and Game/new media curation.

Position Responsibilities:

TAG seeks a coordinator who will undertake the following:

  • Assist director in managing research centre and activity planning
  • Organise and coordinate research centre activities, both internal and external-facing
  • Develop and maintain a TAG research and research-creation communication and dissemination strategy (online and offline)
  • Assist research centre members in activating TAG resources and infrastructure based on research and community needs
  • Help TAG members attain more visibility for their research and research-creation
  • Act as the day-to-day interface between the research centre and entities internal and external to the University
  • Supervise and oversee use of TAG work spaces and equipment
  • Assist with hiring other staff (student and professional research assistants/associates) to assist with research centre activities, process contracts for and supervise them
  • Manage research centre finances (making purchases, maintaining expense documentation, submitting expenses and reports on Concordia’s Millennium platform)
  • Take up other tasks or projects where skills fit, as needed.

Requirements:

  • PhD or Master’s degree in a field that engages with Game Studies
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, primarily in English; French considered a very strong asset
  • Knowledge and/or experience of the cultural beats of gaming culture, with special focus given to games within an academic context
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with project management workflows and tools
  • Ability to manage and successfully deliver multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work with a variety of people from a range of culturally and academically-diverse backgrounds and to consistently foreground the needs of the TAG community
  • Ability to work independently with strong personal motivation and minimal supervision
  • Ability to work remotely and in-person

Application Instructions:

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter for the position to Gina Hara at tag.coordinator@concordia.ca. 

Address your cover letter to TAG Director Dr. Rilla Khaled

All applicants will receive an acknowledgement email, however, only those selected for an interview will receive further instructions. Interviews will take place over Zoom on a rolling basis until the right candidate is found. 

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