Job Board

The LPC maintains a list of jobs that incorporate library publishing roles. To be included in this list, the position must be located administratively in a library, or report directly to a library-based supervisor. The primary function(s) of the position must directly engage in the creation, dissemination, and/or curation of scholarly, creative, and/or educational works. Administrative positions that do not directly engage in these functions may be included if they include supervisory responsibility primarily for employees who are performing these functions.

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is seeking expressions of interest for a full-time or part-time Project Assistant. This is a student position suitable for a student in a Master of Library and Information Studies program, a Master of Publishing program, or another related post-secondary field.

To qualify for this position you must be a current student in a post-secondary program and continuing full-time or part-time studies in September, 2019.

The Project Assistant will participate in various projects in support of the Public Knowledge Project and related to library publishing, including:

  • Data gathering and analysis;
  • Policy reviews;
  • Website development and content writing;
  • Writing clear and readable technical documentation for users of open source software Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Monograph Press (OMP).

The student should have a demonstrated interest in and awareness of library publishing, in addition to the following attributes:

  • Strong writing skills and the ability to translate complex technical material into plain-language text which is accessible to users with a broad range of technical expertise.
  • Experience with writing web content and an understanding of principles and standards for writing for the web.
  • Ability to work independently, with a demonstrated ability to take initiative.
  • Excellent communication skills, including team-work, presentation, oral and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, with a proven ability to multi-task effectively.
  • Experience with data gathering and analysis and / or reviewing policy would be an asset.

Working arrangements
This position offers a flexible working arrangement with the ability to work remotely. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and able to work independently under limited supervision.

The position may be full-time (35 hours / week), or part time (min 12 hrs / week) depending on the successful candidate’s availability.

Salary & duration
$24 – $26 / hr CAD, depending on experience.
The position is for an initial four-month contract (May – August, 2019) with the possibility of extension.

Please submit a one-page expression of interest outlining your skills, abilities, and interest in this position addressed to Kate Shuttleworth at by 4:00pm on April 26, 2019.