Interactive Map Development Assistant
- Program stream: Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations
- Job title: Interactive Map Development Assistant
- Organization name: George Brown College Archives
- Job location: Toronto, Ontario
- Length of assignment: 2017-12-01 to 2018-03-31 (13 weeks)
- Hourly wage: $16.00
George Brown College in Toronto is celebrating its 50th anniversary during the 2017-2018 academic year, and GBC Archives is creating an interactive map that will be developed into a comprehensive history of the college. Viewing the college from the perspective of Heritage Resource Management, this map will detail the historical development of the college’s footprint within Toronto, from the 1950s origin of its antecedent organizations, the Provincial Institute of Trades and Provincial Institute of Trades and Occupations, to the already-announced development plans that will be completed in approximately 2030.
The Map Development Assistants will be instrumental in developing a product that will be permanently maintained by GBC Archives and used in highly visible cross-promotional activities ranging from international and national student recruitment; marketing and communications for all departments of the college; providing open public access to a great deal of electronic versions of archival records; and adding to the general knowledge of Toronto’s heritage and history. This project is also an experiment in telling the history of an organization that is inextricably linked through its physical locations to the development and history of Toronto.
The ideal candidates for these two positions will have a reasonable understanding of Toronto’s history and the concerns of cultural heritage groups. There are several design areas that would be highly valued in this project, such as interactive media, construction technology, geographical information, and building information modeling.
This project requires 2 part-time YCW-compliant employees to work a total of 227.5 hours over 13 weeks. However, YCW requires that these hours be scheduled as at least 6 weeks (consecutive or non-consecutive) of 30 or more hours per week, with no weeks of less than 15 hours per week. There is a great deal of flexibility in work hours/days, and every attempt will be made to accommodate the employee's schedule while meeting the YCW requirements. The salary is $16 per hour, with 4% in lieu of holidays. These positions will be located at GBC's Casa Loma Campus in Toronto.
Please note that applicants must meet the following YCW eligibility guidelines:
- Not be older than 30 years at the moment of hiring
- Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada. Note: Non-Canadian students or graduates holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.
- Be a student and intend to be returning to full-time studies in the semester following the YCW job.
Applicants that meet the description of a Government of Canada job equity group are encouraged to identify themselves as such in their application. Please apply no later than 5pm, November 20th, 2017 through the Young Canada Works website or email a resume and cover letter to
Please note that only applicants being offered an interview will receive replies.
George Brown College
Back to search