At SALA, we offer a wide variety of rewarding job opportunities for student workers. They add up to over $250,000 in academic assistantships annually. We employ students in the following areas:

  • course support
  • research support
  • workshop and fabrication
  • communications
  • design and digital media
  • event support
  • library and resource collections 

Current job opportunities

Annex workshop technician

Workshop technician – 1 open position
Up to 2 hrs per week at $21.00/hr

Ensure the workshop space in the Landscape Annex is safe, tidy, and with all the tools in their proper place. Perform regular cleanups, removing waste to the MacMillan loading dock. Check in on 3D printers in the Annex as well as MacMillan and inform the Workshop if they need any maintenance.

Must have good knowledge of model making techniques, as well as a degree of comfort with working with the machinery in the workshop. Must be able to guide other students in safe use of the machinery. Must be able to perform routine cleaning and maintenance tasks. Must be responsible, careful, and comfortable with directing other students in matters of policy and safety.

Email Graham Entwistle at gentwistle@sala.ubc.ca  

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. 

Updated April 11, 2019

ARCH 531: Technology II (GTA)

Instructor: Greg Johnson
2019W Term 1 - Tue and Thu 11:00 to 12:30 
Learn more about this course here

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
Approximately 3 hrs per week 
45 hrs total at $31.30/hr
Total pay: $1408.50

The position will involve the objective grading of assignments based on a provided marking template. Some availability outside of class time is allocated for student consultation regarding assignment preparation.

Completion of two required MArch Architectural Technology courses (ARCH 511 & 531) or equivalent. A previous degree in engineering with construction and/or building science experience would be preferred. 

Submit your application form, CV, and cover letter to hr@sala.ubc.ca 

May 30, 2019

Updated April 25, 2019

ARCH 577C: Advanced topics in digital design (GTA)

Instructor: Thomas Gaudin
2019S - Mon and Wed 18:00 to 20:00
June 17 to August 14

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 2 open positions
Approximately 7 hrs per week for 8 weeks
56 hrs total at $31.30/hr
Total pay: $2034.50

Attend class, provide some in-class tutorial assistance, provide administrative support (gather information for students, facilitate grouping of students, provide logistical support), and provide advice and critical feedback to students outside of class (up to 2 hrs/week).

Current SALA student who has successfully completed ARCH 517 or equivalent. Applicants must be organized and have strong communication skills. Applicants need to be familiar with Rhinoceros 3D, Adobe Creative Suite (PSD, AI, IND), and at least one of the following:  Grasshopper, GH plug-ins (Kangaroo, DIVA, Firefly).

Submit your application form, CV, cover letter, list of software proficiencies, and relevant work samples (up to 5 page PDF) to hr@sala.ubc.ca 

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. 

Updated May 23, 2019


Before you apply:

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Please note that you will only be notified if you are offered a position. We will not post results.

If you have any questions about any of the terms for any position, please contact Tracy Satterfield, Student HR Coordinator at hr@sala.ubc.ca.

Other opportunities

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