Employment

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

Current job opportunities

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GAA - 3D model & walkthrough, diagram development for Wildfire House Prototype

October 1 to December 31, 2021

Graduate Academic Assistant: 3D Modeler and Animator – 1 open position
~10 hours per week up to 120 hours max at $27.22/hour

Overview of Duties:
The work includes development of a 3D model and animated walkthrough as well as illustrations and diagrams associated with the project.

Level of Supervision:
All duties and responsibilities shall be carried out under the direction of John Bass, Associate Professor.

Qualifications:

  • Currently registered full-time graduate student
  • Previous completion of Comprehensive Design Studio and ESAC I & II are preferred.

How to apply:
Send a cover letter, CV, and short portfolio of recent work to John Bass (jbass@sala.ubc.ca). Please send any position queries to that email address. 

Application deadline:
September 27, 2021

Posted September 21, 2021

GAA - Design development drawings for Wildfire House Prototype

October 1 to December 31, 2021

Graduate Academic Assistant: Design Development – 1 open position
~10 hours per week up to 120 hours max at $27.22/hour, with possibility of extension into summer 2022 pending grant extension approval

Overview of Duties:
This position seeks a student to assist in the creation of a design development drawing set. The set will be developed by converting a technically detailed Illustrator drawing set to a CAD/BIM format.

The GAA will closely coordinate their work with another GAA who will be building a digital model for presentation purposes.

The work is funded through an IC-Impacts grant.

Level of Supervision:
All duties and responsibilities shall be carried out under the direction of John Bass, Associate Professor.

Qualifications:

  • Previous completion of Communicating Construction (ARCH 551) or equivalent is required.
  • Previous completion of Comprehensive Design Studio (ARCH 521) or equivalent is preferred but not required.
  • Completion of the SALA BIM course (ARCH 577) is preferred but not required.
  • Experience in architectural practice is also desirable.
  • Skills include 2D CAD drafting and an understanding of the conventions of architectural construction drawings.

How to apply:
Send a cover letter, CV, and short portfolio of recent work to John Bass (jbass@sala.ubc.ca). Please send any position queries to that email address. 

Application deadline:
September 27, 2021

Posted September 21, 2021

GAA - Document Development and Preparation – Request for Architectural Services Proposal Development

October 1 to December 1, 2021

Graduate Academic Assistant: Document Development and Preparation – 1 open position
~10 hours per week up to 82 hours max at $27.22/hour, with possibility of continuing to develop RFP if additional grant-in-aid is approved

Overview of Duties:
This position involves the development of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for architectural services. The TNG has asked for assistance in developing a document that outlines the scope of work to consolidate a number of their administrative agencies. The RFP will provide the TNG with an opportunity to define its needs and desires across a wide range of administrative services, to assess proposals across a consistent body of information about architecture firms that submit proposals, and use this information to decide and negotiate which to hire.

The final RFP will be a document of 40-50 pages, and will include text, diagrams and photographs, and contain information about vision and goals, functional program, site and land use, project schedule and budget, scope of work, selection process and criteria, and other elements.

A significant part of the work will be to prepare a set of questions for a series of Zoom-based TNG staff interviews and distilling programmatic and functional tables and diagrams from them. The interviews will be conducted in October and November 2021.  Alternatively, a visit to TNG offices to conduct interviews may also be possible, depending on COVID.

The work is funded through Grant-in-Aid from the Tsilhqot’in National Government.

Level of Supervision:
All duties and responsibilities shall be carried out under the direction of John Bass, Associate Professor.

Qualifications:

  • Currently registered full-time graduate student. 
  • Communication abilities, writing and graphic and diagram design skills are essential for this position.

How to apply:
Send a cover letter, CV, and short portfolio of recent work to John Bass (jbass@sala.ubc.ca). Please send any position queries to that email address. 

Application deadline:
September 27, 2021

Posted September 21, 2021

Reminder: If you have been a Teaching Assistant and have preferred candidacy, you must apply in order to be considered for any subsequent Teaching Assistant position.

Please note that you will only be notified if you are offered a position. We will not post results. All details related to any job posted are subject to change based on enrolment and/or budgetary considerations.

Before you apply:

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, including members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

Other opportunities

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Contact information

hr@sala.ubc.ca