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
  • library and resource collections 

Current job opportunities

Digital fabrication monitor and researcher (Work Learn)

Digital fabrication monitor and researcher (Work Learn*) – 1 open position
Start date: May 1, 2019
End date: August 15, 2019 
Up to 20 hrs per week (250 hrs max) at $21.00/hr

SUPERVISOR
Graham Entwistle, Workshop + digital fabrication technician

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Assist with exploring ways to make our model-making practices more sustainable including:

  • Sourcing & surveying existing precedents
  • Sourcing & identifying resources at UBC
  • Sourcing & liaising with teams performing parallel research within SALA
  • Helping form a plan to develop the resources that are not available within the UBC community
  • Exploring material solutions & proposing sustainable and/or reusable alternatives
  • Organizing the collection of information, data, methods, and options

Provide laser cutting services for SALA summer courses and research needs.
Other duties may be added based on the skills and expertise of the candidate

QUALIFICATIONS 
Current or returning UBC Student
Enrolment in a SALA program an asset
Enrolment in Materials Engineering or a related field an asset
Must be familiar with digital modeling and software typically used in SALA, including Rhino and Illustrator
Must have a facility with mechanical systems including in the operation of large pieces of machinery
Must be able to organize and synthesize large amounts of information
Must have a course load that ensures availability for all shifts and allows consistent availability throughout the summer

HOW TO APPLY
Until March 19: Visit Careers Online and search Job ID: 863220
After March 19: Send resume and cover letter to gentwistle@sala.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE
April 1, 2019

*Please note that students may hold only one Work Learn position per term

Updated March 8, 2019

UDES 506: Real estate economics (GAA)

Instructor: TBA
2019S - days and times TBA
May 6 to June 27
Learn more about this course here

Graduate Academic Assistant – 1 open position
Approximately 6 hrs per week
39 hrs total at $21.00/hr
Total pay: $819.00

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Objective marking of assignments, with an answer key, which are due each week and must be marked within one week for discussion at the following week. Attendance at the class is mandatory for the first hour of each weekly class, as the answers to the assignment are reviewed.

QUALIFICATIONS 
PhD level student with financial background and interest in real estate economics. Some teaching experience desirable. Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Commerce student preferred.

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE
April 15, 2019

Updated March 15, 2019

ARCH 551: Communicating construction (GTA)

Instructor: Greg Johnson
2019S - Tuesday to Friday, 9:00 to 12:30
April 23 to May 10, 2019
Learn more about this course here

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 2 open positions
Approximately 10 hrs per week per position for 4 weeks
39 hrs total at $31.30/hr
Total pay: $1220.70

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Assisting students during class time, review student work, possibly give small tutorial sessions on particular aspects of the software. Review and red-line student drawings, and assist students with software issues as they arise. No marking required. Approximately 50% is in-class time and the other 50% outside class time.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Good knowledge of a 2D CAD (AutoCAD, Vectorworks) and a 3D CAD (Rhino, SketchUp). Experience with architectural construction documentation, either through a previous course, or extensive work in an architectural office.

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE
April 15, 2019

Updated March 15, 2019

ARCH 577B/ENDS 482H: Building/Information - Architectural Production and Autodesk Revit (GTA)

Instructor: Roy Cloutier and Nicole Sylvia
2019S - Tuesday and Thursday, 18:00 to 20:30
June 11 to August 8, 2019
Learn more about this course here

Graduate Teaching Assistant – Up to 3 open positions
Approximately 5 hrs per week per position for 8 weeks
45 hrs total at $31.30/hr
Total pay: $1408.50

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Assist with troubleshooting during course lectures (attendance required), run pin‐up groups on review days, provide tutorial support outside of class, and grade assignments and exams.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Experience using Revit in an academic context. 

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE
April 15, 2019

Updated March 22, 2019

ARCH 544: Design + build - Platform for local material ecologies (GAA)

Instructor: Joe Dahmen
2019S - Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 17:00
April 23 to June 14 (estimated)
Learn more about this course here

Graduate Academic Assistant – 2 open positions
Approximately 5 hrs per week per position for 5 weeks
25 hrs total at $21.00/hr
Total pay: $525.00

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Preparation for design-build construction phase, including the following: Detailing project and preparing construction documentation drawings; Material takeoffs and ordering; General project coordination and preparation

QUALIFICATIONS 
Strong organizational skills are essential and knowledge of construction documentation sets and construction practices a plus. Current enrollment in a SALA program with strong design skills and an ability to work independently. 

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE
March 22, 2019

Updated March 15, 2019

Design discovery course support

Instructor: Bill Pechet
2019S 
June 17 to July 12
Learn more about this course here

Course support – 1 open position
Approximately 10 hrs per week for 2 weeks prior to course
Approximately 35 hrs per week for 2 weeks during course
90 hrs total at $25.00 per hr
Total pay: $2,250.00

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
2 weeks of basic administration and course preparation. 2 weeks of helping with class tutorials/desk crits and helping to plan and lead field trips and tours. 

QUALIFICATIONS 
Current enrollment in a SALA program with strong design skills. Strong leadership and organizational skills essential. 

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE
April 15, 2019

Updated March 18, 2019

VSP: Architecture in wood course support

Instructors: Jorn Dettmer and TBA
2019S 
July 2 to August 13
Learn more about this course here

Course support – 1 open position
100 hrs total at $25.00/hr
Total pay: $2,500.00

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Basic administration and course preparation. Interact with students in classroom setting and assist students with design work in studio setting. Support faculty in the delivery of course content and join critiques of student work. 

QUALIFICATIONS 
Current enrollment in a SALA program with strong design skills. Strong leadership and communication skills essential. 

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE
April 15, 2019

Updated March 18, 2019

VSP: Urban design course support

Instructors: Sam Sullivan and Neal LaMontagne
2019S 
100-hour position: July 2 to August 13
80-hour positions: July 13 to August 13
Learn more about this course here

Course support – 3 open positions
1 position: 100 hrs total at $25.00/hr - Total pay: $2,500.00
2 positions: 80 hrs total at $25.00 - Total pay: $2,000.00

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Lead tours, exam invigilation, assist with social events, in-class assistance. Course attendance is required. For 100-hour position only: Basic administration and course preparation.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Current enrollment in a SALA program with strong design skills. Strong leadership and organizational skills essential. 

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE
April 15, 2019

Updated March 18, 2019

VSP: Urban landscape architecture course support

Instructors: Jeff Fitzpatrick and TBA
2019S 
100-hour position: July 2 to August 13
80-hour positions: July 13 to August 13
Learn more about this course here

Course support – Up to 3 open positions
1 position: 100 hrs total at $25.00/hr - Total pay: $2,500.00
Up to 2 positions: 80 hrs total at $25.00 - Total pay: $2,000.00

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Lead afternoon field tours, lead group assignments and in-class discussions, prepare in-class assignments and short presentations. For 100-hour position only: Basic administration and course preparation.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Current enrollment in a SALA program with strong design skills. Strong leadership and organizational skills essential. 

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE
April 15, 2019

Updated March 18, 2019

End-of-term plotter support

Printer and plotter technical assistant
Start date: April 1, 2019
End date: April 17, 2019 
Up to 44 hours available for Lasserre, up to 58 hours available for Macmillan at $21.00/hr

SHIFTS TO BE FILLED
Lasserre:
April 1 to 5: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
April 6: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Macmillan:
April 1 to 4: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
April 5: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
April 6: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
April 16 to 17: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Troubleshoot and provide technical support. Restock plotting and printing supplies. 

QUALIFICATIONS 
Current SALA student, adept at plotting and working with pay-for-print. 

HOW TO APPLY
Email Nick Scott, Facilities Manager at nscott@sala.ubc.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

Updated March 21, 2019

HPB 505 Capstone: Greening existing buildings (GTA)

Instructor: Andrea Frisque
2019S - Thursdays, 13:30 to 17:30
May 16 to July 18, 2019
Learn more about this course here

Graduate Teaching Assistant – 1 open position
4 hrs per week class attendance plus 2 to 4 hrs per week outside of class
Upt to 80 hrs total at $31.30/hr
Total pay: $2504.00

OVERVIEW OF DUTIES
Support the students in their project work, in class and outside of class. Maintain the course website and blog. Support in developing the project for the students. Support with student communications and communications with industry guests. Prepare the course project, involvement depends on experience. Administrative tasks such as booking rooms if necessary. Attend and support class.

QUALIFICATIONS 
Architecture or mechanical engineering Bachelor degree with interest in building performance. Experience using 3d architectural modelling software and/or engineering simulation software would be beneficial. Experience with building performance simulation software would be an asset. 

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE
April 15, 2019

Updated March 22, 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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Contact information

hr@sala.ubc.ca