Job title: Website Renewal Intern
Program stream: Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage (graduates)
Job location: Halifax, NS
Length of assignment: 2021-07-12 – 2021-12-24
Hourly wage: $21.80
The Dalhousie University Libraries is seeking an enthusiastic, talented, and focused individual to work full-time for 24 weeks in a range of identified website renewal areas. The Libraries’ website is its virtual branch and is one of the most frequently used sites on the Dalhousie domain, dal.ca. The university has launched a renewal project for the entire dal.ca site, including the Libraries.
The intern will be responsible for laying the groundwork for the renewal of the Libraries website. They will prepare an inventory of all pages of the Libraries’ website, provide recommendations for the de-duplication of information, and prepare an environmental scan of other research-intensive university libraries in Canada (U-15). In addition, they will prepare an annotated bibliography of user experience testing and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and propose a revised information architecture and site wireframe, bearing in mind WCAG requirements for accessibility. The intern will be involved in user experience methods as well as making recommendations for testing of a prototype site. The intern will consult with key stakeholder groups both internal and external to the Libraries to inform and advance the renewal process.
The Dalhousie University Libraries serves the information, teaching, and research needs of thirteen faculties of Dalhousie University. With five libraries, two learning commons, archival collections, a Geographical Information Sciences (GIS) Centre, a Records Management Office, and a Copyright Office, the Dalhousie Libraries provide timely, context-sensitive service in person or online. The successful candidate will report to the Libraries’ communications coordinator.
- A recently completed Computer Science or Informatics degree, Master of Information degree, Community College diploma in Web design or similar field of study.
- Background or related experience in user-centred web design.
- Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and oral.
- Background in accessibility for the online environment
- Familiarity with academic libraries and library services
- Coding skills
- Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team;
- Instructional design experience or course work;
- Excellent technical skills as applied to online learning
Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.
Note: To be eligible, internship candidates must be under 30 years of age and legally entitled to work in Canada. Priority will be given to graduates who have not previously participated in YCW internship programs. The scope and duration of this project is contingent upon receipt of project funding.
Application deadline: Friday, July 2, 2021
Start date: July 12, 2021
End date: December 24, 2021
Applications must be submitted through the Young Canada Works Interactive Website.
For additional information, please contact: Marlo MacKay, communications coordinator, Dalhousie University Libraries, firstname.lastname@example.org, (902)494-3907