Graduate Student Assistant – Cundill Prize, Department of History and Classical Studies

McGill University

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The Department of History and Classical Studies is seeking a Graduate Student Assistant to help with the Cundill History Prize.

The successful applicant must be registered as a student at McGill.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Organizing History and Classical Studies Department events associated with the Cundill Prize;

  • Help with logistics and publicity for the Cundill Lecture, for the Graduate Fringe festival, and the Cundill Forum.

  • Liaise with Cundill coordinator

  • Assist Cundill coordinator with other logistical or administrative tasks associated with the Cundill Prize (recruiting and communicating with jurors; assisting with Cundill prize ceremony; jury triage process). 

Skills required:

  • Graduate Degree in progress in History or Classical Studies

  • Graphic design skills

  • Social media skills

  • Knowledge of appropriate softwares

  • Ease with audiovisual equipment

  • Excellent command of English including the ability to copyedit text

  • Familiarity with university life an asset

The communications assistant will work with the Outreach director in the Department of History and Classical Studies, and with the Chair of HCS. They will liaise with the Coordinator of the Cundill History Prize, and with the Communications Assistant in HCS.

Minimum Education and Experience:

High School Diploma 1 Year Related Experience

Hourly Salary:

(AMUSE B) $25.00

Estimated Number of Work Hours per Week:

7 (Part time)

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