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Employment Opportunity: Videographer, Queer Liberation Theory Project

April 20th, 2011


York University and Queer Ontario,
Queer Community Development Research Project

Employment Opportunity/Position
Part-time Contract Videographer (3 months)

Title of Research Project
Queer Liberation Theory: Resurrection and Development

Principal Investigator (PI)
Dr. Nick Mulé
School of Social Work
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

York University
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, Ontario M3P 1J3
416.736.2100 Ext. 66325

Term of Employment
May – July 2011

Overview and Purpose of the Research Project
This research project will resurrect the principles of the historical gay liberation movement, re-contextualize them within a modern era discourse, translate the findings in theoretical terms and disseminate them via multimedia approaches to further queer liberation movement community development and public education.

Videographer Responsibilities (in conjunction with the PI)

1. To video-record interviews with activists and academics who engage queer liberation theory and activism for public education and queer community development purposes

2. To conceptualize, edit and create a short documentary featuring highlights of interviews in association with theoretical themes

3. To archive full interviews with each study participant

4. To upload documentary short and full-scale interviews on all relevant Queer Ontario social media outlets

5. To ensure documentary short is produced in a format that is accessible for public screenings

Videographer Tasks

• Engage in a team-based conceptualization of the documentary short with PI, research assistant (RA) and Queer Ontario
• In conjunction with the PI and RA, video record a series of interviews with study participants
• Work in collaboration with PI and RA in coordinating and scheduling interviews
• Contribute to a team-led approach to editing video recorded interviews for both the production of a documentary short and full-scale individual interviews for online viewing (including editing, promotion and outreach) and public screenings
• Ensure final product of the documentary short can be utilized in multimedia and research-based theatre-style presentations
• Produce a monthly time sheet and meet with PI and Queer Ontario as required for timely completion of the project

Hours of work
Flexibility required as hours per week dependent upon scheduling of interviews and editing process over a 3-month period.

Flat Rate of Pay: $1,200

Videographer Qualifications

• College or university training in film making an asset. Previous experience, related degree or community-based skills will also be considered.
• Knowledge, familiarity and comfort with contemporary queer and trans communities and cultures
• History of community-based activism, voluntary work or academic-community-based project interface
• Participation in social justice activities, community advocacy and civic engagement an asset
• Familiarity working in an anti-oppression framework
• Demonstrated video recording, editing, production, organizational and independent working skills
• Familiarity with academic queer theory literature, Canadian gay and lesbian and trans history and activism an asset
• Must have access to or own HD equipment and be familiar with film making software
• Detail oriented, outstanding organizational skills with the ability to meet Project deadlines and requirements
• Ability to work effectively independently, with individuals and in a team environment utilizing strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Respectful of research ethics and Project accountability

Please send electronic copy of Cover Letter, Résumé and/or CV, and a list of 2 current references to the attention of: Dr. Nick Mulé at nickmule@yorku.ca by 5:00 PM on May 4, 2011. Please include, “Queer Liberation Theory-Videographer” in the subject line.

Equal opportunities statement

York University and Queer Ontario are committed to Employment Equity and encourage applications from all qualified candidates. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Date of Posting: April 19, 2011

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