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Information Technology (IT) provides and maintains a wide variety of voice, video and data systems to serve the Graduate Center community of students, faculty, staff and members of the public. GC students staffing the position of IT Aide assist with a wide variety of IT maintenance and operational matters, end-user support services and special projects and initiatives. The IT Aide must possess technical proficiency, a commitment to working as a member of a support team and dedication to customer service.  Continue reading Seeking IT Aide

Job Opportunity | Adjunct Instructor (Oral History, Visual Storytelling & Documentary Production)

OHMA is thrilled to announce that we are currently seeking two new adjunct instructors for the 2017-2018 academic year! 

FALL 2017 | ORAL HISTORY, VISUAL STORYTELLING
& DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION

We imagine Oral History, Visual Storytelling & Documentary Production will do the following:

  • Introduce students to the creative and technical skills required to produce digital storytelling or short-form documentary work within an oral history framework.  This includes training in audio and video recording, editing and final production.
  • Engage with the ethical and creative dilemmas and opportunities of using oral histories as source material for a documentary work; lead students in developing an oral history approach to their own multimedia and documentary work.
  • Guide students through the process of conceptualizing and creating visual multimedia presentations and mini-documentaries.

Applicants should send the following, as a single document, with the subject heading Oral History/Documentary to ohma@columbia.edu by April 15, 2017:

  • CV
  • Letter of interest
  • Teaching statement
  • Samples of multimedia/documentary work (3 samples)
  • Sample course outline – this need not be a complete syllabus, but should give a general sense of how you would structure and approach the course.

SPRING 2018 | HUMAN RIGHTS & ORAL HISTORY:
TESTIMONY, MEMORY, AND TRAUMA

Human Rights & Oral History: Testimony, Memory, and Trauma will provide an introduction to the use of oral history methods in the context of human rights work, with a specific focus on ‘dealing with the past.’ This course will be offered jointly with the Institute for the Study of Human Rights[columbia.us5.list-manage1.com].

Oral history can be a powerful tool to document human rights abuses, just as it can contribute to conflict transformation processes and even the prevention of future violence. With its commitment to long-form, biographical interviewing and archival preservation, oral history is distinctive from, for example, the collection of testimony in a court of law or through a truth and reconciliation process.

Oral history allows scholars and advocates to make sense of the traumatic experiences of human rights violations and past violence within the broader context of a life, a historical trajectory, a cultural setting. It can also contribute to the work of historical dialogue in terms of its ability to stretch beyond official narratives, to dispel national myths, to create empathy for voices that come from opposing sides of a conflict.

However, using oral history within a human rights framework also presents real challenges: How can individual experiences be deployed as evidence? How do we take into account the complex interrelations of trauma, memory, and narrative? How are we to understand the relationship between collective and individual identity in this medium? How do we balance the needs of the narrator with the needs of society.

Understanding that the past plays a major role in the implementation of current human rights, how can we think of oral history as a mechanism of engagement with victims and perpetrators and the processes of ‘coming to terms with the past’ without suggesting a moral equivalency between these groups?

This course will consider these questions and related topics that focus on oral history methodologies and how they might be used in conflict and post-conflict societies as a tool of conflict transformation, democracy promotion or ‘dealing with the past.’

Applicants should send the following, as a single document, with the subject heading Oral History/Human Rights to ohma@columbia.edu by April 15, 2017:

  • CV
  • Letter of interest
  • Teaching statement
  • Sample course outline – this need not be a complete syllabus, but should give a general sense of how you would approach the course.

We look forward to reviewing your applications and expanding our course offerings!

Job Opportunity | Guttman College

Guttman Community College is looking for an adjunct to staff one section of ENG 211 Cities in Film and Literature in the Spring 2 (i.e., summer) term. Please note that our Spring 2 session runs for 6 weeks from July to mid-August. We are specifically looking for folks who have experience with film studies and with community college teaching.

If you’re around and able, please send a current CV to ria.banerjee@guttman.cuny.edu. Please detail your work with representations of cities in film and literature as well as any relevant teaching experience in the body of your message.​

Architecture firm seeks film student for video projects

New York City architecture firm seeks film student/graduate who can help communicate its creative vision through short, monthly video works.  Candidates should have strengths including in writing, directing, documentary film, and working within budget. You can learn more about the firm here: www.oda-architecture.com.

To apply, please send your resume and reel to: sherisse@oda-architecture.com