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Coordinator (Operations), Electronic Textual Cultures Lab

The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) at the University of Victoria seeks an engaged, organised, self-starter for the position of Coordinator (Operations), a full-time (35 hours a week), on-campus role.

About us: The ETCL ( engages in cross-disciplinary study of the past, present, and future of textual communication, and is a hub for digital humanities activities across the University of Victoria campus, from coast-to-coast, and around the world. ETCL is invested in initiatives that further successful humanities studies and projects, especially via technological means; we recognize the value of collaborating on work that meets the needs of varied publics and seriously engages humanities issues.  With a mandate including research, teaching, and service activities, the ETCL acts as an intellectual centre for the activities of an increasingly growing number of faculty, staff, and students as well as visiting scholars who work closely with research centres, libraries, academic departments, and projects locally and in the larger community. Since its establishment in 2004, the ETCL has housed over 150 researchers, visiting scholars, post-doctoral fellows, staff, and graduate student assistants.  Through a series of highly collaborative relationships, the ETCL’s international community comprises over 300 researchers.


Experience & Qualifications

The successful candidate should have:

  • A university degree
  • Documented experience in administration and project management
  • An interest and aptitude in digital scholarship


Primary Position Duties

Duties of the Coordinator (Operations) include the following:

  • Ensuring the smooth operation of the facility
  • Leading by positive example
  • Providing operational, managerial, and supervisory support
  • Planning, managing and assigning tasks, duties, budgets and expenditures
  • Coordinating events, such as the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (
  • Coordinating and facilitating professional relationships across researchers, partners, and constituency
  • Developing and implementing strategy

The position can begin as early as December 2018, and is in the form of an annual, renewable contract.  Salary for this position is at U Victoria rates and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applications, comprising a brief cover letter, a resume, and the names and contact information for at least two referees, may be sent to <​>​. Review of applications will begin 15 November and continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to funding approval.