• May 1, 2023 – August 31, 2023
  • Salary: $25.00/hour
  • 200 hours total
  • Remote work from home with option to work on-campus at Carleton University
  • Application deadline: 31 March 2023 Deadline extended to 3 April 2023!

The Transgender Media Portal (TMP) is a website and database that aims to make audiovisual work by trans, Two Spirit, nonbinary, intersex, and gender-nonconforming people more available to artists, activists, researchers, instructors, and the public. In this position, you would help Carleton professor Laura Horak (Film Studies) and her research team build the TMP and investigate trans cinema history.

Trans, Black, Indigenous, racialized, POC (people of color), disabled, Deaf, neurodivergent, and queer candidates especially encouraged to apply.

Transgender Media Portal home page design mock-up

Possible Responsibilities:

  • Help design, implement, and test the Transgender Media Portal in collaboration with the project’s development team
  • Collaborate with the UX designer and developers to create visually appealing and user-friendly web interface
  • Write clean, efficient, and maintainable CSS code to design spec
  • Optimize web pages for maximum speed and scalability
  • Ensure cross-browser compatibility and responsiveness of web pages
  • Test and debug web pages to ensure that they are error-free
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of documentation and codecase

Previous skills and experience:

  • Strong understanding of semantic CSS, HTML, and JavaScript
  • Ability to write clean, efficient and production-ready code without the aid of a front-end framework such as Bootstrap or Foundation
  • Experience with version control systems such as Git
  • Familiarity with user experience and user interface (UX/UI) design and graphic design
  • Experience with open-source frameworks such as Project Endings
  • Knowledge of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to work around them
  • Clear communication, good time management, organized, independent worker
  • Previous experience with trans art and activism a plus

To Apply:
Email the following materials to TransgenderMediaPortal@gmail.com by 31 March 2023:

  • Brief cover letter. Tell us why you want to work on this project and describe any relevant experience you have. Trans, Black, Indigenous, racialized, POC (people of color), disabled, Deaf, neurodivergent, and queer candidates are invited to self-identify in the cover letter.
  • A link to some of your CSS work on the web.
  • CV (If a student, include Major GPA and Overall GPA; if a Carleton student, include your Carleton student number)

Please send any questions about this posting or the Transgender Media Portal to Dr. Laura Horak at laura.horak@carleton.ca.