Immersive Technology Coordinator
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Job Number: J0823-0161
Job Title: Immersive Technology Coordinator
Job Type: Term Full Time
Department: Digital Learning
Job Category: Training/Education
Number of Positions: 1
Date Posted (dd/mm/yyyy): 17/08/2023
Closing Date (dd/mm/yyyy): 31/08/2023
Salary (with Salary Rate): 71,085.00 – 77,752.00/Year
Assignment Duration From: 02/10/2023
Assignment Duration To: 30/09/2024
Employee Group: CUPE 2424
Salary Level: 9PE
Hours Per Week: 35
Date Position Available: 02/10/2023
About Carleton University
Carleton University is situated on unceded Algonquin territory and bordered by the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in Ottawa, Ontario. The university is just minutes from the heart of our nation’s government and G-7 organizations and this capital advantage provides opportunities for staff and faculty and students to make a positive impact in our community and around the world.
As one of the 2023 Top 100 Employers in Canada and one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers for nine consecutive years, Carleton University is one of Canada’s most resourceful and productive hubs of learning and research, fuelling a rich talent pipeline that is supporting social and economic renewal. The university’s smart, caring and connected community inspires and empowers individuals to become change leaders who drive impact in the world while challenging conventional modes of thinking and doing. At Carleton, we are committed to fostering an innovative, equitable and welcoming work environment. Carleton is also a nationally certified Healthy Workplace and is a recipient of the Canada Awards for Excellence, Healthy Workplace Order of Excellence and Platinum Level Certification for Mental Health at Work.
The university’s Strategic Integrated Plan 2020-2025 is an ambitious vision for the future, anchored in Carleton’s strengths and student-centric, community-engaged values.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Assistant Director of Digital Learning, the Immersive Technologies Coordinator provides professional technical expertise, guidance, and advice in the area of immersive technology for the delivery of technical activities within the Experiential Learning Hub, the Future Learning Lab, and virtual learning spaces at Carleton University.
The incumbent supports faculty and students with projects and experiences that include the creation and experiences related to immersive learning using various platforms, technologies, and equipment.
The position supports student learning, informal and formal training and instruction, and the development of proficiency of XR (Augmented, virtual and mixed reality) application development, 360 degree video, motion capture, immersive entertainment, and relevant platforms, tools and methodologies. This position supports and fosters communities of practices for XR in teaching and learning – both with students, instructors and researchers.
The incumbent possesses knowledge relating to:
- Unity, Unreal engine and/or other XR authoring platforms.
- 360 degree video, Photogammetry, and/or 3D scanning.
- 3D modelling and object building.
- Video editing and asset management.
- Windows OS support/troubleshooting.
- Project management software (such as Jira, Planner).
- Knowledge of API, LTI, Advanced understanding of HTML/CSS, SAML.
- Data visualization, interpretation and expertise working with database structures.
- Camera operations, photogrammetry and basic editing.
- Applications and Educational Techologies.
- Office 365 Applications (PowerPoint, Excel, Teams etc.).
- Brightspace (or Learning Management Systems).
- Kaltura (or Media Management platforms).
- Zoom (or Web conferencing system platforms).
- Poll Everywhwere (student response systems).
- Mahara (eportfolio system).
The incumbent will have experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Demonstrated experience in the delivery of customer service; or
- Demonstrated ability to understand and evaluate technical issues and be able to explain technical decisions and features to both management and clients.
Education and Experience:
The above is normally acquired through the completion of:
- Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as Media, Computer Programming, or Educational Technology (Master’s degree preferred).
- Minimum of four years of related, progressive, and broad experience in XR authoring and production, media, communications, programming, educational technology.
Equivalencies will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide information which may demonstrate equivalent qualifications. Please note that applicants may be required to complete an employment test as part of the selection process for this position. Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Human Resource Advisor assigned to this competition as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate your request in a timely manner. Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.
Important Note Regarding Pandemic Related Operations:
This position is regularly required to work on campus. Due to the ongoing dynamic nature of Covid-19, you may be required to work temporarily remotely due to public health requirements. If this happens, you will work with your direct manager to set up a remote work environment including discussing appropriate technology and requirements. You are required to follow all directives to set up a safe and confidential workspace in a remote location and ensure all Carleton property (intellectual and other) is safeguarded. If required to work remotely, you will be notified by your manager when working full time physically onsite will resume.
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