Arts Digital Project Volunteer

Activity

Arts Digital Project Volunteers work with Arts Digital Lab staff to prepare content for Lab projects, including the CEISMIC digital archive. Volunteer roles include writing descriptions for digital objects, extracting metadata from files, proofreading others’ work, researching and fact checking. See http://dh.canterbury.ac.nz/projects7/ for a list of projects you might contribute to.

Hours involved in the activity

2 modules of 12 hours each.

Every 12 hours of participation in an activity is equal to one intersection point (12 hours = 1 intersection point).
For this activity you can claim a maximum of 1 learning and development outcomes.

Eligibility

A high level of proficiency in written English is required.

Contact

Jennifer Middendorf
Email: jennifer.middendorf@canterbury.ac.nz

Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute

By actively engaging in this activity, you can claim against the pre-determined intersection points detailed below. You should reflect on your experience and select the WRS/GA intersection point(s) that best represents your learning outcome.

  • B1 - Communication - Arts Digital Project Volunteers develop and use effective communication skills to write content that is appropriate for both academic and community audiences.  
  • B2 - Initiative and Enterprise - Arts Digital Project Volunteers are aware of the wider aims of the project they are working on, and alert staff to any opportunities for community engagement.
  • B7 - Self-Management - Arts Digital Project Volunteers work professionally in an office environment. They present themselves well to visitors to the Arts Digital Lab.
  • B8 - Teamwork - Arts Digital Project Volunteers work alongside the Arts Digital Lab team. They are flexible, cooperative and able to accommodate others’ needs.
  • C1 - Communication - Arts Digital Project Volunteers develop and use effective writing skills to produce clear and accurate digital content. They develop proofreading skills to clearly and sensitively communicate to other team members any corrections and improvements needed.
  • C3 - Leadership - Arts Digital Project Volunteers readily share their knowledge of software tools and techniques for the benefit of the team. They give feedback constructively and sensitively.
  • C4 - Learning - Arts Digital Project Volunteers develop and apply the principles and best practices of digital archiving, using Digital Humanities tools and techniques to carry out tasks. 
  • C5 - Planning and organising - Arts Digital Project Volunteers organise data effectively. They use their judgment to balance the competing needs of quality and speed in their work.
  • C6 - Problem solving - Arts Digital Project Volunteers find effective ways to research background information for descriptions and other metadata, and discover new tools and techniques to aid the team in their work.
  • C7 - Self-management - Arts Digital Project Volunteers work in a professional office environment. They manage their time to fit their volunteering commitment around their academic studies.
  • C8 - Teamwork - Arts Digital Project Volunteers work alongside Arts Digital Lab staff and research students. They are flexible, cooperative and able to accommodate others’ needs.
  • C9 - Technology - Arts Digital Project Volunteers creatively use a range of digital tools to carry out their tasks.
  • D1 - Communication - Arts Digital Project Volunteers develop and use effective written communication skills to write content which is appropriate for global audiences. 
  • D9 - Technology - Arts Digital Project Volunteers contribute to projects which are internationally recognised.  They follow international best practices for digital archiving, using Digital Humanities tools and techniques to carry out tasks.
Matrix intersection points for Arts Digital Project Volunteer (highlighted in grey)
Co-curricular Record (CCR)

UC Graduate Attributes (GAs)

Bicultural Competence & Confidence Community Engagement Employability Innovation & Enterprise Global Awareness
Work Readiness Skills (WRS) Communication A1 B1 C1 D1
Initiative and enterprise A2 B2 C2 D2
Leadership A3 B3 C3 D3
Learning A4 B4 C4 D4
Planning and organising A5 B5 C5 D5
Problem solving A6 B6 C6 D6
Self-management A7 B7 C7 D7
Teamwork A8 B8 C8 D8
Technology A9 B9 C9 D9

CCR criteria

  • UC affiliated
  • Not an academic prerequisite
  • Not for academic credit

Are you interested in participating in this activity?