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Simpson Center for the Humanities

UW Translation Studies Hub Project Assistant 2020-2021

The Translation Studies Hub, a Simpson Center for the Humanities funded project at the University of Washington, Seattle, seeks a project assistant (approx. 5-6 hours/week, $20/hour, 9 months) to provide support for the initiative’s activities over the course of AY 2020-2021. The Translation Studies Hub aims to coalesce energies among multidisciplinary translation-studies scholars on campus, work toward the creation of a graduate certificate in translation studies, and organize and disseminate information about activities related to translation on campus and in the community. To those ends, the graduate assistant will play a key role in fostering a community of translation-studies scholars, producing and disseminating translation-related newsletter content (including interviews with translators and recaps of events), participating in the organization of translation studies events (working closely with the Simpson Center Communications Manager to produce publicity materials), and otherwise assisting the three faculty leads on the project. 

Desired qualifications:

  • strong digital layout/design, multimedia, and web skills
  • familiarity with design and web programs such as Adobe Suite and WordPress, as well as video editing programs like Premiere
  • excellent written and visual communication skills
  • experience using marketing and social-media platforms such Mailchimp, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc., to engage and build an audience
  • excellent organizational skills
  • scholarly, professional, or avocational interest in translation

Send cover letter (no more than 2 pages) addressing interest in and qualifications for the position along with a CV and an example of at least two marketing materials (flyers, newsletters, videos, or websites) by 5 pm on Wednesday, August 26th to Richard Watts (rhwatts@uw.edu). Position begins as soon as possible.