Job Posting: Web Designer for Visualizing Environmental and Colonial Violence Project

The Technoscience Research Unit (TRU) at the University of Toronto is searching for a Web Designer who will work closely with the Director and TRU members on a community facing website for the Visualizing Colonial Violence Research Project.

This is an Indigenous-led project focused on the past and present operations of refineries in Chemical Valley, which is located on Anishinaabe land and specifically Aamjiwnaang First Nation. The website will share archival and environmental research with the ultimate goal of providing a useful resource for community members.

The TRU is a cross-faculty hub for critical and creative research on the politics of technoscience. The TRU is affiliated with the Faculty of Information, the Faculty of Arts and Science, and the Women and Gender Studies Institute. The TRU draws together social justice approaches to Science and Technology Studies, with particular strengths in research on Indigenous technoscience, environmental justice, decolonial and feminist STS, and data politics. The TRU is committed to being a research home for Indigenous, Black, People of Color, and LGBTQ2S researchers. Please visit the TRU’s website for an overview of our members and projects.

Working closely with the Director, the person filling this position will:

  • Manage the design and prototyping of the project website in collaboration with the research team.
  • Use accessible design practices appropriate to the community of users
  • Execute all visual design stages from concept to final website launch.
  • Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and sitemaps to communicate interaction and design ideas.
  • Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards.
  • We are looking for applicants with strong organizational skills, and experience in web and graphic design. Experience in front-end web development, graphic design, proficiency in HTML, CSS, Javascript, Photoshop, Illustrator, project management would be needed.
  • Experience and interest in social justice, Indigenous research, anti-racism, decolonial methods, environmental justice, data visualization, STS, civic tech, feminist tech, or a related field are an asset.

Please send cover letter, C.V., and link to a portfolio to  trupositions@gmail.com by January 2, 2019.  This is a contract position of approx. 200 hours  beginning by the end of January with project finishing date for May 1. Estimated hourly rate is $35.00/hour, but open to negotiations based on experience.