Now Hiring Student Researchers

Applications are accepted through the University of West Georgia Careers portal. Full job descriptions, requirements, and qualifications are listed with each job posting. Student positions may be found by searching for the Job ID or the related search terms.

Digital Storyteller

Job ID: 247463
Search term: Center for Public History

The Digital Storyteller will work as both a curator of the Memory Mapping stories and a digital cartographer for the Center for Public History’s University History Project (UHP). The UHP’s Memory Mapping project has already contributed to the university’s relevance and placemaking experiences for those that completed memory cards. Now, through this project, the SRAP student will publish those relevant, placemaking stories on a public-facing project website.

During the fall and spring semesters of the 2023 academic year, the student will:

1) Refine the data set of Memory Mapping stories in an existing database, including categorizing, assigning interpretive themes, and adding GPS coordinates to each memory.

2) Secure copyrights and/or collect historic and contemporary maps of the university.

3) Georeference of historic and contemporary maps of the university.

4) Create GIS maps of the university as needed.

5) Participate in new Memory Mapping sessions.

6) Conduct primary and secondary historical research.

7) Curate images, documents, or oral histories with memory cards.

8) Create a digital storytelling tool using ArcGIS by Esri.

9) Publish storytelling feature on UHP project website.

10) Create visualizations of data extracted from the Memory Mapping cards.

11) Write and publish a blog about their work on this project on the UHP project website.

12) Present project work and findings at an academic or professional conference.

Historical Interpreter

Job ID: 247363
Search term: Historical Interpreter

This project will enhance the existing augmented reality (AR) prototype to create a usable application to share and engage with university history for the multi-disciplinary Innovative Research Project. The three main components of the project are: 1) Developing and refining a story for one specific aspect of the campus; 2) Reviewing prior work on AR applications with a focus on the underlying software architecture; and 3) Integration of the story into the application. The Historical Interpreter will 1) Become familiar with the existing resources and research the history of the UWG Campus; 2) Identify the theme of the application and identify the types and formats of the required resources for the AR history tour app; 3) Develop a story for the history tour. Gather and prepare digital objects for integration in the AR application; 4) Exchange ideas; discuss resources and suitability for integration into the application; 5) Continue preparing digital objects, and make updates as the application evolves. Test the application and provide feedback for improvements; 6) Write an abstract and create a poster about the current work, its challenges, and the developed solutions; submit and present the poster at UWG Scholars’ Day; and 7) Incorporate the most recent work in the current poster or a short paper; submit a poster/paper proposal to a regional conference.