• Work remotely
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families
  • Good for groups
  • Good for youth
  • Accessible by public transit

Educational Content Researcher

3-5 hours / weekly
6 months minimum
What does ATTA stand for?
The Activism Through Technology and Art (ATTA) Society is a registered non-profit in British Columbia. We currently have 40+ enthusiastic members across B.C. and Ontario from various disciplines including engineering, architecture, digital art, data science, and commerce. We are currently based out of the FabLab space in Vancouver.
What is “When Air Take Shape”, our current project?
Currently, our team of 20 members is building a large-scale, kinetic, and interactive sculpture that focuses on the impact of air quality. It explores a new way of artistic activism and impact measurement - evoking empathy through emotionally resonant experiences with art. This installation will be exhibited publicly across Canada and internationally. 
We have just completed a successful crowdfunding campaign in October 2022:
-214% funded in 31 days
-Selected for "Projects We Love" by Kickstarter after Day 1
-Featured on Kickstarter's official Instagram page

In September 2023, we held a soft launch event, where we showcased the installation for the first time to donors, family, and friends. You can view a highlight video here: https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/868099242

We were also featured by several major media channels including  Daily Hive, North Shore News, Squamish Chief, Pique News Magazine, VancouverisAwesome, Prince George Citizen, and CityNews. Up until today, we have raised over $15K in total through the support of over 100 donor organizations and individuals. 
Learn more about our project on our Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/attasociety/when-air-takes-shape-global-air-quality-interactive-art/description 

Why should you join ATTA?
If any, or multiple, of the following, resonate with you - we encourage you to apply! 
-You enjoy art and/or technology and are excited by their intersections
-You want to create behaviourial shifts in our society in unconventional ways
-You are hoping to create new connections within Vancouver’s creative and technology community
-You have an interest in social justice, education, digital creation, or research

Role Description:
We are looking for a driven and creative Educational Content Researcher to join our Digital Design Team as part of the When Air Takes Shape project. The volunteer will play an important role in the following aspects:

-Gather/create educational content on the environmental, societal, and economic issues related to air pollution and climate change, which will be viewed through the web app interface as well as the installation displays. 
-Review a wide range of materials (such as scientific papers, reports, and news articles) and select reliable sources
-Incorporate storytelling to convey strong messages about the profound impact of air pollution and the importance of environmental justice, while still making the language accessible to the general public
-Closely collaborate with the UX/UI Design Team to integrate the educational content into our interactive web app

This is a crucial piece of the project as it equips our audience with the basic knowledge of air quality and a toolkit to take action after experiencing our installation.

-Enthusiastic about ATTA's mission and vision
-Some academic research experience
-Interest in exploring innovative ways of communicating scientific facts to the public and convincing the audience to take action
-Experience with creative or persuasive writing is an asset
-Interest in educating the public through art and learning about climate activism
-Experience in content creation (e.g. infographics) or education is preferred but not required
-Passionate about environmental advocacy and making a difference
Feeling ready to embrace an awesome and supportive community of creators!

Timeline and Location: 
Starting in December 2023, this is a 6-month volunteer position with an average time commitment of approximately 3-5 hours per week (flexible). You will be working mostly remotely. Occasional in-person attendance at the FabLab space (in Vancouver, BC) is welcomed but not required for this position.

We are very excited to learn about your talent and have you grow together with ATTA.

How to apply:
Please fill out the following volunteer application form: 
If you are a previous candidate who has applied to the same position, you do not need to fill it out again :)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at attasociety@gmail.com

Application Deadline: November 30, 2023
Start Date: December/January 2024
Position Duration: 6 months minimum
View the complete posting here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yd_A_-t7erragERxJCL49By2a3GBnFHcDwxEjk4DsRw/edit?usp=sharing
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
You will be able to collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to create a meaningful piece of artwork and receive mentorship and professional development opportunities from a community of creators.
  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families
  • Good for groups
  • Good for youth
  • Accessible by public transit