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Emerging Professional in Digital Scholarship

Closes on Sunday, September 24, 2023
University of Toronto Scarborough Library
Toronto, Ontario
Part Time (Contract)

Part Time (Contract) 4 months with the opportunity for extension 


Organization Name 
University of Toronto Scarborough Library 
Job Title 
Emerging Professional in Digital Scholarship – Digital Collections and Faculty Projects 
Job Type 
Part Time (Contract) 
This is a hybrid position with the possibility for both in-person and online work.  
Posting Date 
Submission Deadline 
Target Audience 
  • Current Students 
Job Category 
  • Library – Academic 
Job Description 
The University of Toronto Scarborough Library’s Digital Scholarship Unit (DSU) [1] provides UTSC-specific support for digital scholarship in the areas of data, the digital humanities, digital collections building, digital preservation, and scholarly communications. 

 As the successful candidate for the position of “Emerging Professional in Digital Scholarship,” you will receive training in multiple steps of the digital collection and software development process, working with librarians, library technicians, software developers and systems administrators to develop and promote digital collections and digital scholarship tools, all while developing an enviable portfolio to attract future employers. 

 You are comfortable with technology and excited by its possibilities, and you have the confidence and drive for continual learning. We encourage applications from Government of Canada’s job equity groups (i.e., youth with disabilities, Aboriginal youth, visible minorities and new Canadians). Candidates must qualify for the Young Canada Works Internship Program. This position is also available under this platform as “Emerging Professional in Digital Scholarship” under the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage Program. See also: “Who can apply” 

 Located at the east-end of Toronto, Scarborough is ethnically diverse, full of beautiful natural scenery (part of Toronto’s ravine system) and home to a well-respected food scene.  UTSC is also accessible by public transit to the Durham regions as well as downtown Toronto. 

 Interested candidates should submit a CV, and a brief statement of interest through YCW (Young Canada Works), or by email to by September 24. Questions about the role can also be directed to this address. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 


Candidates must currently be enrolled in a university graduate studies program. Faculty of Information (iSchool) students who have completed one year of studies are preferred. 



  • Previous experience or training in digital object description, object/resource creation, or digital scholarship. 
  • Demonstrated technical aptitude 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team environment. 
  • Flexibility and adaptability to respond to changing work demands and requirements.

Compensation: $28.50/hour