Science Technology

Geography Technician Assistant


Assistant needed to manage the Geography Department's map and air photo library and field equipment (file and inventory topographic and thematic maps and aerial photographs, equipment preparation and maintenance). Also, assist with compiling and mapping geographically based data and to collaborate with faculty and community partners on projects. As well as, assist with the maintenance of the department's website, social media, and event notices; and liaise with students and faculty on department events.

Position Requirements

  • Requires a basic knowledge of geographic concepts, aerial photographs, topographic and thematic maps, and basic map literacy.
  • Requires basic computing skills, including a basic understanding of GIS software, familiarity with common social media.
  • A well organized, reliable, and self-motivated individual.
  • A BA or BSc student enrolled in a minimum of three 3-credit courses, or 2 ACP/ ESL courses at VIU. For students with a recognized disability, they must be enrolled in a minimum of two 3-credit courses, or 1 ACP / ESL course.
  • Available to work 50 hours during the semester.

Graduate Attributes Associated

Students in this position will gain skills in collaboration, disciplinary expertise, technological literacy and local knowledge in a global context.

Position Type

  • This is a paid work op position

Sign Up Directions

For more information, please contact Jessica Craig at