Third Space Lab Seeks Student Illustrators

Humanities Research Center’s Third Space Lab is seeking for one or two Student Illustrator for the Third Space Lab translation project. Please find the job details below: 

Student Job Title: Student Illustrator for TSL Translation Project

Number of Students to Hire: 1 or 2 (open to students from any track)
Stipend: 32 RMB/hour
Workload: up to 10h/week
Starting date: 8/1/2022

Reports to (Name and Job Title):

Professor Emmanuelle Chiocca, Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics and Culture, Assistant Director of Third Languages, Language and Culture Center, Co-Director, Third Space Lab

Professor Stephanie Anderson, Assistant Professor of American Literature

Project Introduction:

Born from the collaboration of French 102 (Dr. Emma Chiocca) and Literature 109 Writing Stories for Children (Dr. Stephanie Anderson), this project aims to publicize stories written in Lit 109 in English, then translated into French by students in French 102. These stories will be read and/or performed on video and then shared on various social media platforms. The project also involves a website and eventual print anthology. Two students are already working on the project, and we are now recruiting an illustrator.

 Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The illustrator will create original artwork related to the stories and use tools and technologies associated with editing text and images. This role will also require excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to provide the best possible experience for everyone involved in the project. This position can be done remotely.

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Working with the current student workers and coordinating meetings;
  • Creating original artwork to illustrate stories, with the number per story to be discussed on a case-by-case basis;
  • Editing text and images on a page to produce professional-looking output for publication both online and in physical copies;
  • Helping to organize and maintain the media collection;
  • Helping publicize the website on various social media platforms;
  • Following the printing process (timelines, proofing, etc.);
  • Assisting with distribution of the product to end-users (students, library).

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience creating original artwork for web or print publication;
  • Demonstrated experience digitally editing images;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and as a team member;
  • Solid oral and written communication skills in English and Chinese;
  • Excellent communication, planning, problem-solving, and analytical skills;
  • Some existing examples of illustration work.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated competency in Adobe InDesign or other software for creating print publications;
  • Experience organizing or working with libraries of digital media files;
  • Experience editing artwork in a professional or public setting.

How to Apply:

Please email a one-page CV + short motivation letter + short portfolio with the subject line “TSL Illustrator” by July 30, 2022, 11:59pm (CST), to: and