General Service Opportunities

Rockcliffe has many projects of different types running on a regular basis. Some of these projects require volunteers for a specific duration (e.g. video post-production) whereas some are ad-hoc (e.g. content contributors), and others are ongoing (e.g. social media moderators).  While many of these roles are not service leadership roles, each counts towards service to our community as they contribute significantly to the collection of materials available for our members and the public.

The following service positions are available to both Rockcliffe Professional Members and Non-Members. Use the contact us form to inquire.

Conference Volunteers

Any conference requires a small army of volunteers to help with everything from greeters to security to technical support. Rockcliffe now hosts both virtual and live conference events. The success of these events depends on people contributing some time to helping with the myriad of little things that add up to big impacts. More information can be found on our conference pages at:

VWBPE

Annual RUC Conference 

Copywriters

Conferences, classes, special events, often require a fair amount of communication through various social media communication channels. All of these activities require good copywriters who can translate an idea into something easily understood by all. Duties of a copywriter may include writing a blog, helping to develop a press release, and/or rewriting marketing communications to fit various social media platform limitations.

Content Contributors

Curating content is not just about active research but also about content contributions from others. Rockcliffe has several aggregation points such as RUC.Today, Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn where we are actively seeking content that can be searchable by our members and used to help inform symposia and other events. It could be as simple as a Pin or as complex as a full blog posting. 

Game Designers and Artists

Rockcliffe’s virtual campuses are a combination of a creative workspace, classroom, sandbox, museum, library, science center, and game space all rolled into one. The possibilities on what we can do with these spaces is only limited by imagination and the willingness to try. Many of our virtual assets require the combined contributions from animators, 3D modelling, artists, designers, game programmers, video and audio. 

Programmers

Rockcliffe has several projects that extend beyond game design and into the realms of cloud-based services and mobile applications (including augmented reality). Some of the projects we currently have in draft include

  • Library search and retrieval (big data, data exchange, interoperability with virtual and augmented environments) ,
  • Conference management (augmented reality, interoperability, mobile, portability)
  • Journal management (workflow, interoperability) 
  • Game Configuration Management  (game design, workflow, portability)
  • Data security and encryption

Social Media Moderators

Social media is the backbone of all communication in the modern digital age. While face-to-face communications and relationship building is still the most effect means of communications, social media provides a rich background of information to augment those interactions. Social media however is only as good as the quality of the materials available submitted. This requires volunteers with a critical eye towards what is appropriate for the membership. Social media moderators are people for whom the membership has a great deal of trust in managing and maintaining a positive collaborative environment. 

Video and Broadcast

Rockcliffe manages a collection of over 300 hours of video and audio recorded from various programs and conferences produced by Rockcliffe and our members. Each of these videos requires both audio and visual pre-production, production, and post-production work in order to provide quality materials for our membership and the general public. This involves working with tools for video editing such as Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro or other similar type programs;  broadcasting direct to Twitch, YouTube, or LiveStream; and in general managing the video and broadcast assets.