Open Position: Lab Assistant Student Worker

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 8:30am
Job Summary

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications seeks student lab assistants to support students taking the communication design courses and the faculty teaching in the courses. Working with the Communication Design Coordinator, this position will answer student questions related to the hardware and software used in the communication design courses, assist faculty as needed with the communication design classes and projects, help maintain lab and classroom spaces including cleaning, and other duties as assigned. The position is up to 15 hours a week for the Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Answer student questions about the communication design courses hardware and software.
  • Answer student questions about assignment requirements or direct student to the appropriate faculty member if there is an issue (lab assistants provided with textbook login to make sure they have up-to-date requirements).
  • Assist with maintaining the lab, including cleaning and alerting Communication Design Coordinator if there are problems that require maintenance.
  • Assist faculty if they need equipment, supplies, or need assistance from the IT person while in class.
  • Assist in setting up equipment and preparing a classroom as requested.
  • Make sure students sign-in for lab on the sign-in sheets.
  • Lab assistants may teach workshops about software they have expertise in, if desired.
  • Various projects as assigned.
  • Student must have successfully completed (received a C or better) the JOMC 130, 131, and 132 courses. Prefer if student has completed the entire sequence.
  • Ability to answer questions about hardware and software related to the communication design courses.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Should feel comfortable talking to students to answer questions.
  • Student must be reliable and able to work without direct supervision without any issues.
  • Strong technical skills and proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite programs particularly InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, and Audition (Photoshop, After Effects, and XD are also desired). Student also should be able to answer basic questions related to html and CSS.
  • Dress and behave in an appropriate manner when on duty in the lab.
  • Students who speak more than just English are highly desired, but not required.

We are particularly interested in students who are available to work the following hours:

  • Tuesdays, 2 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 1:3 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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