Graduate Assistant - Digital ACT Studio

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Position Title:

Graduate Assistant - Digital ACT Studio

Position Eclass:

GF - Graduate Flat Pay

Position Summary:

The term Graduate Assistant is the umbrella term that encompasses all types of GA appointments. Graduate Assistants are employed by the University to teach, conduct research, or assist with administrative duties in departments and non-academic units. Every attempt is made to assign Graduate Assistants to positions that are directly related to the student’s field of study or that provide the opportunity to develop transferable, professional skills. Graduate Assistantships are assigned in the department or unit and confirmed by the Graduate School.

Additional Details:

The Digital ACT Studio, one of the Multiliteracy Centers, offers consultations for students, faculty, and staff on digital design, visual rhetoric, and digital media production. Like the Writing Center and the Speaking Center, members of the UNCG community can use DACTS to receive feedback on how to make their projects more effective for given audiences. DACTS has an opening for a graduate assistant, working 20 hours per week for the studio. The primary duties (75%) will be consulting in the studio, with the remaining duties largely supporting outreach efforts for DACTS.

The Digital ACT Studio includes professional staff, graduate assistants, and undergraduate students who work collaboratively to accomplish the studio’s goals. In this position, the Graduate Assistant will be supervised by the Director of the Digital ACT Studio. This position is also intended to provide an invaluable educational component and would be an excellent fit for those who have previous tutoring or design experience.

Graduate Assistant Responsibilities
•Consult in the Digital ACT Studio for 15 hours per week (75% of weekly work).
•Develop, promote, organize, schedule, and conduct outreach efforts that inform members of the UNCG campus community of our services and solicit collaborations from interested offices, services, and departments.
•Assist the Director in all matters related to the Digital ACT Studio, as needed, including workshops and special promotion projects.
•Communicate with faculty and departments across campus to address their needs in conjunction with the DACTS mission.
•Collaborate with the staff of the Digital Media Commons as needed.
•Other duties as assigned.

Time Commitment: 20 hours/week for the fall and spring semesters. Specific working hours will be determined in coordination with the Director of the Digital Studio based on the office needs. Some evening work will be required.

Compensation: Graduate assistants are compensated $15,000 for the 2020-2021 academic year (starting in August and ending in May); the Digital ACT Studio does not provide tuition waivers.

Skills and Qualifications
•Ability to work professionally with students and faculty.
•Foster an encouraging, collaborative environment for students, consultants, and faculty.
•Effectively evaluate and critique digital media.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Ability to be flexible in a fast-paced and ever-changing higher education environment.
•Familiarity with (or willingness to learn) a wide array of software, including Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Audition, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro), Audacity, Prezi, Open Broadcaster Studio, Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Publisher).
•Familiarity with (or willingness to learn) audio engineering, digital photography, and digital video recording.

Minimum Qualifications:

To be eligible for appointments as a graduate assistant, you must:
•Maintain academic good standing at all times (3.0).
•Be enrolled full-time, which is generally a minimum of 9 credits.
•Make satisfactory progress toward your degree as defined by your academic program and the Graduate School.
•Meet the requirements to be eligible for employment in the U.S.

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Undergraduate Student Success - 13601

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Posted: 5/27/2020
Application Due: 3/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time