Graduate Student Assistant

Boca Raton
Nov 21, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job location: Boca Raton

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2020-11-19
Req: REQ09474
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Position Summary:

The College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.

The Arquin Slide Collection Digitization Project: Preserving the Heritage of Latin America seeks a graduate student to join the project as a Graduate Student Assistant. The project, led by two professors from the Department of Visual Arts and Art History, is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The goal is to makeover 20,000 slides of Latin American and other countries available to the public. The Graduate Student Assistant will contribute to research and other tasks related to the project.

Summary of responsibilities:

  • Create metadata to describe the digitized materials following project guidelines.
  • Research the materials and create exhibits for the public website.
  • Contribute to the project's social media and dissemination efforts.
  • Support the project Co-Directors with additional project needs.

Minimum Qualifications:

Degree-seeking graduate student with a minimum of five credit hours (or nine if international) and a minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Must be available to work 10 hours per week.

Must be self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle repetitive tasks.

Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and basic database software applications required.

Interest in photographic collections and experience working with digital assets and digital technologies preferred.

Knowledge of metadata standards (Dublin Core, MODS, etc.) preferred.

Knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred.


$15.00 per hour

College or Department:

College of Arts and Letters


Boca Raton

Work Days and Hours:

Days vary, 10 hours per week

Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

Successful completion of a background check, which may include a motor vehicle check, credit check, fingerprinting or additional screening, is required for the selected candidate prior to the start date.

A resume and a cover letter are required for this position. Make sure to attach these required documents in the Attachments section of the application. Any missing required documents may result in disqualification.

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