Academic Assistant

The Academic Assistant works as part of a team to provide administrative and secretarial support to the Program in Art, Culture and Technology.  The individual assists the Director and five or six faculty members.

The person in this position provides significant support to the Director. This support generally involves the preparation of professional correspondence to peers and dealing with confidential information and/or issues requiring discretion and judgment. Responsibilities include maintenance of the Director’s calendar, travel, and other administrative support as needed; support of Director’s initiatives; preparation of faculty search, promotion and tenure cases; coordinating the Program’s course schedule and advertising the classes as needed; aid in the organization of graduate reviews and thesis exhibition, and in the collection and distribution of information related to the thesis process.

With the Media Associate and the Finance and Facilities staffperson, he or she provides guidance to Teaching Assistants on administrative matters.

The Academic Assistant is occasionally called upon to prepare financial transactions such as purchasing and travel reimbursements.

This individual serves as liaison with Department Headquarters and Institute offices, as necessary, and generally coordinates the unit’s activities with other areas at MIT.  (Job #16629)

 

Librarian/Archivist I

A one-year, part-time position, This person will review the contents of the items currently stored in the five ACT Archives and Special Collections, conduct the research needed to become a subject matter expert in the history of art-science-technology initiatives at MIT, develop an approach to organizing physical and digital collection materials and execute the plan, relying heavily on student and occasional resources, and identify and apply for grants that would support the ongoing development and maintenance of the collections.

In addition to collection management, the archivist is responsible for cataloging and metadata entry for digital collections, responding to reference and research requests, facilitating the licensing of MIT-owned materials for external use, curating an online digital collection interface, exploring new opportunities and technologies for representing digital assets, and consulting on information management plans for ACT, including documentation of artistic research and production. (Job #16682)