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)