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.


Senior Communications and Public Program Assistant

The Senior Communications and Public Program Assistant is responsible for producing ACT’s Monday Night lecture series, workshops, and public programs. As the event manager, this person is the point of contact for guest lecturers and visiting artists. This individual is responsible for determining the needs of the project/program and identifying the necessary resources. Over the course of the year, ACT has approximately 20 public programs. As an outgrowth of their program coordinator role, they are responsible for overseeing associated social media, marketing, and communications for the programs and for ACT. The ideal candidate will research, develop, and create communications for multiple media—including web, social, email, print, video, and live presentations—to inform, engage, and motivate target audiences, and will monitor appropriate analytics to determine how ACT’s communications need to be modified and improved. (MIT Job #14636)