ACT is always looking for reliable student workers. Opportunities are available for teaching assistants and in communications, audiovisual, fabrication, and administrative support, for which we hire year-round. Job descriptions are below:
Assist with general office tasks including mailings, event registration, website management, and other office tasks as required.
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Communications and Public Programs
Event Assistant: Provide support and publicity for the Program’s various courses, events, and weekly lecture series.
Documentation Assistant: Assist and support the photo documentation of ACT’s programs and events.
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Shop Monitor: Graduate students will monitor the fabrication shop during undergraduate production hours. The role is a combination of safety monitoring, routine housekeeping, and project-based work.
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Media and Audio Visual
Checkout Clerk: This person would be responsible for overseeing the check-in and checking out of ACT’s equipment to students and faculty.
Production Support Monitor: Assist students in digital productions in print, video, and sound.
Darkroom Monitor: Assist students with print production and black and white film developing.
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Do you want
- to be involved in a creative community,
- to develop abilities in
- audiovisual production,
- event management,
- stage tech,
- or technical support,
- and find a part-time job that fits your schedule?
- interested in the intersection of art, culture, and technology,
- organized and detail-oriented,
- reliable and friendly,
- an independent problem-solver,
- able to follow written and spoken directions, and
- log completed tasks?
Time commitment: 2 to 5 hours a week
Please fill out our online application form and an ACT staff member will contact you about openings that suit your skills and availability.
Teaching Assistants (TAs) are hired before each semester starts, and must complete a required training course offered during the last week of August and the last week of January. Please contact Sally Hughes to sign up for the TA training course, and see the job description for more details.
The TA selection process:
Each semester after the course schedule for the following semester has been set, the Academic Assistant provides instructors with a list of existing trained TAs. Instructors indicate to the Academic Assistant by mid-semester which students (whether on the list or not) have accepted an offer to TA. The instructors choose their TAs based on their assessment of suitability and the needs of the course, and confirm the assignment with the TA. No TAs can be confirmed who are not in good academic standing, to ensure that struggling students are not burdened with additional responsibilities. The Academic Assistant emails the TAs to obtain their contact information and ensure their attendance at the required TA training course if they have not already taken it.
Additional students are also recruited to take the training course to help provide TAs for subjects with no designated candidates.
If at the end of the semester there are TA positions for the following semester that have not yet been filled, the Academic Assistant looks to see which trained and experienced TAs who wish to TA during the following semester are available. ACT grads in good academic standing and TAs with the strongest performance records are given priority for those positions.
If there are not enough candidates, students who have taken the training and not TAed or students who commit to take the forthcoming training course will be considered. Although exceptional arrangements have been made in the past, the only candidates who can be considered for ACT TAships at the present time and for the foreseeable future are MIT graduate students given the demands of the position.
Students who are trained as TAs are also excellent candidates for other student jobs in the program.
An application and additional information are available above.