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Position Overview:

The Academic Associate provides part-time administrative support to the Art, Culture, and Technology program’s academic program.


The person in this position has ownership of the academic program and all its key elements, from recruitment through admissions to course scheduling, delivery, and administration. Where needed, the individual is the liaison with the Department of Architecture.


They develop and manage the admissions process, create and execute a marketing and outreach strategy related to the graduate and undergraduate programs, and respond to information requests from prospective applicants; they develop and coordinate ACT’s course schedule; develop academic year timetables and procedures, monitor and manage the collection and distribution of information related to the thesis process, registration, and curriculum; collaborate with faculty and advise on changes to the graduate program, e.g., thesis timetable and graduation requirements; plan and execute open house, orientation, and onboarding activities; and are responsible for TA hiring, training, and management.


This individual collaborates with Department Headquarters and Institute offices, as necessary, and generally coordinates the unit’s activities with other areas at MIT.


This person assists with special projects, as needed, provides support for meetings and events related to the academic program, e.g., orientation, open houses, thesis reviews, and may be called upon to provide occasional evening support for special events.


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.