Taft Research Center Graduate Assistantship

Deadline: TBA

A Taft Graduate Assistant works up to 20 hours per week, supporting Taft Research Center activities. The assistantship carries a full University Graduate Scholarship as well as a stipend equal to the average amount of the home department. This position provides a graduate student the opportunity to enhance their skills in various areas, while affording the opportunity for interactions across a range of departments in the humanities and social sciences.

Applicants must be hardworking and reliable, as they will serve as the first point of contact for many activities at Taft. This includes liaising with faculty and students for the successful scheduling, promotion, and production of events. This position requires flexibility in terms of a work schedule, as the demands of Taft programming vary throughout each term. The most qualified candidates will exhibit self-direction and ampliative learning. This position starts 1 week prior to the first date of instruction and runs through the spring semester. Performance reviews will occur every six months, and reappointment is contingent upon satisfactory performance review.Eligibility is limited to graduate students in a Taft department, that have completed their formal coursework.

Applications must include:

  • A completed cover sheet;
  • A letter of interest;
  • 2 letters of recommendation

The duties for this position including the following:

  • Liaise with faculty and students for the successful scheduling, promotion, and production of events;
  • Design and layout of publicity materials and campaigns, including schedule for distribution;
  • Copyediting;
  • Website support, including maintenance and updating news and events;
  • Social media publicity and outreach, including social media, video uploads to YouTube and Vimeo;
  • Support on-site events, including lecture and A/V setup and hosting duties;
  • General office duties, including typing, filing, supply maintenance, vendor coordination;
  • Reception of students, faculty, and visiting guests, including occasional shuttling out of town guests;

The desired background and skills include the following:

  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Graphic design and layout;
  • Copyediting;
  • Website maintenance;
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel
  • Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo;
  • Phone and in-person reception of students, faculty, and visiting guests
  • Eye for detail
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