Funding Opportunity

University of Delaware

Department of English & Morris Library Special Collections
Graduate Assistant (Technical Specialist)

DETAILS:

A graduate student proficient in current digital design software and applications is needed to assist other graduate students with the digital components of their student projects. The successful applicant will be responsible for acquainting students with Adobe programs and facilitating student use of Adobe Spark as a tool for presenting project work.

This position will be offered for one semester in the spring of 2018. Course sessions held from the beginning of February to the end of May 2018.

Duties

  • Peer Support
  • Facilitate one on one and group-based peer guidance and basic instruction
  • Assist students in their use of specific Adobe applications
  • Address technological concerns involved with student work
  • Introduce students to operational methods that can produce high quality results
  • Communicate with students about technological concerns

Instructor Assistance

  • Communicate regularly with course instructor about student progress & concerns
  • Share ideas about the best methods for using Adobe (Spark, Photoshop, etc.) for student projects
  • Assist instructor with establishing best practices for project development and implementation
  • Share feedback about student project deliverables
  • Help instructor to address technological concerns involved with coursework

Administrative

  • Spend an average of 8 to 10 hours a week on peer support and course assistance
  • Record keeping of hours on timesheet and UDTime
  • Timely response to emails (e.g. within 24 to 48 hours)
  • Assist with course logistics in the implementation of student projects

Qualifications
Essential:

  • B.A. or B.S. degree required
  • Effective communication skills
  • Some experience with web development
  • Background in digital photography or graphic design
  • Working knowledge of Adobe programs (e.g. Photoshop and Spark)

Preferred:

  • Teaching, teaching assistant, or special reader experience
  • Research experience

Desired:

  • Familiarity with current trends in Digital Humanities
  • HTML, XML, and JSP

TO APPLY, SEND RESUME OR C.V. WITH REFERENCES TO JERICKSN@UDEL.EDU

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For more information contact: Dr. Jesse Erikson

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