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Graduate Assistantships & Teaching Assistantships


SIUE Department of Art & Design
2014 fall / 2015 spring

All graduate assistantships in Art & Design are 25% appointments. Student is required to work 10 hours per week in exchange for a tuition waiver and approximately $395/month. Hours can be scheduled around your classes and other commitments. In some cases hours may be more one week and less the next to accommodate departmental events, Make sure you work with your direct supervisor in advance of special events.

All Graduate Assistants are REQUIRED to be on campus for orientation and to attend workshops and meetings presented by the university Graduate School as part of the assistantship.


Attendance is not optional. It is REQUIRED. Plan for the week of August 11, 2014.



Graduate Assistantships Policies


SIUE’s Art and Design Department has many assistantships opportunities within the department. Art Therapy Counseling has a number of graduate assistantships to award, both on and off campus. The university also posts many opportunities for Graduate Assistantships through campus.

All graduate assistantships in art and design are 25% appointments, meaning the student is required to work 10 hours per week in exchange for a tuition waiver and approximately $395/month. Hours will be scheduled around your classes and other commitments. Any time you cannot meet at your scheduled time, you must call your supervisor in advance to reschedule.

For all assistantships, but particularly those involving Art Therapy placement in off campus venues such as Head Start and some of the practicum sites, please do not assume that you have the same vacations as SIUE classes.  Your vacation schedule follows the schedule of your agency or your department, and any time off needs to be approved by your immediate supervisor.  For example, SIUE students might get 4 weeks off at Christmas, but some Head Start facilities are closed for only 2 weeks. The SIUE Counseling Clinic and assistantships in the library may require duties over the break.  Remember too that for many clients, holidays are the most stressful time of year, and it may not be in their best interest for you to leave for 4 weeks.  Please do not make any travel plans until you have your schedule approved by your supervisor.

For assistantships off campus, you will follow the agency’s policy on snow days.  Many agencies, such as hospitals, do not have “snow days” because their clientele is always there. Therefore, when doing an assistantship off campus, do not assume that if SIUE has a snow day, you automatically get a snow day.  In times of inclement weather, you must call your on-site supervisor to get approval for missing work.

Professional behavior at all times is expected of students with assistantships.  This is a job.  It will be recorded on your resume.  You are a representative of the Art and Design Department, your specialty area or major and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Be prompt, be attentive, and maintain professional standards of conduct.


To be considered for a Department Assistantship


Submit a departmental online application of interest.

ONLINE DEPARTMENT FORM

ONLINE DEPARTMENT FORM


To finalize your assistantship  


Complete the Graduate School Assistantship Packet. Also check out other assistantship postings found on the Graudate School website.

Click HERE

Assistantships Available



1. Art Therapy Support

The Graduate Assistantship in the art therapy department is an office position that requires use of the Mac computer. Some graphic design or commercial art experience is preferred. Duties include, but are not limited to: coordination of the Spring Art Therapy Conference possibly including brochure design; organization of admissions folders; library research; and other activities as assigned. Good organization skills and attention to detail are the two most important qualities for this position.

Please answer the following questions within the online application:
1.What Mac computer programs are you familiar with?
2.Do you have any graphic design or commercial art experience or coursework? Explain in detail.
3.Why would you be a good candidate for this position?

Supervisors: Art Therapy Faculty

2. Art Education Research and Lab Support

This graduate position collects data, assists Art Education faculty with many research aspects on teaching related projects. Provides course prep support, and support for Saturday Studio. Provides assistance to both Art Education faculty.

Supervisor: Sangsook Park / Justin Sutters

3. Ceramics Studio & Shop Support

This graduate position involves researching and documenting various glaze mixes, experimentation with wood fire, slips on ceramic surfaces and on going research with ceramic faculty. Some work is done in glass to assist with maintaining furnace and support undergraduate studio needs. Maintains chemical compositions with appropriate signs, continues research into the development of new firing techniques. Maintains the ceramics studio and assists with kiln construction and firings. Adheres to safety procedures and provides technical support for undergraduates.

Supervisor: Ceramics Faculty

4. Glass Lab and Workshop Support

This graduate position involves investigating and collecting research on the creation of hot-fired glass, this might include research of chemical compounds, the use of molds vs. mouth piped or blown work. This position also maintains the glass lab space, provides maintenance, safety procedures and technical support for undergraduates.

Supervisor: Paul Dresang

5. Photography Research and Lab Support

This graduate position involves the review of software, image development and ongoing research with photography faculty. Includes experimenting with back printing, and series work. Develops and maintains teaching archives for research and in class presentations. Other duties include maintaining photography work space and managing the large format printers. This position provides computer support when necessary.

Supervisor: Steve Brown

6. Painting and Drawing Research and Lab Support

This graduate position involves investigating and collecting research for faculty in Painting and Drawing Areas. A percentage of time may be spent on maintaining and up dating digital image files used for faculty lectures. This position also helps with still life maintenance and classroom upkeep.

Supervisor: Jane Barrow / Brigham Dimick

7. Textiles Research and Lab support

This graduate position works directly with textiles faculty with ongoing research in dyes, use of natural colorants on various fabrics, investigating and collecting research on the use of various materials in weaving. Jaque software and developing weave patterns. This position also helps with lab maintenance, safety procedures and technical support for undergraduates. Supervisor: Laura Strand 8. Metals Research and Lab support This graduate position involves investigating and collecting research on the use of various metal patinas, using various chemical compounds such as oxides, carbonates, sulfides, or sulfates. This position also helps with lab maintenance, safety procedures and technical support for undergraduates.

Supervisor: Laura Strand

8. Metals Research and Lab support

This graduate position involves investigating and collecting research on the use of various metal patinas, using various chemical compounds such as oxides, carbonates, sulfides, or sulfates. This position also helps with lab maintenance, safety procedures and technical support for undergraduates.

Supervisor: Aimee Howard

9. Sculpture Research and Lab Support

This graduate position involves ongoing research for safety procedures and protocols for sculpture area. This position is responsible for working with faculty to provide general support for undergraduate students involved in creating 3-D sculptural pieces. This position also maintains the sculpture studio space, provides assistance with general equipment maintenance, and technical support for undergraduates.

Supervisor: Thad Duhigg

10. Woodshop Lab Support

This graduate position involves ongoing research for safety procedures and protocols for department woodshop. This position is responsible for collecting data on demonstrations and is also a general supervisor for undergraduate students. This position also maintains the woodshop space, provides assistance with general equipment maintenance, and technical support for undergraduates.

Supervisor: Thad Duhigg

11. Gallery Assistant and Promotional Support

This graduate position involves collecting research on user activity, links to twitter and facebook announcements associated with departmental website. Collecting data on usability of our site. Develop and design enhancements for user interaction. This position also helps with promotional graphics for the department and events in the gallery

Supervisor: Laura Strand / Barbara JK Nwacha

12. Gallery Assistant Exhibitions

Graduate Assistant works with faculty in the installation and general needs for exhibitions in ADW gallery. Hours vary and may require more than 10 hours one week with a shift in hours the following week during the show run. Work includes maintenance of pedestals and gallery walls. Work with office for labeling and insurance for work in exhibitions.

Supervisors: Laura Strand & Brigham Dimick

13. CAGE (Department Art Store)

Graduate Assistant is responsible for overseeing many of the daily operations of the Art Store. Duties include, but not limited to assisting with: creation of supply orders, weekly deposits/change requests, inventory of supplies. The position will also assist with the maintenance of the department MSDS electronic database.

Supervisors: Office Support Staff


Complete University Graduate Assistantship Paperwork


Please make sure you complete a Graduate Assistantship Appointment Packet to finalize the hiring process.

This packet is located on the Graduate School Website. CLICK THIS LINK

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