MFA Program Assistant
Hiring Department: MFA in Creative Writing
Primary Supervisor: Lisa Locascio Nighthawk
Average number of Work Hours Per Week: 20
Hourly Pay Rate: $15.00
Student May Have to Work: Days and Evenings
Telephone Number and extension: NH
Job Description and Any Special Skills:
This position will be supervised by MFA Program Coordinators. MFA program assistant supports MFA Program Coordinators and other MFA team members in day-to-day duties, as well as during the MFA residencies in June and in December. This position requires an organized person with attention to detail and a friendly customer service approach.
The ideal candidate is a team player, has a positive attitude, and strong verbal & written communication skills. They must possess the ability to multitask and re-prioritize as additional tasks arise, as well as work on projects independently. The job requires comfortable knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google applications (Word, Excel, Access, Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc), and a willingness to learn new software applications. Adobe Acrobat, Canva, basic video editing skills are a plus, but we can provide training. Job duties include: – general administrative support; – maintaining filing system and database records; – assistance during events (MFA residencies in June and December; either virtually or on campus, depending on the format of the residency; the assistance may include such tasks as technical support during hybrid (Zoom and on-campus) events, cleaning rooms on campus between events, assisting students, faculty and guests during on campus events); – other tasks may include creating graphics on Canva and basic video editing. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to gain administrative and office experience and professional references, expand their practical computer skills, and work with a team of fun creative people.
Please note that this position has been remote during the pandemic. In June 2022 our MFA residency will be hybrid for the first time. We would love for our new MFA Program Assistant to be able to support us during our on-campus events, but we encourage strong candidates who can only work remotely to apply, too.
Note: During MFA residencies in June and December, the MFA Assistant may be asked to work during weekends and evenings but only based on the assistant’s availability and willingness to work during those hours.
To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to Natalie Truhan at [email protected]
Antioch University reserves the right to change the duties of the job description at any time.
Antioch University provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected classification.
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