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Student Positions

Web Development Assistant

Our webcoder positions provide an opportunity to learn and gain experience with cutting edge web technologies in a production environment. The exact nature of the work is fluid and we try and match projects to student interest, career plans, and schedules. These positions include both focused work responding to end user requests as well as open ended projects where you can research, learn, and use new software, languages, and techniques.

Common project categories:

  • HTML/CSS coding
  • Graphic design and mockups in Photoshop/Illustrator
  • Site design and development in the popular open source Drupal and WordPress CMS systems
  • Theme and module design for Drupal/WordPress
  • Ruby on Rails based web application development
  • Systems scripting & data center field trips

Logistics

You must be a currently registered student at the University of Chicago (either graduate or undergraduate). We can accommodate 5-15 hours / week when school is in session and more (or less) over breaks & Summers as your travel and internship schedules allow. Most work is performed at our offices in the Edelstone Center, but there are opportunities for veteran webcoders to work remotely at times. We provide all the hardware and software that you will need, but you are welcome to bring and use your own laptop or other equipment if you prefer.

Availability

There are no positions available right now however we have positions open up regularly as students graduate and take breaks (study abroad, internships, etc). If you are interested in a current or future position please email Peter Thorson at zaphoyd@uchicago.edu.

Technical Support Assistant

Humanities Desktop Support invites students seeking year-round employment to apply for position of a Technical Support Assistant. You would be working 10-15 hours per week during the school year, optionally transitioning to 37.5 hours per week during the summer quarter. This position is expected to start in the Spring quarter of 2016. Work is performed primarily at our offices in the Edelstone Center, but we support Humanities faculty and staff across campus

Qualifications

We are seeking applicants with prior experience troubleshooting Windows- and/or Mac-based software and hardware. Strong communication skills are as important as technical abilities for this position. Applicants should be comfortable speaking with our users about computers and software in a clear, effective manner, both in person and over the phone. Additionally, applicants should be prepared to move and lift computer equipment as necessary. The ideal candidate will be proficient in troubleshooting Microsoft Office and e-mail clients such as Outlook and Apple Mail as well as be skilled in configuring network and internet connectivity. Preferred applicants will display a capacity for resourcefulness and patience. Prior work in customer service is beneficial but not required.

Common task categories:

  • E-mail configuration and troubleshooting
  • Networking configuration and troubleshooting
  • Setup and delivery of new computers
  • Assisting and educating use of standard office software
  • Assisting with services provided by other units around the university.

Logistics

You must be a currently registered student at the University of Chicago (either graduate or undergraduate). We can accommodate 10-15 hours / week when school is in session and more (or less) over breaks & Summers as your travel and internship schedules allow. Work is performed primarily at our offices in the Edelstone Center, but there are supported faculty and staff all over campus. Travel around campus is frequently necessary.

Availability

We are currently hiring for this position. If you are interested in applying, or have questions about the posting, please email Gene Shumkov at shumkov@uchicago.edu