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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

The Division of the Humanities Desktop Support group invites students seeking employment to apply for the position of Technical Support Assistant. Undergraduate and graduate students from all academic backgrounds are welcome to apply. Candidates should expect to work 10 to 20 hours per week during the school year, supporting members of the Humanities Division faculty and staff.

Over the past year, we have been primarily working remotely, but we will transition back towards on campus work as the University plans allow. Our offices and help desk are located in the Edelstone Center on the Hyde Park campus.

Pay starts at $15/hour and varies upwards depending on candidate qualifications. 

Qualifications

The ideal applicant will enjoy helping people, working as a team, and will possess strong oral and written communication skills. Patience and resourcefulness are a must. This is a customer-facing position, and the typical day will include answering phones, writing e-mails, and working in-person with clients. Our client base is composed primarily of Mac and Windows users, and most issues will involve the use and troubleshooting of these systems in everyday tasks. Student Technical Supports Assistants are a critical part of our team, and we rely on them to carry out many sensitive, timely, and nuanced tasks. Once you have undergone sufficient training, you will work side by side with other student techs under supervision from full-time staff.

All new hires will receive hands-on training and mentoring to assure success in this role. As you gain experience and technical skills, the role will involve more independence when running the office and assisting customers. Former student employees have gone on to careers in finance, software development, IT, and media, and their experience earned them valuable communication and time management skills necessary to succeed in any field.

Experience in customer service is helpful, but not required. Basic familiarity with Windows and/or Mac hardware and software is strongly recommended.

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 10-20 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 Michael Wills at mwills@uchicago.edu.