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Animation Lab Assistant

Apply now Job no: 495625
Work type: Student Worker
Department: Academic Media Center
Location: Moon Campus
Categories: School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences

Position Department: Academic Media Center
Position School: School of Informatics, Humanities and Social Sciences
The Department of Arts and Humanities is looking for a creative and motivated Student Assistant to help develop new learning experiences for the Academic Media Center (AMC) animation labs. Supported by a grant from the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Educators Forum, “Reframing Materials: Best Practices for Inclusive and Accessible Learning in an Interdisciplinary Animation Lab:” is a unique opportunity to develop transferable skills in both media technology and experience design. The Student Assistant will help conduct research in inclusive media pedagogy, develop self-guided learning materials, and share these with students and faculty, culminating in a community screening of animation work in Spring 2022.
  • Conduct a literature review of inclusive media instruction to guide best practices for use of the animation labs in the RMU Academic Media Center (AMC).
  • Work with the faculty project leaders (Prof. Andrew Ames and Dr. Tim Jones) to develop Instructional Materials and Exploration Guides that reduce obstacles for students and faculty who want to visit, explore and utilize the animation labs.
  • Engage students and faculty to integrate animation experiences - e.g. Projection Mapping (Lightform) Stopmotion (DragonFrame) and 3D Zoetrope - in Spring 2022 courses across the three new Media Arts majors and beyond.
  • Collaborate with students, faculty, and staff to plan, promote, and implement a community screening of RMU animation work in late spring 2022.
  • Attend Project Meetings and manage project related communications
  • Assist in preparing documentation for final project submission to the grant funding agency - The ASIFA Hollywood Animation Educators Forum.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • All majors are welcome and no specific knowledge of animation tools is required. Academic and/or work experience related to media tools, user experience and/or inclusion preferred.
  • Interest in accessibility, experience design, instructional design, and prototyping.
  • Strong problem solving and time management skills. Ability to work within deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with a wide variety of project stakeholders.
Academic Years Preferred: Any Academic Year Will Be Considered
Wage: 10
Wage Frequency: Hourly
Is this position funded through Federal Work Study dollars?: No
Average Number of Hours Per Week: 8
Days of the Week to Work: Various
Anticipated Time Frames to Work: Various
Preferred Start Date: Aug 27, 2021
Anticipated End Date: May 31, 2022
Act 153 Clearance Required: No
Required To Pass a Motor Vehicle Report Check (If driving on behalf of the University): No
Required to Pass a Credit Check: No
Additional Posting Information: None
Special Applicant Instructions: None
Commitment to Diversity:
Robert Morris University is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, RMU complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.
Reasonable Accommodation Notice:
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please email or call us at (412) 397-6270 if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.

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