Student Assistant: Performing & Fine Arts Division

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Classification:Student Assistant A
Grade:Student A
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:College of Arts & Sciences
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Office/Clerical

Position Summary:

The Performing & Fine Arts Division is seeking applicants for its student employee pool. Successful applicants duties may include the following: assisting instructors with grading, tutoring and lab assistance. Short turn around time between issuance and completion of tasks with general or minimal supervision. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends. Must be completely dependable and be able to work independently after training. Successful applicants will work on an as needed basis during the academic year in one of the following Performing & Fine Arts Departments: Art, Music, Theatre & Dance, or Box Office

Duties:

The UAA College of Arts and Sciences, Performing & Fine Arts Division is seeking applicants for its student assistant and grader pool during the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. Duties may include the following: assist instructors with grading assignments and/or exams or assist faculty with research. Successful applicants will work on an as needed basis during the academic year in one of the following performing & fine arts division departments:

  • Art
  • Music
  • Theatre & Dance

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Varies by level of position needed:

  • Student Assistant A: Ability to work under direct supervision. Duties generally are routine in nature and decision-making is limited, must be able to make routine decisions about assigned work in absence of immediate supervision. May require some previous training, experience and/or knowledge.
  • Student Assistant B: Ability to work under general or intermittent supervision. Duties are varied and require some independent judgment. Some college level or comparable experience may be necessary. Graders require some previous training, experience and/or knowledge in the discipline of the department in which they will be grading.
  • Student Assistant C: Ability to work under general direction. Duties require considerable knowledge and skills such as computer, research, or translation skills. Ability to exercise independent judgment and decision-making. Ability to assist faculty member with research, writing or assisting in writing technical reports; assisting in complex technical aspects of research projects.

ALL LEVELS require attention to detail and timeliness in completion of assigned tasks. Requires effective and timely communication skills.

Required Experience:

Varies by level of position needed:

  • Student Assistant A: None
  • Student Assistant B: Some college or comparable experience may be necessary. Graders require some previous training, experience and/or knowledge in the discipline of the department in which they will be grading.
  • Student Assistant Level C: Some college level or comparable research, professional or technical experience is required.

Typical Education or Training:

To be eligible for student employment, an applicant must:

  1. Be enrolled in the University of Alaska system with a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment; or
  2. Have been enrolled the preceding semester for six or more credit hours and demonstrate plans to enroll for six or more credit hours in the next semester for employment between semesters; and
  3. Have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or approval from the MAU Senior Student Services officer or his/her designee.
  4. Students enrolled in non-traditional programs of study will be considered eligible for student employment with the approval of the Senior Student Services officer.
  5. An applicant must provide evidence of enrollment as outlined above to substantiate employment eligibility.

NOTICE: Students must maintain enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours to be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax. A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load). While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university.  

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