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MIT Museum Studio Assistant



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40 hours/week; rate based on experience
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August 1, 2019

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Job title: MIT Museum Studio and Compton Gallery Assistant

Job description: 

to provide general assistance in running the Studio, e.g., assisting students with engineering design, use of design software, use of rapid prototyping tools at the Studio and other MIT facilities; promoting and running events, facility maintenance and exhibit installation.

The MIT Museum Studio and Compton Gallery is a program connecting the rich resources of the MIT Museum (interpretive galleries, historical collections, etc.) with forefronts of MIT education and research. It operates at the intersection of art, science and engineering; practice-based learning integrates artistic and scientific methods and content. Undergraduate and graduate students from all fields of study pursue original technology projects for experimental exhibition at the Compton Gallery and to advance the multi-sensory learning environment of the MIT Museum. 

Job qualifications: 

-knowledge of engineering design, mechanical design

-experience with shop tools ranging from hand and basic machine shop tools to rapid prototyping tools (laser-cutter, waterjet, additive manufacturing, etc.)

-experience working with small mechanical and electro-mechanical systems (arduino, sensors, motor controllers, dynamic LED lighting, simple electronic prototyping, etc.)

-physical computing programming experience

-facility with Adobe Creative Suite

-comfortable using both Mac and Windows systems

-experience with 3D modeling software (e.g. Vectorworks, Solidworks, Autocad, Rhino 3D, etc.)

-comfortable learning new tools as needed

-familiarity with MIT rapid prototyping and shop facilities a plus 

-teaching experience a plus 

How to apply: send resume and cover letter to Seth Riskin at

Apply by date: July 31, 2019

Salary range: 40 hours/week, hourly rate based on experience 

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