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FWS Open Positions

Federal Work Study (FWS) is awarded to eligible students on the basis of financial need. To qualify, students must meet the April 15 priority deadline for financial aid applications. The positions below will remain listed until filled. To apply, simply call or email the hiring manager listed in the contact section of each listing. Unless otherwise noted below, all work study positions are limited to a maximum of 20 hours per week. For questions related to FWS eligibility or other financial matters, please contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@the-bac.edu.


Title: Materials Library Student Assistant
Department: School of Interior Architecture
Location: 320 Newbury Street
Wage: $10 per hour
Supervisor: Denise Rush - denise.rush@the-bac.edu

Duties:
Assist the Materials Librarian in the maintenance, updating and organization of the Materials Library; assist with the maintenance of existing material samples keping them neat and ensuring their proper location; assist with updating of the existing samples through internet research of manufacturers/companies; assist in the organization of materials for product presentations; assist with research of new materials, new technology, new applications nad new sustainable materials; assist with the curation and rotation of the different material exhibitions spaces within the library; assist with digitally photographing/scanning and cataloging new material samples; perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AcrobatPro) and Sketchup; effective and creative in conducting internet searches; detail oriented, organized and dependable; ability to work with little supervision; ability to take direction and ask questions when unsure; ability to do repetitive tasks with accuracy; professional appearance and attitude.


Title: Student Assistant
Department: School of Interior Architecture
Location: 320 Newbury Street
Wage: $15 per hour
Supervisor: Denise Rush - denise.rush@the-bac.edu

Duties:
Preparation of construction and presentation documents for Interior Architecture curriculum course work materials, including but not limited to interior elevations, sections, details and schedules; assist in preparation of School of Interior Architecture supporting operational materials; field measure existing interior spaces; photo document existing conditions; perform research and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Accuraccy and confidentiality a MUST; proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AcrobatPro), Sketchup, AutoCAD, Revit, and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); effective and creative in conducting internet searches; ability to convert .pdf into AutoCAD files; ability to manipulate AutoCAD and Revit files created by others;  detail oriented, organized and dependable; ability to work with little supervision; ability to take direction and ask questions when unsure; ability to do repetitive tasks with accuracy; professional appearance and attitude.


Title: Sustainability Coordinator
Department: Sustainability Council
Location: 320 Newbury Street
Wage: $10 per hour
Supervisor: Art Byers - art.byers@the-bac.edu

Duties:
Provide coordination of all sustainability related activities on campus under the supervision of the Sustainability Council including coordinating Sustainability Council activities, managing the coordination between the council and student groups, establishing all council meeting agendas and maintainin and publishing meeting minutes, researching information in support of council projects and activities and creating and maintaining a database of all Sustainability Council activity.

Qualifications:
Must be proficient in AutoCAD software and Adobe Creative Suite, as well as Microsoft Office applications.  Must have a good grasp of sustainability language and principles Must possess communication and organizational skills sufficient to complete tasks in a timely manner. 



Title: Building Plans Designer
Department: Facilities
Location: 320 Newbury Street
Wage: $10 per hour
Supervisor: Art Byers - art.byers@the-bac.edu
Duties:
Provide update campus floor plans of all locations occupied by BAC. Provide updated floor directories for all BAC buildings. Coordinate with others to ensure continuity in formatting plans. This position reports to the Manager of Facilities Administration.
Qualifications:
Must be proficient in AutoCAD software and possess Adobe Creative Suite skills.   Have general knowledge of floor plan design.  Must possess communication and organizational skills sufficient to complete tasks in a timely manner.


Title: Library Clerk
Department: Library
Location: 320 Newbury Street 
Wage: $12 per hour
Supervisor: Kris Liberman - kris.liberman@the-bac.edu

Duties:
Assist with circulation, shelving, and retrieval of library materials; Fill requests for items on reserve or at storage; Provide ready reference assistance to students, faculty, and the public; Provide basic instruction in the use of library materials including indexes, reference materials and electronic resources; Assist with maintenance of periodical collection; Assist with the physical processing and maintenance of books; Other projects as assigned.
Qualifications:
Librabry experience and/or research experience helpful.


Title: Office Assistant
Department: Learning Resource Center
Location: 320 Newbury Street
Wage: $11 per hour
Supervisor: Elizabeth Stuhlsatz - elizabeth.stuhlsatz@the-bac.edu

Duties:
Greet visitors to the LRC, direct them to their appointments, and answer basic questions about the LRC; Schedule some appointments; Answer the phone and take messages; Some data entry; Help with proctoring tests (hand out exams, keep track of time and change slides as needed); Photocopying; Help to maintain the appearance of the office; 
Qualifications:
Basic ability to use MS Word and Excel, email and internet; Friendsly, welcoming personality; Attention to detail; Willingness to ask questions and work with feedback.


Title: Campus Life Photographer
Department: Communications
Location: 320 Newbury Street
Wage: $12 per hour
Supervisor: Allison Postlethwait - allison.postlethwait@the-bac.edu

Duties:
Take engaging photos of campus, studios, and student life to be used for the BAC website and marketing collateral; Work on BAC photo database to catalog and tag all photos taken; Edit and crop photos; Assist with BAC Instagram account; Other communications administrative duties as needed.
Qualifications:
Experience in photography and access to a camera; Ability to edit photos using Adobe Photoshop; Strong attention to detail.


Title: Thesis Assistant A
Department: Thesis
Location: 951 Boylston Street
Wage: $11 per hour
Supervisor: Thor Sandstad - thor.sandstad@the-bac.edu

Duties:
Assist with general office duties: organizational tasks, scanning and recording images, copying, filing, faxing, special projects, data entry.  Assist with mailings, retrieving incoming mail, and other duties as assigned by the Thesis Office staff.  Assist with the assembly and disassembly of the Thesis exhibitions.  Assist with the organization of the Thesis studio space and general office organization.
Qualifications:
Individual should be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Photoshop and InDesign; Polite phone manner (respectful, courteous, ability to take complete messages and deliver them to appropriate staff); Good customer service skills-attentiveness to customer's comments and providing complete and appropriate information in responses); Reliability - ability to be prompt and have dependable work habits.


Title: Thesis Assistant B
Department: Thesis
Location: 951 Boylston Street
Wage: $11 per hour
Supervisor: Thor Sandstad - thor.sandstad@the-bac.edu

Duties:
This work-study position will assist the Director of Masters of Architecture with the publication of student thesis work. There is an opportunity to work and assist on architectural competitions. Most of this work will qualify for aspects of IDP and Practice Credit as this position is under the direction of a licensed architect.  Other duties include scanning and recording images, copying, filing, data entry, and other duties as assigned by the Thesis Office staff.  Assist with the assembly and disassembly of the Thesis exhibitions.  Assist with the organization of the Thesis studio space and general office organization.
Qualifications:
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Photoshop and InDesign; CAD and Sketch-Up skills are a plus. Polite phone manner (respectful, courteous, ability to take complete messages and deliver them to appropriate staff). Good customer service skills-attentiveness to customer's comments and providing complete and appropriate information in responses). Reliability - ability to be prompt and have dependable work habits.


Title: Office Assistant
Department: Student Services
Location: 951 Boylston Street
Wage: $12 per hour
Supervisor: Suzanne Christie - suzanne.christie@the-bac.edu

Duties:
Answer phones and return phone messages; Greet visitors and assist with inquiries. Provide appropriate financial aid, bursar and registrar information; Assist with general office duties: copying, filing, faxing, special projects, data entry, assist with mailings, retrieving incoming mail, and other duties as assigned by Student Services Office staff. Seeking daytime availability on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Qualifications:
Familiarity  with Microsoft Office; Polite phone manner (respectful, courteous, ability to take complete messages and deliver to appropriate staff); Good customer service skills - attentiveness to customers comments and providing  complete and appropriate information in responses; Reliability-ability to be prompt, and dependable work habits.



Title: Research Assistantship - Contemporary Design Practices 
Department: Practice
Location: 320 Newbury St
Wage: $12 per hour
Supervisor: Ben Peterson - benjamin.peterson@the-bac.edu

Duties:
Develop a working collection of historical and contemporary case studies of alternative or parallel practices through web-based, archive/library-based, and first-hand interviews with design practitioners. Initiate and maintain a database of design office/practice contacts for reference. Document, organize, and coordinate graphics, text, and related media for use in publications, lectures, and paper submissions.
Qualifications:
Research and problem solving skills required. Familiarity with multiple sources of reference materials- scholarly journals, publications, monographs, blogs- and procedures for collecting, editing, and evaluating sources required. Applicants must demonstrate critical thinking skills, time-management, detail oriented and organized work experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills necessary; proficiency in Word/Excel/Outlook and Adobe Creative Suite. Insatiable curiosity about design and ideas a must! Willingness to ask questions and comfort with ambiguity preferred.


Title: Research Assistantship - Regional Design Practice Database 
Department: Practice
Location: 320 Newbury St
Wage: $12 per hour
Supervisor: Beth Lundell-Garver - beth.lundell-garver@the-bac.edu

Duties:
Research includes development of a comprehensive database of BAC student, alumni, and faculty design practices, in addition to creating a geospatially referenced dataset and shareable database of affiliated design practitioners. Initiate and maintain design office/practice contacts for reference. Document, organize, and coordinate graphics, text, and related media for use in making available new career opportunities, publications, lectures, and professional development offerings.
Qualifications:
Research and organizational skills required. Familiarity with multiple sources of reference materials and procedures for collecting, managing, and evaluating sources required. Applicants must be self-motivated and demonstrate work experience emphasizing time-management, detail-oriented projects and a proactive professional approach to problem-solving. Excellent oral and written communication skills necessary; proficiency in Word/Excel/Outlook, Adobe Creative Suite, and ArcGIS. Working knowledge of JavaScript/HTML/CSS web development a plus.



Title: Graphic Design Assistant
Department: Practice
Location: 320 Newbury St
Wage: $12 per hour
Supervisor: Ben Peterson - benjamin.peterson@the-bac.edu

Duties:
Assist in the coordination and curation of student and faculty work for exhibition in the 5th floor hall; assist in the documentation, maintenance, and editing of photographs, drawings, and images for publications related to CityLab, Community Practice, Gateway, and the Huxtable Fellowship; assist in the design of posters and flyers for Practice events, lectures, and visual content for course materials.
Qualifications:
Must be highly skilled in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign); excellent visual/graphic communication skills; critical thinking skills and self-directed work ethic required; Must be highly skilled in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign); excellent visual/graphic communication skills; critical thinking skills and self-directed work ethic required; thoughtful, collegial, and cheerful attitude preferred; unique design sensibilities highly valued. thoughtful, collegial, and cheerful attitude preferred; unique design sensibilities highly valued.