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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: 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.


Title: Academic Services Office Assistant I  
Department: Academic Services
Location: 320 Newbury St
Wage: $11 per hour
Supervisor: Rebecca Chabot-Wieferich - rebecca.wieferich@the-bac.edu

Duties:
Maintain filing systems for the Academic Advising Department; shred confidential documents; copying; assisting with special projects; assisting Academic Advisors with general office duities as needed; greet and assist visitors to the office.
Qualifications:
Working knowledge of MS Outlook and Microsoft Office, Ability to multitask, prioritize and problem solve; Polite and professional manner; General office experience.

Title: CNC Operator 
Department: CNC and Woodshop
Location: 320 Newbury St
Wage: $14 per hour
Supervisor: Kyle Sturgeon - kyle.sturgeon@the-bac.edu

Duties:
Train for operation and maintenance of the CNC and its software; Serve as CNC Operator with consistent hours to operate the CNC for student projects; Continue to develop student resources and manage student appointments; Perform research and development toward CNC fabrication; Attend bi-monthly meetings with supervisor.
Qualifications:
Attention to detail, high regard for safety, well organized, detail oriented, self motivated. Experience using 3D modeling or Partworks software, experience with construction or making and exhibit high care for craft.



Title: Thesis Asisstant
Department: Thesis
Location: 951 Boylston St
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.  This individual should be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Photoshop and InDesign; CAD and Sketch-Up skills are a plus.  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:
Familiarity with Microsoft Office, CAD, Sketch-Up, Graphic Design, see above.

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. Applicants must bring their portfolio to the interview.



Title: Office Asisstant
Department: Student Services
Location: 951 Boylston St
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.

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. Availability on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays preferred.