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Two work study positions available at Parsons (Paid)

There are two work study positions available at Parsons: Project Assistant/Parsons/Civic Engagement and Research Assistant for Art & Design History and Theory course, “Homo-Normativity and the American Ideal”

The posting details can be found below. If you are looking for a work study placement and are interested in either position, please contact Prof. Anthony Whitfield at whitfiea@newschool.edu

Project Assistant/Parsons/Civic Engagement

Position Availability:
Position Title: Project Assistant/Parsons/Civic Engagement
Requisition Number: 0406071389

POSITION INFORMATION

Position Type: Student
Proposed Salary/Pay Range: $15 per hour

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Department: PSD/Dean’s Office
Job Family: Parsons The New School for Design
Contact(s): Anthony Whitfield
Contact phone/extension: 212 229 8950 x 4147
Contact email: whitfiea@newschool.edu
Departmental users with permission to access position information (include all departmental HMs and contacts accessing this position): Anthony Whitfield

POSTING TEXT

Position Responsibilities: The student will work with the Parsons Associate Dean fo Civic Engagement as a research assistant focused on the development of events and digital media that promote, publicize, document and facilitate activities undertaken by Parsons students and faculty that address social justice and civic engagement. The activities might include but are not limited to events and symposia, video productions, websites, social and print media.
Minimum Qualifications: Digital design, communications, and organizational skills are required. Problem solvers,creative thinkers and individuals with interest in social justice, civic engagement, diversity, and partnership building are appropriate for this position.
Preferred Qualifications: Strategic thinkers, and individuals with video production, web and communications design skills are desirable. Students with an interest in working on platforms that are cross-disciplinary an cross-divisional are encouraged to apply.
Work hours: M-F variable
Posting date: 10/01/2012
Closing date: 10/12/2012
Open Until Filled Yes

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Research assistant for Art & Design History and Theory course, “Homo-Normativity and the American Ideal”

Position Availability:
Position Title: Research assistant for Art & Design History and Theory course, “Homo-Normativity and the American Ideal”
Requisition Number:

POSITION INFORMATION

Position Type: Student
Proposed Salary/Pay Range: $17

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Department: PSD/Dean’s Office
Job Family: Parsons The New School for Design
Contact(s): Anthony Whitfield
Contact phone/extension: 212 229 8950 x 4147
Contact email: whitfiea@newschool.edu
Departmental users with permission to access position information (include all departmental HMs and contacts accessing this position): Anthony Whitfield

POSTING TEXT

Position Responsibilities: A research assistant is sought to assist in the development of “Homo-normativity and the American Ideal,” a course to be taught by Tony Whitfield in the spring of 2013. The course focuses on the role of queer designers on the notion of Americanism. To what extent did the creative output and thinking of a queer subcultures envision, shape, contribute to, structure, manifest or subvert aspirations, industries and behaviors in ways that in ways that challenge heteronormative standards. This research will also contribute to exhibition and publication proposals on this topic.
Minimum Qualifications: Background in interior design, architecture, communication design, illustration, decorative arts, art and history, and product design. Strong research and organizational skills. Interest in LGBTQ history and culture, American popular culture.
Preferred Qualifications: In addition to those listed above, strong digital design skills, information design, and innovative thinking about mining non-traditional research venues and media will be very desirable. Genuine interest in persistent and creative archival research is also highly useful in this position.
Work hours: M-F variable
Posting date: 10/01/2012
Closing date: 10/12/2012
Open Until Filled Yes