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Research Assistant Opportunity: Parsons

Parsons The New School for Design is looking for a student/research assistant to build a WordPress platform and film/edit interviews.

Job Description:

This research focuses on exploring the intersections between technology, cultural identity and creativity. This study combines the connectivity of a small community with the resources of a big city in a series of comparative, qualitative, case study, quasi-experimental projects. Through experimentation, workshops and “skill share” exploration, the research investigates how resources, environment, and craftsmanship impact one’s discipline, industry, or profession—in this case, fashion design practices. The first phase of this research consists of interviews and studio visit of different artists/artisans/designers in New York city. The student will recognize the importance of collaboration by witnessing how traditional craftsmanship interlaced with technology in the production and creation of fashion can benefit humanity, society, and the environment, when tools and savoir-faire are exchanged.


  • Recording data through video and photography. 
• Create manage/Post website content to online platform for the project (Blue host, WordPress)
• Filming/editing of various interviews in NYC.
• Book/manage equipment reservations for interviews (Newschool equipment center).
• Facilitate gathering of materials and data for various projects and reports; and organize spreadsheets (Excel).

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • This role would suit an MA Media Studies, MA Design and Technology, or a graduate student from another division of The New School with knowledge of filming & Editing. 
• Should be proficient with creation of websites/online platforms. (Word Press/HTML )

The job pays $17/hr, and you must be available at least 2-4 hours a week.

Here is the link for the position.