Graduate Studies

Assistantship Positions

Please note: Assistantship positions are intended to complement the student’s program of study and a rationale may be required from the hiring department if the two are not clearly connected. Also, positions listed below may have already been filled. It is the student's responsibility to verify availability with the hiring departments.

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Graduate Assistantship - 1 position available
Figge Art Museum (Quad Cities campus) - Fall 2024/Spring 2025/Summer 2025
Digital Content Assistant

The position of Graduate Assistant for Digital Content is responsible for directly assisting the Figge Art Museum's Marketing & Communications department, including but not limited to, media relations and marketing with design, creation, development, and production of all multimedia projects.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • creation of social media graphics and captions
  • event photography and short-form video content creation for social media
  • producing, filming, and editing video content, including features, interviews, highlight packages, and commercials for the museum and social media
  • distribution of printed marketing materials
  • other duties as assigned

This position requires the ability to work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends.

Applicant must be fully accepted into a graduate program at Western Illinois University prior to applying to the position.

Application:

To apply, email cover letter, resume and three professional references to Lacey Skorepa, lskorepa@figgeartmuseum.org. Review of applications will begin June 1, 2024 and will continue until position is filled. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience in the position applied for. All application materials must be submitted to be considered for the position.


Graduate Student Employment Positions - Non-Assistantship

The below positions are employment opportunities for graduate students but are not assistantship positions. They do not come with a tuition waiver nor follow the eligibility requirements of assistantships.


House Director - Delta Zeta
Macomb, IL

Chapter Information:

Delta Zeta (Epsilon Omicron chapter) is one of five sororities at Western Illinois University. We were founded at WIU in 1946. We share a common purpose: to make life fuller, more meaningful, more rewarding. Within Delta Zeta, we call it enriching. To our members, it is the promise of friendship, personal development, and opportunity. To the community, we are valued citizens deeply committed to making a difference where we live. Our promise to our Sorority and our commitment to enrich the world are for a lifetime.

Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • To check in residents each semester, issue keys, secure Security Deposit/Room Inventory Form within twenty-four (24) hours of check-in and secure personal data cards.
  • To act as the House host and enforce the rules and regulations of the Sorority, including but not limited to the no-alcohol policy, male visitors, pets, smoking, etc. These rules apply to the House Director as well as the members.
  • Work closely with and communicate regularly with the House Manager.
  • To review and record all invoices for purchases an employee has made and has been authorized to make, and to turn them over to the National Housing Corporation (NHC) for payment. Must be prepared to send the list to NHC upon request.
  • To reside in the the Sorority Chapter House (the "House") at all times that the chapter members are present. Time off may be requested through NHC up to one weekend per month. In addition, time off is given during break periods during the academic year (Thanksgiving, Winter Break, Spring Break)
  • To report any major physical or structural problems of the House immediately to NHC.
  • To check out residents, secure keys, visually inspect the resident's room and review the Security Deposit/Room Inventory Form as filled out at the time of check-in.

Qualifications:

  • Currently or planning to be enrolled in a graduate program at Western Illinois University - Macomb campus
  • Ability to live in the sorority house for the duration of your program
  • Strong multitasking skills
  • Interest working with undergraduate students
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with or interest in sorority and fraternity life
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to mediate disagreements

Compensation:

  • A stipend from NHC equating to $174.80 every 2 weeks while school is in session
  • Private Room and bathroom within the  Delta Zeta Chapter House - includes wifi and utilities

Hours Per Week:

Varies based on projects and time of year.

Application:

Please contact Ashley Katz, ae-katz@wiu.edu, for more information or with questions.