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.


To apply, email cover letter, resume and three professional references to Lacey Skorepa, 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.

None posted at this time.