Job Posting: NCSU Libraries Innovation Studio Graduate Extension Assistantship

NCSU Libraries Innovation Studio Graduate Extension Assistantship

The Innovation Studio GEA is a 15 hour a week position situated in the Libraries’ Learning Spaces & Services department, which manages the Libraries’ Makerspace and Digital Media programs, the newly-minted Virtual Reality Studio, and more. The Libraries are developing a new interactive learning space, the Innovation Studio, set to open after a renovation of D.H. Hill Library is completed in 2020. The Innovation Studio will be part teaching space, part interactive exhibit showcasing innovations at NCSU and will both demonstrate and utilize emerging technologies such as augmented/mixed reality, machine learning, projection mapping, and the Internet of Things.

The Innovation Studio GEA, reporting to the Head of Making & Innovation Studio, will focus on:

  • visually communicating the Libraries’ vision for the Innovation Studio
  • designing, prototyping and deploying interactive exhibits and experiences in the D.H. Hill Library Makerspace, Hunt Library Technology Showcase, and elsewhere
  • developing a design language for the project, including things like visual identity, grid systems, signage/content templates, and UX patterns
  • providing visual design and technical expertise in collaboration with library staff, NCSU students and faculty, and others to develop ideas and content into interactive stories and experiences
  • training library colleagues and teaching workshops for the NCSU community on design and technology topics
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The GEA will work closely with peers in Learning Spaces & Services and other library departments including the External Relations team, which includes in-house designers, photographers, and content creators.

Opportunities:

  • Work in a dynamic, forward-thinking, user-centered organization
  • Collaborate with talented content creators, technical experts, and service providers
  • Develop portfolio of design assets and interactive experiences deployed in a real environment with a large and diverse user base
  • Build on the existing strengths of the NCSU Libraries in technology and user experience

Qualifications

The student selected for this assistantship should demonstrate advanced graphic and user experience design skills, an ability to work independently and in a flexible team environment, and technical expertise in areas such as: interactive media, web applications, data visualization, and immersive environments. This assistantship is open to all College of Design graduate students enrolled for the 2018-19 school year.

Application Process

To apply, please complete the form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSevPtlYsj723IzaMrQGyU-bMc6fONMJBSYiVWXwSwDYfH6ueA/viewform?usp=send_form

The form asks for candidates to submit a resume, cover letter, and portfolio (online and/or PDF). Applications will be accepted until Monday, March 19th at 11:59 PM. 
If you have any questions or difficulty submitting materials, please contact Adam Rogers (asroger2@ncsu.edu).