Temporary Employee, Technology Assistant

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Detroit, MICHIGAN
Job Type: FullTime

Posting Number
Position Title
Temporary Employee, Technology Assistant  
Number of Vacancies
01 - University Libraries  
Primary Department
H0106-Public Services  
Essential Functions (Job Duties)
The Technology Assistant is responsible for assisting users in the Technology Bunker and Vault on a variety of technology needs. Working in the Public Services and Discovery Services Teams under the supervision of the Librarian II who manages both spaces, the Part Time technology assistant supports the integration of innovation to develop new modes of library services using immersive technologies, including 3D printing and design, game design, electronics, and virtual reality. This position works collaboratively with Discovery Services, and a wide range of library units, as well as the Wayne State and Detroit communities.
Essential Job Functions:
- Assists lab users, provide user consultations, workshops, information sessions, and working hands-on with the equipment.
- Monitors emerging technologies with an eye toward applications in educational settings.
- Develops partnerships with students, staff, faculty, and the community to build a network of technology researchers, developers, learners, and organizations and/or committees.
- Creates technology based education, and educational tools based on relevant user insights, research, and testing.
- Other duties as assigned.
Unique Duties
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work well with a team, and individuals.
- Working knowledge of computers.
- Desire to work with, and learn technology.
- At least one year of experience working in a customer service and/or academic environment.
- Personal and/or professional development in technology/computing
Preferred Qualifications
- Usability testing, software and technology experience.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to learn quickly and work in a fast-paced environment.
- Attention to detail.
- Dependable and reliable.
- Bachelor degree or some college level coursework
Testing Requirements
Not Applicable  
Test Scheduling
Working Conditions
Job Type
Temporary Full-Time  
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Reposting Reason:
None (New Posting)  

Background Check Requirements
University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting to work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.  
Instructions for submitting your application:
submit application via WSU's Online Hiring System  
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