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Assistantship Clearinghouse

The Assistantship Clearinghouse lists assistantships available to graduate students at the University. Units wishing to post available assistantships may use the Assistantship Posting Form.
University of Illnois GSLIS and COE Research Assistantship - 25% percent

The ongoing Distributed Museum project seeks a graduate research assistant with skills and experience in researching and writing content for museum exhibitions and/or web pages, mobile applications and add-ons that involve museum-like interpretation.  The RA is also expected to compile information and work with other team members (faculty and graduate students) to create graphic/visual devices for the online shell.  Abilities to navigate and organize archival information, write for mixed audiences, fit new text into an existing framework, and communicate well within the team are essential.  Understanding of the principles of museum interpretation, hybrid virtual-physical museum formats, and web applications is preferred.

The UIUC Engineering and Technology Innovations Distributed Museum is a hybrid museum consisting of both locations and artifacts on campus, and virtual content (text, images, audio, maps).  It is organized as a website that presents numerous stories of innovation at the University of Illinois, and ties these stories to particular times, places, artifacts and distributed content.  The Distributed Museum shell creates “exhibits” accessible via physical tours as well as online.  Past project work involved developing templates and prototypes of the website, identifying and creating content for the “exhibits,” and evaluating limitations of the design.  Current project work focuses on increasing the topics/content covered by the museum and building additional website components that present innovation stories in visually more interesting and effective ways.

CIGI Graduate Assistantship - 20 hours/week percent

Hours: 20 hrs/week

Job Starting Time: Begins Immediately

Job Description:


This position plays a major role in the development and maintenance of the Resource Management Mapping Service Web application. (http://rmms.illinois.edu andhttp://rmms-server13.rmms.illinois.edu/RMMS-JSAPI/) This application contains customized geospatial tools, reports, and data integration from heterogeneous sources. Published REST data services and geoprocessing tools are also integrated. .Net proxy file is used for accessing resources secured with token based authentication.

Work will primarily be conducted using ESRI software on a windows-based environment.

Some travel to demonstrate the Web application to groups of public users may be involved.