• Intern, Lab Assistant / 实验室助理 (实习生)

    Posting Number 2019-5533
    Posted Date 7 months ago(1/14/2019 3:59 AM)
    Shanghai-IMA (Interactive Media Arts)
    NYU Shanghai (SH1002)
    Compensation Grade
    Academic Program Support
  • Position Summary

    The Emerging Media Program at NYU Shanghai and related majors are focused on exploring the expressive possibilities brought about by emerging forms of media, technology, and communication. Through a rigorous project-based curriculum Emerging Media students work with hardware and software to develop experimental physical and screen-based interactive works.


    The students, faculty, and staff of the Emerging Media Program depend on the smooth operation of our technology and lab spaces to do their work. The Lab Assistant will support all aspects of the Emerging Media Studio, equipment and resources under the supervision of the Studio and Technology Operations Manager, to ensure a safe, efficient, and productive lab environment.


    The Emerging Media Lab is mainly comprised of following spaces: the Main Studio, Classrooms, the Recitation Lab or “Lab Lab” as it is known, Equipment Center, Immersive Media Lab, Digital Fabrication Lab, Wood Shop, Digital Farm as well as various Teaching Prep Rooms, and Material Rooms.

    The role of Lab Assistant is to function as supporting lab users and ensure an efficient, continuous operation of labs as well as daily equipment maintenance.


    Under the supervision of Studio and Technology Operations Manager the main responsibilities of a Lab Assistant are:

    Studio Daily Operation Support (20%)

    • Support the daily operation of the Emerging Media Studio during routine hours, as well as occasional additional events.
    • Perform daily maintenance routines to ensure a safe, efficient, and productive lab environment.
    • Support daily requests from faculty and students.

    Equipment management and maintenance (30%)

    • Support of the Emerging Media Equipment Center, system, equipment and related resources, and ensure the protection of assets through oversight of regular inventory and maintenance. Equipment includes digital media equipment such as cameras and laptops, as well as hand tools, and electronic components, etc.
    • Report of the status of equipment and materials on a regular basis.
    • Responsibility for the service, maintenance, and inventory of all Emerging Media equipment on a regular basis.
    • Work with students and faculty in the training and use of equipment and resources.

    Program-Related Procurement (10%)

    • Assist in daily procurement needs.

    Classroom services (20%)

    • Assist in the daily maintenance of existing services and solutions (including classroom support, general equipment, etc.) as well as new services development.

    Community Communication (20%)

    • Work closely and cooperate with different departments as well as third party vendors to support / meet daily requirements of operations, courses, institutional asset management, etc. Eg. Facilities, IT, Finance, Asset Management, Procurement, vendors, etc.


    Required Education

    • Bachelor or Master’s Degree students

    Required Experience

    • Prior knowledge of related equipment and processes is seen as a plus, but not a must.
    • Prior education or working experience in a diverse multilingual environment

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Good communication abilities in Mandarin and English
    • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, Google Docs/Apps
    • High professional integrity, honesty and trust
    • Detail oriented and proficient at troubleshooting and problem solving
    • Multitasking and time management is a must
    • Strong sense of responsibility, good organization, and coordination abilities
    • Ability to provide good service to students and faculty
    • Demonstrates motivation, drive and initiative in a busy working environment
    • Easy going and engaged

    Additional Information

    The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion.


    The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion.


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