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%)
Equipment management and maintenance (30%)
Program-Related Procurement (10%)
Classroom services (20%)
Community Communication (20%)
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities