Graduate Studies


Assistantship Positions

Please note: Assistantship positions are intended to complement the student’s program of study and a rationale may be required from the hiring department if the two are not clearly connected. Also, positions listed below may have already been filled. It is the student's responsibility to verify availability with the hiring departments. Should a student wish to have the assistantship application materials on file in the Graduate School sent to a department outside of their academic program, they must submit the request form (wiu.edu/graduate_studies/current_students/forms/GARequesttoDept.pdf)

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University Bands and Choirs; Coordinator, Digital Marketing – Fall 2016

University Bands and Choirs are seeking a full time (20hrs/week) Graduate Assistant for the Fall 2016 term, renewable up to 4 semesters.  The GA will help create a presence to promote the departments' programs to a national audience through the collection and dissemination of creative video and photographic images, updating daily activities on social media, designing advertisements/recruiting materials for mail outs, and the creation/editing of videoboard movie trailers for athletic bands and concert ensemble announcements.

Necessary skills include a creative flair for marketing/advertising as well as requisite skills in Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere.

To have your assistantship application materials sent to be reviewed for this position, please complete and submit the request form wiu.edu/graduate_studies/current_students/forms/GARequesttoDept.pdf to the Graduate School. Please note that the contact person's signature is required on this form.

Contact person: Dr. Mike Fansler (mj-fansler@wiu.edu) 309/298-1505