The art student's dream work-study job.
Art Department Secretary (Former Employee) – New Rochelle, NY – February 19, 2014
This experience was an Art Department work study job at the first college I attended. I never had an issue with any of the tasks or demands presented to me. In nature, the job was very laid back but rewarding for the soul.
On a typical day, I would fetch mail for the Art Department faculty, creating signs for visiting artist lectures or student exhibits, organizing art work for display in the hallways, assisting with installation of art work in 3D spaces, assembling or installing shelves, or sorting slides the professors used for their classes.
I would often be in the office alone with my music. If all professors were holding class, I would be their ambassador for visitors, students, and other faculty looking to book appointments with whomever.
The hardest part of the job was being in the middle of professor-politics. Some tasks would often be argued as more important than another professor's tasks. I was always able to modify my list of priorities, so it was a quickly resolved issue.
Due to the many tasks that involved leaving the office, I loved the amount of fresh air I encountered. My favorite part of the job, though, was sorting slides in the slide library. This was always beneficial because I often handled slides from my own classes and therefore found extra and unintentional study time.
flexible hours, art-based, total autonomy
politics, tiny offices