A Lab Worker is responsible for many tasks during their shifts each quarter. They are responsible for items such as cleaning and maintenance of the labs, troubleshooting and repairing PC's and networking equipment, checking out of equipment to students, class lab preparation, sign-offs and many other activities. Additionally, lab workers may be assigned to "teams" and be responsible for maintenance, upgrades, modifications and creation of the various lab infrastructure(s). Lab Workers learn many skills and are a vital part of the running of the labs for student use.
Hiring is done each quarter and normally interviews are performed during the last 2 weeks of each quarter for the next quarter. Open positions are entirely dependent upon:
Students interested in becoming a lab worker should have the following skills and knowledge.
Additionally, students should have a recommendation from NSSA faculty or current lab workers to demonstrate they have the requisite skills. Pay scale is from $7.10 - $10.50 an hour.
Each year, the networking labs supports 2 - 3 co-op positions in the labs. These positions are primarily for ComSec and IST students. During the summer, the labs are extremely busy preparing for the new school year. We will normally during the course of the summer create new or update images for each lab, move PC's for cascade and receive new computers in, modify infrastructure (previously we implemented PXE boot, built labs, added imaging and network lines, etc.), and many other tasks. This is an excellent opportunity for students to receive practical knowledge in their chosen fields and receive co-operative education credit at the same time. Pay Range is $11 - $13 an hour.
Teaching Assistants are a vital assistant to faculty and a department. Teaching Assistants are determined each quarter and are dependent upon class offerings and enrollments. Teaching Assistants work 6 hours a week of which 2 are during a class lab, 2 are for grading and 2 are during lab open hours for student sign-offs, student questions and basic tutoring. Under the instruction of a faculty member, a Teaching Assistant will provide support and assistance to students during a class lab for completion of student activities.
Students who are considered for a Teaching Assistant position each quarter must meet the following qualifications:
Teaching Assistant positions are only available on a semester to semester basis, although whenever possible we try to keep current TA's until graduation. Returning as a TA for the next semester is dependent upon many factors including Department needs, student availability, faculty and student reviews of work performance, etc. Pay Range is $10 - $12 an hour.
To apply, send your resume and cover letter 2 weeks before semester end to Ann.Warren@rit.edu with a subject line of the position you are interested in for the IST Labs or Dave Emlen firstname.lastname@example.org for Computing Security Positions.