The Digital Learning and Media Center (DLMC) hires student consultants annually to provide support for the center.

Job Description

A student Media Mentor helps guide a student through the use of an application in the DLMC

The Digital Learning and Media Center (DLMC) is located on level five of Case Library. With 20 Macintosh workstations loaded with media editing software, the facility is staffed with knowledgeable student media consultants from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., offering one-on-one assistance to students, faculty, and staff in the use of media creation hardware and software.

The pay rate is competitive and students are paid for an average of 8-10 hours per week.

In addition to demonstrating strong digital media creation and editing aptitude, we are seeking courteous, service-oriented students who have effective communications skills in working with people. Other skills involve attention to detail and patience.

If you are interested in applying, please bear in mind:

  • Rising sophomores (current first-year students) and/or students having taken Film & Media Studies and Art courses are especially encouraged to apply, although students from all majors are welcome to apply.
  • You must be able to work at least five evening hours each week of the semester, excluding breaks.

Because training is provided, you do not have to know everything about media technology, nor plan to be an art major or film and media studies minor in order to apply. Rather, you must have a real interest and passion for media creation and editing.

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The position will be posted on the Student Employment portal in mid-March.

Application Materials

Complete an application cover sheet listing the names of three faculty references.

Download cover sheet

Submit a well-written 500 to 600-word essay that describes:

  • Why you would like to be a Media Mentor
  • What you hope to gain from the experience
  • How you expect to contribute to the program and your fellow students
  • The digital media software titles that you are most comfortable with and how you have used the software.

If you have limited digital media software experience, explain why you think you have the aptitude to learn and help others learn.

Digital media spans a broad range of media: image, video, audio, photography, newsletters, web pages, motion graphics, etc. Your work should be saved and submitted on a USB thumb drive. The thumb drive will be returned after the review process.

An official or unofficial academic transcript from the registrar.

How to Submit

Application materials should be submitted as a hard-copy, sealed application packet. Submissions may be dropped off at the DLMC desk on the top floor of Case-Geyer Library.

Application materials should not be submitted by email.

Invitations for personal interviews will be extended to those who best fit the selection criteria.