Location: Third floor of the Wells Library, West tower, Suite W305
Evening / Weekend hours: No
Hours / week: 10 – 20
Start date: ASAP
Pay Rate: $10.60 / Hour (increase to $10.85/hour after one full semester of work)
Work Study: No
How to Apply: Contact Brian Richwine at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please use the subject line “Math eText Formatting Assistant”.
Job description: Join the editing team at the Assistive Technology and Accessibility Center (ATAC – atac.iu.edu) in their role of supporting students, faculty, and staff with disabilities to be successful at Indiana University. We work to make sure books, e-texts, and other course materials are accessible and usable for individuals with disabilities.
Successful candidates will learn about issues that determine a document’s accessibility, how to produce highly usable documents for readers with significant vision impairment, and how to convert inaccessible documents to an accessible format while supporting students in a higher education environment. Specifically, this job entails editing math equations in LaTex or MathType and describing images as part of a process that adapts textbooks and other course materials for use by students with vision impairments.
Note: For students who demonstrate outstanding editing skills, teamwork, and work ethic in this position, there will be an opportunity to be considered for a graduate assistantship position. The next open assistantship runs from August 2020 to May 2021, and includes tuition remission and a stipend.
Educational Background: Because we are often editing materials for advanced courses, we particularly interested in individuals with background in chemistry, foreign languages, law, accounting, linguistics, and/or mathematics (helpful, but not required).
Shift times: The ATAC’s normal office hours are M-F 8 AM – 6 PM. Must be able to work at least 10 hours a week during the ATAC’s office hours. The ideal candidate would work shifts of 2-4 hours.
Learn and master creating and editing accessible Microsoft Word STEM documents using LaTex and MathType
Must be able to efficiently describe images, charts, and tables to a high standard of English language proficiency according to Diagram Center’s Image Description guidelines: (http://diagramcenter.org/table-of-contents-2.html)
Must be prepared to take on various roles such as processing PDFs, editing eText, describing images, and captioning/describing video.
Track work and organize tasks in an Excel spreadsheet
Graduate students preferred; Undergraduates with GPA of 3.0 or above welcome to apply
Excellent verbal and written (typed) English language communication skills
Efficient and detail oriented
Working knowledge of MS Office applications, particularly Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Personable and enjoy working in a team environment
Able to work effectively and efficiently with a minimum of supervision
Available to work a minimum of two daytime shifts within the work week.