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The Weinberg College Media and Design Studio (MAD Studio) is one of the best places to work on campus. What is the MAD Studio? We're a technology hub in Weinberg College. We provide the expertise, facilities, and resources to enable a complete, modern, and technologically enhanced liberal arts education. One of the best things we do is to help students and instructors pursue multi-modal scholarship, online learning, and online expression through digital narratives: video, web, games, and apps. There are many opportunities to get involved with the MAD Studio, and our open positions are described below. Please note that all positions are for Northwestern University undergraduates only.

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aka "Lab Aide 3"
4–6 positions available Fall 2023.

  • Difficulty: 2/5 If you prefer to have a job that is a bit closer to study-study than work-study, this job is for you!
  • Experience: 1/5 No experience necessary! We will train you on policies and easy technical things that are essential to know.
  • Requirements: Must be an NU undergraduate student with a Federal Work-Study allotment for the 2023–2024 academic year.
  • Starting Salary: $14.10/hr (2023–24).

Work and make great friends at the Media and Design Studio as a Lab Aide 3 in beautiful Kresge Hall. Lab Aide 3s check out equipment and assist with troubleshooting basic computer problems for Humanities students and faculty in our sunny and open lab space. As one of the more visible locations in Kresge, Lab Aide 3s answer many questions about the building, including managing the lost and found — they are the public face for the department. Additional duties include cleaning of equipment and our labs after use. Perks include flexible hours (including nights and weekends), a technologically forward environment, and plenty of downtime available for studying.

All applicants will be contacted within 2 business days to schedule a 15-minute in-person interview between September 25-27, 2023. Positions and training begin as early as Monday, October 2.


aka "Lab Aide 4"

  • Difficulty: 4/5 In this job, most of the time you will be assigned design and/or programming tasks of varying difficulty. But there will be some downtime to learn new things.
  • Experience: 4/5 Candidates that have some experience with web design and/or programming are strongly preferred.
  • Requirements: Resume, technical interview, Northwestern University undergraduates only.

Lab Aide 4 assists the technical staff with management of the Macintosh computer labs: installing software, troubleshooting hardware & software problems and with web development tasks: designing/coding web pages using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other programming languages; creating/manipulating web graphics using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Starting at: $14.50/hour

1-2 spots available. Must be an NU undergraduate student with a Federal Work-Study allotment for the 2022–23 academic year.


aka "Aide 1: Copywriter"

  • Difficulty: 3/5 If you like to write, there's plenty of things to say. But staying accurate requires a research and meticulous work.
  • Experience: 3/5 If you've got some experience writing: school newspaper, a blog — even twitter, that's helpful!
  • Requirements: Writing sample (website) and/or writing sample (article) — can be spec or previous work, Northwestern University undergraduates only.

Copywriter Aide assists with creating and proofing written and visual media for departmental communications that keep NU faculty up to date on emerging technology trends education. Typical workload 8–10 hours per week, with project-based assignments. Starting at: $14.25/hour

1–2 positions available. Must be an NU undergraduate student with a Federal Work-Study allotment for the academic year.

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  1. provides customer service and troubleshooting help


    helps create courseware and support apps


    helps perfect the MAD Studio's social media presence