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Employment Opportunities for Students

Student EmploymentDETS has student employment opportunities year round. We are always looking for students who are interested in broadcasting, video production and engineering, and working with us is a great way for Engineering students to sit in on upper level classes. However, being an Engineering major, or having experience in the skills listed above is not required to work for us, full training is provided.

Available positions are listed below. If you have any questions or would like to set up an interview, please contact us at 301-405-4907.

To apply for a position with us please click on the application link below. To set up an interview contact Katie Truedson at 301-405-0031 or ktruedso@umd.edu Please bring your completed application and hours of availability with you. Apply Now!

Office Assistant

Office Assistants perform general office duties such as answering phones, copying, filing, and running errands. In addition, they distribute course materials and fill-in for Technical Directors on occasion. Office Assistants are also responsible for coordinating all incoming and outgoing shipping, some account and budget tracking and may be asked to supervise other student employees.

  • Full training provided
  • Required: Dependability and strong communication skills
  • Preferred: Clerical experience
  • Starting Pay: $8.00 an hour

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Technical Director (TD)

Technical Directors operate the video equipment used to broadcast courses, provide technology support to faculty, and facilitate distance students’ learning experience. TDs can work anywhere from 2—20 hours per week.

  • Full training provided
  • Required: Dependability and punctuality
  • Preferred: Interest or experience in video production
  • Starting Pay: $8.00 an hour

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Multimedia Assistant

The Engineering Technician fulfills technical responsibilities including the operation of broadcast and duplication equipment, digital capture equipment, assisting clients and faculty, monitoring program quality, filling in for other positions as needed as well as other duties as assigned. This person would work in the evenings and would assist and report to the Coordinator.

  • Full training provided
  • Required: At least 2 semester experience as a Technical Director. Dependability, strong communication skills and a mature work ethic. Must be able to work 2 evenings a week from 4—10pm
  • Preferred: Interest or experience in broadcasting/TV/engineering/distance education
  • Starting Pay: $12.91 an hour

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Minimum Hours

We would like students who apply with us to be able to work a minimum of 6 hours a week in order to give us more flexibility with scheduling. However, students can work a maximum of 20 hours per week if the hours fit in with our schedule.

Raises

Each student is eligible for up to a $0.50 an hour increase per semester. Raises are based on merit and skill and are given at the discretion of the supervisor.

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