Date: Summer 2012
Title: Teaching Assistant
Teaching Assistants aid Faculty and staff with all aspects of the class or office they are assigned to. The class instructor or staff will determine the specific duties and assignments. Their responsibilities are to help students keep up with the curriculum, help groups of students when classes are divided, set up equipment and chemicals, make photocopies, and all relevant aspects of classroom management.
It is preferred that applicants must possess knowledge of photography—its history, techniques, and aesthetics and strong communication skills. To TA for digital, darkroom or lighting classes, Teaching Assistants must have the necessary technical skills to assist students and faculty. Certain responsibilities for classes with equipment may require heavy lifting.
Teaching Assistants have the benefit of having access to the School at ICP's facilities and are eligible for discounts on the usage of those facilities or for discounts on classes.
Anyone who has not been a TA at ICP must first work one term as an Office Teaching Assistant. The assignment requires around a 10-week commitment, although many assignments extend longer. A shift is 4–5 hours a week. Office TA's can work multiple shifts. Class Teaching Assistant's schedule is dependent on the course they are assisting. Our courses range from 10-week sessions that meet 3 hours per week, morning, afternoon, or evening; one-day seminars; 1–2 weekend workshops; and intensive weeklong seminars
Read about what it's like to be a teaching assistant at ICP.