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Student Assistant – Marketing and Communications Assistant


The Digital Worlds Institute (DW) in the College of the Arts seeks a student assistant to join the department as marketing and communications student assistant to aid in the creation and production of materials for the Institute’s student and alumni newsletters, website, and social media accounts. The ideal candidate would be able to develop innovative ways to build audiences, increase engagement, and create informative and entertaining content.

This position requires an onsite presence in the collaborative DW workspace in the Norman Gym Building during regular business hours, exact schedule to be determined (up to 20 hours weekly).

The University of Florida College of the Arts intends to be a transformative community, responding to and generating foundational shifts in the arts and beyond. As business and academic professionals, artists, scholars, advisors, and teachers, we, the staff of the College, embrace the complexity of our evolving human experience and seek to empower our colleagues, students, and faculty to respond to and shape that experience fearlessly through critical thinking, creativity, constructive questioning, and respectful dialogue. We seek a colleague who engages with openness and enthusiasm for the work and the mission of the college. We seek a colleague who co-creates a workplace that promotes pluralism, curiosity, viewpoint diversity, open discourse, and the well-being of all, while striving for professional and organizational improvement. We seek a colleague who identifies as a trusted steward of resources, balancing institutional requirements and the demand for innovative solutions.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.


  • Writing in-depth stories, blog posts, and long-form feature pieces on students, faculty, and alumni.
  • Communicating with students, faculty and alumni for story requests and interviews.
  • Proposing social media content ideas for social media platforms such as Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, X, and more.
  • Capturing photos and videos and assisting with Institute events and activities.
  • Developing graphics and editing video content for social media and other platforms.
  • Planning and creating a variety of content in-line with the Institute’s goals.
    Other duties as assigned by department.

This employment is offered to all students eligible to work on campus and will be employed by student Other Personnel Services (OPS). Students must have a minimum 2.0-grade point average to be considered for this position. Students are permitted to work up to 20 hours a week on a part-time basis.

The successful candidate will bring to the position:

  • Federal Work Study award preferred [valid Award Summary Page confirming Federal Work Study]
  • Experience working with Microsoft TEAMS and Google Drive to collaborate with department staff and faculty
  • Enrolled as a UF junior, senior, or graduate student in communications, journalism, public relations, or another related program.
  • Strong writing skills, with the ability to produce in-depth articles and stories, and consistently concise communications
  • Experience utilizing email marketing software, such as Mailchimp, Constant Contact, or Wix
  • Capacity to think critically, as well as an eye for detail and correctness
    Experience managing social media content
  • Basic video editing skills include trimming clips, adjusting brightness/contrast, adding transitions, inserting text overlays, and incorporating sound effects/music.
  • Experience utilizing basic graphic and video editing software, including Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Express, or Canva

Application Deadline: To ensure consideration, all application documents must be submitted by 11:55 PM on July 22, 2024.

Application Process: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida’s online application system. Online applications must include the following: (1) a curriculum vitae or resume; (2) cover letter; (3) writing sample; (4) Other selected work samples (photography, video, social media, website, design, writing, etc.) . The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call +1 (352) 392- 2477or the Florida Relay System at +1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.

DIGITAL WORLDS INSTITUTE: Digital Worlds Institute (DW) is an interdisciplinary institute that offers academic and research programs at the intersection of the arts, communications, and technology. Founded in 2001 as a partnership between the College of the Arts and the College of Engineering, DW has grown its initiatives across additional units including the Colleges of Education, Journalism & Communications, and the Health Sciences. DW offers both a graduate and an undergraduate program in Digital Arts & Sciences. By bringing together the diverse talents of UF faculty, students, and staff in a multifaceted collaborative environment, the Institute serves as a platform for interdisciplinary research and teaching that would not have occurred within the confines of any one college or department. Through the use of interactive tools and technologies, the Institute promotes transdisciplinary creativity across classrooms, continents, and cultures. For more information, visit

THE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS: The mission of the College of the Arts is to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. We achieve the university’s mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing their capacities for critical study, creative practice, and provocation. The College offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Approximately 1,700 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 130 faculty members in its three accredited schools— the School of Art + Art History, the School of Music, and the School of Theatre + Dance, and in the Center for Arts in Medicine, the Digital Worlds Institute, and the Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship. In addition, the college comprises the University Galleries, and the University level of the New World School of the Arts in Miami.

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA: The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land grant foundation, ranked one of the top five best public universities in the nation in U.S. News & World Report. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation and the world. Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit. UF is a graduate research institution with more than 50,000 students and membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Gainesville, which is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most livable cities, is located midway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Together, the University and the community comprise the educational, medical and cultural center of North Central Florida, with outstanding resources such as the University of Florida Performing Arts (Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Squitieri Studio Theatre, the Baughman Center, University Auditorium), the Harn Museum of Art, the Florida Museum of Natural History and in the community, the Hippodrome State Theatre and Dance Alive National Ballet.

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Listing Expires: June 13, 2024
Major(s): Advertising, Journalism, Media Production, Management, and Technology, Public Relations