Captioning and Transcription Service Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)

Graduate Research Assistant
Captioning and Transcription Service
University of Texas Libraries
The University of Texas at Austin

One (1) position available

POSITION AVAILABLE: January 16, 2018. Position is subject to renewal each semester.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Sunday, hours are flexible but prefer a Saturday shift and a weekday evening shift from 4pm – 8pm, after training is complete.


  • Provide support to Captioning Service Manager and Coordinator, by managing undergrad student staff, reviewing caption files, providing status updates and tracking projects.  During weekend and evening shifts, will be sole supervisor for undergrad staff.
  • Working with program manager, perform analyses on current workflows and help develop and implement improvement.
  • Perform exploratory research on new captioning/transcription tools and technologies. Document findings and facilitate implementation as appropriate.
  • Other projects based on skill and interest.


  • Graduate student in School of Information, School of Fine Arts, Moody College of Communication or related college or school.  
  • Enrolled in at least nine [9] semester hours during long session and three [3] during Summer session.
  • Supervising experience
  • Impeccable mastery of English grammar, spelling and spoken language; very keen eye for detail.


  • Experience working with digital video editing, encoding, and captioning.
  • Familiarity with web technologies
  • Strong Excel or Google Sheets skills.
  • Familiar with web and media accessibility concepts and assessment tools.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Standard office conditions. Regular indoor work environment.

SALARY:  $1,063 per month. In-state tuition. Some benefits apply. TRB is not available for this position.

APPLICANT INSTRUCTIONS:  Interviews will begin immediately.  Interested candidates should submit, via e-mail, a letter of interest, resume, contact information for three references, and SPRING 2018 class schedule to:

 Daniel Jacobs -Captioning and Transcription Service Manager
University of Texas Libraries
The University of Texas at Austin

**This position is security sensitive.  A conviction verification will be conducted on the graduate student selected.**

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