Student Employment

The groups below take a special interest in helping student employees acquire new creative and technical skills that can also be invaluable in your academic and career development. A student’s training and skill advancement are also recognized in determining their compensation.

A student advisor provides advice and orientation to a user in Audio Studio A - one of the most advanced audio production studios in any university in the U.S.

Student employees with advanced skills regularly provide guidance and training to users in the highly specialized studios and technologies available in the DC.

Updated: October 5th, 2021 – Open positions in:
– Digital Media Commons Administration
– Duderstadt Center Facilities Services
– Ground Connections (DMC)


The AAEL (Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library) in the Duderstadt Center is a unit of the U-M Library. For general information on job postings for students, visit the U-M Library-wide “Job Postings for Students“. Active postings that may include the AAEL location are here (requires U-M login): “Student Employment Opportunities”


CAEN (Computer-Aided Engineering Network) is the College of Engineering’s central provider of information technology services. CAEN offers both entry-level and advanced employment opportunities for students, including those with work-study awards, and welcome students from all U-M schools and colleges. Each position offers on-the-job training, and allows interested and committed students to attain positions of increasing responsibility. For more info and a list of open positions see our page: Student Employment at CAEN


Digital Media Commons Administration. The Digital Media Commons (DMC) provides staff and resources to support several enhanced-technology labs and studios in the James and Anne Duderstadt Center. The DMC Administrative Team reports to the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic innovation and provides overall business and operations management for the Duderstadt Center .

Job Title: Duderstadt Center Student Ambassador (listing may read “Library Assistant D“)

  • Job ID: 65606 – for more info and application: Student Employment Opportunities Job ID 6131 (U-M login required)
  • Posting Date: October 5th, 2021, until all positions are filled
  • Four (4) open positions
  • 15 hours per week
  • The DMC is seeking qualified Student Ambassadors to work at the Welcome Desk in the front lobby of the Duderstadt Center. This job will likely include evening and weekend shifts. Responsibilities include:
    • Ensure all those entering the building acknowledge U-M Covid-19 requirements and have a valid entry in the ResponsiBlue system.
    • Assist patrons with directional and general questions about the Duderstadt Center, etc.
    • Answer the telephone, referring calls when necessary.
    • Confirm reservations and check out room keys for the Duderstadt Center.
    • Track information regarding questions asked.

The Emerging Technologies Group (DMC) provides support for 3D visualization technology and extended reality development infrastructure and services in the Duderstadt Center, and operates the Visualization Studio, MiDEN, and MoCap Studio. ETG also provides workshops, training, one-on-one consulting, and applications development to support student and faculty coursework and projects. Depending on our project portfolio we hire student developers, 3D artists, designers, and IT specialists to work alongside our professional staff in Augmented/Mixed/Virtual Reality projects.

There are no current job openings.


The Facilities Services team, Duderstadt Center, provides staff to support building daily operations. They provide direct logistical support for events, staff the loading dock and shipping and receiving areas, and oversee space planning and capital improvements. They work closely with other campus units who provide security, health and safety, custodial services, and building mechanical equipment.

Job Title: Maintenance Mechanic

  • Job ID: 6131 – for more info and application: Student Employment Opportunities Job ID 6131 (U-M login required)
  • Posting dates: September 30 through October 30, 2021
  • 10 to 20 hours per week
  • Assist the Facilities Assistant with day-to-day operations at the loading dock, perform daily rounds inspections, room set-ups for meetings and events, moving and maintenance tasks, perform some data entry and assist with developing reports.T ypical hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with occasional after-hours and/or weekend hours.  This position’s hours would be afternoons.

Ground Connections (DMC) provides programmatic, technical and administrative support for Groundworks, the Fabrication Studio, the Design Studio, the Gallery and more. Student Consultants bring diverse perspectives to our program and learn to advise users, support classes, develop training and certification material, steward equipment, and even lead new projects. They provide high-quality customer service while gaining valuable working knowledge of many of the DC’s creative resources.

Job Title: Student Consultant (one position consulting across multiple service points)

  • posted August 17, 2021
  • Ground Connections consultants support students and faculty members using the DMC’s technologies. As a member of the cadre, you will develop your customer service skills while learning to work at each of the following service locations: the Fabrication Studio, Groundworks Media Lab, the Gallery, the Multimedia Workrooms, the Personal Studio, and Design Lab 1.
  • More info and application: Student Employment Opportunities Job ID 66002 (U-M login required)

Media & Studio Arts Group (DMC) provides programmatic, technical and administrative support for audio and video productions in the Duderstadt Center’s Video Studio, Audio Studios, MultiMedia Rooms and the Personal Studio. If you are interested in working and learning in a highly creative, fast-paced and challenging environment alongside talented professionals, faculty and students.

There are no current job openings.


The XR Initiative is a major program of the Center for Academic Innovation (CAI) and partners with CAEN and the ETG staff to support academic applications of extended reality technologies to strengthen the quality of a Michigan education, cultivate an interdisciplinary scholarly community of practice at Michigan, and enhance a nationwide network for academic innovation. Information on student jobs across all CAI programs is here (select the “Student Opportunities” tab): CAI Career Opportunities


See also: U-M Student Employment Office