The following job descriptions are provided as a guide to a variety of ATLAS positions. It is not a listing of currently open positions. Applicants interested in openings in the ATLAS Institute may check this page or contact cuatlas@colorado.edu.

The CU Boulder and the ATLAS Institute are committed to sustaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive academic setting and welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds whose work and experience will contribute to that effort. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. 

Staff and Faculty

Each semester, the ATLAS Institute engages lecturers to teach a variety of courses to undergraduate and graduate students in areas surrounding engineering, creative technology and design. Lecturers are highly valued members of the ATLAS Institute and participate in academic community activities beyond classroom teaching.

The title of Lecturer is given to individuals who teach on a course-by-course basis. Lecturers generally teach a particular course or courses for which they are qualified and have graduate degrees and/or advanced experience in their profession or field of expertise.

Compensation ranges from $7,500 to $8,500 per course, depending on the teaching assignment, qualifications, and semester the course is taught.

Examples of topics our lecturers teach include: 

  • Big Data Architecture
  • Computational Foundations 
  • Physical Computing 
  • User Interface and User Experience (UI/UX)

Lecturers are not permanent employees; appointments are made for one or more semester(s). Lecturers are eligible for employee sick leave earned monthly on a prorated basis. For more information and open opportunities for permanent faculty positions, please visit CU Boulder Jobs.

All permanent staff openings are listed on the Search Jobs page of the CU Boulder Jobs website.  While searching, enter ATLAS as a keyword. More general information is available on the CU Careers website.

ATLAS Student Assistant Positions

Each semester, the ATLAS Institute engages hourly student assistants to fill a variety of roles. We encourage interested students to email us cuatlas@colorado.edu.

Undergraduate Work Schedule and Hours

Undergraduate student work schedule is set by your supervisor. Students are limited to no more than 25 hours per week during the academic year. During the summer students can work up to 40 hours per week if approved by their supervisors.

Student Employment Hiring Guidelines

Student employment hiring guidelines and procedures for the Boulder Campus can be found on the University of Colorado website. Furthermore, Student Employment publishes annual handbooks for both on-campus employers and off-campus work-study employers.

Student Assistant Positions

  • Assisting students in courses. 
  • Students who have taken the course previously are preferred 

Apply for Fall 2021 Positions

  • Manage students and assist with questions / homework help in the BTU Lab
  • Maintain lab including: Reorder, stock supplies, clean and troubleshoot lab equipment and general cleaning 
  • Teach workshops and facilitate with others teaching workshops
  • Administer orientations and train laser masters
  • Create content for the lab including social media, documentation, posters and projects
  • Assist in maintaining culture creating a welcoming, inclusive and diverse lab environment

CTD Ambassadors are tasked with representing the CTD undergraduate programs in a variety of ways, and are seen as knowledgeable resources for the ATLAS Institute and the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Ambassadors provide tours of the ATLAS Institute, connect with perspective CTD students, and participate in a wide variety of events.

  • Update ATLAS website
  • Curate and post social media
  • Take photographs and record video
  • Promote upcoming shows in the B2 Center for Media, Arts and Performance
  • Promote ATLAS Speaker Series events
  • Post ATLAS events to campus calendar
  • Edit stories and posts for website
  • Photo and video editing
  • Graphic design
  • Support ATLAS Expo and similar institute events
  • Upload and maintain videos on Vimeo and YouTube
  • Support email marketing

  • check-out of materials
  • answering email and phone
  • answering student and visitor questions
  • cleaning and organization
  • general equipment setup and maintenance
  • assisting with events hosted at ATLAS

All students are expected to learn all aspects of live performance production including lighting, audio, video projection, stage management, house management, and camera operation.  While students become skilled in all of these areas, it’s expected that each student will choose one or two areas to master. All positions include cleaning up/strike, mopping the floor, taking out trash, etc.

Lighting

  • Hanging and focusing stage lights while on the grid
  • Programming the lighting control console
  • Keeping the grid clean, safe, and in order
  • Replacing lamps in lighting instruments
  • Ensuring that all lighting circuits in use have an operable dimmer

Audio

  • Setting up microphones for recording sessions
  • Placing speakers according to the sound plot
  • Cueing recorded audio for playback
  • Mixing on the audio console

Projection

  • Mounting and focusing projectors
  • Learning the software QLab and other video sequencing software
  • Troubleshooting video lines
  • Maintaining projectors/replacing lamps

Stage Management

  • Maintain clear communication with the producing artist and tech crew
  • Complete to do checklist at top of show
  • Ensure everyone has what they need, everything is operational
  • Maintain communication with the house manager

House Management

  • Ensure that the theater is safe and free of hazards
  • Maintain a seat count
  • Enforce fire code and capacity limits
  • Receive tickets if needed/count audience
  • Monitor the entrance for late comers/folks who need to leave
  • Help people find available seats.

Camera Operation

  • Know all aspects/features of the camera you’re using
  • Discuss shots with the artists and stage manager
  • Set up and focus wide-angle camera if used
  • Provide digital SD card of footage to Production Manager at the end of the show.

 

ATLAS also hires temporary positions on occasion. These positions will be posted here.