The MIT Media Lab applies an unorthodox research approach to envision the impact of emerging technologies on everyday life. This research is supported by more than 80 member companies, including some of the world’s leading corporations, which provide the majority of the Lab’s approximately $50million annual operating budget. Businesses represented range from electronics to entertainment, life sciences to finance, and consulting to telecommunications.
The Research Guide will assist in managing the flow of visits, meetings, and tours in an office dedicated to developing new member companies and maintaining relationships with existing members. The Research Guide will have the opportunity to interact with high-level representatives from prominent companies, as well as visitors from government and foundations, and alumni of MIT and the Media Lab. The Research Guide will become familiar with the wide variety of research projects in the Lab and get to know faculty, researchers, and graduate students. This role is a great opportunity for a recent graduate interested in a first-hand look at one of the most innovative laboratories in the world.
- preparing customized agendas,
- coordinating registration,
- reserving rooms,
- greeting company representatives and introducing them to the Media Lab,
- conducting tours and escorting members through the Lab,
- help with arranging research demonstrations with researchers,
- arrange catering, set up and clean up.
This is a one-year appointment.
To apply, go to hr.mit.edu/careers and search for Job ID #17301.
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