Project Assistants help an individual professor with a research project or work in the Visual Resources Collection (slide room). Duties and requirements vary according to the particular position. Most appointments are in the 33-75% range. Besides a stipend, fringe benefits such as health insurance and tuition remission are also included. The department and individual professors must post notices announcing the position and detailing the requirements; students apply directly to the individual faculty members or unit heads, who have complete discretion to hire whom they wish.
All assistantships (except Research Assistantships) are governed by the Agreement between the State of Wisconsin and the Teaching Assistants Association. For full details, students should consult the printed Agreement. Students are free and indeed encouraged to apply for Assistantships outside the Art History Department.