Position Available: Student Geospatial Support (Undergraduate) — Filled!

This position has been filled!

Job Title Student Geospatial Support
Location Twin Cities
Regular/Temporary Regular
Job ID 339167
Job Code 2226
Empl Group Student Insurance Eligible
Full/Part Time Part-Time

Special Notice for COVID-19

The UMN has suspended hiring for most positions. However, we will continue hiring for positions critical to the University’s mission and operations at this time. Applications are being accepted for this position and you are encouraged to apply. In-person interviews are suspended indefinitely and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the University of Minnesota.

About the Department

The Polar Geospatial Center (PGC) at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities provides geospatial support, mapping, and GIS/remote sensing solutions to researchers and logistics groups in the polar science community. We collaborate with scientists around the world to complete their research goals in a safe, timely, and efficient manner by providing a service which most groups do not have the resources or expertise to complete. Our goal is to introduce new, state-of-the-art techniques from the geospatial field to effectively solve problems in the least mapped places on Earth.

We are located on the University of Minnesota Saint Paul campus.

About the Job

Geospatial Support Assistant- Undergraduate
Polar Geospatial Center

1) assisting staff and polar researchers from other institutions in obtaining and manipulating imagery, (50%);
2) creating custom maps and data products, (20%)
3) manipulating and editing geographic datasets (20%), and
4) managing long-term mapping and data storage projects with other student assistants (10%).

Position schedule: A minimum of 10 hrs/week (25%), up to 20hrs/week (50%). Possibility to increase hours during breaks and over summer. This position will begin remote until broad University activities resume, after which the work location will be on the St. Paul campus. Hardware for remote work will be provided as necessary.


  • Undergraduate enrolled at UMN for the semester(s) while employed;
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and multitask;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently as well as with others.
  • Focus in GIS, Geography, Remote Sensing, Cartography, Imagery Analysis, or Computer Science;
  • Familiarity with spatial data types (raster, vector, tabular);
  • Working knowledge of commercial or open source geographic information system software.


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research.  Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

How To Apply

Student positions are a form of financial support while pursuing an education at the University of Minnesota.

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

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