Working in Alternative Media Production

Working in the Accessible Media Services (AMS) Office - Text Conversion

We welcome your interest in working at DRES, in the Accessible Media Office, Text Conversion Services.  We feel that you will find it rewarding to assist in the process of creating accessible course materials for our students who have visual disabilities, learning disabilities, and other types of print disabilities.  Please email Ann Fredricksen,, with your resume and hours of availability to work that are between 8am-5pm, M-F.  While applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year, our goal is to hire and train staff at the end of each semester so that training can occur at our least busiest times.  Shifts will be filled according to hours available.

Once your application is submitted, you will be contacted to set up an interview, depending on staffing needs.

Once Hired: Getting on Payroll and Completing Training

You are required to get set up on payroll as soon as you have been offered a position, or you will not be allowed to work.

Upon hiring, you will receive an orange employment card.  You MUST take that card with you to your DRES appointment to be set up on payroll.  In order to be set up on payroll, you must call the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) 333-4600 and arrange an appointment to meet with Krystle Simmons at 1207 S. Oak St., Champaign, Illinois, 61820.

If you have previously been on the U of I payroll, PLEASE inform Krystle when you contact her.

You will need to bring the following: 1. Social Security card; 2. Photo ID/Student ID, and your checking account information. You will have to complete an Employee Information Format (EIF) on NESSIE, so plan on spending about 30-45 minutes.

Once you have completed the EIF, Krystle will give you a green employment card.  You must submit this card to Ann Fredricksen. The green employment card must be turned in so that time sheets can be processed.

Upon completion of the interviewing and screening process, applicants are informed of their status and instructed on how to obtain training. 

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