Studio Art Laboratory Technician II

Lexington, Virginia
Apr 05, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Museums & Cultural Organizations
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Art and Art History Studio Art Technician supports teaching and creative activities related to the department’s studio spaces and equipment, including installation, maintenance and oversight. The Studio Art Technician is responsible for maintaining a safe, organized, and clean environment for students to create thoughtful and innovative works of art. The technician will a) present teaching demonstrations and assist art faculty with the regular operation and maintenance of the studios, equipment (including digital), and chemicals in 3-dimensional media (including sculpture), photography, printmaking, painting and drawing; and b) assist the Staniar Gallery Director with operation and exhibition installation.

Minimum Qualifications:

B.A. or B.S. and relevant experience, MFA preferred. Knowledge of the materials commonly used in the creation of art works. Demonstrated skill in various methods of carpentry and construction involved in 3-dimensional media, including the operation of machinery. Skill in using computer software (spreadsheets, databases, etc.). Diverse working knowledge of studio practices preferred. Experience in managing spaces and equipment, including assessing repairs and maintenance of equipment. Valid driver’s license and safe driving record. Heavy workload requires the incumbent to be detail-oriented, have the ability to multi-task, and possess strong organizational skills. Must be a self-starter and have the ability to work independently, as well as to communicate and interact effectively in a professional, confidential, and courteous manner with faculty, staff and students. Should be able to work with frequent interruptions and manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines.

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Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.