2-D Studio Art Technician
Date: April 17, 2019
Title: 2-D Studio Art Technician
Description: Reporting to the Art and Art History Department Chair (or co-chairs), the 2-D Studio Art Technician will perform a variety of technical, clerical, and administrative tasks in support of the studio art program in Anderson Center for the Arts, its faculty, labs, and studios. The successful candidate will oversee hardware and software maintenance for computers, scanners, and printers in the department, and will work collaboratively with Studio Art faculty in the 2-Dimensional areas of Digital Arts, Photography, Painting, and Drawing. Access to a studio space for professional work is included. This is a part-time, 11 month appointment (1200 annual hours).
- Oversee Digital Art and Design Lab, Fabrication Lab, Digital Photo Lab and satellite computer stations in studio classrooms.
- Responsible for maintaining and updating software and hardware on Macintosh computers, 2D and 3D printers, scanners, and other Fab Lab equipment.
- Hire, train, and manage work-study students, including scheduling, assignments and time cards.
- Assist with the day-to-day operation of 2D studios including organization and check out of tools and equipment.
- Maintain equipment, supplies, space and general upkeep in specified areas; mix wet photography chemicals and manage chemical waste storage and disposal for the 2D areas.
- Work with the department Office Manager to maintain spreadsheets in Excel for tracking inventory of equipment and art supplies in all 2D areas.
- Work with 2D area faculty to coordinate and track the distribution of art supplies and technology to students.
- Assist chair(s), faculty, and office manager to coordinate budget and purchasing with inventory.
- Work with Environmental Safety Officer to manage, label and dispose of hazardous waste generated by the 2D areas.
Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position are a Bachelor’s Degree, advanced working knowledge of Macintosh computers and Adobe CC software. Knowledge of photographic equipment, chemicals and processes in B&W photography, ability to use wood shop power tools, and working knowledge of Fab Lab equipment including, but not limited to, CNC router, 3D printers, scanners, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, and 2D printers is required. Must have at least one year of experience in a related field/position, preferably within an educational environment.