Art Shop Technician
- Texas Tech University
- Lubbock, Texas
- Administrative Jobs
- Institutional & Business Affairs, Facilities Management & Sustainability, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
The School of Art at Texas Tech University seeks to hire a forward-thinking individual who will foster and inspire students in a highly collaborative environment. This position works closely with faculty, staff, and students and their primary role is to serve as the Art Shop Technician.
Performs skilled mechanical and/or analytical duties in the coordination and completion of projects. Work is performed under general guidelines using established procedures and evaluated on results obtained. May supervise subordinate employees. Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations are the responsibilities of all employees.
- Oversees and administers the operations of the School of Art shop, which houses equipment in the form of power tools, hand tools, laser cutters, 3D printers, a CNC router, and other equipment available for use by students, faculty, and staff. Provide appropriate training for all users properly using equipment and processes or including wood, resins, plastics, and other materials. Perform preventative maintenance and repairs of shop equipment. Stay current with evolving trends in 3D technologies. Perform light fabrication as needed per requests from the SOA director, faculty, and staff. Assist students and faculty with solving technical design problems. Supervise and train student assistants in the safe use of equipment and processes and properly supervise other students.
- High school or equivalent and four years of experience. Additional job-related education may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis. Ability to perform skilled work required in the operation of a wood shop and maintenance of equipment. Ability to train and supervise others and to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- Associate, Bachelor, or Master Degree in Studio Art
About the Department and College
Diversity and Equity in education are broad concepts that encompass all the unique characteristics that students, staff, and faculty can bring to an institution. At the School of Art, we are committed to inclusive excellence. Within the letter of application, we highly encourage applicants to explain how their previous and potential contributions enhance a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The School of Art is NASAD accredited and offers the BA in Art History, BA in Art, the BFA in Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Visual Studies (teacher certification), the MAE, the MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History, and the Ph.D. in Fine Arts with a major in Art termed “Critical Studies and Artistic Practice.” A faculty of 31 full-time professors serves approximately 250 undergraduate students and 60 students involved in graduate study. The School has many prominent alumni, including Caleb Bennett, John Hitchcock, Rob Wilson, Ken Little, Real Musgrave, and Lana Rigsby. Technical and administrative support includes a total of 10 staff positions. The School’s Visual Resource Center maintains art reference books, current art periodicals, instructional media, digital classrooms, a legacy slide collection, and an expanding collection of digital images for teaching and research. Additional images are available through ARTstor and online at the university library. The program also supports the Landmark Arts Galleries and the Standing Room Only Photography Gallery (SRO). For more information, visit www.art.ttu.edu.
The J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts comprises the School of Art, the School of Music, and the School of Theatre & Dance, accredited by NASAD, NASM, NAST, and NASD, respectively. TTU is the only public university in the state accredited in all four arts areas and boasts many acclaimed alumni, including Susan Graham, Terry Cook, Ann Sanders, G.W. Bailey, Barry Corbin, Jennifer Smith, Scott Dadich, Susanne Klotz, and D.J. Stout. With more than 120 faculty members and approximately 1,100 students, the College offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including the terminal M.F.A., D.M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. Our unique Ph.D. program in Fine Arts provides interdisciplinary education in the visual & performing arts combined with philosophical aesthetics. For more information, visit www.vpa.ttu.edu.
Texas Tech University, established in 1923, is a Carnegie Highest Research Activity university and the largest comprehensive institution of higher education in the western two-thirds of the state (a region larger than 46 of the nation’s 50 states). Texas Tech University is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The university’s 1,839-acre Spanish Renaissance style campus, which serves approximately 40,000 students, is the only one in Texas that is home to a major university, law school and medical school. Lubbock, the hub of the South Plains, has a multicultural area population of almost 300,000 and oﬀers a quality living experience with a semi-arid climate and housing costs below the national average. Texas Tech University recently surpassed the Hispanic student population threshold necessary for designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The city supports a symphony orchestra; several museums; the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts; numerous galleries; and a variety of music, dance, and theatre performances. Lubbock’s airport oﬀers direct ﬂights to Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Denver, Las Vegas, and Phoenix.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.
Apply online at http://www.texastech.edu/careers/
Please provide the following with your application:
1. Professional/Personal References
2. Resume / CV
3. Letter of Application (cover letter). Briefly address all qualifications related to the position
Texas Tech University, established in 1923, is a Carnegie Highest Research Activity university and the largest comprehensive institution of higher education in the western two-thirds of the state of Texas (a region larger than 46 of the nation’s 50 states). The School of Art is NASAD accredited and oﬀers the BA in Art History, BA in Art, the BFA in Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Visual Studies (teacher certification), the MAE, the MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History, and the Ph.D. in Fine Arts with a major in Art.
3010 18th Street, MS 2081 / ART Building 101
MS 2081 / ART Building 101
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