2 D Studio Technician–Photography, Video, Printmaking, Fibers

Moore College of Art and Design

Maintains and manages studio classrooms and facilities in printmaking, photography, digital video and fibers in direct support of the BFA Fine Arts department. Ensures safe practices for dedicated studio spaces of Fine Arts Photography & Digital Arts. Provide direct support to undergraduate/graduate students and faculty during the academic year, summer intensives, and Continuing Education programs.

Responsibilities

Responsible for the day-to-day running of the printmaking studio, photography darkrooms, spray booth, fibers and digital video lab including ordering appropriate and adequate supplies; monitoring expenses for departmental budgets; hiring, training, scheduling and monitoring student workers; and supporting classes, faculty and students working in the facilities.

Hire, train, schedule and supervise student workers for photography, printmaking and equipment cage/sign-out.

Work in conjunction with Technician Manager, Director of Operations, Department Chairs, Graduate Program Directors, and faculty to ensure studios operate smoothly and safely.

Provide basic training, assistance and ongoing support to students and faculty in operation and use of facilities and equipment.

Work as an effective liaison with the Director of the Gallery, Technicians, Chairs, departmental faculty and students regarding student exhibitions.

Keep facilities and equipment in good working order. Keep printmaking studio, darkroom, dedicated studios, labs, and other work areas clean and functional to provide a proper and effective working environment for students and faculty.

Maintain the equipment by regular inspection, preventive maintenance and repair. Troubleshoot when students and faculty are having technical problems with equipment/facilities.

Coordinate repairs, facilities improvements, etc. with the operations department and/or outside repair services. Keep accurate records of maintenance and repair requests.

Work with Chair and Technician Manager to regularly review and identify/update/add to stock of equipment and facilities to reflect current activities in printmaking, photography, video and fibers.

Assist Chair, faculty and staff in preparing facilities for Admission Open House events, Portfolio Days, Open Studios and any other recruitment events.

Work as an effective liaison with the Graduate Program Directors, graduate faculty, Director of Continuing Education and CE instructors using the print, photography, video, fibers and digital studios

Work effectively with 3D Studio Technician in all supply/equipment/material deliveries, studio cleanouts and classroom preparation.

Maintain signage and public information for Printmaking, Photography & Digital Arts and fibers facilities.

Receive printmaking, photography and fibers materials from outside suppliers including obtaining MSDS/GHS sheets and filing sheets with the Director of Operations.

Complete chemical, material and consumables inventories as needed.

Maintain Fine Arts pedestals and vitrines, including preparing them prior to end of semester reviews

Requirements

Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience

Experience in printmaking, photography and media arts, including previous responsibility for a photography or printmaking studio

Knowledge of printmaking and/or photo processes, digital video software and equipment

Able to work directly and professionally with students, faculty, staff, and vendors

Working knowledge of art safety and health hazards in the arts including printmaking, photography and general fine arts studio practices

Ability to prioritize tasks and work effectively

Ability to work as part of a team and work independently as needed

Strong organizational and supervisory skills

Excellent communication skills and skilled in establishing systems to support responsible communal studio usage

Commitment to providing a service-orientation working environment

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, internet, email, Adobe Creative Suite and video editing

Willingness to be cross-trained as needed

How to Apply

Interested candidates send your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: Moore College of Art and Design; 1916 Race Street; Attn: Director of Human Resources; Philadelphia, PA 19103 fax: 215.568.1773, email: HR@Moore.edu.

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Posted on April 30