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Technical Assistant, Department of Art (Printmaking)

Job Summary
Performs general maintenance and support of analog and digital needs for Printmaking, Intermedia, Design, Animation, and Photography areas of the Department of Art. The position requires technical responsibility for and maintenance of the printmaking studio, printmaking presses, darkroom, and printers. Professional duties include handling materials and chemicals used in fine arts printmaking, adhering to EH&S standards, and supporting faculty and students.

Essential Functions
Manages, supervises, and maintains the department’s printmaking and digital facilities including Printshop, Cave (equipment loaning), Photography studio, Lighting studio (SAB 240), and department computer classrooms to ensure safe and efficient operation on a day-to-day basis.
Identifies, plans, and recommends future improvements and acquisitions for the printmaking, photography and digital areas based on need and innovations, including soliciting bids, purchasing, and scheduling work (in conjunction with the Facilities Manager).
Manages with faculty input (consultation) printmaking and digital budgets and acquisitions of tools, equipment, furnishings, and supplies.
Provides direct classroom support in classes scheduled for the printmaking, animation, intermedia, and design areas. May prepare materials for and conduct demonstrations of methods and techniques to students during class as requested by instructors.
Provides direct support to faculty and other patrons of the Digital Print Center (DPC) including the preparation and printing and mounting of digital artwork, accepting payment for services, issuing receipts, ordering materials and equipment, and reconciling accounts.
Manages the daily operation of the equipment loan office: monitors inventory; inspects and repairs equipment; plans for replacement. Supervises check-out and check-in and associated record keeping by student staff.
In collaboration with the Technical Assistant III (Digital Technician), oversees the operation and maintenance of the department’s digital studios (computer studios) to ensure facilities and equipment are kept up-to-date, suited for the need of each instructor, in good repair, and secure.
Ensures compliance with EH&S standards for the safe and proper handling, labeling, storage, and recycling/disposal of materials by students, faculty, and staff.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
Two years experience supporting an active printmaking studio.
Up-to-date knowledge of and extensive experience in all aspects of print media including: aluminum plate and stone lithography; copper plate intaglio and photo polymer gravure techniques; water based photo silkscreen processes; and operation of a Dufa offset press.
Extensive experience with and knowledge of Macintosh systems in a networked environment.
Extensive knowledge of analog photography including 35mm medium- and large-format cameras, darkroom, and printing.
Extensive knowledge of current Adobe Creative Suite and current Apple Final Cut Pro Studio.
Experience in instructional media and educational technologies; experience supporting users in an academic environment.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to students, staff, and faculty in a wide range of print and digital imaging technologies and with varied skill levels.

Preferred Qualifications
Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please apply online and submit a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of three professional references.

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