The College of Wooster is hiring a Studio Art Technician

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The College of Wooster is hiring a Studio Art Technician



The hours are equally distributed between 3D (sculpture and ceramics) and 2D (printmaking, drawing, and painting) studios. The Studio Technician will support remote instruction by assisting faculty with setup, recording, and digital delivery of lectures and demos. When necessary, the Studio Tech will hold office hours remotely to assist students with technical questions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Demonstrate to students the safe and appropriate use of equipment, tools, materials, techniques, and processes—Intercede when unsafe practices are observed.
Maintain safety equipment, tools, and supplies. Ensure general cleanliness, safety, and security of the following areas: Sculpture, Ceramics, Printmaking, Studio Maintenance, Painting, Drawing, I.S. Studios, Spray Booth, and MacKenzie Gallery and Critique Space.
Design, build, and repair sculpture apparatus with possible overlap into other areas. Implement Shop improvement and operation when needed.
Assist with preparing demos by mixing and testing chemicals.
Liaises with the College’s Custodial, Safety, and Facilities Staff as needed.
Distribute supplies to students as needed and assist with etching, printing, and other varying tasks involving potentially hazardous equipment.
Assist the instructor with displaying and documenting student progress and I.S. work. Update MSDS Sheets as necessary.
Maintain equipment according to manufacturer’s standards. Troubleshoots, diagnoses equipment problems, and repairs equipment or sends out for service as required. Conducts regular inventory of and maintains and repairs studio furniture. Build, modify, and repair various stations to maintain equipment and furniture.
Monitor inventory and, as necessary support the operation of the shops and studios in these areas.
Prepares studios for classes in accordance with curriculum requirements.
Maintain spray booth and repair gallery walls as needed.
Assist students to install/uninstall I.S. shows.

Job Requirements:

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) with studio maintenance experience in sculpture and printmaking preferred. Bachelor of Arts (BA) with studio maintenance experience may be considered. Extensive practical experience in sculpture, including working knowledge of metal welding, structural construction, wood joining, and carving; some experience in ceramics and printmaking.


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