Digital Studio Arts Technician

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Department: Art and Art History
Position Type: Staff Full-time
Categories: Faculty - Art and Art History

Pay Classification: Non-Exempt (Bi-Weekly)
Month Worked Per Year: 10 Months (September though June)
Hours per week: 40
Position FTE: 0.83
Pay Grade: Non-Exempt - Grade 11

Application Deadline: June 3o
Anticipated Start Date: September 2021

A full job description for the Digital Studio Arts Technician role can be viewed by clicking here: Digital Studio Arts Technician.

The Digital Studio Arts Technician supports the teaching and learning spaces for the studio art program, with a special emphasis on digital processes, printmaking, and photographic technology. This technician joins a peer technician (whose focus is 3D, ceramic, and sculptural processes)  in supporting a vibrant department including: sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, woodworking, metalsmithing, drawing, and painting

A high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required, as this person will work both independently and in collaboration with faculty, staff, administration, students, and community partners. This position requires a high degree of competency with digital technology, digital media and the willingness to collaborate with other support staff in Information Technology Services (ITS) and Academic Technologies.

Required Qualifications

Education & Professional Qualifications:

  • Completion of a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art, fine art, or a related field; MFA preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in a similar capacity.
  • Practicing artist strongly preferred.

Administrative & Management Experience:

  • Confidence in using independent judgement in decision-making.
  • Experience managing a team and working with students.
  • Developed organizational and task management skills; strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with inventory, setup, and maintenance of detailed records.

Specialized Knowledge & Skills:

  • Familiarity with a broad range of materials related to art making; proficiency in digital technologies especially as related to photography and printmaking.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to health and safety as they apply to artistic materials and regulations.
  • Familiarity with intaglio and litho press operation and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of polymer plate printing, bookbinding, and papermaking a plus.
  • Knowledge of Inkjet Printing (Epson Surecolor or similar) –  familiarity with wide format printing is a plus.
  • Familiarity with scanning prints and negatives using flatbed scanners.
  • Strong computer skills required with significant experience in Adobe Creative Suite –  CAD, 3D printing, CNC operation, microcontroller (arduino) programming, and robotics knowledge is a plus.
  • Knowledge of studio lighting and/or analog camera repair is a plus.
  • Willingness to learn new skills and applications relevant to digital art-making practices.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Proven success establishing and maintaining positive and cooperative working relationships; commitment to quality of service.
  • Strong work ethic; ability to work independently, collaboratively, and proactively.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a culturally competent manner with diverse groups of students, staff, and faculty.
  • Demonstrated interest in working with college students engaged in active learning environments.

As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by the close of business Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.

Salary and Benefits:
This is a non-exempt level position.  The selected finalist’s salary will be based on the candidate’s qualifications, internal pay structure, and our overall compensation package. Carleton offers a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plans with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, a health savings account with college contribution, a generous paid time off, as well as access to many other campus amenities.

Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  

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