Studio Art Technician at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA
Posted: February 2013 (Continuous)
The Department of Art at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville seeks applications for a Studio Art Technician to begin August 2013. The position is a 9-month and full-time position with benefits, and is a three-year position with possibility to renew. The successful candidate will have experience supervising shop facilities to include the organization, maintenance, repair, and purchase of equipment and tools, managing budgets, training and supervising shop monitors and students, and coordinating with faculty. The Department of Art is especially interested in candidates who have completed their MFA in Studio Art and who have instructed courses at the university level, as there will be an opportunity for the candidate to teach one course per semester.
Oversee the technical operations of the wood shop, metal shop, foundry, and ceramic studios. Train and supervise graduate assistants and work-study personnel and coordinate shop monitor schedule with graduate students and faculty. Responsible for coordinating department safety concerns to ensure studio, faculty, and staff compliance with Environmental Health & Safety, EPA, and OSHA regulations. Provide woodshop safety training to students, coordinating with Foundations faculty, and test students in the safe use of equipment and the proper handling/storage of materials. Organize and maintain inventory of tools and equipment in classroom and shop facilities. Repair equipment, submit work orders as needed, and keep all tools in safe working order. Purchase needed supplies for safety, equipment repair, and maintenance of 3D shops and classrooms. Coordinate supply orders, track expenditures for bulk materials, and manage 3D replacement parts/equipment budget. Work with department faculty on special projects as needed to organize, repair, and maintain all labs. Teaching courses beyond the regular workweek is possible for additional income.