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General purpose: The Form and Space Technician assists with the day-to-day operations of the Form and Space studios, provides technical expertise to students and faculty through curricular engagement and co-curricular initiatives ensuring the highest level of creative fabrication research.
Summary of Essential Functions:
Assist with the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the Form and Space Studios, ensuring that all equipment operates effectively and safely, the facilities are clean and efficient, and supplies are stocked and available.
Oversee students working in Form and Space Studio during open shop sessions.
Serve as an educational resource and support for students in the Form and Space studios.
Provide assistance to the Form and Space Studio Manager.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Assist Studio Manager with maintaining EHS compliance, enforcing EHS policies, modeling safe studio practices, and generally ensuring safety.
Provide technical support to students in the Form and Space Studios.
Monitoring and maintaining equipment in the Form and Space Studios.
Contribute to tutorials for processes and techniques used in the Form and Space Studios.
Enforce studio policies/procedures and demonstrate the safe and appropriate use of equipment, tools, materials, techniques, and processes.
Provide assistance and guidance to the Form and Space Faculty, Student Technicians and work-study students.
Working with the Studio Manager, help maintain inventory of supplies for the Form and Space Studios.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Practical working experience with wood working processes and techniques for hand tools, power tools, and stationary machinery.
Experience working with plaster casting, sewing and textiles, digital and analog fabrication.
Good mechanical sensibility
Ability to assess and trouble-shoot tools and equipment
Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and respond effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Strong listening and organizational skills
Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Suite, and ability to master best practices in various other software applications.
Ability to collaborate with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff
Excellent communication skills
Bachelor Fine Art or a four year degree
Demonstrated yearsâ experience with 3d fabrication processes
Demonstrated yearsâ experience general woodworking equipment, such as band saw, stationary sander, miter saw, drill press, and power hand tools.
Demonstrated yearsâ experience in intermediate or advanced woodworking
Demonstrated yearsâ experience in sewing and fiber techniques
Demonstrated yearsâ experience working as a technician in a fabrication shop, preferably in an academic environment
Experience working with 3d printers, CNC Router, and 3D modeling software.
Knowledge of basic construction techniques
Ability to troubleshoot AV & classroom support technology (projectors, audio systems, digital media conversion, etc.)
Knowledge of Adobe Creative, Rhinoceros 3D or Fusion 360
OSHA 10 certification
Reporting to this position: No direct reports
Conditions of Employment:
Candidate must successfully complete a full background check
Required to work evenings and weekends
Submit online 1 PDF document to include:
Cover Letter (1 page single spaced, 12pt) â qualifications, experience, what interests you about this position?
Portfolio of Related Work â website (preferred) or PDF at reasonable resolution. Images should include descriptions about the project.
Please format the PDF document for screen resolution and viewing. No physical media are requested nor will be returned
Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 45 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal, but ear protection is required at times.
Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment.
Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to its policy of providing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status (disabled, Vietnam-era, or otherwise). Furthermore, the College does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence. This policy applies to all programs, facilities, and activities provided by Maryland Institute College of Art, including but not limited to admission, educational programs, and employment.
Applicants must apply online for each job in which they are interested. You will not be considered for any job for which you have not specifically applied. We do not accept applications via email, U.S. mail, or fax. Successful candidates for any staff or faculty positions will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.
Internal Number: R154
About Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.
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