Responsible for working with faculty in the School of Art printmaking area to help manage the operations of printmaking facilities in the UTK School of Art by supporting instruction and operations for the printmaking studio in intaglio, lithography, relief printing, letterpress, screen printing, papermaking, book arts and digital printing in a Macintosh Lab. Responsible for the maintenance and repair of equipment and presses, order and procure supplies and equipment, report on inventory of supplies and equipment, assist faculty with technical instruction and helping students during open studio hours, supervise and assign graduate assistants closing/opening the studio, organize end-or-semester shop clean-up sessions, collaborate with faculty in managing and implementing the Printmaking Showcase Gallery and Visiting Artist projects, collect hazardous materials for proper disposal, make facility improvements, and other related duties.
Responsible for the maintenance and repair of equipment and presses by checking water-pressure, replacing press rollers, glass tops, hinges for screen print, scraper bars for lithography, and screen de-hazing; order and procure supplies and small equipment; and report on the status of supplies and equipment inventory.
Assist faculty with technical instruction by giving students demos on printmaking processes and substituting for faculty in classes when necessary; helping students during open studio hours troubleshoot technical issues with printmaking processes, teaching them new printmaking processes, and help troubleshoot Adobe Suite issues.
Collaborate with Printmaking faculty in the decision-making of who to invite as a showcase gallery artist and implementing the Printmaking Showcase Gallery and Visiting Artist projects. Monitors the Printmaking Course Fees budget and oversees studio fee charges to students using the space and studio supplies.
Supervise and assign tasks to graduate students scheduled to assist in the print shop. Duties such as studio clean-up and refill supplies; create a calendar for scheduling graduate assistants who will be closing, opening and assisting in the print studio; and organize end-of-semester shop clean-up sessions with students.
Collect hazardous materials for proper disposal, make layout and procedural improvements to print open studio, and other related safety duties.
Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art (Printmaking) required.
Master’s degree in Studio Art (Printmaking) preferred.
Required level/type of experience:
At least one year of printshop experience beyond bachelor’s degree in studio art, preferably with a focus in printmaking is required. Master of Fine Arts in studio art/printmaking is preferred.
Knowledge of fine art printing in intaglio, lithography, relief printing, letterpress, screen printing, and digital printing in a Macintosh Lab. Effective oral, written and electronic communication skills, and ability to assist students with technical development of studio projects. Skills in maintenance and repair of equipment and presses. Ability to order and procure supplies and equipment, report on inventory of supplies and equipment. Knowledge of MicroSoft Excel and book keeping methods. Knowledge of safe studio practices is required.
Preferred level/type of experience:
Experience with collaborative printing, knowledge of book arts is desired.
Master of Fine Arts in studio art/printmaking is preferred.
Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Preferred technical skills in papermaking and book arts.
Applications will be reviewed starting September 10 and will remain open until filled.