REPORTS TO: Director of Operations, Printmaking and the Printshop Manager
POSITION OVERVIEW: This position supports the Printmaking faculty and students and represents one of four assistants who are on duty whenever the printshop is open. The assistant will oversee the printmaking shops and computers while an instructor is teaching a class, and assist students and faculty as necessary.
This is a part-time position, 25 hours per week.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Monitor all activity in the shop and answer student questions.
Work as part of a team, sharing routine duties and responsibilities with fellow assistants.
Assist printmaking faculty with class demonstrations and the introduction of procedures.
Help students translate digital and hand drawn images into color separations for use with the various printmaking techniques.
Provide technical assistance to students working independently in the printshop.
Monitor and oversee student work habits and cleanup while emphasizing safety.
Help students with darkroom and plate-making procedures.
Maintain inventories of supplies for reordering.
Answer telephones, take messages and schedule appointments.
Perform minor press adjustments and routine equipment maintenance.
Check out tools and equipment to students as well as relating safe work habits.
Record plate sales and collect money from student.
Mix acids and oversee their safe use.
Help with deliveries and stocking of inks and emulsions.
Learn safety procedures, MSDS information and attend OSHA training.
Open the shop in the morning and check supply levels.
Ensure that all fans and machinery are off, and classrooms are locked at the end of the day.
BFA required, MFA preferred
Must be well versed in all areas of printmaking including silkscreen, lithography, etching, relief printing, plate making, photo process.
Experience working with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.
School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
No walk-ins or phone calls please.
The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.