Printmaking Technician + Artist-in-Residence, Maine College of Art
Maine College of Art (MECA) seeks an experienced and collaborative printmaker to model an active practice for BFA & MFA students as well as support and serve as Printmaking Technician, helping to maintain MECA’s printmaking facilities in intaglio; silkscreen; relief; book arts including letterpress; stone and plate lithography; ink-jet printing, and will assist faculty and students in a variety of printmaking classes. Benefits include 24/7 access to a dedicated/personal studio; use of printmaking facilities; mentoring and networking offered by faculty; feedback through in person and virtual studio visits; and a solo exhibition with lecture opportunity. Maine College of Art recognizes that diversity is integral to the academic experience and strives to foster an inclusive culture defined by respect, equity and social responsibility. All employees are expected to actively support these values.
The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about printmaking and education, and comfortable in a collaborative and diverse community. The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and extensive printmaking knowledge/emphasis.
A passion for visual arts and knowledge of the history and contemporary practice of printmaking are assets, as is previous supervisory experience. Good organizational and communication skills are required, along with technical skills in and good working knowledge of the most of the following: lithography, etching, relief, screen printing, monoprint, and letterpress printing. Skills in operating and maintaining print shop equipment and tools, and creative problem solving skills will also aid in the success of the role.
Compensation: $15.00 to $18.00 per hour, based on experience.
Benefits: eligible to participate in the retirement program.
The position offers a dedicated personal studio space, 24 hour access to printmaking facilities as well as Riso printing; laser cutting; 3-D printing; vinyl cutting; and CNC Routing housed in adjacent areas.
Additional benefits include a supportive community of colleagues many of whom are actively practicing culture workers, as well as copious visiting artist lectures, and a dynamic cohort of interdisciplinary MFA students present year round in addition to the BFA students on campus during Fall and Spring. Opportunities for exhibitions and studio visits are also made available when possible.
Maine College of Art recognizes that diversity is integral to the academic experience and strives to foster an inclusive culture defined by respect, equity and social responsibility. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations, and supporting an inclusive and equitable community. Maine College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, HIV status, race, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, or military/veteran’s status in its educational programs, admissions policies, employment policies, financial aid, or other College administered programs. Candidates from historically underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
MECA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Applications submitted prior to April 30, 2021 will be guaranteed review, with applications continuing to receive review until the position is filled.
Digital applications are required. In one PDF file not to exceed 25MB, please include:
(1) an application letter that describes how the candidate’s experience, accomplishments and qualifications intersect with the position;
(2) a resumé;
(3) a diversity statement;
(4) the names and contact information of three references, one of which must be a prior supervisor or professor; and
(5) Twenty (20) jpegs of applicant’s artwork and/or prints created for other artists.
Attach the PDF to an email and send to email@example.com. Place “Printmaking Tech+Artist-In-Residence: [Your Name]” in the Subject line.