Department Overview: The Printmaking concentration provides a comprehensive educational program designed to lay a solid foundation of basic skills and concepts, foster critical thinking, and inspire creativity so that each student may find his or her own aesthetic voice and develop a sustainable studio practice. The faculty has high intellectual and technical expectations of the students. There are approximately fifteen BFA Printmaking majors and six to eight graduate students in the Printmaking concentration. Two tenured Printmaking faculty members teach along with adjunct instructors and teaching fellows. The program aims to integrate traditional and experimental processes, new and old technology, and conventional and interdisciplinary directions within safe and sustainable studio practices.
Job Description: The Studio Art Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Printmaking Technician to join our team.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
Managing and maintaining equipment, purchasing supplies, setting safety standards, supervising hourly workers and Area Assistants, keeping records, and conducting general office duties in the Printmaking program studios. Responsibilities are oriented towards ensuring that students are able to perform the work required of them in their classes and program progress. The Printmaking Technician will also perform similar or related tasks at P.R.I.N.T Press including lab maintenance and safety and off campus errands.
The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
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Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess an Associate’s Degree and two years of professional related experience; or any equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
Demonstrate experience and/or capability managing a printmaking studio.
Demonstrate experience and/or capability maintaining and/or repairing a Variety of printmaking presses and equipment.
Demonstrate strong familiarity with safety issues related to printmaking chemistry and processes.
Demonstrate commitment to safe and efficient studio practices.
Demonstrate experience and/or capability managing an inventory and budget successfully.
Demonstrate strong organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrate experience and/or capability of carrying out physical demands of the position.
Preferred active professional exhibition record and practice in studio art.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application. If an online studio art portfolio is available please include this URL in resume.
The University of North Texas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone.