Overview

The Lab Technician is responsible for performing skilled technical work in the operation and maintenance needs of the printmaking facilities.

This will be a 9-month position.

Typical schedule is 10 hours a week, Monday through Friday.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains equipment and supplies; coordinates repairs and orders new inventory as needed
  • Interfaces with faculty, students, and staff to secure proper inventory, ensure safety standards, and maintenance of studio spaces
  • Oversees print studio, fabrication, and classroom spaces to ensure set-up aligns with safety standards and instructional needs
  • Understands the basics of printmaking (relief, intaglio, screen print, and mono print)
  • Can perform tasks such as: making acid/discarding old acid for intaglio, detailing presses, mixing emulsion, and keeping organized, digital inventory of the studio
  • Demonstrates proficient communication skills, time management and priority setting skills, and the ability to learn new techniques and/or technologies
  • Demonstrates ability to work with a diverse student population. Monitors open studio hours
  • This role requires to ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as work with moving around the campus/studio space
  • Assist College’s Department of Environmental Health in maintaining health and safety regulations and oversee hazardous and non-hazardous waste in the printmaking facility

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts (Fine Arts, Sculpture, Metals, Ceramics)

OR

  • Associate’s Degree and
  • Two years related lab experience (Visual Arts)

OR

  • Candidates who possess similar minimum objective qualifications are encouraged to apply and should describe in detail the work experience and education you regard as establishing the equivalency

The successful candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Safety procedures
  • Monitoring facility usage
  • Prioritizing work and multi-tasking
  • Performing equipment repair and maintenance activities
  • Applicable computer equipment and software programs to include:
    • Applicable subject matter terminology and techniques
    • Applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations
  • Laboratory techniques
  • Record keeping and inventory maintenance methods
  • Basic math
  • Recognizing and solving problems
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, and the public sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, climbing, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

May be required to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

May be subjected to dusts, gases, chemicals, heights, and travel.