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Studio Art Lab Assistant: Printmaking
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Job ID 5384
Job Type On-Campus Jobs (FWS) Tier 1
Employer School of Art
Date Posted Aug 10, 2023
Category Laboratory/Research
Job Description

This position will support and assist the daily operations of shared 2D studios in the Printmaking Area. Specific duties include:

--Maintain working spaces in AA241 by cleaning and organizing.
--Monitor open studio hours, assisting students as needed, directing them to resources within the studio.
--Ensure safety adherence including appropriate use of ventilation and PPE.
--Weekly: Take inventory of consumables according to a list, restock and/or communicate with 2D Technician about supplies that need to be reordered.
--Weekly: Complete cleaning checklist as supplied by 2D Technician.
--Twice a week: Create content and engage with online print community via the UTKprint Instagram Account.
--Download, file, and organize SDS binder in both digital and print formats.
--Help lead end-of-semester Clean Up day.
--Assist 2D Technician in special shop improvement projects as needed. Special projects will be assigned based on individual skills and learning interests. Examples include: painting, light carpentry, repairing mould & deckles for papermaking, assisting printing demonstrations, installing exhibitions, equipment repair, digitizing print archives.

Position available for fall and spring semester with possible Mini Session and Summer Sessions. Hours are flexible, with some evening availability preferred. Must be available for Clean Up Day, usually scheduled after the last day of classes and before finals, 8am–noon.

Job Requirements

--Prior completion of at least one college-level course in printmaking, or equivalent experience in academic print studio.
--Desire to acquire knowledge of the operations of a printmaking lab.
--Good interpersonal communication skills. Comfortable engaging with others in shared spaces. 
--Dedication to safety and willingness to encourage safe practices and lead by example.
--Interest in organizing and ability to maintain orderly supply storage.
--Experience using Instagram.

Evaluation Procedure

Direct Supervisor will monitor weekly tasks and engage in open and ongoing communication regarding expectations and learning interests. A written performance evaluation will be given at the end of each semester.

Available Openings 1
Hours 8.0 to 15.0 hours per week
Hourly Rate $11.00/hour
Time Frame All Year
Contact Name Elysia Aileen Mann
Contact Email
Work Location 1715 Volunteer Blvd Art + Arch Bldg Rm 213 Knoxville TN 37996
Phone 865-974-3552
Fax N/A

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