Apply now Job no: 492372
Appointment Type: Staff Full-time
Department: Visual Arts
Categories: Staff
Position Grade: TII

Work Days: Mon. - Fri.
Shift Start/End Time: Varies, some evening and weekend hours will be required
Hours Per Week: 40
Weeks Per Year: 43

The Studio Art Technician will work in a combined studio/art history department and is responsible for supervising students in the sculpture/3D shops, assisting faculty in instructing students in the proper use of the stationary and hand tools, power tools, and welding equipment, promoting safety in the studios, conducting safety workshops and maintaining safety records, maintaining/repairing equipment, assisting in preparing the classrooms, assisting the printmaking and painting faculty along with the Photo/Exhibitions Technician, maintaining supply levels and coordinating supply levels and budgets. 

Qualifications: BA or BFA in studio art preferred. One year of similar experience, preferably at an academic institution, working with undergraduate students and faculty. Demonstrated experience and familiarity in handling and managing tools and materials. Experience with mold-making and sculpture casting is a plus. Basic computer skills are also desired. Evening and some weekend hours will be required. Must be safety conscious and able to work with a diverse group of individuals.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, criminal history background check and pre-employment physical where applicable.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth-oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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