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Appointment Type: Staff Full-time
Department: Visual Arts
Categories: Staff
Position Grade: TII

Work Days: Monday-Friday. Evening and weekend hours are infrequent and depend on the work flow at a particular time.                                  Shift Start/End Time: Monday & Wednesday-11:00 am-7:00 pm. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, or 10:00 am-6:00 pm.
Hours Per Week: 40
Weeks Per Year: 43

This is a full time 10-month position with benefits. Each year the contract for this position may be renewed. The Studio Art Technician works closely with undergraduate students and visual arts faculty in sculpture and three-dimensional studies. It’s an excellent opportunity for an artist to gain experience in an academic setting and to strengthen their portfolio of work.


  • Bachelor's Degree required. Bachelor's of Arts or Bachelor's of Fine Arts preferred. 
  • One year of similar experience working with undergraduate students and faculty is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and familiarity in handling and managing tools and materials.
  • Experience with mold-making and sculpture casting is a plus. Basic computer skills as well familiarity with programs for 2D and 3D digital design and fabrication including Illustrator, Photoshop, Rhino, and similar.
  • Familiarity with use of laser cutters, CNC router, large-scale printers and other computer controlled fabrication technologies.
  • Ability to work well with undergraduate students, faculty and staff.
  • Evening and some weekend hours will be required. 


  • Instruct and supervise students in the safe use of tools in the wood, plaster and welding shops; assist students in use of various materials including clay, plaster steel, and stone.
  • Schedule equipment training sessions and working time outside of the normal classroom hours, including some evenings and/or weekends.
  • Work with the supervisor and the Director of EHS to assure safe storage of chemicals (solvents, paints, resins, etc). Organizing sculpture studio spaces for safe use. Ordering and storing consumable materials including wood, plaster, clay, steel etc.
  • Some oversight of CNC machine; responding as necessary to issues that arise with that equipment. Help students create and apply the appropriate files for use with the CNC, laser cutter, and water jet. Interact with appropriate faculty and staff on use of digital equipment.
  • Assist in gallery installations; work with Visiting Artists to install if required.
  • Create and maintain Matterport virtual tours for the Crowell and West Gallery exhibits. Assist in design work for the gallery web presence and printed materials.
  • Assist other Visual Arts faculty as necessary.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

We offer exceptional benefits including, but not limited to the following:

  • Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
  • Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
  • Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
  • Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
  • Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
  • Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents

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.

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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