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Posted On September 28, 2017

Technical Specialist - Printmaking

The Cleveland Institute of Art is seeking a full-time Technical Specialist to for the Printmaking department. The Printmaking program is part of CIA’s Visual Art environment which includes the areas of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture & Expanded Media.

The Printmaking Technical Specialist is a representative of the department, a crucial link in life of the studio for maintaining a respectful atmosphere supportive to the faculty, staff and students. Working closely with the department chair and faculty who teach the printmaking courses, the Technical Specialist helps in overseeing the day-to-day learning environment of the communal printmaking studios, and supports students in the safe and proper use of all printmaking equipment and materials. The Technical Specialist is an important contributor to the educational mission of the school, therefore the individual employed is responsible for leadership in communication amongst faculty and staff working in the Visual Art Environment, and CIA in general.

Principal Responsibilities
• Manage and maintain the Print Studio:

  • Working with the department chair, help to maintain the printmaking equipment including presses, equipment, print dryers, acid room, sinks, rosin box etc. Repair as needed.
  • Manage the printmaking store, track inventory and payments, place orders as needed.
  • Conduct process research to support updates to the department

• Provide curriculum support:

  • Participate in classes as needed to work with faculty supporting demonstration and assignment overview.
  • Schedule and facilitate demonstrations for Foundation classes, coordinate portable press sign-out.
  • Coordinate open studios each semester with artists-in-residence and Print Club.
  • Provide a presence as a professional artist and contributor to the educational environment.
  • Maintain a working relationship with Continuing Education department to monitor evening classes.

• Supervise and maintain safety within the department:

  • Coordinate with Health & Safety advisor and Print Department Chair, to assure proper and safe handling of all equipment, chemicals and solvents. Rotational service on CIA’s Health & Safety committee.
  • Update and post clear signs for instruction and proper use of equipment and shop materials.
  • Organize community cleanup for all courses twice a semester.

Other Responsibilities:
• Supervise work-study students
• Support visiting artist events
• Represent the printmaking department

Candidates must have knowledge of and experience with printmaking processes and equipment, as well as a commitment to shop safety practices. Previous experience working with students in a studio environment preferred. Computer literacy/software knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite, and basic woodshop experience preferred.

  • BFA, or BA with emphasis in Visual Arts/Printmaking required.
  • MFA, Master Printer or equivalent preferred.

Compensation: Position includes hourly wage rate + benefits, and begins in December 2017 or January 2018. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Interested candidates should submit letter of interest summarizing qualifications, resume, and contact information for at least 3 references to:

Human Resources
Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
Job Code TSP
Fax: 216-754-4096

The Cleveland Institute of Art is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, and to the principles that promote inclusion.

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