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Foundations Technical Specialist

Alfred University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 28, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration, Instructional Technology & Design (Campus)
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Foundations Technical Specialist p rovides support for faculty and students for Foundations. This position has been evaluated for compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and is subject to premium pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a payroll week.

  • Administrative
    • Daily operations/management, ordering equipment and materials, oversight of safety training, documentation, and technology foundations courses
    • S upport Director of Foundations in documenting and archiving foundations courses including curricular materials and project outcomes
    • Support Foundations exhibitions
    • As needed provide tours of Foundations
    • Document the Foundations experience to support recruitment efforts
    • Support Director of Foundations and faculty in creating a safe, inspirational, and sustainable learning & teaching environment.
    • Support physical teaching environment improvements and preparations
    • Monitor studios outside of class meeting times to support students
    • Supervise and train in studio procedures, studio maintenance, safety and the use of equipment and supplies that are used in Foundations
    • Maintain records of receipts and purchase orders for budgetary review.
    • Prepare purchase orders/requests, maintain records of and follow through on all orders.
    • Assist in the planning of purchases and perform routine analysis and reconciliation of budgets for internal and external purposes.
    • Oversee the foundations studios, shared office and equipment which requires maintaining the equipment that graduate and undergraduate students are permitted to borrow for class projects such as digital cameras, projectors, printers, etc.
    • Co-ordinate studio set-up at the beginning of each semester and co-ordinate all clean-up schedules at the end of each semester.
    • Initiate and submit work orders, oversee and follow up on projects. Liaison between the Division Chairs and the professional staff with respect to administrative matters and facilities projects. Gather research and data as requested.
    • Design and assist with publication materials such as ad layouts, brochures, posters and catalogs.
    • Assist with orientation of rotating instructors
    • Assist visiting artists: provide transportation, secure lodging, locate materials and equipment needed for demonstrations and projects.
  • General Support
    • Do basic carpentry work including design, construction, and repair of items.
    • Maintain the Foundations web presence and provide content as needed for social platforms.
  • Instructional:
    • Provide additional technical instructional assistance for students when needed.
    • Instruct students in standard operation procedures.
  • Formal Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience: Two to five years of work experience. Experience working in a Fine Arts Educational environment preferred
  • Additional Knowledge/Skills:
    • Working knowledge of Adobe Suite, MS Office.
    • Knowledge of equipment and materials used in foundations studios.
    • Must be able to maintain complete and detailed records in an organized manner and work on many kinds of projects simultaneously.
    • Must be self-motivated, have good communication skills, and be able to work well with a wide range of people and personalities including faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students, support staff, future students, and visiting artists.
    • An interest in learning new technologies, methods, materials, and techniques is important as in an interest in working in an arts environment.

Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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