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STEAM Studio & Performing Arts Technician

University of North Carolina at Asheville
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 26, 2023
STEAM Studio (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) is a state-of-the-art fabrication/makerspace combining the curricular forces of Engineering and Art. The facility is an 11,647 square foot fabrication lab housed in a 100,000 square foot facility off campus. STEAM was designed to nurture innovation in engineering and art while promoting collaborations across these disciplines where students will work side-by-side utilizing advanced woodworking technologies, metal fabrication and computer-aided design. STEAM Studio provides an environment where students develop and prototype viable products, engage in creative exploration and design thinking approaches while implementing class projects including the Mechatronics senior design projects and Senior Exhibitions in Art with all levels of Sculpture.

The Drama Department at UNC Asheville is a tight knit community dedicated to producing theatre that benefits students, staff, faculty and the community at large. The Scene Shop is located with the Carol Belk Theatre and has 4000 square feet of construction space with the main focus of wood construction for the stage.

The STEAM Studio & Performing Arts Technician is responsible for developing and administering programs and procedures to support and promote safety, equipment training, material literacy, and training in manufacturing and scenic construction processes. This role works directly with UNCA students, faculty, Staff, and some engagement with K-12 students in afterschool and college development programs, and community partners. The studio tech engages these stakeholders through academic classes, extra-curricular volunteer opportunities, and/or student employment.

This position will spend approximately 60% of their time at STEAM Studio and 40% of their time in the Drama department.

The employee in this position may have teaching or co-teaching responsibilities of up to 3 classes per academic year.

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