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Graphic Arts Technician II

Westfield State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Aug 18, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts
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Employment Type
Full Time

Graphic Arts Technician II

About Westfield State University:

In 1839, Westfield State University was founded on the ideals of Horace Mann who sought to improve society through education. We were the first public education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. The spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies contributing to the development of knowledge, skills, and character essential for students to become responsible leaders and engaged citizens.

Westfield State is a highly residential campus with approximately 55% of our 3,100 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Springfield, Northampton, and Amherst with a selection of museums, theater, collegiate and minor league sports, hiking trails, and restaurants. The University is within 1.5 hours of Boston and Albany and within 3 hours of New York City and the Green Mountain range of Vermont.

Thank You for Your Interest in Becoming a Westfield State Community Member

You are welcome here. You can advance your career and make a difference here. We invite you to bring your whole self and talents to Westfield State University. The University seeks applicants whose record of teaching, student advising, research, and administration positions them to contribute to the everyday practice of our institutional values.

Our Values

Westfield State commits to values that strengthen a common bond among all members of our community and promotes a rich campus environment.
  • Embrace Diversity - We treat all members of our community with dignity and respect.
  • Maintain Excellence and Integrity - We maintain excellence and integrity in all that we do.
  • Collaborate with Each Other - We make decisions in a transparent and collaborative manner.
  • Provide Accessible Education - We commit to providing an accessible, affordable public higher education for all.
  • Build a Strong Community - We are inclusive and ensure equity, supporting the personal development of all community members, and embracing multiple perspectives.
  • Engage the Outside Community - We support civic engagement in local, regional, and global initiatives.

Job Description:

Campus Title: Graphic Arts Technician II
State Job Title: Graphic Arts Technician II
Department: Procurement and Administrative Services
Job Code: H16X26
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Funding: 7115-0100
Bargaining Unit: AFSCME
Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Timeframe: 52 weeks
Shift: Monday-Friday, 7:00a.m.-3:00p.m.
Regular Days Off: Saturday and Sunday
Supervision Received: This position reports to the Director of Procurement and Administrative Services. The Copy Center Supervisor will provide the daily supervision of this position.
Supervision Exercised: Supervises student employees.
Salary: $1,919.16 Biweekly

General Statement of Duties: Provide printing solutions to faculty, staff and students to include wide format prints, color prints, black & white prints, brochures, booklets, forms and any other materials by the university community; operate all printers as well as the off-line finishing equipment; prepare materials needed for conferences, seminars and lectures; maintains the charge back database.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include but not limited to:
  • Operates and maintains all equipment within the Copy Center, including both color and black and white printing/copying, wide format printing, and all finishing and bindery requirements. Prioritizes requests in order to meet production scheduling and determine the availability of time, funds, and material needed to meet requests.
  • Maintains an adequate level of disposable supplies including paper of various weight, color, type as well as toner, plaques, wide format vinyl and ink, binders and other disposable supplies.
  • Supervises student employees, assigns tasks and reviews work.
  • Maintains a database of billing information for all print jobs done by the Copy Center. Uses database to track and analyze patterns in order to better anticipate workflow; creates charts and/or graphs to present data.
  • Prepares materials for print; reformats submitted jobs and/or designs projects for customers; provides technical assistance by advising faculty staff on deadlines, priorities, feasibility of requests, and the most efficient methods for printing a job.


Required Qualifications
  • Knowledge of the materials, supplies and equipment used in digital press operations and graphic arts.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of graphic reproduction.
  • Knowledge of the safety practices and procedures followed in graphic arts work.
  • Knowledge of principles and correct usage of the English language including grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Knowledge of the techniques used in proofreading and editing material.
  • Ability to determine proper format and procedures for assembling items of information.
  • Ability to give oral and written instructions in a precise and understandable manner.
  • Ability to prepare general reports.
  • Experience using Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

At least two years of full-time or equivalent part-time experience in digital press operations, graphic arts, graphic design, drawing or illustrating work. Graduation from a recognized school above high school level with a major in graphic arts or graphic design may be substituted for the required experience.

Thorough knowledge of departmental, university, and state rules, regulations, policies and procedures; ability to use hardware and software packages used in the department.

Additional Information:


Salaries for current Westfield State University employees and individuals currently working for the state of Massachusetts must be calculated individually in accordance with collective bargaining agreements as well as state policies. State job specifications may be found on the Department of Higher Education's webpage.

Employee Benefits:

Benefits are an important component of an employee's total compensation package.
  • Health Insurance: Westfield State offers a variety of HMO, POS, and PPO-type health insurance plans for eligible employees with coverage effective on the 1st of the month following the 60 days of employment.
  • Retirement: the MA State Employee Retirement System provides eligible employees with a retirement pension following a 10-year vesting period. In lieu of the retirement pension, eligible employees may select the Optional Retirement Plan with a maximum 5% employer matching contribution.
  • Tuition Waivers & Discounts: eligible employees, including spouses and dependent children, receive reduced tuition at MA state colleges, community colleges, and universities.
  • Paid Time Off: employees receive 11 paid holidays and generous vacation, personal, and sick leave benefits.
  • Additional information regarding employee benefits is available on the University's Benefits & Wellness webpage.

Disability Accommodations

Westfield State University is committed to the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities and will ensure the availability of reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (413) 572-8809 or visit us in the Horace Mann Building, 1st floor.

Background Check

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion and review of a background check. A criminal record will not automatically disqualify an applicant from consideration.

Application Instructions:

An online application is required. A resume and cover letter may be attached but this is not required.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin August 17, 2023. The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until finalist have been selected.

NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us.

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