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Printmaking Technician

Willamette University
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 11, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Printmaking Technician

Posting Number: R0004013
Location: Portland Campus

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Position Summary:
The Printmaking Technician is responsible for collaborating with the Head and Chair of the printmaking programs to support all students, faculty and staff in the printmaking lab and adjacent spaces. The primary function consists of maintaining a safe, organized, and professional printmaking lab, while also assisting in the function of print courses and programs. The Technician aids in the operation, upkeep, and improvement of the lab while contributing positively to the overall culture of community and inclusion at Pacific Northwest College of Art within Willamette University.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Collaborate on organization of print lab spaces for classes and new mediums/processes as needed
  • Support a welcoming atmosphere within the printmaking facility
  • Maintain professional relationship with all printmaking faculty, students, staff, and vendors
  • Maintain studio equipment, facilitate repairs, facilitate cleaning printmaking facility, monitor and maintain studio safety
  • Inventory and organize supplies, fees, paperwork, collections, storage and monthly accounting reports
  • Keep studio supplied: Order, pick up, arrange for delivery of supplies; mix inks, grounds, acids, and any additional materials needed for general studio needs
  • Manage studio store, sales, inventory and back stock
  • Assist dept. Chair, Head, and other faculty/staff as requested
  • Assist supplying and managing materials for visiting artists and publishing projects
  • Assist students with technical and creative issues; visit classes to give or support demonstrations of best studio practices (technical and safety)
  • Supervise work- study students and studio volunteers
  • Maintain Ghost Budget and Vendor List
  • Support digital communication board in Lab with faculty and staff
  • Assist in curating and installing print exhibits and student display areas
  • Participate in Printmaking Area & Studio Arts Department meetings when needed
  • Research best professional print practices to facilitate a sustainable and healthy studio
  • Assist with professional practice and curriculum enhancement
  • Assist with documenting programming and student work
  • Assist with social media
  • Additional departmental tasks may be assigned

  • Extensive print lab experience, at least 3+ years working w/ varied print media in a community studio
  • Must have excellent communications skills and the ability to work with a diverse population
  • Experience with Point of Sale systems, Adobe, Microsoft Office, Excel and Google Apps.
  • Basic accounting experience
  • Must have excellent problem solving skills
  • Work independently and patiently
  • Multi-tasking skills

Preferred Qualifications
  • BFA in print related area
  • Extensive experience with printmaking media, including: Lithography, Intaglio, Relief, Screen-printing, Letterpress, Bookmaking, and Digital Media.
  • General familiarity with power tools, carpentry, and painting skills
  • Safety Training Certification (OSHA)
  • Air quality testing knowledge

Salary: $17.17 per hour

Typical Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. Some evening and weekend hours may be required on occasion.

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

Ability to lift and push up to 30 pounds with assistance when requested.

Ability to work standing or sitting for long periods of time.

Ability to bend, stoop, walk, climb, and perform repetitive motions for long periods of time.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as received until the position is filled.

All University positions require that candidates submit to a criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.

You will need to upload the following two documents as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled Resume:
  • Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve emphasis
  • Current Resume

​Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

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