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Technical Specialist - Painting and Drawing

The Cleveland Institute of Art seeks a part-time Technical Specialist to supervise the Painting and Drawing Departments’ Studios and Woodshop for the 2014/2015 academic year. This is a shared position between the Painting and Drawing Departments and the TS will report to the Chairs of both Painting and Drawing.

Job Summary
Works with faculty to facilitate students and the departments. This includes: managing work-study students to maintain the department and the woodshop workroom; buying materials and working with students to build supports, etc. for their projects; conducting technical workshops on such processes as support construction or paper stretching. In addition the Technical Specialist assists faculty in setting up and conducting class demos. The Technical Specialist also often assists with Visiting Artists to the departments by acting as guide or setting the schedule for studio visits with students, acts as chaperone on the New York Trip, and oversees the student departmental cleanup/pack-up at the end of the year.

Woodshop and Studio Responsibilities:
• Reinforce woodworking safe practices with all students, with an emphasis on safe operation of all equipment and tools; effective and appropriate craftsmanship; and cooperation in a shop environment
• Oversees and assists art students working on projects
• Supervise use of tools and equipment
• Preventative maintenance of shop equipment
• Maintain inventory of shop consumables such as glue, nails, canvas, wood, etc. for student use
• Monitor Woodshop supplies budget and work study budget in conjunction with Department Chairs
• Work in coordination with Painting/Drawing faculty on maintaining an orderly and clean studio
• General department support
• Manage the physical plant of the departments overseeing student interactions and proper use of the area outside of class
• Provide general (non-teaching) assistance to faculty
• Set and supervise work-study schedules

Other Responsibilities:
• With faculty, oversees the cleaning, set-up, and take down of the department at the beginning and end of the year. Also insures that all students in the department do their share.
• Assists with Visiting Artists in the department. Sets schedules for studio visits with students. Assists with transportation etc.
• Conducts workshops with students on building the standard forms of supports used in Painting/Drawing
- panel construction
- 2 types of lightweight stretchers
- paper mounting and stretching
- the “Charlotte” - a heavy-duty “overbuilt” stretcher from ¾ inch plywood
• Conducts technical workshops on mediums and grounds and/or use of projector
• Assists faculty conducting technical demos – buys supplies for these, sets up the work area, etc.
• Acts as chaperone on the New York Trip – assists students with checking in at the hostel, etc.
• Supports and facilitates all faculty working in Painting and Drawing and may on occasion be called on to help other faculty teaching in the Visual Arts area
• Works with students one on one in solving technical problems and building

Candidates must have knowledge of and experience with basic woodshop tools and equipment, as well as a commitment to shop safety practices. Previous experience working with students in a woodshop environment preferred.

BFA in a Visual Arts Field (preferably Painting or Drawing) required.

Compensation: Position includes hourly wage rate + benefits, follows the academic calendar year, and begins August 2014. 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


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