Full-Time Digital Arts and Sculpture Technician
Haverford College seeks to hire a full-time, non-exempt, fixed term (two year term), benefit eligible Digital Arts and Sculpture Technician position in Fine Arts. The position will work in sculpture and printmaking, providing curricula and studio support. We are especially interested in candidates who have experience in developing programming and technical skills for diverse and inclusive student and community groups. The position is scheduled to begin May 20, 2021.
Essential Functions & Primary Responsibilities: The technician should have a solid knowledge of both wood/metal working and digital fabricating technologies in sculpture with some printmaking digital technologies preferred. The two main responsibilities of this position are to offer experience in digital technologies across sculpture and printmaking, and to manage, operate, and maintain the sculpture studio facility and the equipment within the space. The technician will make safety a top priority and implement and maintain standardized safety practices and procedures. With ample opportunities for professional development and funding to host visitors and workshops, we are looking for a self-starter who recognizes and sees what needs to be done, a committed candidate who will take ownership and responsibility of the studio spaces, and someone interested in learning new digital technologies and skills. Over the summer months there will be opportunities to collaborate with the Maker Arts Space Coordinator and Technician on community programming.
At least one year of experience in sculpture spaces with wood/metal working and capacity with some digital technologies is required. A degree in a related field is preferred. Ability to maintain shop equipment and keep space clean and safe.
We look to a candidate with some of the following software skills and/or a demonstrated ability to learn new technologies: operate and maintain CNC plasma cutters, laser cutters, and CNC routers. Digital 3D modeling software, digital fabricating experiences. The candidate should also know Illustrator and Photoshop (or software of equivalence). Light printmaking digital technologies preferred but not required.
Line of Report: Position will report directly to the Department Chair of Fine Arts with a dotted line of reporting to the Director of the Visual Culture Arts and Media Program. Technician will supervise work study students. Position will also coordinate with Maker Arts Technician (VCAM) and IITS staffing but not in a reporting capacity.
- Current Drivers’ License and ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Record check
- Programming requirements may necessitate evening and weekend hours
Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required of this Position
- Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one place to another):
- Sedentary Lifting: (0-10 pounds): 6-8 hours
- Light Lifting (10-20 pounds): 3-6 hours
- Moderate Lifting (20-50 pounds): 3-6 hours
- Heavy Lifting (50 to 100 pounds): Up to three hours
- Pulling (to exert force upon an abject to move or change its direction: 6-8 hours
- Pushing (to draw an object toward oneself to move or change its direction): 6-8 hours
- Carrying (to hold objects while moving entire body): 6-8 hours
- Reaching or working above shoulder (to extend arms upward or outward away from body): 6-8 hours
- Walking (to move entire body in erect position): 6-8 hours
- Standing (to maintain body in erect posture in stationary position): 6-8 hours
- Sitting (to rest weight on buttocks and back of thighs with legs bent at knees): Up to three hours
- Crouching/Stooping (to bend upper body forward while fully flexing knees): 3-6 hours Kneeling (to maintain upper body in erect position while resting knees on ground): Up to three hours
- Climbing (to ascend or descent heights using ladders, scaffolding, stairs, poles, inclined surfaces): Up to three hours
- Twisting (to rotate upper body while feet remain stationary): Up to three hours
- Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor, forklift, etc.): Up to three hours
- Exposure Limitation (i.e., cold water, dust, gas, fumes, extreme temperatures): 6-8 hours
How to Apply
- To Apply: Interested candidates should complete an application, to include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) references by visiting https://haverford.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Haverford-Campus/Digital-Arts-and-Sculpture-Technician_R222. The application deadline is Friday, March 12, 2021. Failure to provide the required documentation may result in lack of consideration. Haverford College does not sponsor work visas.
- Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status. Haverford has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition of the College. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster their contribution to the College’s mission.