Reporting to Photography's Area representative and under general direction of the Manager, SMFA Instructional Technology, this position supports students and faculty by organizing and maintaining Photography's facilities and equipment, including classrooms, studios (analog and digital), all hardware and processes, and inventory of materials and supplies.
Work closely with the Media Stockroom and other studio managers and technicians in all areas to support the needs of faculty and students. Assist students in technical problems that occur beyond class content; answer questions about equipment and software; Assist faculty in the preparation of technical tutorials. Organize regular training (and as needed) for faculty and TA's on all Area hardware and software; Schedule regular equipment training workshops and studio and darkroom orientations for the purpose of student and faculty access; Organize and schedule regular orientation and training for equipment and studio access for students; Work with faculty to develop and improve classrooms, policies, storage, studios and technology; Help formulate written Area-wide guidelines and instructions for use; Supervise, train and schedule Photography Area student workers; Keep abreast of analogue and digital technologies related to Photography's inventory; With faculty assistance and direction maintain the slide, film and video collection in photography; Assist with the gathering, storage and installation of student work for competitions and shows; Provide support for visiting artists; Responsible for the day-to-day smooth and safe operation of all classrooms, darkrooms and studios with their attendant equipment and supplies, including: Maintain proper levels of photographic chemistry for all darkrooms and processing areas.; Arrange maintenance schedules for black and white condenser enlargers and proper disposal of chemistry which may involve arranging for outside contracts for alignment, disposal, maintenance and servicing; Maintain the facilities for proper cleanliness and state of order which may involve arranging for outside cleaning, etc.; Maintain computer lab workstations with current hardware and software, calibration of displays and upgrade consulting with other studio managers; Maintain inventories, order supplies (both for digital and analog processes), and authorize equipment access, schedule darkroom and equipment use and keeping staff abreast of changes; Keep inventory in workable condition. Troubleshoot and upgrade systems as needed, maintain a basic maintenance system and repair schedule, including: perform minor equipment repairs, trouble shoot problems with equipment, monitor status of equipment for preventive service, diagnose problems, send equipment out for repairs as needed and check all incoming equipment for proper repair; Maintain file system for equipment requisitions, warranties and maintenance; Assist with researching, testing, and ordering equipment; Monitor and maintain health, safety and security in Photography Area, including regular posting of MSDS and other health and safety information; Maintain Photography Area bulletin boards and signage.
Bachelor's degree with 1 to 3 years of related experience; Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; Detailed oriented with strong organizational skills; Physical requirements include lifting of equipment up to 70lbs and dexterity sufficient for working with delicate equipment. Send cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Media Services Technician
Under the direction of the Manager, SMFA Instructional Technology, this position manages the Media Stockroom that serves the technology and equipment needs of faculty, students and staff in all areas and departments at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. The position is responsible for the management of Media Stockroom staff and the administration and maintenance of its budget and inventory. In this role, s/he will support the technology and equipment needs required by students, faculty and staff. Maintain good working relations and a professional rapport with all faculty, students and staff in the School; Hire, train and supervise as many as 20 student employees who work part-time in the Media Stockroom; Manage and maintain Webcheckout software and database; Update inventories and place new equipment into circulation as necessary and appropriate; Maintain and update equipment database inventory; Work closely with studio technicians in all areas to support the needs of faculty and students, with some emphasis on working rapport with time-based disciplines. This may include monitoring facilities and troubleshooting equipment for students when faculty members are not present; Keep the inventory in workable condition. Maintain a basic maintenance system and repair schedule, including: perform minor equipment repairs, trouble shoot problems with equipment, monitor status of equipment for preventive service, diagnose problems, send equipment out for repairs as needed, and check incoming repaired equipment for proper functioning; Plan, implement and coordinate policies and procedures for equipment use; Keep abreast of analoge and digital technologies related to the Stockroom's inventory; Maintain health, safety and security in the Media Stockroom and related areas; Oversee the Media Stockroom's Operating Budget.
Bachelor's degree with 1 to 3 years of related experience; Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; Strong customer service and organizational skills; Physical requirements include Lifting of equipment up to 70lbs and dexterity sufficient for working with delicate equipment. Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welding Shop Technician
Under direction of the Area Rep in Sculpture and reporting to the Manager, SMFA Instructional Technology, this position involves working directly with students, faculty and staff who use the Welding Shop, with an emphasis on welding and steel fabrication. In this role the Welding Shop Technician will provide daily supervision to ensure the safety of all who work in the Welding Shop. Additional responsibilities include: Provide instruction on a continual basis to ensure that safe procedures are followed by all who work in the Welding Shop; Give technical assistance in fabrication and welding as needed; Be constantly alert for dangerous situations and intervene to prevent injury; Maintain Welding Shop equipment and supplies; Repair and maintain all welding and fabrication equipment, keeping it in safe operating condition; Repair or replace defective power and hand tools; Develop and maintain a system to inventory all expendable supplies and safety equipment to ensure they are replenished in a timely manner within budget constraints; Arrange for steel delivery as needed and recruit student monitors to assist with offloading; Construct bases for vises, benders, and other machinery supports; Monitor regularly the exterior storage facilities for oxygen and acetylene to ensure backup supplies and safe handling procedures; Place orders for supplies for both the Welding Shop and the Metals Area; Maintain order and cleanliness in shop; See that all major obstructions are removed from around machinery and workbenches, and that work in process is properly stored in the storage area; See that floors are swept and vacuumed, and workbenches and tables are kept clear of debris; Keep the storage area organized and material arranged for safe and easy selection; Post on the Welding Shop door a schedule of regular hours as well as hours of holidays and during Spring Break; Select, train, and supervise qualified student monitors to staff the Welding Shop during evenings and weekends; Prepare and maintain schedule of shop monitors and maintain access list at the security desk; Oversee the monitors technical competence and fulfillment of responsibilities; Provide, as required by course syllabi, demonstrations and instructions on technical aspects of: welding processes, to include MIG, TIG and gas welding, gas and plasma arc cutting, brazing, forging and hot and cold forming; Monitor, in coordination with the Area Rep and appropriate Sculpture area faculty the budget for welding supplies, materials, equipment, and student monitors; Ensure that adequate funds are available to maintain or replace shop and hand tools as well as supplies; Assist the Area Rep and faculty determining capital budget purchases; Work closely with other studio managers and technicians and the Media Stockroom, to support the needs of faculty and students this may include helping students when faculty members are not present.
Associate's degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience; Strong welding and fabrication skills; Must be able to lift equipment up to 75lbs.
Period: This position will be during the fall and spring semesters, only
Schedule: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Will assist instructors through posing for student artists as requested. Requires ability to pose for long, short and gesture poses. Must be able to remain still for 15-20 minutes and must be at least 21 years of age. Scheduled as needed on a temporary basis.