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General purpose: The Form and Space Research Technician assists with the general operations of the Form and Space Studio; supports fall and spring instruction and student homework access to the Form and Space Studio following campus protocols; supports research in the studio; and has access to the facility to pursue individual research outside of work hours. This appointment is for the 10 month 2020-2021 academic year.
Summary of Essential Functions:
Assist with the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the Form and Space Studio, ensuring that all equipment operates effectively and safely, and supplies are stocked and available.
Assist with daily deep cleaning and disinfecting of equipment and tools following CDC guidance, OSHA guidance and manufacturer instructions.
Assist with supervising student homework access to the Form and Space Studio and monitoring campus public health and safety measures, including physical distancing, face coverings, personal protective equipment, personal hygiene and surface cleaning.
Serve as an educational resource, and support Undergraduate students regarding related processes of Form and Space.
Provide assistance to the Form and Space Studio Manager. â¨
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Assist with maintaining Environmental Health and Safety compliance, conducting EHS training for MICA employees working in the Academic Services Fabrication Studios, maintaining required EHS documentation, enforcing EHS policies, modeling safe studio practices, and generally ensuring safety
Provide technical support to students in the Form and Space Studioâ¨
Assist with monitoring and maintaining equipment in the Form and Space Studio
Enforce studio policies and demonstrate the safe and appropriate use of equipment, tools, materials, techniques, and processes in the Form and Space Studio
Provide assistance and guidance to any Form and Space Studio student workers (student technicians and/or work-study)
Contribute to tutorials for processes and techniques used in the Form and Space Studio
Help maintain supplies for the Form and Space Studio by communicating with the Studio Manager
Share research to enhance the Form and Space Studio and classes held therein.
Perform other related duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Practical working experience with sculptural processes and techniques for digital and mechanical tools and equipment.
Good mechanical sensibility â¨
Ability to assess and trouble-shoot digital and mechanical tools and equipment â¨
Strong organizational skills â¨
Ability to collaborate with students and faculty â¨
Good communication skills
Bachelor, Fine Art or a four-year degree with experience working in a fabrication/sculpture shop
Demonstrated experience with fabrication safety and operating woodworking equipment and processes.
Required to lift, pull and carry, up to 45 lbs.
Demonstrated experience working with the Adobe suite
Demonstrated experience working with, troubleshooting, and basic maintenance of general woodworking equipment.
Demonstrated experience working as a technician in a sculpture / fabrication shop preferably in an academic environment
Experience working with the following: â¨
Wood working equipment to include; bandsaw, drill press, stationary sander as well as portable power hand tools, drill, sanders, jig saw.
Skills in plaster casting and mold making.
Skills in digital fabrication tools such as; 3d printers and small scale CNC routers.
Skills in digital fabrication software and/or sewing machines
Reporting to this position:
No direct reports
Conditions of Employment:
Candidate must successfully complete a full background check
Required to work evenings and weekends
Required to perform deep cleaning and disinfecting of shop equipment and tools
SubmitÂ PDF document to include:
Cover Letter (1 page single spaced, 12pt) â qualifications, experience, what interests you about this position?
Portfolio of Related Work â website (preferred) or PDF at reasonable resolution. Images should include descriptions about the project.
Please format the PDF document for screen resolution and viewing.Â No physical media are requested nor will be returned.
Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 45 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the noise level in the work environment is usually minimal. but ear protection may be required at times.
Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, COVID â 19 Cleaning and Personal Protection Equipment.
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Internal Number: R977
About Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.