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[BKARTS] Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts - Studio Technician Job



The Columbia Center for Book and Paper Arts is seeking a part-time Studio
Technician. Please see the job description below for information on how to
apply. This position will be searched until it is filled.

Anita M. Garza

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Anita M. Garza
Director of Community Programs
Center for Book & Paper Arts
Columbia College Chicago
1104 S, Wabash Ave., Second Floor
312-344-6632
aleverence@xxxxxxxxx

"Due to budgetary constraints, the light at the end of the tunnel has
been turned off."




Job Description:
Studio Technician*
Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts
 
The Studio Technician position is a part-time position (20 ­ 30 hours per
week) that reports to the Studio Coordinator for direction and supervision.
The position requires working familiarity with the equipment and tools
utilized in papermaking, book-binding, and letterpress printing. While
someone with a degree in this area is preferred, working familiarity with
these tools and technologies is essential.  Because this individual works
with all the staff, students, and volunteers at the Center, someone with
strong interpersonal communication skills is essential. Some evening hours
required.
 
Job responsibilities:
 
* Works with the Studio Coordinator each year to set short-term and
long-term goals and project priorities.
* Communicates student worker problems, absences, and suggestions for
improvements to the Studio Coordinator.
* Acts as studio monitor approx. 6 hours per week, for SAIC, Columbia, and
community classes, including covering hours when Graduate Assistants are
unavailable. 
* Executes studio maintenance, build-outs and minor equipment repairs under
direction of the Studio Coordinator.
* Makes recommendations for Graduate Assistantships to Studio Coordinator.
* Delegates work to Graduate Assistants (under guidance of Studio
Coordinator) 
* Oversees graduate assistants, students from other schools (notably SAIC),
and studio volunteers.  This includes coordinating and assigning tasks to
volunteers. 
* Makes sure chemicals are mixed in paper and dark room, etc.
* Assists in Center productions (cards, publications, etc.)
* Assists students working in studios (when on duty).  Note that this does
not extend to providing training or tutoring to students unfamiliar with the
equipment. 
* Other miscellaneous duties as required (incl. errands, outside visits,
research, etc.) 
 
Candidates interested in this position should send a letter of interest,
outlining their qualifications for the position, a current resume, and two
letters of recommendation to: Jeff Abell, Acting Chair, Interdisciplinary
Arts Dept., Columbia College Chicago, 600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL
60605.  Qualified candidates will be contacted to meet with the search
committee.  Columbia College Chicago is an equal opportunity employer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*formerly Studio Manager

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