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Columbia Center for Book and Paper Arts - Interdisciplinary Arts Department
Studio Coordinator
    
Columbia College Chicago is an undergraduate and graduate college in
downtown Chicago whose principal commitment is to provide comprehensive
educational opportunities in the arts, communications and public
information, within a context of enlightened liberal education. Columbia is
the fifth largest private educational institution in Illinois, with a Fall
2004 enrollment of more than 10,000 students, which includes approximately
640 graduate students. It is the country's largest and most diverse private
arts and communications college.

The Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts seeks a Studio
Coordinator. This is a full-time staff position that oversees the operation
and needs of the Center¹s papermaking, letterpress printing, and book
binding studios, as well as the Center¹s darkroom and Mac computer lab.

The Studio Coordinator must perform the following outlined tasks and
responsibilities:

?    Maintain and oversee operation and needs of all studios, including
equipment acquisition, and development of studio budgets in coordination
with the Director of Community Programs.
?    Supervise equipment maintenance, repair, improvements and build-outs.
?    Responsible for making sure all chemicals are mixed in paper and dark
room.
?    Responsible for all studio signage.
?    Coordinate and participate in yearly August scrub-down in the paper
studio.
?    Conduct studio orientation for graduate students in coordination with
faculty.
?    Responsible for Center¹s computer lab in terms of ordering supplies and
software, and in working with IT and faculty in assessing lab needs.
?    Responsible for all purchase orders and check requests for things
related to the studios.
?    Research items needed to find lowest costs.
?    Track down any missing or late orders.
?    Responsible for the operation of the ³Unstore,² including purchases,
tracking profits, etc.
?    Supervise special projects at the Center as assigned.
?    Develop annual studio budgets in coordination with the Director of
Community Programs.
?    Coordinate the IAC Summer residency Program.

The Studio Coordinator also supervises a Studio Technician, and works
closely with the Center¹s Director of Community Programs, Gallery
Coordinator, community instructors, and the faculty of the Interdisciplinary
Arts Department who teach in the Center¹s studios.

The qualified individual shall possess practical working experience in
papermaking, letterpress printing, and book binding; including the ability
to repair and maintain tools and machines in these studios. The position
requires strong interpersonal and communication skills, attention to detail.
A BFA degree is preferred. Familiarity with Macintosh computers is
essential.

For serious consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter and a
resume to:

Columbia College Chicago
Studio Coordinator Search/ Inter Arts
The Office of Recruitment and Development
33 East Congress, Suite 532
Chicago, IL 60605

Columbia College Chicago is an equal opportunity employer.

No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Date Posted: February 22 2006

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