Studio Technician, Department of Art (Various)

University of Oregon - Eugene, OR4.4

Department: School of Art + Design
Classification: Education Program Assistant 2
Appointment Type and Duration: Academic Year (Classified), Ongoing
Salary: $17.02 per hour
FTE: varied, part time
Number of Openings: 4

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes October 1, 2018.

Special Instructions to Applicants

PLEASE NOTE WHEN APPLYING: There are four available positions with varying FTE, as outlined below.

- Studio Technician, Fibers - 0.4 FTE
- Studio Technician, Photography - 0.5 FTE
- Studio Technician, Product Design - 0.7 FTE
- Studio Technician, Metalsmithing and Jewelry - 0.5 FTE

Complete applications will include the following:

• A letter of interest noting the position(s) for which you are applying, and which clearly demonstrates how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications of each position.
• A current résumé
• Three professional references

Department Summary
One of three schools within the College of Design, the School of Art + Design includes the Departments of Art and Product Design. The Department of Art provides instruction in the media areas of art and technology, ceramics, fibers, metalsmithing and jewelry, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. The Department of Product Design focuses on design for use, using a broad range of analog and digital tools. Approximately 25% of the undergraduate course enrollment is made up of students from across campus who are electing studio courses as part of a liberal arts education. As part of the undergraduate and graduate degree programs, students must take a mandated number of studio courses to fulfill degree requirements. There are approximately 650 undergraduate majors and 60 graduate students in these various programs. The School is home to 30 tenure-track faculty, 23 Career Instructors, and 24 graduate employees.

Position Summary
The School of Art + Design is seeking four part time Studio Technicians to oversee operations for each of the following studios: Fibers, Photography, Product Design, and Metalsmithing and Jewelry.

The Studio Technicians, under the direction of the respective Curricular Heads (tenure-track faculty members), serve as the primary officers in charge of studio support operations in studio and classroom facilities used by students and faculty in each respective area of the Department of Art, and are responsible for ensuring that area-related studio needs, workshops, and labs are met in a manner that allows them to operate professionally, efficiently, and within their budgetary means.

The Studio Technicians also receive guidance and direction from the College of Design Facilities Services team and the UO Risk Management office in providing direct support of studio and classroom spaces, deploying appropriate resources to effectively accomplish objectives, and maintaining a clean, safe, and orderly facility with equipment in good working condition. Sound environmental practices and regular recycling, as applicable, are essential. The Studio Technicians are responsible for identifying potential conflicts and issues related to the support of studios, workshops, and computer labs before they become problems, and for making recommendations to the appropriate constituents on how to deal with any identified issues. The Studio Technicians operate with a high degree of independence within the scope of the assignment.

Minimum Requirements
• Associate's Degree and three years of work experience (paid or volunteer) supporting community programs that serve children, youth or adults; OR
• Bachelor's Degree and one year of work experience (paid or volunteer) one year of which must be working in youth development programs, adult education, teaching, program delivery or related functions; OR
• Five years experience in a field related to the duties of the position AND a high school diploma or equivalent.
• Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated skill to work with diverse audiences.
• Demonstrated skill to use computers for word processing, data management, and communications.

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated ability to manage tasks where successful collaboration and coordination with other supervisors was essential due to operating conditions, with an understanding of collaborative decision-making.
• Demonstrated ability to evaluate multiple work requirements and prioritize accomplishment in accordance with life, health, safety, customer, and academic mission impacts.
• Demonstrated ability to manage several requirements or projects simultaneously.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to read and write in English for the purposes of reviewing budgets, preparing reports and understanding policies and safety information.

Preferred Qualifications
• At least 2 years professional experience/technical training in the respective discipline (Fibers, Photography, Product Design, or Metalsmithing & Jewelry)
• Prior experience working at University of Oregon or a similarly complex institution of higher education

FLSA Exempt: No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

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