The School of Art + Design seeks a Fabrication Technology Specialist, who is responsible for managing the operation of laboratories and other resources and coordinating projects incorporating metal, ceramics, and printmaking technology at the School of Art + Design. This person will also provide specialized expertise using technological advances in the teaching, creation, and presentation of art and design by the students, faculty, and staff of the School of Art + Design.
Major Duties and Responsibilities include:
- Instruct and advise students and faculty in the use of specialized art and design equipment and technology.
- Administer and maintain ceramics, metalworking, and printmaking facilities, in conjunction with other facilities staff, including the installation and maintenance of equipment, servicing user requests, performing basic repairs, and coordinating with outside entities for the repair of equipment.
- Administer and maintain woodworking, metalworking, casting, fabrication, and computer controlled machining devices, in conjunction with other facilities staff, including the installation and maintenance of equipment, servicing user requests, performing basic repairs, and coordinating with outside entities for the repair of equipment.
- Consult, advise, and interact with faculty and staff to facilitate research, and assist in integrating fabrication processes into courses and curriculum.
- Identify and evaluate resources for use by the School’s faculty, staff, and students.
- Obtain information relevant to ceramics, metalworking, printmaking, and other fabrication projects, and consult with faculty to plan and execute projects.
- Supervise and manage a group of part-time graduate assistants and undergraduate student employees. This includes hiring, evaluating, training, scheduling, and assigning work tasks for these employees.
- Manage the School’s South Studios laboratory spaces and resources, and serve as primary contact for students and faculty utilizing those spaces.
- Design, implement, and enforce safety procedures and guidelines to help maintain a safe environment for faculty, students, and staff using the School’s laboratories and instructional facilities and equipment.
- Serve as a liaison with other skilled specialists, faculty, and students, both within and outside of the School and the University of Illinois to support collaborative projects, and recognize, recommend, and facilitate connections with Campus fabrication resources.
- Create informational resources for the use of instructional facilities and equipment.