The School of Art seeks professional artists, educators and administrators with an interest in interdisciplinary practice and expanding what it means to be a school in the 21st Century. The School of Art consists of 23 full-time faculty, 13 staff members, about 200 undergraduates and 18 graduate students.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should apply at the links included with each job posting.
Please do not send application materials directly to the school.

CURRENT OPENINGS

Sculpture Technician

The School of Art is seeking a Sculpture Technician to join the team. In this role, you will be responsible for operations of our wood shop, metal fabrication, mold-making and ceramics studios. You will also work on developing and implementing all safety measures pertaining to those areas and instructing students, faculty, and staff in the accurate and safe use of various tools and equipment. This is an excellent opportunity if you thrive in an exciting and meaningful work environment.

Core responsibilities will include:

– Oversight, maintenance, training, and purchasing for sculpture fabrication facilities to include: wood shop, metal fabrication, mold-making, and ceramics studios, as well as spray booth, sand blaster, materials storage room, and occasional maintenance and support of classroom spaces and undergraduate/graduate studios.
– Develop, coordinate, and present safety orientations and trainings for wood and metal fabrication for undergraduate and graduate students.
– Oversight, maintenance, and training on tools and tool check-out.
– Consult and oversee student and faculty projects and liaison with other school technicians.
– Manage finances within set budget, hire and supervise student monitors, and work on occasional projects such as installation and shop support for exhibitions and special events.
– Maintain an open office with consistent hours, and be able to work with faculty, staff, and students.
– Coordinate with the department of Environmental Health and Safety for OSHA compliance and shop safety.

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the School of Art. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

You should demonstrate:

– Expertise in woodworking, metalworking, welding, and machine maintenance;
– Capability to perform all phases of equipment set-up and operation;
– Ability to interact effectively and courteously with people at all levels of the organization;
– Aptitude to prioritize work and balance multiple tasks simultaneously, while maintaining accurate and detailed records; and
– Excellent communication, reasoning, and problem solving skills.

Qualifications

– Bachelors of Art or related field preferred; Master’s Degree in Fine Arts desired.
– Four years of experience in woodworking, metalworking, ceramics and other sculptural processes in a workshop environment, preferably within an art academic or research setting, preferred.
– Physical mobility: Requires wide range of mobility, i.e. ability to stoop, reach, bend at waist, grasp and pick up objects, maneuver in cramped areas, perform minor repairs to equipment, stand for long period of time, lifting 75 lbs with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
– Environmental Conditions: Some exposure to hazardous materials, chemicals, etc., as well as exposure to noise and dust in the shops and the laser cutter and CNC router areas. Requisite personal protective equipment/clothing provided. Equipment operated has various moving parts and must be operated following safety procedures.

Requirements

– Criminal background check
– Driver’s license

To apply, click here.