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.


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


Sculpture Technician

This position oversees operations of the School of Art’s wood shop, metal fabrication, mold-making and ceramics studios. Responsible for developing and enforcing inclusive policies and safety measures pertaining to those areas and instructing students, faculty, and staff in the proper and safe use of various tools and equipment. Consults with and oversees student projects in these areas and manages overall use of sculpture fabrication facilities. In collaboration with other school technicians, staff and faculty: procures equipment and supplies and manages finances within a set budget. Also in liaison with other technicians: hires and oversees student monitors and externs and works on occasional special projects. This person will maintain an open office with consistent hours, and be able to work with faculty, staff, and students. Coordinates with the department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) for safety compliance and the office of Facility Management Services (FMS) for building repairs and upkeep.

Core responsibilities will include:
-Oversight, maintenance, training, and purchasing for sculpture fabrication facilities including: wood shop, metal shop, mold-making, and ceramics studios
-Develops, coordinates, and presents safety orientations and trainings for wood and metal shops for faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students
-Management of student monitors and externs; including hiring, scheduling, training, and mentorship
-Procurement and purchasing for Sculpture area needs and management of multiple budgets
-Oversight and maintenance of spray booth, sand blaster and materials storage rooms

You must demonstrate:
-Ability to facilitate all phases of equipment set-up and operation
-Ability to interact effectively and courteously with people at all levels of the organization
-Proven ability to provide safe, friendly, and inclusive spaces for student making and learning
-Able to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
-Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records
-Must possess excellent communication skills, reasoning and problem solving skills
-Ability to work under pressure and meet inflexible deadlines; ability to remain calm and composed when dealing with difficult situations and people
-Willingness to ask for help, ability to admit when you are wrong, and possess a sense of humor

We strongly encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized and/or underrepresented in art and higher education and who will contribute to the breadth of our program.

-High School/GED; BA, BFA, or Master’s Degree in Fine Arts preferred
-Four or more years’ experience in woodworking, metalworking, ceramics and other sculptural processes in a workshop environment, preferably within an art academic or research setting
-Expertise in woodworking, metalworking, welding, and an understanding of machine maintenance.
-Note: Equivalent education/training may be considered in lieu of experience
-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, stand for long periods of time, 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.

-Successful Background Check

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Adjunct Instructor: Intro Painting

The School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University seeks an adjunct instructor to teach Introductory Painting.

DP3: Introductory Painting is a practical introduction to painting with an emphasis on oil painting materials and techniques. The course includes an introduction to tools, materials and techniques of painting, including instruction in the fabrication of sound painting supports and the application of permanent grounds. Students become conversant with the range of visual options unique to the vocabulary of painting while developing their critical abilities and beginning to explore content unique to their interests and developing their personal style and voice. This course is scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday 1:25 – 4:15 p.m.

Applications will be reviewed beginning June 20, 2022.

An adjunct instructor is responsible for the creation and delivery of material for foundation or advanced undergraduate courses the content of which must be approved in accordance with University and department policies and procedures. They are responsible for delivering course content, instructing students, supervising teaching assistants, evaluating student work and entering grades into online systems, and performing related duties as assigned.

A Master of Fine Arts or equivalent and experience teaching is preferred. The instructor must have experience in critique across various modes of creative practice, as well as strong organizational skills, knowledge of contemporary art and critical theory, and an active studio practice.

We strongly encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized and/or underrepresented in art and higher education and who will contribute to the breadth of our program.

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