Nita Sturiale
Since 2003
Works in Lexington, Massachusetts United States of America

BIO
Nita's work explores the relationships between intellect, emotion, natural phenomena, and emerging technologies. She has presented her work at Boston Museum of Science, MIT's Media Lab, Cambridge River Arts Festival, Tufts University, Mills College, Harvard University, in Wales, Beijing, and Milan, as well as online. She is included in Stephen Wilson's book, Information Arts (MIT Press, 2001). Nita has been a member of the Nature and Inquiry artist group since 1991. With this group, she directed the award-winning Invisible Ideas - a GPS-enabled audience participation event premiering at the Boston Cyberarts Festival 2003. Recent work includes an interactive installation with Jane Marsching, Weight of God; a podcast about guilt, Stations of a Commute; and gift performance about hormones and womenhood, Pietre Preziose. Nita is currently a Professor in the Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She earned her MFA from Tufts University/SMFA and a M.Ed. from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She lives in Lexington, MA, with her husband, two daughters, and one guinea pig.

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JOB

Contemporary Media Artist, Tenure Track


Deadline:
Thu Dec 01, 2011 21:50

Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
United States of America

Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Studio For Interrelated Media (SIM) Department

Contemporary Media Artist, Tenure Track
Union: Faculty / Librarian

Job Description / Statement of Duties:
The Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) Department is seeking a highly motivated Contemporary Media Artist for a full-time, tenure track position beginning Fall, 2012. SIM is a multimedia program with a strong emphasis on critique, conceptual foundations, student volition, and individualized advising. Students work in all media, with a concentration on interdisciplinary practice and innovative technologies. Please visit http://sim.massart.edu for more information about the department.

This position is part of a highly collaborative, innovative and flexible team of faculty that shares long-term department and facilities planning, student advising and interdisciplinary curricular design. The position includes teaching responsibilities in a team-taught Major Studio class comprised of weekly student-run presentations and productions where students select, schedule and technically support their colleagues' presentations in all media.

This position includes teaching elective courses already in circulation as well as other courses to be proposed based on the candidate's expertise. Additional duties include individualized advising, review boards, and long-term interdisciplinary curricular design and planning.

This position is accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions for which they are responsible and which fall within the scope of the Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity Plan. Position includes administrative and departmental responsibilities.

Established in 1873, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) was the first and remains the only freestanding public college of art and design in the US. The college is nationally known for offering broad access to a quality professional arts education, accompanied by a strong general education in the liberal arts. A major cultural force in Boston, MassArt offers public programs of innovative exhibitions, lectures and events.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2011. Position will remain open until filled. Applicants are required to submit cover letter, CV, URLs if available, and statement of teaching philosophy to : https://careers.massart.edu

DO NOT SEND PORTFOLIO MATERIALS OR RECOMMENDATIONS UNLESS REQUESTED BY THE SEARCH COMMITTEE.

Required Minimum Qualifications: A candidate should have at least 3 years of teaching experience in interdisciplinary artistic practice, not including teaching assistant positions. The candidate should possess a demonstrated commitment towards shared leadership, collegiality, interactive teaching, and advising a diverse student body. In addition, the candidate should have a strong portfolio and professional practice with a solid conceptual base. He/she should have multi-disciplinary knowledge (including some combination of the following - interactive media, light art, video, sound, live performance, installation, conceptual practice). Candidates should have a passionate interest in evolving a contemporary experimental/interdisciplinary arts program in a team-taught collaborative environment. MFA or equivalent degree is required.

Preferred Qualifications Expertise with web-based applications, computer programming, and live performance technologies is a plus.

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants Applicants are required to submit cover letter, CV, URLs, and statement of teaching philosophy.
Requisition Number: 0100186

Eligible Applicants: All (Internal and External)
Pay Basis: based on experience
Job Type: Full-time



JOB

Studio Manager, Studio for Interrelated Media Department


Deadline:
Mon Mar 15, 2010 14:21

The Studio for Interrelated Media Department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (SIM) is a studio art program which explores a wide range of technologies. The artists in SIM combine the study of many mediums by pursuing the representation of their ideas with the most appropriate media for each idea. This process often results in the extending, reshaping, and breaking of boundaries. SIM is project and concept-centered and depends on the exchange of experience, knowledge and curiosities of a diverse community of students and faculty.

The SIM studio manager, in coordination with the SIM digital studio manager, supervises the daily operations of the SIM Department, manages the SIM equipment cage, provides technical support and training for faculty and students, and instructs faculty, students and staff on analog and digital video and audio. He/she manages the Pozen Center, which serves as the main studio for SIM.

Space Use:
* Schedules the use of all SIM Department spaces.
* Organizes support technologies and staffing for SIM public spaces, including Pozen Center.
* Coordinates use of the Pozen Center by SIM students and MassArt offices and departments. Coordinates (with Director of Events Planning) requests for rental of Pozen by external groups, and facilitates staffing and equipment use.
* Enforces Pozen use guidelines for all groups.

Equipment Use and Training
* Oversees the scheduling, use, and tracking of all department equipment.
* Develops and maintains scheduling procedures for equipment and studio use (this includes implementing the transition to a digital check-in/out system).
* Maintains SIM Department equipment inventory.
* Coordinates routine maintenance on all SIM equipment.
* Develops written materials for systems and operations.
* Troubleshoots all SIM Department technical systems, in coordination with SIM digital studio manger.
* Develops and maintains repair service and vendor list.
* Maintains inventory of parts and supplies.
* Instructs SIM faculty and support staff on proper utilization of video/audio and theatrical equipment (workshops, one on one, classroom demonstrations, etc.).
* Provides technical support to students and faculty, as necessary.
* Interprets documents such as equipment operating manuals, specifications, layouts, etc.

Curriculum and Departmental Policies
* Consults with SIM faculty about curriculum, technical training objectives and methods used in the classroom.
* Stays current with evolving technologies, and, with SIM digital studio manager, advises faculty and administration on technology planning and purchases.
* Develops and enforces SIM Department policies with department chair.

Budget, Record-keeping and Staff Supervision
* Manages budget, in coordination with digital studio manager and SIM Department chair.
* Supervises student workers.
* Oversees SIM Department archives.
* Ensures that affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions for which studio managers are responsible, and which fall within the scope of the college's Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity Plan.

Carries out other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
* Bachelors degree plus two to five years experience in a professional or academic position.
* Experience with experimental or innovative applications of theater technology
* Experience with digital technology
* Experience with live and recorded audio and video.
* Instructional experience
* Capable of working in professional theater space; must be able to lift and move 50 lbs., to crawl into low spaces, and to work on lift 30 feet high.
* Must be able to work flexible hours.
* Good communication skills and ability to work in collaborative setting.

Preferred Qualifications
* Experience as an event producer.
* Skill in electronics repair.
* Experience with database systems.

Special Instructions to Applicants Open until filled.
Requisition Number: 0100117
Eligible Applicants: All (Internal and External)
Job Type: Full-time

Apply Online Only at http://bit.ly/bFLgTD


EVENT

GPS-enabled Artwalk in Boston


Dates:
Mon Apr 28, 2003 00:00 - Sun Apr 27, 2003

'Invisible Ideas' premieres in Boston,
part of Boston Cyberarts Festival 2003

http://www.invisibleideas.org

You are invited to walk through Boston's oldest park and encounter ideas in the air. 'Invisible Ideas' links words, sounds, and images to locations on Commonwealth Avenue, the Public Garden, and the Boston Common. Discover this landscape of ideas using GPS-enabled handheld computers available at the Copley Society of art (CoSo),158 Newbury Street, Boston. A visual tracing of your walk will be displayed at the CoSo gallery.

April 10-May 10
Tues-Sat 10:30-5:30, Sun April 26 and May 4, 1-5
Copley Society of art(CoSo), 158 Newbury St, Boston

Admission is free, Borrower agreement required to sign out equipment.
Walk is wheelchair accessible

For more info email info@artscience.org

'Invisible Ideas


EVENT

GPS-enabled Artwalk


Dates:
Mon Apr 28, 2003 00:00 - Sun Apr 27, 2003

'Invisible Ideas' premieres in Boston,
part of Boston Cyberarts Festival 2003

http://www.invisibleideas.org

You are invited to walk through Boston's oldest park and encounter ideas in the air. 'Invisible Ideas' links words, sounds, and images to locations on Commonwealth Avenue, the Public Garden, and the Boston Common. Discover this landscape of ideas using GPS-enabled handheld computers available at the Copley Society of art (CoSo),158 Newbury Street, Boston. A visual tracing of your walk will be displayed at the CoSo gallery.

April 10-May 10
Tues-Sat 10:30-5:30, Sun April 26 and May 4, 1-5
Copley Society of art(CoSo), 158 Newbury St, Boston

Admission is free, Borrower agreement required to sign out equipment.
Walk is wheelchair accessible

For more info email info@artscience.org

'Invisible Ideas