The Digital Media Studio in the School of Art + Design seeks a candidate with the interest and ability to build and manage a collaborative digital fabrication lab. We are looking for an individual to facilitate our teaching and research goals and allow us to pursue continued partnerships across the College of Fine Arts and Ohio University, to investigate new media arts practices, ranging from digital imaging, time-based media, 3D modeling/digital fabrication, art games, community based practices, performance and electronic music/sound art. The incumbent will be responsible for the maintenance and monitoring of all equipment related to teaching and research in the Digital Media Studio in the School of Art + Design. Requirements include comprehensive and operational knowledge of CNC routers, laser etcher/cutters, vinyl cutters, laser and inkjet printers, 3D printer and scanner, digital video, cameras, audio recorders, and other basic shop tools. Responsibilities will include supervision of daily operations, ordering supplies, implementing OSHA requirements, conducting safety workshops, certifying students in safe studio use, facilitating access, and recruiting, training, and supervising student workers.
The typical work schedule is Monday through Friday, with occasional evenings and weekends. Specific work related expectations include the following: order materials and supplies, repair equipment, manage tasks performed by studio assistantships, schedule and receive deliveries; provide technical and critical support to faculty and students; facilitate, resolve, augment, and problem-solve the physical constraints of the facility and equipment to best fit the needs of a constantly evolving discipline; instruct and train faculty and students in the proper use and maintenance of equipment; oversee and maintain safe operations, including but not limited to MSDS sheets and OHSA guidelines; establish a loan system of selected equipment; manage the fiscal budget; maintain professional profile outside the University; assist in the recruitment and retention of students; teach equivalent of one course per semester.
Minimum Qualifications: MFA, operational knowledge of CNC routers, laser etcher/cutters, vinyl cutters, laser and inkjet printers, 3D printer and scanner, digital video, cameras, audio recorders, and other basic shop tools.
Preferred Qualifications: Previous teaching experience and a strong record of professional achievement.
Commensurate with education and experience. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, and educational benefits for employees and eligible dependents.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. For full consideration, apply by March 15, 2016.
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