Job No: 496549 Position Type: part-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Academic Affairs, Other
The Art Assistant's primary role is to assist the sculpture professor with class activities and the day-to-day operations of the Sculpture Lab, and ensure the safe student use of the facility on nights and weekends. The Art Assistant helps students with technical issues on projects, maintains equipment and materials, orders supplies, and cleans the Sculpture Lab as necessary. Sculpture classes currently emphasize steel fabrication, woodworking, moldmaking, and mixed media processes.
This is a termed position, ideally beginning in January 2021 and continuing through early May. There is a possibility of renewal for a second year (contingent upon favorable evaluations). This is a 25-hour per week, limited benefits eligible position.
Assists the sculpture professor with class activities and the day-to-day operations of the Sculpture Lab.
Oversees safe student use of equipment in the Sculpture Lab during classes and on nights and weekends.
Repairs and maintains tools as needed.
Keeps an inventory of supplies, and orders and purchases new supplies as needed.
Coordinates with the facilities staff about maintenance issues that need to be addressed in the Sculpture Lab.
Keeps the Sculpture Lab clean and well ordered.
Photographs student projects as needed.
Must be punctual for class sessions, monitor hours, and meetings, and responds in a timely fashion to emails related to position responsibilities.
Must exhibit professionalism and serve as a role model in the classroom.
Bachelor's degree in Studio Art
Familiarity with a range of sculpture-related equipment and media, including welding, woodworking, mold-making, etc., and have an understanding of, and concern for equipment and material safety
Must be dependable, have a strong work ethic, and possess good communication skills
Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have experience with 3-D printing, CNC milling, and be experienced with 3D modeling programs such as Rhinoceros; however, candidates lacking this background will still be considered for the position.
Physical Demands: 1. Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds. 2. Ability to move equipment around. 3. Use of proper safety equipment for head, eyes, hands, and body protection. 4. Exposure to chemicals and tools such as saws, routers, grinders, welders, plasma cutters, a robotic milling system, and pressurized cylinders.
Work Type: part-time
Application Instructions: To apply, please submit the following required documents - 1) A cover letter, which addresses all of the following questions in one or two pages. a) Why are you interested in this position? b) What makes you a strong candidate for this position? Please tell us about about your relevant educational background and past experience. c) What aspects of this position interest you most? Why? d) what are your long-term goals? Where do you see yourself in five years? e) Why do you make art? f) Please also tell us about your familiarity with and/or interest in digital fabrication processes involving Rhinoceros, 3D printing, and CNC milling.
2) A resume, outlining all of your employment history, including art-related and non-art-related work. Please be sure to list all artistic activities including exhibitions, awards and recognitions received, other art-related engagements participated in, and any extracurricular activities.
3) A portfolio consisting of 20 JPEG images, and a document that lists the title, year completed, materials, and dimensions for each work of art. Please email the JPEGs and document to Joseph Meiser, Associate Professor of Art, at [email protected]. In addition, if you have a website or portfolio, then please include a link to it in your cover letter.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.