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Highpoint Center for Printmaking

Studio Technician

Location: MN - Twin Cities Metro
Type: Part Time
Category: Facilities and maintenance
Deadline: January 3, 2020

City: Minneapolis, MN
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience ($19,000-22,000 annually)
Website: https://www.highpointprintmaking.org/studiotech

Job description

JOB SUMMARY
The Studio Technician will successfully blend attention to detail, flexibility, and people skills while working in a small organization with a wide range of daily activities. They will be a self-starter, enjoy organizing, and working with others.

Work hours will be scheduled between 9 – 5 Mon- Fri (20 hrs/wk); plus, occasional weekend and evening hours due to special events.

Supervisor: Highpoint Center’s Director of Artist Programs
part time (20 hours/week), two-year term, salaried position
Application deadline: Friday, January 3 2020 (midnight)
Start date: February 3, 2020

STUDIO TECHNICIAN JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:

Daily:

Maintain a clean, well-stocked and functional work environment

Maintain print studio and supplies in good working order

Maintain equipment by regular inspection, preventative maintenance and repair

Manage working members and oversee the completion of their assigned tasks

Help oversee the safe use of the facilities, update MSDS sheets as needed

Frequently:

Packing and shipping of sold artwork

Procure shipping materials

Weekly:

Monitor and maintain studio expendables inventory

Bimonthly:

Exhibition installation and take down including: unpacking and cataloging arriving work; wall preparation; hanging/installing work; lighting; labeling; reception help; de-installation of work; return of work, packing sold work and shipping; gallery repairs\

Occasionally:

Assist with Saturday afternoon gallery hours

Assist with seasonal mailings

Compile internship and residency/fellowship applications

Coordinate repairs and facilities improvements with internal staff and external vendors

BENEFITS
Part-time, 2 year term, salaried position

Paid sick/personal leave, major holidays

Discounts on print classes and events

Free studio access

Chance to be part of a close-knit team of art and community advocates, and contribute your own ideas and skills in a meaningful way

Salary commensurate with experience ($19,000-22,000 annually)

Qualifications or requirements

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Fine Arts (or higher) degree in Printmaking

Working knowledge of intaglio, lithography, screen, and relief printing

Mature outlook, positive attitude, and self-confidence working with others

Highly organized and detail-oriented

Ability to prioritize and multi-task a wide variety of projects

Able to work with many deadlines, different personalities, and priorities

Flexible, creative, and efficient problem-solver

OTHER PREFERRED QUALITIES/ SKILLS

Experience maintaining/managing a print studio

Digital skills are appreciated, but preference is given to applicants

with strong traditional printmaking skills and knowledge.

Basic working knowledge and operation of hand-held tools

How to apply

Applicants should submit:

A resume (2 pages max.). In addition to professional/ work information the resume should also list 3 professional references with their contact information

A 1-page cover letter detailing professional experience and highlighting any unique qualifications/ skills you can bring to Highpoint.

All materials should include name and contact information (address, e-mail, phone

Applications accepted via e-mail to info@highpointprintmaking.org or by mail to address below by deadline date of Friday, January 3 2020

Job Search: Studio Technician
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 Lake Street West, Minneapolis, MN 55408

No calls or drop ins, please.

Highpoint is a federally registered, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. Highpoint is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, nationality, orientation, religion, ability, or age.