DIGITAL DESIGN STUDIO TECHNICIAN
The Digital Design Studio Technician directs and manages the technical
infrastructure of the Digital Design Studio (DDS), teaches one elective studio course
per year, supports curricular digital projects, and facilitates visual work created by
students for classes, and faculty in their teaching. The position combines technical
administration with hands-on instruction in a Studio Arts context. The initial
appointment will be for 2.5 years beginning January 2015, renewable based on
funding and performance. This is a full-time, 12-month appointment. Although a
staff position, the Technician will also hold the title of “Visiting Assistant Professor”
within the Art and Art History Department. S/he will report to the Dean of Arts and
Digital Project Support: Facilitates faculty and student use of digital applications
that are central to the conduct of studio curricula, i.e., photographic editing and
compositing, printmaking, sculptural and painted media, 3-D modeling, and digital
design computer programs. Troubleshoots digital print output and application co-
operability as well as advanced technical solutions upon faculty or student request.
Provides presentation and exhibition assistance, particularly for Senior Thesis
students (i.e., mounted output, multimedia logistics).
Studio and Classroom Support: Oversees maintenance of DDS, and assists
with maintenance of additional digital classroom. Responsible for calibrating and
managing DDS-based equipment, including computers, printers, and scanners.
Maintains printing log, stocking of related supplies, and billing. Trains and
supervises student monitors. Tracks industry developments and recommends the
purchase of new and/or updated technologies.
Instruction/Presentation: Provides leadership in the design, implementation
and management of digital arts technologies and their innovative applications in
teaching, learning and creative practice. Conducts hands-on training workshops
and one-to-one instruction sessions on visual arts digital technology and software
for students and faculty. Presents group demonstrations for faculty, staff, students,
Teaching: Develops a curriculum and teaches one elective studio in digital media
during Summer Session or as needed.
Collaboration: The Digital Design Studio Technician will coordinate day-to-
day operations in the DDS with its Faculty Advisory Board. S/he will also work
closely with Wesleyan’s Information Technology staff in order to coordinate digital
collections, image management and deployment, software licensing, and computer
support, among other things.
Master of Fine Arts degree in an arts related field and a minimum of one year of
relevant experience and expertise in Adobe Suite and Final Cut Pro (or equivalent)
are required. Additionally, relevant teaching experience, expertise in Autocad (or
equivalent), Rhino3D (or equivalent), 3D printing/prototyping, and web design
software are preferred.
Click http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4600 to apply. A complete application includes
a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, the email addresses of three references,
and a portfolio of relevant creative work (via web link or uploaded pdf.)