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[JOB] Digital Design Studio Technician, Wesleyan University


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


Principal Responsibilities:

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,

and visitors.

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.

To Apply:

Click 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.)