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Fine Arts Studio Technician

Department: Fine Arts Effective Date: January, 2009


17.5 hr/wk

Reports to: Chair

General Accountability

The Fine Arts Studio Technician is accountable to the Department Chair for managing the daily operations of the Fine Arts wood and welding workshops and 10 studios. S/he designs, fabricates and maintains equipment for studios and other classrooms, the art galleries, lecture rooms, and offices, and provides technical assistance to the faculty, staff and students in the Department of Fine Arts.

Nature and Scope

The Department of Fine Arts has three distinct academic fields: Art History, Film Studies, and Studio. The Fine Arts Studio Technician supervises and assists students on the proper and safe use of the woodshop and woodshop equipment. S/he provides safety workshops, maintains department tools and safety equipment, assists in teaching tool operation and workshop skills and provides technical assistance to students.

Statistical Data

Number of regular faculty members:  7
Sessional instructors:  2-10 per term
Staff members: 4
Student monitors: 4-8 per term
Graduate studio (lab) assistants:   1-4 per term
Graduate TAs:   4 per two terms
Visiting artists/speakers per term: Several
Size of operating budget: $55,881
Size of workshop/studio budget:  $3,000
Number of Fine Arts majors (2007-08):  est. 100
                          1,402 (over two terms)
1,402 (over two terms

Specific Accountabilities

Working Conditions