Art & Art History Student News - Fall 2021 Student Work Available
Student Jobs Available in Art and Art History
Are you interested in creative work? Getting your hands a little dirty? Or exploring the world of art history? The department offers a diverse range of job opportunities for students to gain skills in the arts.
Interdisciplinary Media Arts Practices
Photography Lab Assistant
Photo Lab Assistants are responsible for the daily operation of the photography labs. Duties include opening/closing the photography labs, preparing chemistry, printer maintenance and troubleshooting, restocking supplies, assisting students, responding to emergencies, and maintaining the function and cleanliness of the lab. All lab assistants must complete yearly Environmental Health and Safety Hazardous Waste Generator training with a passing grade.
Duties include monitoring and assisting students with a variety of fabrication projects, keeping facilities clean and organized, and helping maintain tools and equipment.
Fabrication and/or welding experience a plus, but not required. Will train as necessary.
Shifts are typically in the afternoon/evening, 4-8 hours a week.
Pay is $15-20/hour depending on skill sets / experience.
Position is an excellent opportunity to learn more about metal fabrication processes.
The Print Lab offers large-format printing for campus affiliates. Employees assist patrons with file preparation and media selection, execute print jobs, and trim and package prints. Must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop and available to work evenings.
Approximately 50 hours each semester during the 2021/2022 academic year. In-person job supports the Visiting Artist Program and Visual Resources Center. Responsibilities include attending and videorecording and/or recording virtual content presentations for approximately five visiting artist lectures each semester on specified Tuesday evenings (6 PM-8:30 PM), to be held live and/or in streaming format depending on COVID protocols. This position also serves as technical support for the lectures in the 1B20 auditorium as needed. The position edits, catalogs, and archives the videos in our digital library for future access.
About 20 hours total of training and planning will be required in the Fall starting in mid-September, and approximately 20 hours total of editing and processing work will be required over the course of each semester. The Video Technician must be available on Tuesday evenings for the lectures (scheduling of specific Fall dates is currently underway). The hours for training, planning, editing, and processing must be scheduled during regular business hours, with scheduling arrangements to be determined based on the employee’s weekly availability.
Position requires advanced videography and video editing skills, with capacity for close attention to detail, a high degree of reliability, and a flexible attitude to respond to evolving circumstances. Great opportunity for the right person to work with fascinating content while gaining valuable experience. Rate of pay is $20 per hour. Must have a work-study award through Financial Aid.
Apply no later than Tuesday, September 3 by submitting an email to Elaine Paul (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kirsten Stoltz (email@example.com). Explain your interest in the position and why you are the right fit. Attach your resume and include the names, titles, and contact information for three references. Feel free to email Elaine Paul or Kirsten Stoltz with any questions you may have about the position.
Equipment and Digital Collections Assistant
Must have a work-study award through Financial Aid. In-person position. Responsible for circulating VRC equipment to faculty and students in the department. Equipment includes digital SLR cameras, video cameras, tripods, laptop computers, data projectors, and more. Digital imaging and image research for the VRC's digital library are assigned as needed.
Outstanding customer service skills, the capacity for close attention to detail, and the ability to work independently are required for the position. Advanced knowledge of photography and videography equipment, as well as digital imaging, is preferable, but we are willing to hire and train individuals who demonstrate enthusiasm to learn about the equipment. Great opportunity to learn about a broad variety of equipment and imaging standards, and meet faculty, students, and staff from the department. While we offer high quality, professional services, we also maintain a friendly, relaxed, and fun job environment.
Apply by 8/16 for first consideration; will accept applications until position is filled.
Visual Resources Assistant
Must have a work-study award through Financial Aid. Art history, studio art, or related major. Freshman or sophomore preferred. In-person position, with some remote hours possible over time. Performs a variety of tasks in support of teaching and research, including digitizing and creating descriptive metadata for images in the database. Job duties also include assisting patrons using the public scanning stations. Other duties may be specified by the supervisor. Training is provided.
Requires capacity for close attention to detail and the ability to work independently. Experience in art, art history, and/or digital imaging is desirable. Provides a great opportunity to work with and learn about a broad variety of art, architecture, and related visual culture, while learning valuable professional skills. While we offer high quality, professional services, we also maintain a friendly, relaxed, and fun job environment.