Sculpture/Digital Fabrication Coordinator
About the Institution
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About the College
The College of Performing and Visual Arts is devoted to preparing students for exciting careers in the arts. We pride ourselves in the distinctive educational experience we provide, with over 90 talented faculty and staff collaborating to offer individualized support for our diverse community of students. Our student population of over 1,000 students makes our College a vibrant place to learn and grow as an artist. With our busy roster of arts events open to the public each year, the College of Performing and Visual Arts is a cultural hub of northern Colorado where students and wider community converge to create and enjoy high-quality arts programming.
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Location and Community
The University of Northern Colorado is located in Greeley, Colorado. The city has a population of 110,000 and is perfectly situated on the high plains with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains. One hour north of Denver and a little over an hour east of Rocky Mountain National Park, Greeley has a distinct small-town feel and a downtown that is designated as a Colorado Creative District. Further information can be found at Visit Greeley and U.S Census Quick Facts.
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The University of Northern Colorado invites applicants for the School of Art & Design Sculpture/Digital Fabrication Coordinator position. This position requires an understanding of and fluency in traditional and digital sculpture methods and digital fabrication in both teaching and technology. In addition to teaching an annual 3/3 load of sculpture/digital fabrication classes at all levels in a BA program, the Sculpture/Digital Fabrication Coordinator will also run and maintain the area, which requires the hiring, training, and supervision of student workers. The Sculpture/Digital Fabrication Coordinator will also be responsible for, in consultation with faculty and staff, creating increased opportunities for advanced classroom technologies, implementing open lab hours for all School of Art & Design students, and participating in related service and recruiting needs as they arise.
- Teach three classes per semester in the sculpture/digital fabrication area, including participation in the supervision of student-directed studies and capstone projects.
- Coordinate the sculpture/digital fabrication area.
- Manage the operation and maintenance of the area labs and maintain the facilities orderly, safe, and operable.
- Hire, train, and supervise area student lab assistants and manage the schedule of open lab hours for all School of Art & Design students.
- Provide studio/equipment/facility expertise to faculty, students, and staff to increase the utilization of digital materials and methods of advanced classroom technologies and equipment, including but not limited to 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines.
- Responsible for compliance with school and university policies and procedures and concerning health and safety.
- Purchase, control, and maintain all area equipment and materials inventory.
- Other duties as assigned by the Chair, Director or Dean to support the goals and mission of the school and college.
- MA in Sculpture, Digital Fabrication, Digital Media, or other 3D discipline or documented equivalent professional experience.
- One year of teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
- One year of experience running a traditional or digital lab.
- Proficient oral & written communication skills.
- Required Skills and Abilities:
- Laser Cutting
- 3D Printing
- CNC Milling
- Vinyl Cutting
- 3D Modeling and CAD Software
- 3D Equipment and Maintenance
- Wood Working & Metal Working tools and techniques, including power and hand tools
- MFA in Sculpture, Digital Fabrication, Digital Media, or other 3D discipline.
- Two years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
- Two years of experience running traditional and digital labs.
- Knowledge of and experience teaching 3d modeling software.
- Experience hiring, training, and supervision of student lab assistants.
- Excellent oral & written communication skills.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
- A letter of application addressing how your education and professional experiences qualify you for the position.
- Curriculum vitae.
- Link to professional website
- 3 names of references.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The approximate annual salary will be $40,000-$45,000. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.
Additional Requirements and Information:
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.
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