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Sr Lab Associate - Printmaking, College of DAAP

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Date: May 10, 2019

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Senior Lab Associate

Printmaking Lab, School of Art

College of Design, Architecture, Art, & Planning


The College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a Senior Lab Associate (part-time at 30 hours per week & benefits eligible) in the Printmaking Lab in the School of Art. The selected individual will design and implement a program that will help redefine the printmaking facility from an educational classroom into a core research facility. This facility is located in the School of Art in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP). In addition to duties listed below, the Senior Lab Associate will facilitate workshops, tutorials, and facility orientations including health and safety training for students and faculty from other schools within DAAP and the UC community.


The printmaking facility is a 4500 square foot classroom which mirrors the working environment of a professional printmaking laboratory/workshop. Students learn how to safely use its specialized equipment and navigate within the ecosystem of the facility and its collaborative learning environment. Our goal is to expand the use of this facility so that in addition to a classroom, the space will serve as a research and teaching laboratory for students and faculty from across the university.


Essential Duties

  • Supervise activities, oversee and instruct students and faculty on proper use of tools and equipment used for projects.
  • Design & implement system to maintain records, such as required trainings needed by both faculty and students for specific processes within the printmaking facility.
  • Design & implement a facility schedule to accommodate access to students currently enrolled in classes in addition to open hours for all other students and faculty that have received training and authorization to use the space.
  • Organize and maintain a professional shop environment. This includes but is not limited to inventory, maintenance, and consulting/collaborating with faculty and staff regarding purchase records and budget.  
  • Maintain and troubleshoot all shop equipment; regularly analyze condition of equipment and coordinate maintenance and repair.
  • Maintain and organize repairs records and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) that are accessible to faculty, staff, and students; coordinate with UC Environmental Health & Safety to properly dispose of chemistry and solvents.
  • Instruct students and faculty in safe use of equipment, tools, chemistry and solvents for the following print media processes: screenprint, lithography, etching, monoprint, relief, and digital processes.
  • Demonstrate routine laboratory, shop, or studio procedures to students; Supervise students and/or employees working in the print shop; Give technical advice relative to equipment.
  • Clean and/or supervise cleaning and ensure the shop is in order; Supervise student work study employees and users in proper lab clean up.
  • Coordinate software updates for digital workstations.
  • Consult with faculty members on specifications for new or specialized equipment or materials; Assist in the design, development, construction or assembly of new equipment.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with one (1) year experience; -OR- Associate’s degree with three (3) years experience; -OR- five (5) years experience


Ideal Traits & Experience

  • BFA or MFA in Printmaking/Print Media
  • Experience/expertise in print media including screenprint, lithography, intaglio, relief, and digital input/output
  • Ability to maintain and troubleshoot equipment
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of individuals including students, faculty, and staff on projects which sometimes embody unorthodox ideas.
  • Proficient in applicable software: Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Ability to analyze operating practices to improve efficiency
  • Display a strong ethical and professional attitude


Position Details

  • This position requires flexible hours scheduled according to classes including evenings and weekends. 
  • Comprehensive UC benefits package
  • Type of Appointment: Part-Time, 30 hrs/week ( Paid Hourly)
  • Work Location: 6th Floor Wolfson, room 6335 (Clifton Campus)


Application Process: Interested and qualified candidates must complete an application online at (Search Requisition #37016). Please attach the additional documents below to your application:

  • Cover Letter - should not exceed one page and should detail your interest and qualified experience, skills, or education required for this position
  • 20 images of personal work that demonstrates proficiency and/or expertise in print media specifically screenprint, or screenprint in combination with other media; identified with title, medium, date, and dimensions
  • 20 images of student work that demonstrates effective teaching of print media including screenprint, lithography, intaglio, relief, digital processes; identified with student level, project description, and date
  • Teaching Philosophy - should not exceed one page


This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


REQ: 37016


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