Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor of Art, Printmaking (Tenure-Track), University of Connecticut, Storrs

The University of Connecticut Department of Art and Art History (https://art.uconn.edu/) seeks an Assistant Professor of Art in Printmaking for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2023. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. The successful candidate will incorporate both traditional and emerging printmaking practices into their teaching. Responsibilities will include undergraduate printmaking courses, interdisciplinary foundation courses, graduate program seminars and advisory committee membership, as well as additional teaching that might serve the needs of the Department and/or reflect the candidate’s particular skills and interests. Ongoing excellence in creative work and professional activity will be required. Duties will also include service to the Department, the School, and the University. Typically, an assistant professor teaches five 3 credit classes, which may include drawing courses and graduate-level courses.

For the full posting and to apply:
https://jobs.hr.uconn.edu/en-us/job/497092/assistant-professor-of-art-printmaking-tenuretrack

Application Review begins ASAP.

Deadline: Monday, March 13

Tenure-track Printmaking at Mt. San Antonio College, California

Mt. SAC is looking for a full-time, tenure track printmaking professor with full benefits. The school has a semester system, and the teaching load is 3 classes per semester, two semesters per year. The college is located in Walnut in Los Angeles County, CA.

The Fine Arts Department at Mt.SAC has been very supportive in the past, the printmaking classes offered are fully developed and go far beyond the typical survey approach to teaching printmaking. A dedicated printmaker, who loves the discipline, is asked for.

https://hrjobs.mtsac.edu/postings/9942

Book Arts Studio Manager, University of Richmond

Boatwright Memorial Library at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia invites applications for a Book Arts Studio Manager (#502381) to join our Book Arts, Archives, & Rare Books team.

The University of Richmond is a liberal arts university with a strong focus on teaching and learning that also prioritizes faculty and student research experiences. Under the direction of the Book Arts Program Director, the Book Arts Studio Manager will oversee the daily use and maintenance of the Book Arts Studio, including letterpress equipment, bindery tools, and studio materials. The Book Arts Studio Manager has experience using and maintaining letterpress equipment, including both platen and flatbed presses, and working knowledge of bookbinding and other book arts practices that may include hand papermaking, alternative print methods, and artists’ books. The Book Arts Studio Manager also supervises 2+ student assistants, trains new studio assistants, monitors studio open hours, and conducts studio orientations, in addition to assisting the Book Arts Program Director with creative projects and instruction in our growing program.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

Studio Management & Operations: (50%)

  • Manages the daily operation of the Book Arts Studio;
  • Monitors the studio during Open Hours;
  • Maintains a variety of studio equipment that includes flatbed and platen presses, bindery equipment, and digital production methods;
  • Maintains the organization an accurate inventory of studio tools;
  • Orders studio materials as needed;
  • Delivers studio orientation sessions on proper equipment and tool use;
  • Ensures a safe working environment in the studio.

Instructional Support: (40%)

  • Preps materials for use in classroom instruction sessions; 
  • Creates instructional samples for letterpress, bookbinding, or other book arts programming as needed; 
  • Provides technical knowledge and assistance to support student projects; 
  • Leads workshops on various print and book arts techniques; 
  • Provides pedagogical support to the Book Arts Program Director for classroom, campus, and community programming; 
  • Collaborates with the Book Arts Program Director to develop campus-wide and community programming, print, and book arts projects.

Administration: (10%)

  • Oversees marketing for studio programs and events; 
  • Maintains Book Arts Student Assistant work schedules; 
  • Maintains studio calendar of classes and events.

Contacts:

  • Library Staff – Work with other library staff on purchases, building & equipment issues, and access; 
  • Faculty/Staff – Provides studio tours and information sessions; Students – Provide studio orientations, resources, and project support for their book arts research and learning needs; 
  • Service vendors – Work with vendors to facilitate purchasing of supplies and operational materials and scheduling service calls as needed

Supervision Exercised:

Supervises Book Arts Studio Student Assistants.

Working Conditions/Physical Effort:

Works in both an art studio and an office environment performing numerous physical and computer-based tasks. Must be able to lift 40 pounds and work with printing and binding equipment. The position may require working evenings and some weekends to accommodate open studio hours, campus and community events, and student project support.

Qualifications:

Knowledge, skills & ability:

  • Demonstrated experience in letterpress printing required; additional experience with hand bookbinding preferred; 
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite Applications; working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word; 
  • Additional knowledge or interest in any of the following areas: papermaking, marbling, relief printing, or technologies including laser cutting, 3D printing, RISO, and/or CNC milling; 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing; 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, collaboration, and cooperation are essential; 
  • Ability to work and learn independently and to initiate necessary work procedures according to guidelines; 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to work under time constraints and to meet regularly recurring deadlines on multiple, concurrent projects; 
  • Evidence of strong analytical problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and results-oriented approaches to complex problems; 
  • Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work collegially with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students.

Education and Experience:

  • BFA in printmaking, book arts, or related field; MFA preferred 
  • At least one year of professional experience managing a letterpress studio, print shop, bindery, or similar studio 
  • Experience with and enthusiasm for working with undergraduate students preferred

The full Book Arts Studio Manager position description and application are available here: https://richmond.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/2785?c=richmond

Applicants should include a cover letter and detailed resume.

Review of applications will begin Monday, January 9, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

We want to emphasize that the duties, qualifications, and preferences listed in this posting are intended to give applicants an understanding of the core responsibilities of this role, as well as the types of experience and skills that may be beneficial as we grow our program offerings in the Book Arts Studio. We are committed to helping our future colleagues develop these preferred skills and strongly encourage those who are passionate about supporting our mission to apply, including those from historically underrepresented groups or who have followed less traditional paths to book arts training. In your resume and cover letter, please highlight the most relevant qualifications you would bring to this position based on the posting, and tell us how your background, perspective, and experience will help us deliver creative Book Arts programming to our campus community.

Dieu Donné West Bay View Foundation Fellowship 2023, Brooklyn, New York

Established in 2018, the West Bay View Foundation Fellowship is an immersive, full-time, six-month studio position for a visual artist. Fellows will study with Dieu Donné master papermakers and gain practical experience working in a professional papermaking studio that focuses on artistic collaboration. https://www.dieudonne.org/west-bay-view-fellowship-2023

Please review a more detailed description, HERE.

The application deadline is Wednesday, January 18, 2023.
The fee is $10.
Applicants can apply via Dieu Donné's Slideroom Portal HERE.

Book Arts Fellowship with Black Rock Press and The Book & Publication Arts Program at the Univ. of Nevada Reno, Art Dept

The purpose of this fellowship is to give emerging artists the opportunity to work at Black Rock Press, and gain experience at an established academic book and publication arts program, which conducts a range of activ¬ities within the field of artist books, fine press printing, bookmaking, and the publication arts. Fellows will have the chance to participate in all aspects of the activities of the Press and the curricular program. In turn, we will benefit from new ideas and techniques the fellow would bring, along with the work they will contribute.

Please review the attached full detailed description, HERE.

Deadline for Submission: Monday, February 3, 2023

Application materials should be sent in electronic form as email attachment(s). Applications will be reviewed by a committee of Art Department faculty and the current fellow. Interviews will be done via video conference call. The recipient will be announced by Monday, April 3rd, 2023

Questions: Please email AB Gorham at agorham@unr.edu

Book Arts Studio Manager & Instructor, University of Utah

The J. Willard Marriott Library seeks an engaged professional for the position of Book Arts Studio Manager & Instructor. This tenure-track, twelve-month faculty position teaches academic courses and community workshops, provides organizational support, supervises staff, interns, and volunteers, and oversees Book Arts Program (BAP) and Red Butte Press (RBP) projects. This position manages the ongoing maintenance of the letterpress studio and acts as safety officer, liaising with campus Environmental Health & Safety. As part of a creative team, the position acts as Lead Printer and oversees marketing & promotion for Red Butte Press editions & ephemera.

The Studio Manager and Instructor contributes to curriculum development while teaching (or co-teaching) semester-length and short courses in book arts and/or art foundations. The position provides strategic leadership and management of day-to-day activities, including supervision of studio staff, curating and installing exhibitions, guiding collaborative efforts, and otherwise supporting the dynamic needs of the program.

We seek qualified applicants who also bring perspectives and experiences that will enrich and strengthen our organization. We invite applications from candidates who may not have followed a traditional educational or professional path. All candidates should be prepared to discuss how they see themselves contributing to the University’s equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts. The library serves an increasingly diverse constituency of users, and our employees, services, collections, and policies should honor and reflect this diversity. We are therefore interested in identifying and interviewing candidates who have experience with underserved or marginalized communities and communities of color and who are committed to advancing our mission to provide equitable access to information resources and providing a collection that authentically reflects the perspectives of diverse communities.

Relocation to the Salt Lake City, Utah area is required and will be financially supported by house hunting and moving allowances. To learn about the position or to share a nomination, please reach out to Melanie Hawks, Assistant Dean for DEI and Director of Library Human Resources, at melanie.hawks@utah.edu. Additional information about the application process can be found at https://lib.utah.edu/faculty-faq.php

Qualifications:
Master of Fine Arts in Book Arts or a related field, or equivalency plus two years experience required; Evidence of potential to meet the professional requirements of a tenure-track position through research, librarianship, and service. Appointment at the Assistant Librarian level will require demonstrated potential for scholarly engagement and evidence of a clear research focus.

Preferred consideration will be given to all applications received by Tuesday, January 24, 2023.

For more information and to apply: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/143080

Assistant Professor of Book Arts and Papermaking, University of Nebraska Omaha

https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/16221

The School of the Arts at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the areas of Book Arts and Papermaking. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong professional record, teaching experience at the university level, and a commitment to teaching undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. The ideal faculty member will teach traditional and innovative techniques in Book Arts, Papermaking, Letterpress, Typography, and Foundation courses and will seek collaborative opportunities with the various concentrations in Art & Art History (sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, illustration, and drawing) and the School’s Writer’s Workshop. Service duties within the unit include advising students (BASA and BFA) with 3D concentrations, developing and supervising internship opportunities, and maintaining the Book Arts and Papermaking classrooms and equipment (4 Vandercook proof presses, Pearl and Baltimorean treadle presses, Ostrander Seymour.

Contact:
Adrian R. Duran, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Art & Art History
arduran@unomaha.edu

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