SUNY Purchase College — 3D Media Instructional Support Associate

The School of Art+Design at Purchase College, SUNY seeks candidates for the position of 3D Media Instructional Support Associate.

The successful candidate will be a flexible, inquisitive and reliable individual fluent in a broad range of traditional and contemporary sculptural and 3D processes and techniques. This instructional support position will assist in managing multiple 3D related facilities in support of curricular related programs. These facilities support processes such as: metal fabrication and casting, wood, ceramics, plaster, digital fabrication, spray finishing, instructional spaces and student studios. The Instructional Support Associate provides demonstrations and lessons for safe use of 3D facilities to students, faculty, and staff.

The 3D Media Instructional Support Associate will be a participatory member in the Sculpture Department. Working with a team of instructional staff supporting academic programs in the School of Art+Design, this staff member will also interface with other areas of study within the School that rely on the facilities, processes, and equipment supported by this position. This position regularly communicates with a diverse community of undergraduate and graduate students. 

This is an in-person position located in Purchase, NY, commencing with the Summer 2022 semester. We offer yearly union contract-negotiated pay increases and potential for permanency. We provide competitive benefits (health, vision, dental insurance and retirement options), access to fitness, library, and course offerings. Generous paid holidays, vacation and sick days and downstate location stipend are included.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Highly proficient in areas of both Wood and Metal shop fabrication
  • Capability to repair and maintain fabrication tools 
  • BFA or equivalent professional experience in professional fabrication or a related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of related production and technical support experience
  • Additional proficiencies in: Casting/foundry, CNC rapid prototyping (additive and/or subtractive), Digital Fabrication, Ceramics, and/or Carving 
  • MFA or equivalent professional experience in professional fabrication or a related field
  • Experience in a professional arts school setting in higher education
  • Familiarity with health and safety compliance regulations
  • Supervisory experience
  • Drivers License is an asset

Instructions to Candidate:
To apply for the position, please visit our Purchase College Job Vacancy website at Purchase College Job Vacancy website and complete an online application.

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