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RisoLAB Technician

School of Visual Arts
New York, NY
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Department: SVA RisoLAB & MFA Visual Narrative

Reports To: RisoLAB Manager

Position Overview: This position will involve supervising the RisoLAB printing facility during open lab hours, monitoring the use of the machines, maintaining a clean and orderly facility, and assisting students with print projects and any technical printing issues that may arise.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • General maintenance of Risograph Duplicators
  • Regular cleaning of machines and facilities
  • Replace consumables and worn down parts
  • Monitor equipment for any technical issues and making minor adjustments and repairs as needed
  • Assist students using the equipment as needed
  • Advanced troubleshooting as printing problems arise
  • Keep the RisoLAB scheduling system regularly updated
  • Track and log supplies and inventory and update a daily log to keep the RisoLAB Manager aware of any supplies that need re-ordering
  • Maintain RisoLAB social media accounts and update regularly with documentation of student work and activity
  • Assist the RisoLAB Manager as needed for various tasks, including printing promotional posters for the Lab

Qualifications:

  • BFA with related knowledge of print media
  • Strong background in either Risograph printing or traditional printmaking and/or offset or digital press operations
  • Experience preparing files for printing, including color separations, Duotone, and Process/CMYK printing
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite programs
  • Experience working with students studying techniques that involve combining technical and creative skills
  • Patience in assisting students with various levels of technical knowledge and ability
  • A pleasant and welcoming demeanor
  • Interest in, knowledge of, and experience with zine culture, small press activity, small-scale publishing, and art-related print media
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle simultaneous projects, small and large, in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience and basic proficiency with hand tools
  • Must be self-motivated and disciplined
  • Strong graphic design skills a plus, but not required

Please upload your resume and a cover letter that discusses why you think you'd be suitable for this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Working At SVA

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers, and creative professionals for nearly seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum, and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion are a core principles of the College. SVA enjoys a community that represents a significant number of historically underrepresented communities, ethnic and religious backgrounds, gender identities, diverse abilities, and foreign countries, and all are encouraged to apply.



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