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Three Dimensional Arts Shop Technician | Cedarville University (Cedarville, OH)

Cedarville University seeks to hire a Three Dimensional Arts Shop Technician who will assist the 3-D Studio Art Professor in his/her shop duties. This position maintains 3-D studios and oversees the management of the 3-D facilities and tool room.  This staff position is a full-time (1560 annual hours), non-exempt position that reports to the Chair of the Art, Design and Theatre Department.


Work Rooms Management

  • Design and conduct shop-safety orientations; maintain safe work conditions and comply with established safety policies, practices, procedures and requirements; maintain safety equipment inventory.
  • Maintain a clean, safe and organized shop
  • Coordinate, schedule and post open-shop hours
  • Maintain all modest housekeeping chores of the 3-D studio spaces
  • Maintain and supervise students to assure the overall cleanliness and safety of the studio spaces including all 3-D and ceramics studios
  • Assist in firing all kilns, including loading, unloading, cleaning, maintaining and monitoring. Will remain on call during the duration of any firing
  • Maintain all the shop’s glazes, clays, slips, and all other shop material as needed
  • Store and dispose of toxic materials according to established guidelines
  • Clean vacuums, dust collectors and other ventilation equipment
  • Assist with student workers as needed

Tool and Equipment Supervision

  • Manage hand-tool checkout system
  • Support and train faculty and students in the safe use and care of all tools and equipment
  • Maintain equipment, perform preventive maintenance, and coordinate repairs as needed
  • Maintain equipment and/or file all work orders to the proper people to maintain all 3-D facilities and studio spaces in good working order

Teaching Assistant:

  • Serve as a teaching assistant if/as needed
  • Assist 3-D Studio Art Professor in the preparation or demonstration of specialized instructional materials and procedures.
  • Assist in training students in the proper and safe use of tools and equipment
  • Authorize and document that students have been properly trained to operate tools and equipment

General Duties

  • Assist the 3-D Studio Art Professor as it pertains to the shop or studios
  • Be able to drive a truck and van, make deliveries and pick up art and supplies as needed
  • Review and monitor budget and accounts as needed
  • Assist with researching and purchasing materials and equipment for the 3-D and ceramic areas
  • Maintain all inventory at proper levels and quantities
  • Assist in researching student opportunities that pertain to the visual arts


  • Education: B.S., B.A., or B.F.A. in Art or related field.
  • Demonstrate professional proficiency in the use of sculpture and ceramic shop equipment that pertains to but is not limited to wood, metal, and clay
  • Demonstrate organizational skills to maintain an efficient, safe and clean studio environment


  • Ability to professionally communicate to students on a personal level and in classroom situations
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds 

Contact Information:

All official inquiries should be directed to Teresa Day, Director of Staffing Services. Applicants must agree with and be willing to abide by Cedarville University's doctrinal statement, community covenant, and general workplace standards.  

This position is subject to the University's verification of credentials and other information required by law and Cedarville University policies, including the completion of a criminal history investigation. Cedarville University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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