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University of Arkansas School of Art

Post-MFA Technical Fellowship in Studio Art

Location: Fayetteville, AR
Posted: June 28, 2021
Application Deadline: July 09, 2021


University of Arkansas School of Art
Rebecca Drolen
340 N. Garland Ave, 116 Fine Arts Center
Fayetteville, AR, 72701

Institution Name:
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation's top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation's strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions, you should review before applying for the opening.

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Summary of Job Duties:
The Post-MFA Technical Fellowship in Studio Art position will specialize in Photography and Printmaking. This position will serve as the technical support specialist for labs in the Photography and Printmaking areas in the School of Art. Responsibilities include daily lab operation contributions to the Photography and Printmaking areas including administrative responsibilities, student assistant management, equipment and facility oversight, safety compliance and best practices, budgetary supervision and collaboration, training and instruction of equipment/materials, assisting faculty with course support and projects, and the exploration and development of contemporary artmaking technologies.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications:
_MFA or terminal degree in Studio Art with a demonstrated achievement in photography or printmaking conferred by the time of appointment
_Demonstrated broad knowledge of the traditional and contemporary aspects of photography or printmaking
_Experience in most digital and traditional photographic or printmaking techniques
_Experience assisting with the maintenance and upkeep of an academic studio art lab
_Demonstrated strong organizational and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
_Experience managing budgets and employee work schedules
_Experience facilitating workshops and leading technical demonstrations
_Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a diverse range of students, staff, faculty, and technicians
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
_Knowledge of support resources and spaces for: black and white darkroom, digital photography and inkjet printing, large format photography and color film processing, alternative processes in photography and printmaking, forms of print media (intaglio, relief, monotype, lithography, screenprinting, risograph), book/publication arts, and emergent avenues in both disciplines
_Knowledge of training and supervising graduate assistants and work-study personnel.
_Skilled in designing and implementing equipment training.
_Skilled in providing occasional instructional support, technical guidance, and collaborative endeavors to students using Photography or Printmaking facilities
_Skilled in managing inventory of circulating tools and equipment
_Skilled in procuring, organizing, and maintaining an inventory of supplies for safety, equipment repair and maintenance, bulk materials for student use, and all consumable supplies
_Skilled in developing policies and implement procedures for access and use of the Photography and Printmaking areas, including collaborating with other School of Art shops and labs
_Skilled in developing and overseeing daily administrative and technical operations for analog and digital labs and equipment within the Photography and Printmaking areas
_Skilled in ensuring compliance with Environmental Health & Safety, EPA, and OSHA standards and regulations
_Ability to have a strong understanding of the expanded definitions of photography and printmaking media that embrace contemporary and traditional practices
_Ability to be an efficient self-starter capable of balancing current resources with future planning
_Ability to perform major and minor equipment and facility repairs, implement daily preventative maintenance, and/or submit service requests or scheduling professional repair as needed to maintain fully operational labs and equipment
_Ability to assist faculty with course support and projects.
_Ability to responsibly oversee and collaborate on lab equipment budgets and material budgets.
_Ability to assist with planning for future equipment, space needs, and relocation. _Exploration and development of contemporary artmaking technologies
_Ability to perform research for future facility or equipment needs
_Ability to attend area meetings to communicate needs or concerns

Salary Information:
Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title)
Optional Documents:
Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:
Hayes C. Walton III, Assistant Director of Operations; Rebecca Drolen ( and Sean P. Morrissey (

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site
Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Additional Information:
All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site
Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions:
Applicants must submit materials on two locations:
1) SlideRoom (, please login or create an account and submit:
Cover letter/letter of application
Curriculum vitae, with website URL, that emphasizes administrative, technical, and demonstration experience
Statement that addresses how the applicant plans to foster inclusiveness, contribute to an equitable scholarly community, and help students from diverse backgrounds succeed
Evaluative questionnaire of administrative and technical proficiencies

2) University of Arkansas Careers site (, please:
Complete an application
Submit a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and phone number) willing to provide letters of recommendation if requested during the application process. Letters of recommendation will be requested only for candidates selected for interviews.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:
Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry
The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:

Frequent Physical Activity:

Occasional Physical Activity:
Climbing, Crouching, Grasping, Hearing, Kneeling, Lifting, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Standing, Stooping, Talking, Walking

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