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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Department

Instructional Technician - Photography

Location: Madison, WI
Posted: February 18, 2024
Application Deadline: March 02, 2024


The University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Department
Timothy Mccarty
455 N Park Street, 6261 Humanities ART
Madison, WI, 53706

Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Category: Teaching and Learning
Employment Type: Onsite
Employment Type: Staff-Full Time
Job Number: 292451-AS

Job Summary:
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Department is a multidisciplinary department focused on maintaining its high standards of excellence and ability to provide exceptional access to a myriad of labs and shops for its undergraduate and graduate student researchers. We are currently seeking qualified applicants for new full-time Instructional Technician positions to assist with instruction and operations within the department. These Instructional Technicians will work closely with Art Department research faculty that lead disciplined areas of study to provide technical instruction and demonstrations during classes. These positions also work closely with students as it relates to Lab/shop monitoring during open Lab/shop hours. The Instructional Technologist aids students in the development of their projects and promotes safe shop practices. Instructional Technicians work with the department office in identifying the needs of shops and labs. This position is at the front line of equipment diagnostics and maintenance and works with our office administrator to make purchases and schedule maintenance for labs/shops throughout the academic year and summer session. These positions will work with existing Instructional Technicians and our Facilities Manager to ensure the safety of daily operations in the department and will be a part of our department's Safety Committee.

A successful candidate must be highly organized, and willing to learn new skills and technologies as they become relevant. The candidate must also have the ability to order supplies, reconcile ledgers, and track expenses, research equipment, and expendable supplies. A successful candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to lead with flexibility, empathy, sensitivity, and tact in dealing with diverse groups of people is required. Must have the ability to work both independently and in a team environment This position will need to be able to assess timelines and workload. A strong commitment to health and safety issues in the arts is required.

Assists with or supports the design, development, and enhancement of instructional activities, programs, and curricula. Utilizes effective educational methodologies and technologies to meet organizational and learner needs.

5% Completes initial edits, reviews, and updates of existing instructional materials

15% Contributes to researching, designing, and/or acquiring learning resources, technologies, materials, and/or processes to support learning

15% Assists with providing basic training and technical support to learners in settings such as classrooms, labs, clinics, and distance learning mediums

15% Provides consultation, training, and/or support for learning technology tools and platforms

20% Analyzes, tests, troubleshoots, resolves issues, and provides feedback regarding learning technologies

5% Provides support for collecting, organizing, interpreting, and disseminating data to identify instructional program needs and enhance effectiveness

5% Assists with the design and development of multimedia learning materials

15% Responsibilities include operation and repair of equipment essential to the Photo area.

5% Safety Training, Upkeep, and Protocol Enforcement specific to area studios and labs for students, faculty, and staff.

Photographic darkroom chemistry skills such as black and white & non-silver processes and disposal
Proficiency with Apple Computers and Mac Operating SystemOS
Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Camera RAW, Bridge, Premiere, and InDesign)
Imacon and Epson scanners upkeep
Fine Art digital printing
Ability to trouble shoot and repair cameras
Ability to trouble shoot and repair large format printers
Equipment and room reservations including Area Lighting Lab

Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Bachelor's Degree in Art or Art related field. Progressively more responsible experience in similar or related positions may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's Degree

Master's Degree
MFA in Art or Art related field

- Extensive training and/or experience in facilities maintenance, machinery, and equipment management in the following area: Photo
- Additional training and experience is desired and favorable in the following areas: Printmaking, Book Art and Papermaking, Glass, Art Metals, Ceramics, Digital Fabrication/IT, Sculpture, and Wood.
- Six months of related technical shop supervisory experience.
- Experience with relevant equipment, tools, and processes, with the ability to instruct students on the correct and proper use of equipment.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities integral to success in this position:
- Demonstrated ability to oversee skilled and unskilled persons using hand and power equipment in a studio art setting.
- Able to oversee the work activities of assigned laboratory student employees, as well as assuring the proper training and procedures for the laboratory to maintain the health and safety of all students and personnel.
- Flexibility in moving between tasks using good time-management skills
- Possess clear verbal and written communication skills
- Apply basic mechanical aptitude principles.
- Must have a working knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office Software
- Candidates must be flexible to help cover for other team members as needed

Work Type:
Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Minimum $49,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Additional Information:
These positions will occasionally require flexibility in work hours including evenings and weekends to meet academic and curricular needs.

The Department is currently seeking qualified applicants to join our team in the following areas of study: Ceramics, Digital Fabrication/IT, Photography, Sculpture, and Wood. This position will work with primacy in the Photo discipline and will aid in secondary discipline support where applicable within the department as needed. If you feel that your skills and experience would lend itself to more than one open position, we encourage you to apply for all positions that meet that criteria, which can be found by searching for the following on the UW jobs board:

PVL #293005: Instructional Tech - Sculpture
PVL #293009: Instructional Tech - Digital Fabrication/IT
PVL #292966: Instructional Tech - Wood
PVL #292964: Instructional Tech - Ceramics

How to Apply:
Please apply by uploading a copy of your resume, cover letter, and three professional references through the portal. To assure consideration, please apply by 11:55 p.m. on March 2, 2024. Recruitment for these positions will be ongoing and applications will be taken until positions are filled.

Timothy Mccarty
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:
Teach, Learn, & Tech Spec I(TL003)


Employment Class:
Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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University of Wisconsin–Madison
21 N. Park Street, Suite 5101
Madison, WI 53715-1218

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