Massachusetts Institute of Technology Student Art Association (SAA) Instructor, Studio Coordinator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Student Art Association (SAA) Instructor, Studio Coordinator

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Art and Design

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Office of the Arts

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Associate Provost for the Arts

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  • Schedule:

40% time - schedule to be determined

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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

STUDENT ART ASSOCIATION (SAA) INSTRUCTOR, STUDIO COORDINATOR, Office of the Arts (part-time, 40%), to maintain various aspects of the START Studio, e.g., physical space, membership roster, and studio supplies; maintain the Wiesner Student Art Gallery; teach one SAA class per term; and perform general clerical responsibilities. Responsibilities include maintaining functionality of and overseeing the operation of the START studio, including scheduling, supply inventory, student membership, student safety, and equipment maintenance; coordinating partnership with Mobius, the online application that locates maker spaces for the MIT community; teaching relevant classes and offering consistent drop-in hours where students can utilize equipment with guidance; answering student questions, offering feedback, and mentoring startup groups; working with Student Art Programs’ coordinator to maintain the Wiesner Student Art Gallery schedule, assisting students with purchasing installation materials, and de-installing when necessary; assisting with EHS adherence for the SAA studios; and performing other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: at least five years’ experience as a practicing artist or in a relevant field; teaching experience at the college level, with a strong technical or artistic component; high school diploma or its equivalent (advanced degree in related field of study preferred); experience working with tools and equipment in relevant media; computer and software skills; strong written and verbal communication skills; detail orientation; flexibility; ability to work as part of a team; ability to meet deadlines; and proficiency with or willingness to learn Mac OS, 3D printing, vinyl cutters, CAD software, 3D Capture software, Adobe Creative Suite, film/audio editing software, and hand/machine shop tools. There will be frequent lifting and/or moving of objects weighing up to twenty-five pounds. The ideal candidate will submit a diverse portfolio. Job #16859

Schedule to be determined.12/7/18

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.