Welcome to the official site for employment opportunities at MICA. At MICA, we value diversity and empower our employees to use their talent in a variety of ways. We are pleased that you are interested in career opportunities offered at MICA.
General purpose: The Fiber Research Technician assists with the general operations of the Fiber Studio; supports fall and spring instruction and student homework access to the Fiber Studio following campus protocols; supports research in the studio; and has access to the facility to pursue individual research outside of work hours. This appointment is for the 10 month 2020-2021 academic year.
Summary of Essential Functions: ï· Assist with the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the Fiber Studio, ensuring that all equipment operates effectively and safely, and supplies are stocked and available. ï· Assist with daily deep cleaning and disinfecting of equipment and tools following CDC guidance, OSHA guidance and manufacturer instructions. ï· Assist with supervising student homework access to the Fiber Studio and monitoring campus public health and safety measures, including physical distancing, face coverings, personal protective equipment, personal hygiene and surface cleaning. ï· Serve as an educational resource, and support Undergraduate students regarding related processes of Fiber. â¨ ï· Provide assistance to the Fiber Studio Managers. â¨ Essential Duties & Responsibilities: ï· Assist with maintaining Environmental Health and Safety compliance, conducting EHS training for MICA employees working in the Academic Services Fabrication Studios, maintaining required EHS documentation, enforcing EHS policies, modeling safe studio practices, and generally ensuring safety ï· Provide technical support to students in the Fiber Studioâ¨ ï· Assist with monitoring and maintaining equipment in the Fiber Studio ï· Enforce studio policies and demonstrate the safe and appropriate use of equipment, tools, materials, techniques, and processes in the Fiber Studio ï· Provide assistance and guidance to any Fiber Studio student workers (student technicians and/or work-study) ï· Contribute to tutorials for processes and techniques used in the Fiber Studio ï· Help maintain supplies for the Fiber Studio by communicating with the Studio Managers ï· Share research to enhance the Fiber Studio and classes held therein. ï· Perform other related duties as assigned Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities ï· Practical working experience with sewing, machine knitting, weaving, embroidery and/or garment drafting processes and techniquesâ¨ ï· Good mechanical sensibility â¨ ï· Ability to assess and trouble-shoot digital and mechanical tools and equipment â¨ ï· Strong organizational skills â¨ ï· Ability to collaborate with students and faculty â¨ ï· Good communication skills
Minimum qualifications: ï· Bachelor, Fine Art or a four-year degree with experience working in Fiber Arts, Craft Studies, Garment Design or Textile Design â¨
Preferred qualifications: ï· Demonstrated experience working with the Adobe suite ï· Demonstrated experience working as a technician in a fiber studio, preferably in an academic environment
Experience working with the following: â¨ ï· Tool check out systems, Web checkout, log books ï· Fiber equipment and familiarity with manual and digital techniques and processes ï· Maintenance, management, and training content for traditional (analog) and digital sewing, weaving, and embroidery machines
Reporting to this position: ï· No direct reports
Conditions of Employment: ï· Candidate must successfully complete a full background check ï· Required to work evenings and weekends ï· Required to perform deep cleaning and disinfecting of shop equipment and tools
Applicant Instructions: Submit PDF document to include: ï· Resume ï· Cover Letter (1 page single spaced, 12pt) â qualifications, experience, what interests you about this position? ï· Portfolio of Related Work â website (preferred) or PDF at reasonable resolution. Images should include descriptions about the project.
Please format the PDF document for screen resolution and viewing. No physical media are requested nor will be returned.
Physical demands and work environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. ï· Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 45 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. ï· Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the noise level in the work environment is usually minimal. but ear protection may be required at times. ï· Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, COVID â 19 Cleaning and Personal Protection Equipment.
Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to its policy of providing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status (disabled, Vietnam-era, or otherwise). Furthermore, the College does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence. This policy applies to all programs, facilities, and activities provided by Maryland Institute College of Art, including but not limited to admission, educational programs, and employment.
Applicants must apply online for each job in which they are interested. You will not be considered for any job for which you have not specifically applied. We do not accept applications via email, U.S. mail, or fax. Successful candidates for any staff or faculty positions will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.
Internal Number: R971
About Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.