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Job Purpose: The Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education within the College of Fine Arts & Communication is seeking a full-time, 3D Studio Safety Technician to work equally among the Sculpture, Ceramics, 3D Object Design, and Metals/Jewelry programs. The incumbent will also oversee general operations and safety practices for the department.
Description: Oversee maintenance of general, power, and specialized equipment related to sculpture, 3D object design, ceramics, and metals/jewelry; material and chemical handling including storage, use, and disposal according to university protocol, MSDS preparation, coordinate and enforce safety practices; manage inventory and order regular supplies per each area coordinator; manage studio monitors, hold informational and training sessions; maintain safety records and standards. Perform semesterly inspections of the Art Department facilities and hazardous waste and report findings to the department chair.
Qualifications: Associates degree in a related field, and two years of related work experience. Knowledge of and mechanical skills to install and maintain a wide variety of equipment in sculpture, metals, 3D printing, object design, and ceramics. Working knowledge of best practices in studio safety. Excellent interpersonal and time management skills, detail-oriented, ability to work with students, self-motivated problem solver, and professional demeanor. Physically must be able to mix/move clay, bags of plaster, silica, etc. and/or lift 80lbs. Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Note: A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate.
Salary and Benefits: $38,204 annually with full University benefits including annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; tuition remission; and excellent health, life, and retirement plans. Applicants with TU or USM service may receive salary credit. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
The Clery Act specifies the federal right to know about crimes occurring on or near college or university campus. In compliance with the act, Towson University distributes the annual Clery Report, which can be found here.
Organization: Academic Affairs Division
Primary Location: Main Campus
Job Posting: Oct 5, 2017
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Public Space Activation Manager, Washington, D.C.
DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
Reports To: Senior Director of Planning and Policy
Founded in 1997, the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) encompasses 43-square downtown blocks and works to enhance the public space from the White House to Dupont Circle and 16th Street, NW to 21st Street, NW. The BID’s vision is for a safe, clean, attractive and user friendly downtown that confirms Washington as the premier business and entertainment destination in the region and contributes to the perception that downtown Washington is a world-class destination.
In addition to its focus of maintaining an environment that is clean, safe and welcoming, the BID regularly initiates capital improvements to create attractive and unique urban spaces throughout the Golden Triangle neighborhood. The BID has taken the lead on activating public spaces, developing and implementing permanent public art projects, converting to bio-retention areas, improving parks through design and transforming the Connecticut Avenue streetscape from K Street to Dupont Circle.
The day-to-day management is overseen by a full-time staff headquartered in the center of the BID. The BID is a non-profit 501(c)(6) corporation that elects a Board of Directors to govern its activities and is currently one of ten Washington-based Business Improvement Districts.
The Public Space Activation Manager will develop and implement a broad range of programs and projects for the continued vitality of the Golden Triangle neighborhood working closely with city and federal officials and other Golden Triangle stakeholders. The incumbent must have a passion for transforming the urban environment and strong skills in planning, project management, budgeting and the ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders and parties. This is a wonderful opportunity to activate the public realm in the central business district through public art, cultural events, public space improvements and other placemaking and activation tools.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Manages an overall strategy for placemaking and activating the public realm (such as parks, sidewalks, and open spaces) through permanent and temporary public art, cultural events, public space improvements, pop up retail and other activation tools.
Develops activation concepts, identifies partners, develops detailed project plans, manages budgets and provides contract management. Closely tracks schedule adherence and intervenes when appropriate.
Establishes and fosters relationships with artists, designers, the commercial real estate community and other stakeholders.
Works closely with city and federal agencies involved in approval processes, including DC Department of Transportation, National Park Service and historic preservation authorities. Includes approval, coordination and permitting.
Researches grant and other funding opportunities. Assists with writing grant proposals.
Works closely with the BID’s event manager to implement planning and with sponsorship manager to effectively tailor proposals that meet the needs of both the sponsor and the BID.
Keeps abreast of trends and opportunities in placemaking and activation.
Assists Senior Planning Director with other planning projects as appropriate.
Four to six years’ experience in Arts Management, Planning, Architecture, Public Administration or related field preferred.
Proven ability to manage projects, solve problems, apply sound judgment, and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast‐paced environment.
Demonstrated experience in working well with stakeholders and navigating complex approval processes and schedules.
Strong communication and organizational skills.
Demonstrated experience with projects that involve urban design elements.
A passion for public space activation and the BID’s mission and programs.
Experience with public art, culture, and/or international community desired.
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Email MAP’s Program Manager, Naomi, Naomi@mdartplace.org
Anna recently contacted MICA Photo to let us know of her recent accomplishments. We want to congratulate Anna on her continuing success! Here is her announcement:
“I want to share some exciting news. My series, Vertigo, is featured on the cover of the current issue of A Women’s Thing magazine. The Fall 2017 edition features six full page photographs from the series, along with an interview with me.
Vertigo is a series of self-portraits that stretches the pictorial image into an abstraction of its form.
A Women’s Thing is distributed widely across the US with a focus in New York City, including MoMA’s PS1 bookstore, McNally Jackson in Soho, and all Barnes and Noble locations in NYC.
Meanwhile, in Venice…
My show is up at the European Cultural Center in Venice, Italy, in the context of the 57th Venice Biennale, through November 26, 2017.”