Grinnell Chamber

Studio Art Technical Assistant

Full time
Posted: 02/16/2023
Grinnell, IA
Human Resources



Grinnell College is a private liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa and is ranked #15 on the U.S. News and World Report’s list of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges.   


Grinnell College is a top ranked Liberal Arts institution that values diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, intellectual freedom, and social responsibility. We seek candidates that align with these values and have the ability and desire to advance our values and belonging within our community and the communities we engage. Ideal candidates will be prepared to collaborate and contribute to the mission and values of the college across all constituencies.


The Art Technical Assistant provides health, safety, and technical support to the Studio Art Program across print media, painting, drawing, ceramics, digital lab, wood-shop, metal-shop, sculpture, and the student gallery.


The Art Technical Assistant is the nexus between students, faculty, Facilities Management, and the larger Grinnell College structure. They serve as the caretaker of our spaces, materials, and equipment. We seek an Art Technical Assistant willing to learn new skills and gain knowledge related to both existing and new equipment. Responsibilities include: 


  • Manage materials, supplies, and studios: i.e. ordering supplies, stocking and re-stocking inventory, maintain organized safe working spaces for teaching and learning.
  • Support Student learning: maintain equipment, train equipment use, assist with student hires/training
  • Faculty support: provide demonstrations, supervise students in and out of class times, assist with faculty labor.
  • Technology, equipment, and spaces: ITS/FM liaison; inspect, assess, arrange for support, repair or new purchase  
  • Student Gallery: schedule and support student exhibitions in Smith Gallery
  • Health & Safety: hazardous waste disposal, hazardous material oversight, PPE, demonstrations, OSHA, best practices, safety demonstrations, etc.


For full consideration, please apply by Friday, March 10, 2023.


The salary range for this position is $45,500 to $53,000. 

(This is a general range and does not consider an individual’s background or experience.)


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university
  • Studio art/fine art background essential
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills, management skills including but not limited to: facilities, equipment, health and safety, inventory, student workers, gallery.
  • Exceptional software and hardware skills for bitmap and vector graphics, interface with digital hardware, and office administration.
  • High level of Individual Efficiency and Interpersonal Versatility
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs/22.68 kg.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Masters of Art (MA) or Masters of Fine Art (MFA) preferred

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