Grinnell Chamber

3D Art Technical Asst

Full time
Posted: 02/08/2024
Grinnell, IA
Human Resources



The 3D Art Technical Assistant provides health, safety, and technical support to the Department of Art’s studio art major with the primary oversight responsibility in the ceramic studio, sculpture studio, woodshop, metal-shop, and student gallery. A secondary responsibility is to liaise with the 2D Art Technical Assistant as needed in print media studio, painting studio, drawing studio, and digital lab. Art Technical Assistants are the nexus between students, faculty, Facilities Management, and the larger Grinnell College structure. They serve as caretakers of our spaces, materials, and equipment in order to foster safety and accessibility. The ideal candidate will collaborate with the 2DArt Technical Assistant to develop a unified support structure.
Application will be accepted through March 1st, 2024.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support student learning by maintaining equipment, training in its use and assisting with student hires/training
  • Manage materials, supplies and studios
  • Supervise students-in and out of class times
  • Assist faculty labor and providing demonstrations
  • Liaise with ITS/FM to inspect, arrange for support, repair or new purchases of technology, equipment and spaces
  • Schedule and support student exhibitions in Smith Gallery
  • Hazardous waste disposal, hazardous material oversight, PPE and safety demonstrations, OSHA and best practices.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university
  • Three years or more work experience
  • Studio art background essential.
  • Must have excellent organizational, communication, customer service and computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • BA/BFA or MA/MFA in 3D Studio practices and processes.

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