Sculpture, Installation, and Site area of the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University is searching for a part-time (20 hours a week/ 600 hours over the academic year) Physical Computing Intern. This entry-level position is ideal for former art students with some familiarity of sculpture facilities, looking to learn more about the management of shops, to assist the current technician, and help serve the larger School of Art community.
This position will assist technician Jenna Boyles in the management of the Physical Computing Lab, PC + 3D Printing Lab, Soft Sculpture Lab, and CNC Router and Laser Cutter Labs.
This position is eligible for part-time benefits.
Your core responsibilities will include:
Work alongside SOA SIS Technicians to further improve SIS fabrication facilities
Provide supervision, administration, and maintenance of machines and tools in the labs and shops listed under the position
Assist with management of student monitors for the various facility areas in Doherty Hall.
Assist students, faculty and staff with the proper and safe use of shops and equipment, overseeing and enforcement of EHS safety rules and guidelines.
Report supplies needs to the school SIS Technicians
Assist in management of equipment lending
Assist with various internal School of Art shop improvement projects.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the School of Art. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
You should demonstrate:
Interest and skill at working with others, sharing knowledge, and hands on problem solving
Motivation to learn, knack for organization, and ability to communicate
Ability to meet quality and time requirements of assigned jobs
Lift a minimum of 50 lbs
A bachelor's degree (BFA or BXA) is required.
Experience with digital fabrication, physical computing, 3D printing, and sewing. Beginner level knowledge is fine if you have an interest to learn more.
Some computing knowledge of Rhino, RhinoCAM, Adobe Illustrator, processing, arduino is ideal
Or a combination of education and relevant experience from which comparable knowledge
Successful background check
Must be able to work at least 20 hours per week and is entitled to a total of 300 hours per semester.
Preferred candidate should be available for both Fall and Spring semesters
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