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General purpose: The Digital Printing Assistant is a technician who helps monitor the digital printing facilities. They assist in the operation of digital printing, cutting and fabrication equipment for the MICA community.
Range: $17.58 - $21.50 per hour
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Tracking and maintaining inventory.
Monitoring equipment and ensuring that it is in proper working order.
Following sales and accounting procedures to facilitate proper pricing and payment for sales and services.
Operating printing, fabrication, and cutting equipment; including equipment and software training, learning maintenance procedures, operating equipment, working with clients, and ensuring proper reproduction of printed material.
Printing large and small format inkjet prints on archival fine art and inkjet media.
Assisting with training of students in the proper use of equipment and systems.
Operating the digital printing press.
Assisting with the selection of new papers, supplies, and equipment.â
EnsuringÂ the Digital Print Lab website is updated with currentÂ informationÂ regarding changing policiesÂ and hours.Â
Contacting vendors as needed.
Working with clients in a professional manner, utilizing strong customer service skills.
Having the ability to identify and troubleshoot postscript errors in documents.
Possessing basic math and measurement comprehension.
Having excellent communication skills â both written and verbal.
Having the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
Assisting in creating equipment use and conduct policies.
Assisting in maintaining the aesthetics and display of the lab.â
Understanding color and space, knowledge of fine art and design.â
Possessing a strong design sense and topography skills.
Performing other related duties as assigned.
Required essential skills and experience:
Minimum 6 months experience working in a digital printing environment.
Graphic Design skills.
Ability to run Digital print press hardware and software.
Basic knowledge and understanding of the book printing process.
Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat.
Experience in Adobe Creative Suite is required.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Experience with vinyl cutting equipment.
Valued but not required skills and experience:
Ability to maintain, troubleshoot and perform preventative maintenance on all facility equipment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Â·Ability to: use Photoshop and to understand the programâs function in a digital printing environment.
Knowledge of: PC and Mac operating systems
Education: some college coursework preferred
Experience: Minimum 6 months experience working in a digital printing environment or a background in Graphic Design.
Technical knowledge to maintain, troubleshoot and do preventative maintenance on all facility equipment.
Conditions of Employment:
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.
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 15 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.
Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.
Â Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment. (additional training may be added, SEE: EHS Manager training schedule)
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.
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.