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Current openings include work study opportunities with Facilities, a Graduate Assistant position and a Printmaking Studio Monitor opening

Work Study Opportunities With Facilities

Facilities is seeking 4 work studies to assist with trades.

No experience is required.

Duties will include cleaning, assisting with carpentry duties such as painting, light plumbing, and organization.

Help is also needed for electrical duties including cleaning, assisting with changing lamps, testing light safety equipment, and keeping records.

If you are interested, can contact Prince DePratto via email at or phone 612-986-5632.

Continuing Education Printmaking Studio Monitor Fall Semester

Term: Saturdays and Sundays, September 9, 2023-November 5, 2023

Salary: $15.19/hour (This is a short term, non-benefits eligible position) 

Hours: Hours are comprised of either (maximum of 34 hours per week);
  • Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
  • Sundays 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Reports to: Frannie Kuhs (CE Assistant Director), Diana Eicher (Director, Printmaking and Papermaking Studio)

Job Description: Continuing Education is seeking a part-time, temporary printmaking studio monitor to work in the printshop supporting Continuing Education printmaking students during open access with a variety of printmaking techniques, prep materials for CE faculty and help maintain supplies for students to use.

Qualified candidates: Will have specialized knowledge in different printmaking processes and techniques, including by not limited to screenprinting, relief, intaglio, lithography and digital printmaking techniques. Candidates should have experience working in MCAD printshop; strong understanding of the printing equipment, be energetic, organized, and reliable, have excellent communication skills; be able to foster positive and appropriate relationships with students.

Primary Duties:
  • Provide support and assistance in the printshop.
  • Assisting students with technical questions, or printing assistance
  • Checking out/in Printshop tools to students in CE classes. 
  • Enforcing policies and procedures with CE students. Ensure that students are out of the printshop on time. Making sure students begin cleaning up in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a neat and orderly printshop including daily set-up, clean-up, and preparing materials for projects.
  • Send weekly summary/wrap-up to This should include a wrap-up  of the weekend activities, what went well, items that need to be addressed, inquiries about techniques and equipment (training needed), attendance and any issues or concerns. 
  • Maintain a good working relationship and regular communication with other MCAD staff.  
  • Foster a positive and professional relationship with students.
  • Submit completed timesheets according to the payroll schedule.
Secondary Duties:

(in order to keep the Printshop running smoothly, these duties need to be integrated in daily tasks)

  • Work on Printshop checklists to refill, restock, inks, solvents, chemicals, and cleaning supplies and turn in the checklists to the Director, Printmaking and Papermaking Studio. 
  • Cleaning the white tables. 
  • Making sure students don’t bring food/drink into the Printshop.
  • Complete the Printshop Closing list.
Requirements and skills:
  • Specialized knowledge in different printmaking processes and techniques, including by not limited to screenprinting, relief, intaglio, lithography and digital printmaking techniques.
  • Experience working in MCAD printshop and strong understanding of the printing equipment.
  • Enjoy mentoring and working with a wide range of students
  • Reliable and on time for all shifts.
  • When on duty, devote full attention to the students and tasks. No personal work is to be done during scheduled work.
  • Must be adaptable, patient, self-motivated, communicative, and able to multitask and prioritize.

Apply: Submit resume and cover letter by October 2, 2023 via Handshake or directly to Frannie Kuhs ( 

Foundation Studies Program Graduate Assistant - Fall 2023/Spring 2024 (MASTER'S PROGRAM STUDENTS ONLY)

Application deadline: January 6, 2024 12:55 a.m.

Description: Under the supervision of the Foundation Studies Director the Foundation Studies program Graduate Assistant will become key to the implementation of ideas/initiatives through primarily assisting with administrative tasks, organizational tasks, research/assessment initiatives at the first-year level. This position will be highly involved with research and qualitative data collection and presentation for the First-year program. Graduate students who are interested in this position may see themselves as professors/administrators or teachers in the future. This position will build graduate student skills in this regard and give them the experience necessary to begin or continue pursuing a career in higher education.

Pay: $15.19/hour

Schedule: 10hrs per week.
  • Meet once a week with the Director of Foundation Studies (30min-1hour)
  • Monday mornings (9am-12am in person)
  • Remote work for planning, organization and communication purposes.
Desired Skills:
  • Self starter, motivated
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and listening skills
  • Ability to work well independently and in groups
  • Ability to lead projects
  • Creative, ability to develop new ideas and initiatives
  • Excellent outreach, data collection, and presentation skills
  • Ability to use Adobe software and MS Word software and Google suite
  • Excellent organization, time management skills
  • Exhibit planning and communication
  • Assist with collecting student work across Foundation course sections (virtual).
  • Help discuss and develop an exhibition strategy with the Director of Gallery
  • Research: Data Collection and compilation
  • Create surveys for faculty and students for assessment purposes.
  • Compile information for presentations.
  • Create virtual posters with announcements
  • Send out announcements for students
  • Attend foundation student forums and take notes of student responses (that if we have any)
  • Room reservations for First year experience courses
  • Other duties as assigned (in congruence with job description)

To Apply: Email a resume, a short paragraph as to why you would like this position and why it interests you, and your availability/schedule/class schedule to Patience Lueth at by August 7, 2023 for Fall 2023, and January 5, 2024 for Spring 2024

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