University of Pennsylvania SCULPTURE STUDIO TECHNICIAN in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 33-29454


School Name School of Design

Org Fine Arts

Posted to the Web 07/25/2018

Posted Job/Salary Grade 024

Employment Type Non-Exempt

Hours 0

Position Type Limited Service

Position Schedule 9AM-5PM

Months 9

Position Length Ongoing

Position End Date

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

Consistently ranked among the country’s top design schools, PennDesign enrolls more than 700 students in 25 degree programs, including architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and the fine arts.


The Sculpture Studio Technician is responsible for managing the sculpture studios and facilities, housed within the Department of Fine Arts, in School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. The facilities are located in two buildings – the Franklin Annex Fabrication Lab, and Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall – and include an advanced fabrication shop, a suite of sculpture studios and teaching spaces, as well as multi-use clay and kiln rooms and resources. Under the supervision of the Director of Undergraduate Fine Arts, the Sculpture Studio Technician will develop, implement, and maintain a studio workflow, best practices, and policies and procedures that relate to general usage, access, storage, and materials. The technician will maintain all equipment and tools, as well as perform small repairs, and provide technical support to students and faculty.


A HS Diploma or GED and 5-7 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. A Bachelor’s Degree and 2-3 years of experience are strongly preferred.Experience operating the following equipment is also required: MIG welder, plasma cutter, metal chop saw, FESTA track saw, wood shop, hand tools, Heppa-vacuum system, plaster area, pug mill, clay extruder, mix glazes, recycle clay, and manage the firing process of all student bisque and glaze work in three electric and two gas kilns, in both oxidation and reduction atmospheres.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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