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Department: Fine Arts - Printmaking
Job Type: Part-Time
Available From: Jul 27, 2021
Reports To: Director of Operations, Printmaking and the Prints

POSITION OVERVIEW: This position supports the Printmaking faculty and students and represents one of four assistants who are on duty whenever the Printshop is open. The assistant will oversee the printmaking shops and computers while an instructor is teaching a class, and assist students and faculty as necessary.

This is a part-time position, 25 hours per week



  • Report to Printshop manager and Coordinator of Printmaking.
  • Work as part of a team, sharing daily duties and responsibilities with fellow assistants.
  • Monitor all activity in the printshop and answer student questions.
  • Assist printmaking faculty with class demonstrations and the introduction of procedures.
  • Maintain and clean up the printshop classrooms, counters, tables and print equipment.
  • Help students with translating digital and hand-drawn images into color separations for use with the various printmaking techniques.
  • Provide technical assistance to students working independently in the printshop.
  • Monitor student work habits, with an emphasis on clean-up and safety.
  • Help students with plate-making equipment and procedures.
  • Maintain inventories of supplies for re-ordering.
  • Answer telephones, take messages, and schedule appointments.
  • Perform minor press adjustments and routine equipment maintenance.
  • Check out tools and equipment to students.
  • Record plate sales and collect money from students.
  • Mix acids and oversee their safe use by students.
  • Help with receiving deliveries and the restocking of inks and emulsions.
  • Learn proper safety procedures, MSDS information and attend OSHA training.
  • Open the shop in the morning and check on supply levels.
  • At the end of the day, ensure that all fans and machinery are turned off, and the classrooms locked.



  • Must be well versed in all areas of printmaking including silkscreen, lithography, etching, letterpress, relief printing, platemaking, and photo-process.
  • Experienced with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • BFA required, MFA preferred


School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers, and creative professionals for nearly seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum, and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world.


To apply please click on the link: https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/sva/jobs/1904427-318330

Please send a cover letter and resume.

No walk-ins or phone calls, please.


The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion is a core principle of the College. SVA enjoys a community that represents a significant number of historically underrepresented communities, ethnic and religious backgrounds, gender identities, diverse abilities, and foreign countries, and all are encouraged to apply.