Department: MFA Visual Narrative
Job Type: Part-Time
Available From: Oct 14, 2019
Reports To: Department Chair and RisoLAB Manager

Position Overview:

This position will involve supervising the RisoLAB printing facility during open lab hours on a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends, monitoring the use of the machines, maintaining a clean and orderly facility, and assisting students with print projects and any technical printing issues that may arise.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • General maintenance of Risograph duplicators
  • Regular cleaning of machines and facilities
  • Replace consumables and worn-down parts
  • Monitor equipment for any technical issues and making minor adjustments and repairs as needed
  • Assist students using the equipment as needed
  • Advanced troubleshooting as printing problems arise
  • Keep the RisoLAB scheduling system regularly updated
  • Track and log supplies and inventory and update a daily log to keep the head technician aware of any supplies that need reordering
  • Maintain RisoLAB social media accounts and regularly update with documentation of student work and activity
  • Assist the head technician as needed for various tasks, including printing promotional posters for the lab



  • BFA with related knowledge of print media
  • Strong background in traditional printmaking and/or offset or digital press operations
  • Experience preparing files for printing, including color separations, duotone and process/CMYK printing
  • Experience working with students studying techniques that involve combining technical and creative skills
  • Patience assisting students with various levels of technical knowledge and ability
  • A pleasant and welcoming demeanor
  • Interest in, knowledge of, and experience with zine culture, small press activity, small scale publishing and art-related print media
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle simultaneous projects, small and large, in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong design sensibility and familiarity with Adobe Suite programs
  • Self-disciplined and proactive

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for more than seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprising 7,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 38,000 alumni in 75 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For more information about the College’s 31 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and Continuing Education division, visit

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The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.