Job Description

Job ID
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time


The School of Art & Design at the University of Wisconsin–Stout invites applications for a new Digital Process Lab Supervisor. Management of the School of Art & Design Digital Process Lab requires advanced technical and instructional knowledge and skills to operate and maintain a wide variety of digital 2D and 3D printing and fabrication technology, as well as photographic documentation and motion capture equipment. This position involves instructional support in digital fabrication and documentation for all the Bachelor of Fine Art programs in art and design as well as the Bachelor of Science program in Art Education. Research and implement - in collaboration with faculty - new equipment, hardware and software as it pertains to industry-standard digital art and design fabrication and documentation. Pursue grant writing and professional development in the latest applied practices in digital printing, fabrication, and emerging media. Train and supervise student and limited-term employees. Maintain and manage the expanding archive of documented digital student work files and other media that supports teaching, assessment, and accreditation. Maintain typical university work week hours, with occasional after-hours event support and attendance. Other duties may be assigned by the Director.

Position Start Date: July 1st, 2019


Minimum / Required

  • Minimum of three years of experience in hands-on technology skills, including management of color printing and/or 3D printing technologies
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (such as Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign) and Microsoft Office Suite (such as Outlook and Excel)
  • Experience in operating and maintaining 2D printing technology and software, such as inkjet printers, laser printers, vinyl cutters, flatbed scanners, and wide-format plotters
  • Willingness to learn about the operation and maintenance of 3D digital fabrication technology and software, such as 3D printers, 3D scanning equipment, and industrial-grade laser cutters
  • Willingness to learn about the operation and maintenance of photographic equipment and technology, including still photography, video photography, lighting, and motion capture hardware
  • Ability and desire to work with a diverse pool of clients, users, and personnel
  • Ability to independently pursue grant writing and professional development in the acquisition of new industry-standard skills, technologies, software, and equipment operation
  • Work independently and as part of a team environment on collaborative efforts

Highly Desired

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field (art, design, graphic design/communications, industrial design, or similar)
  • Experience in an educational environment, or a similar experience in a related industry field
  • Experience with the operation and maintenance of 3D digital fabrication technology and software, such as 3D printers, 3D scanning equipment, and industrial-grade laser cutters
  • Experience with the operation and maintenance of photographic equipment and technology, including still photography, video photography, lighting, and motion capture hardware
  • Experience working with print job release and tracking software
  • Experience with color management and service printing operations
  • Good work habits, such as attendance, punctuality, accountability, initiative, thoroughness and resourcefulness
  • Experience working in a hybrid computer operating system environment (MacOS & Windows)
  • Experience monitoring a budget
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, and customer service skills in working with a diverse community of students, faculty and staff
  • Experience supervising others


  • Manage the Digital Process Lab, Photo Documentation Studio, and Motion Capture Studio.
  • Operate and maintain a wide variety of digital 2D and 3D printing and fabrication equipment, as well as photo documentation and motion capture equipment
  • Serve as liaison between School of Art & Design and the Learning and Information Technology area on campus, which includes working with software licensing, instructional hardware, faculty laptop purchases and inventory, and digital teaching environments such as labs and classrooms.
  • Train and supervise both student and limited term employees in the Digital Process Lab, Photo Documentation Studio, and Motion Capture Studio.
  • Practice health and safety in the areas of responsibility and the knowledge/implementation of health and safety guidelines as established by the university and the School of Art and Design.
  • Additional duties as necessary


The School of Art & Design has over 60 faculty/staff and over 1,000 students, making it the largest public higher education art and design entity in the upper Midwest. UW–Stout has six distinct BFA programs, including Entertainment Design, Game Design & Development—Art, Graphic Design & Interactive Media, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Studio Art, a BS in Art Education, and an MFA program in Design. The School of Art & Design student population accounts for roughly 13% of the on-campus undergraduate population at UW-Stout. For more information, please visit:


The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.

UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.

All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.

Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

More information about the UW-Stout community and region: Facts and data about the university:


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office at 715.232.2149.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
  2. Resume
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by Sunday, April 7, 2019. Applications may continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

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