Digital Process Lab Supervisor
The University of Wisconsin-Stout invites applications for a new Digital Process Lab Supervisor. An ideal candidate will bring a maker ethos to current and emerging technologies and to the community in which they are used. Management of the Digital Process Lab requires advanced technical, instructional knowledge, and skills to operate and maintain a wide variety of digital 2D and 3D printing and fabrication technology. 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 programs. Research and implement - in collaboration with faculty, staff, and students - 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 typical university work week hours, with occasional after-hours event support and attendance. The position reports to the School of Art and Design Director/Associate Dean of the College of Arts, Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences. Other duties may be assigned.
The University of Wisconsin-Stout is committed to creating an inclusive campus community. Candidates who have experience working collaboratively with diverse individuals and/or groups and who can contribute to fostering an inclusive environment are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas.
Position Start Date: October, 2021
- Minimum of two 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, & lnDesign) 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
- Ability and desire to work with a diverse pool of clients, users, and personnel
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, and customer service skills in working with a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff
- 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
- 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 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
- Experience supervising others
- Supervise and manage the Digital Process Lab in a cross-disciplinary mileu
- Operate and maintain a wide variety of digital 2D and 3D printing and fabrication equipment
- Collaborate with 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
- 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, housed within the College of Arts, Communication, humanities and Social Sciences, has about 70 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, a BS in Video Production, a BS in Arts Administration & Entrepreneurship, 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: https://www.uwstout.edu/artdes
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 University of Wisconsin System--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of beingWisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences, and an integrated liberal arts foundation.
UW-Stout offers 47 undergraduate and 23 graduate degrees, including 21 masters and 2 advanced degrees. The current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students.
The UW-Stout campus community enjoys 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 encourages collaboration within and across disciplines and professions.
The university is on a beautiful campus in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of more than 16,400, surrounded by lakes, streams, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community
Facts and data about the university: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/meet-our-leadership/institutional-accreditation/fact-book
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.
- Benefit Details: http://www.uwsa.edu/ohrwd/benefits/summaries/fasl.pdf
- Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
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. Official transcripts required at time of hire.
Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position. 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 715.232.1279.
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).
For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information
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:
- Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
- The University of Wisconsin-Stout is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Please write a statement (4 – 6 sentences) in your cover letter regarding how you would foster a climate of equity, diversity, and inclusion in a work environment.
To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by 11:59pm, August 31, 2021. 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.
For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Charles Matson Lume
If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Mary Jo Pittman
Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.uwss.wisconsin.edu/21900
The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/
Job Family: Staff