Digital Design Commons Technologist

first_imgWesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse,energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking andpractical idealism go hand in hand.Position DetailsThe Digital Design Commons Technologist directs and manages thetechnical infrastructure of the Digital Design Studio ( DDS ) andDigital Design Commons ( DDC ), supports curricular digitalprojects, and facilitates work created by students for classes andfaculty in their teaching in the arts.DDS is an existing facility that has been in use since 2015 andprimarily used by the Studio Art Program. DDC is a new facility inthe process of development, and will serve all the arts departments– Theater, Dance, Music, as well as Studio Art.The position combines technical administration with hands-ontechnical instruction in an arts context. The technologist willorganize and coordinate monthly training workshops and groupdemonstrations on arts-related digital technology and software forthe larger campus community.The Technologist will report to the Dean of Arts and Humanitiesin consultation with a CFA Faculty Oversight Committee.Principal Responsibilities:DIGITAL PROJECT SUPPORT :Facilitates faculty and student use of digital applications thatare central to the conduct of Arts curricula, including but notlimited to: photographic editing, compositing, and output; 3-Dmodeling and 3-D printing; performance documentation and editing;and digital design computer programsProvides technology, presentation and exhibition assistance,particularly for Senior Thesis students (i.e., mounted output,multimedia logistics)STUDIO AND CLASSROOM SUPPORT :Performs and oversees maintenance of DDS and DDC based equipment,including cameras, microphones, projectors, computers, inkjetprinters, 3-d printers, computer milling, laser cutters, andscannersManages the operation of the facilities including budgetingTrains and supervises student monitors to maintain 7/day-a-weekoperationManages digital equipment check outTracks industry developments and recommends the purchase of newand/or updated technologiesCOLLABORATION :Coordinates day-to-day operations in the DDS and DDC with theCFA Faculty Oversight CommitteeCollaborates with DDC Sherman Fairchild Professor ofPracticeWorks closely with Wesleyan’s Information Technology staff tocoordinate image management and deployment, software licensing, andcomputer supportMaintains facility budget in coordination with supervisor andCFA Faculty Oversight committeeMinimum QualificationsBachelor’s degree and a minimum of 1 year related experience oran equivalent combination of education, training andexperienceExperience in digital fabricationFluency in Adobe Suite including Adobe Premier (or equivalent), andat least one 3-D modeling programAbility to learn new applications and skills and keep up to date onchanging technologies and individual student and facultyneedsDemonstrated ability to foster an inclusive learningenvironmentDemonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a diversecommunity of faculty, staff, and studentsDemonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment andinteract openly with individuals of different backgroundsPreferred QualificationsBA or advanced degree in an arts related fieldExperience in maintaining a digital facilityExperience with Rapid prototyping tools such as Laser Cutter and 3DPrintersProficiency in Rhino3D (or equivalent)Proficiency in audio recording software (Avid Pro Tools; Logic ProX)Proficiency in interactive design software (Qlab; Isadora)Special Instructions to ApplicantsApplication Close Date is May 2, 2021Additional InformationAny and all offers to external applicants are contingent on thecandidate’s completion of a pre-employment background checkscreening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, doesnot discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age,gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, maritalstatus, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder,learning disability or physical disability, political belief,veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information ornon-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications fromwomen and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiriesregarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discriminationpolicies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President forEquity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927, [email protected]last_img read more