At the School of Art & Art History you’ll perfect the technical processes of art as you forge your own artistic pathway. You will explore diverse histories of art and master the critical skills of visual culture analysis and criticism. You’ll also have opportunities to work with cutting-edge scholars and faculty practitioners as well as network with influential artists and museum professionals.
Guided along the way by our faculty, you’ll explore your voice as an artist and a scholar. We educate students to think conceptually, refine aesthetic sensibilities and develop the habits necessary for skillful self-expression – with the landscape of the Front Range as inspiration.
The School of Art & Art History seeks Summer Session 2021/22 Sculpture Open Studio Assistants to begin work early July 2021.
● Upholding the University’s Covid protocol. https://www.du.edu/coronavirus/plans-protocols
● Main responsibilities during work hours are to assist the Studio Technician and the Professor with carrying out Shop Projects for the upcoming academic year. These tasks could include the construction or work stations, installing drywall, painting, organization and labeling, equipment maintenance and cleaning.
● Maintain a SAFE and CLEAN workshop in the sculpture studios. This includes sweeping and dusting off the equipment, and locking up the tool room and cabinets at the end of the shift.
● Cleaning equipment and routine maintenance of certain equipment.
● Complete special projects as assigned.
● Handle emergency situations if they arise.
● Training will be offered for safety protocols and certain equipment that is utilized during the Studio Hours.
Skills, Knowledge, and Ability:
● Able to follow clear and concise instructions and safety protocol.
● Needs to be punctual, organized, responsible, mature, and proactive.
● Needs to possess the ability and confidence to ask questions.
● Needs the ability to work independently.
● Enjoys working with people and utilizing teamwork.
● Previous experience with basic construction techniques/tools and 3-D art processes is desired but not required
The student does not need to be enrolled in Summer Courses BUT MUST BE ENROLLED AS A DU STUDENT AND ENROLLED IN COURSES FOR THE UPCOMING FALL QUARTER 2021.
Compensation and Benefits:
This position is eligible for a federal work-study, which requires eligibility through the Financial Aid Office. Students will be paid $16/hr with the opportunity for yearly increases, dependent on performance.
Weekly hours are based on the student’s Work Study Academic Year Award.
In compliance with Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA), non-benefited employees accrue one hour of paid leave for every 30 hours worked up to a maximum of 48 hours per year.
Please submit your resume or CV through PCO by 11:59pm on September 30, 2021. Please note that resumes submitted through Pioneer Careers Online will go through an automatic review process by the Career & Professional Development staff. While this may take extra time on your part if revisions are needed, it’s to support you in submitting the most competitive application possible.
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law. We welcome applications from underrepresented communities, veterans and persons with disabilities.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check. These are required for all part-time, full-time and student employee hires.