Art Assistant-Sculpture | Bucknell University Job at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

  • Bucknell University
  • Lewisburg, PA

Job Description

Art Assistant-Sculpture

Bucknell University39 Art Barn (Sculpture Building)

Position Title:
Art Assistant-Sculpture

Position Type:
Part time

Bucknell University

Staff Non-exempt

Job Summary:
Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Studio Art? Do you wish to use your skills in a university classroom and lab environment? Bucknell University seeks an Art Assistant to assist the sculpture professor with class activities and the day-to-day operations of the Sculpture Lab, and ensure the safe student use of the facility on nights and weekends. This position is for one academic year, from approximately mid-August to early May, with the possibility of renewal for a second year (contingent upon favorable evaluations). This is a 25-hour per week, limited benefits eligible staff position.

The Art Assistant's primary role is to assist the sculpture professor with class activities and the day-to-day operations of the Sculpture Lab, and ensure the safe student use of the facility on nights and weekends. The Art Assistant helps students with technical issues on projects, maintains equipment and materials, orders supplies, and cleans the Sculpture Lab as necessary. Sculpture classes currently emphasize steel fabrication, woodworking, moldmaking, and digital fabrication (computer aided design, 3d printing, etc).
Bucknell University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. We strongly encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, identities and experiences. Our Sculpture Lab thrives on the creativity and innovation that diverse perspectives bring, and we are dedicated to providing an equitable, supportive space for all students and staff. We believe that diversity enhances our learning environment and empowers artistic expression.
This position is for one academic year, from approximately mid-August to early May, with the possibility of renewal for a second year (contingent upon favorable evaluations). This is a 25-hour per week, 9 months per year, limited benefits eligible staff position.

Job Duties:

  • Assist the sculpture professor with class activities and the day-to-day operations of the Sculpture Lab\Oversee safe student use of equipment in the Sculpture Lab during classes and on nights and weekends.
  • Keep the Sculpture Lab clean and organized, and maintain tools as needed.
  • Maintain an inventory of supplies; order and purchase new supplies as needed.
  • Coordinate with the facilities staff about maintenance issues that need to be addressed in the Sculpture Lab.
  • Photograph student projects as needed.
  • Exhibit professionalism and serve as a role model in the classroom.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Studio Art
  • Familiarity with a range of sculpture-related equipment and media, including welding, woodworking, mold-making, etc., and have an understanding of, and concern for equipment and material safety
  • Must be dependable, have a strong work ethic, and possess good communication skills

Required Application Materials

  • Resume, listing professional accomplishments and all work experience
  • Cover letter
  • An artist portfolio consisting of either 1) a link to a portfolio website included in the cover letter, or 2) 10 to 20 images of artwork emailed to Joe Meiser at along with textual descriptions that list the title, year completed, media, and dimensions for each work of art.

Preferred Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have experience with 3-D printing, CNC milling, and be experienced with 3D modeling programs such as Rhinoceros; however, candidates lacking this background will still be considered for the position.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Ability to move equipment around
  • Use of proper safety equipment for head, eyes, hands, and body protection
  • Exposure to chemicals and tools such as saws, routers, grinders, welders, plasma cutters, a robotic milling system, and pressurized cylinders

Job Exempt:

Salary Range:

The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.

This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.



Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):

  • Flexible scheduling options determined by role;
  • Medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
  • An outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
  • Full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
  • A comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
  • A myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here ! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

E-Verify Bucknell University participates with the United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) E-Verify program. We will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.For additional information regarding Bucknell's E-Verify requirements, please contact the office of Talent, Culture & Human Resources (570) 577-1631 or email . E-Verify Posters (sharing the link to the posters, which are also attached)

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About Bucknell University

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts ... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

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