Printmaking Monitors – Fall 2024

Department: Printmaking

Reports to: Joseph Saunders

Status: Hours needed each week: Mon-Thus 8pm-12am and Sat-Sun 12pm-4pm and 4pm-8pm. Term: Fall Semester 2024, with the possibility of extension through Spring 2025 Semester

Salary range: $15/hr

Summary: Printmaking Monitors provide access to the Printmaking Lab and Letterpress Studio for students currently enrolled in Printmaking and Book Arts classes.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Follow opening and closing procedures and oversee the sign-in and sign-out of all students in Picktime.
  • Complete proper checklists of nightly monitor duties along with shift-specific duties.
  • Assist students coming to the Printmaking Lab and Letterpress Studio who might have issues with aspects of the equipment.
  • Check and maintain presses, and ink levels for all processes, fill solvent bottles, cut matte bored, and inventory supplies cabinets.
  • Check and maintain Letterpress Studio and equipment along with making sure type is organized and rollers are up.
  • Observe emergency procedures based on events.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Must communicate well with the supervisor about issues or anything that arises in space.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Ability to work independently.
  • Learn to manage a studio space and equipment.
  • Takes ownership of work duties and responsibilities, and ensures they are completed accurately and on time.
  • Students will build confidence in the skills and experiences related to their monitored work environment.
  • Proficiency in Printmaking/Letterpress Equipment such as Printmaking presses, screen printing equipment, inks and chemicals, and letterpress presses.
  • Diagnose technical problems through minor testing and troubleshooting.

The Print Lab prioritizes inclusivity and the ideal candidate is committed to making the Studio a safe space for all Candidates MUST be willing to ask questions when they don’t know or understand something. Monitors must feel comfortable enforcing rules and procedures among their peers.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands: Working with chemicals such as Feric and Nitric acid, Oil-Based ink, being able to lift 35lb, and handling heavy photography equipment.

Number of Positions: 2-3 open positions Printmaking or Book Arts concentrator strongly preferred.


Contact: Joe Saunders at [email protected]

Please submit a resume, letter of interest, and class schedule. If not included, the application will be ignored.