The RISD Graphic Design Department seeks a collaborative, supportive staff technologist to join its growing and motivated learning environment. The Technician III provides an important link between faculty and students, ideas and action, studio and classroom. The Department teaches graphic design as an expansive space for image-making, problem-solving, and visual communication. Our goal is to prepare students for a reflexive, responsible and sustainable practice. Applicants should be motivated to help the Department further its educational mission by leading the Department’s relationship to tools. The successful candidate will be curious and proactive in helping the Department grow its existing 20th century printing facility into an optimal environment for making contemporary Graphic Design. The Technician III will thrive in a dynamic environment increasingly filled with small-scale prototyping machines, projectors, computation and networked software. The selected candidate will be comfortable creating systems for training inexperienced users while also supporting graduate students and faculty in avant garde processes and tools.
Founded in 1877, RISD has earned an international reputation as a leader in art and design education. It is recognized for its renowned faculty of artists and designers, the breadth of its specialized facilities, and the intensity of its studio-based approach to learning-an approach where critical thinking informs the making of works by hand. Approximately 2,500 students from around the world study at RISD, pursuing full-time bachelor’s or master’s degree programs in 19 fine arts, architecture, or design majors, complemented by essential study in the liberal arts.
The RISD Museum, with the third largest college or university museum collection in the country, is an integral part of the institution and a resource for the College and the larger community. RISD’s mission incorporates artistic and scholarly achievement with social impact, and the institution has played a vital role in preparing students for leadership roles in all sectors, as demonstrated through the outstanding and varied accomplishments of its 27,000 alumni.
The College is located in Providence, Rhode Island, which offers its own vibrant art scene and is conveniently located between two other major cultural centers: Boston and New York. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.