Sculpture & Intermedia Studio Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Iowa City
  • $50,000-$55,000 USD / Year
  • Salary: $50,000-$55,000

Website uiowa University of Iowa - School of Art & Art History

The School of Art & Art History is seeking an Instructional Services Specialist in Sculpture/Intermedia.

This position is responsible for the management of the Sculpture/Intermedia Studios, labs and classrooms within the School of Art and Art History. Present demonstrations on the use of equipment and processes associated with Sculpture/Intermedia. Maintain federal and state safety regulations. Order, maintain and troubleshoot supplies and equipment. Supervise student employees.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support/Supervise instructors and students in the preparation of advanced materials and equipment for the Sculpture Studio(s) and Foundry.
  • Perform critical analyses to determine accuracy and safety of complex equipment. Evaluate performance and recommend replacement purchases as necessary.
  • Prepare solutions, materials, chemicals and equipment for technically advanced courses in studio art using experience commensurate with advanced degree in art.
  • Recommend/implement measures to improve methods, equipment performance, scheduling and quality control. Suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency and safety.
  • Implement and adhere to safety and laboratory policies; instruct teaching assistants and student employees in adherence of the same.


After a sufficient orientation period, this position is eligible for hybrid work within Iowa and will require a work arrangement form to be completed. Per policy, work arrangements will be reviewed annually and must comply with the remote work program and related policies and employee travel policy when working at a remote location.


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Education Required

  • MA in studio art or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience is required.

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to move 60 lbs.
  • Working level proficiency in industrial or educational setting with fabrication techniques, tools and equipment and relevant safety practices.
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal).

Desired Qualifications

  • Working level proficiency with office and creative software.
  • Experience with procurement of materials/supplies, maintaining inventory and relevant budgets.


Position and Application details:  

For additional job details and to apply please visit and access requisition 24002847.

In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission.

  • Resume   
  • Cover Letter  

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. Please note that this position is not eligible for visa sponsorship in the United States.


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