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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Instructional Art Technician

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3749

UW Job Family: 3D

SOC Code: 27-1012

Pay Grade: 20

Date: July 01, 2004

Job Purpose:

Provides technical instructional art advice and assistance to students; assists faculty with class presentations; demonstrates various techniques, procedures, or methods including safe equipment operation; maintains and secures inventory, purchases art materials and equipment, collects fees and records transactions. 

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree in Art or related field


2 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Art theory, methods and concepts working with different mediums.
  • Technical ability to fabricate, maintain, and secure equipment, props and jigs.
  • Sculpting methods, concepts and procedures using variety of mediums and equipment.
  • Welding equipment and safe operation procedures.
  • Training and demonstration methods, concepts, techniques, practices and procedures.
  • Applicable University, state and federal laws, regulations and policies.
  • Purchasing and cash handling concepts, methods and procedures.
  • Inventory management methods and practices. 

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Effectively communicate and develop interpersonal relationships.
  • Teach different artistic techniques.
  • Give constructive, artistic criticism.
  • Build, fabricate, and maintain equipment, props and jigs as needed.
  • Purchase art materials and equipment.
  • Maintain inventory and security of equipment and tools.
  • Collect fees and maintain records of transactions.
  • Adjust focus, identify and distinguish between colors, and judge distances and spatial relationships.
  • Operate and teach safe usage of equipment.
  • Have hand/eye coordination and dexterity to safely use associated tools and equipment to perform essential functions.
  • Move up to 100 pounds regularly. 

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Advise and assist students regarding creative art techniques utilizing safe methods and operation of tools, equipment and machinery.

Set up and supervise the pouring of bronze and other metal castings; provide sculpting or other medium demonstrations.

Build and fabricate equipment, props and jigs used in completing art projects.

Maintain, repair, and secure tools, equipment and machinery; evaluate products, equipment and materials for cost and quality acceptability.

Supplemental Functions:

Maintain inventory of art supplies; order and dispense supplies; collect fees from students; keep records of transactions; maintain security access to art studio and supply area.

Working Conditions:

Shop environment; regular exposure to noise, fire, heat, vapors, dust; subject to mechanical and other hazards. Work involves almost constant exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, chemicals, welding materials, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, and/or loud noises. Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 100 pounds. Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and includes the use of protective equipment.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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