Visual Arts Technician


Visual Arts Technician

Drew University invites applications for a Visual Arts Technician in the Art Department.  

This position will operate as a 4-day a week position in the fall and spring semesters, with 2 days on campus per-week in the summer (days/times negotiable).  

Key Responsibilities:

As a visual arts technician, the candidate will execute all day-to-day and hands-on aspects of weekly studio operations for the Art department. This includes set up and maintenance of the art studios, overseeing student workers, assisting to manage digital labs, ensuring departmental safety and OSHA compliance, assisting students and professors as necessary, and installing shows in the Korn Gallery on campus.    This position will also lead training and workshop sessions in the department, with the possibility of future teaching opportunities in their area of specialty, contingent on department needs and scheduling.


An MFA in Studio Art and 1-2 years of experience in the field are required. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence as an artist, administrative ability, and versatility to problem solve across areas of the visual arts. 

The department is seeking enthusiastic and versatile applicants to help oversee our facilities.  This position will interact with students regularly, leading workshops and training sessions for classes and student workers.  While the department understands that candidates may not be equally familiar with all mediums that are offered in our classrooms, the successful candidate will demonstrate an ability and willingness to learn new skills and problem solve across disciplines including painting, drawing, printmaking, darkroom photography, sculpture, ceramics, and digital labs.  


To apply, please send the following materials to For priority consideration, please apply by August 23, 2019.

  • A PDF compiling a cover letter, C.V., and the names of three references with contact information.  
  • A PDF with a link to your website or 20 images of your work (or links to time-based work).

About Drew University:

Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded,186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.

Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.