General purpose: The Animation Technician provides academic and technical support for the department while growing and propelling the program forward.
Summary of Essential Functions • Manages the day-to-day as well as long-term needs of students and faculty in the Animation department.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: • Provides technical and academic support for Animation students and faculty. • Researches and tracks technologies related to Animation. • Demonstrates to students the safe and appropriate use and application of equipment, tools, materials, techniques and processes. • Develops workshops and demonstrations to educate students and train faculty in new techniques, processes, and technologies. • Conducts needs analysis with chair and departmental faculty on department capital purchases, renovations, and policies. • Coordinates with IT to troubleshoot software and system issues, obtaining software licenses and supplies for the Animation department. • Documents and archives student work, coordinating with Faculty, Chairs, and MICA’s web and electronic communications. • Prepares and configures Animation classrooms prior to each semester. Works with IT to create software loads for computers. • Researches & collaborates on capital budget requests with department chair. • Organizes classrooms so they are best suited and function for the department. • Maintains and monitors equipment, systems, and supplies in animation studios and computer labs. • Organizes and assists in department exhibitions and events, including the senior thesis exhibition, student shows, and animation festivals to increase the exposure of the Animation department on campus, regionally, and internationally. • Builds and cultivates both internal and external online web presences for the department; creates documentation. • Performs other related duties as assigned.
About Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.
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