8 May 2018

Filled Digital Media & Administrative Support

Art Department – Posted by Cynthia ClaboughAnywhere

Job Description

Department: Art

Graphic and Interaction Design Programs operate out of Lanigan Hall. The Graduate Assistant assigned to the area provides help with administrative support, especially in regards to overseeing undergraduate workers, scheduling open labs and studios. They also assist with special events connected to advisement, open house and other types of extracurricular activities as needed. They also assist with technical operations in several digital media spaces. In addition to supporting the Art Department, the Lanigan Hall facilities in rooms 35 and 36 are also used by the Communication Studies Department and supports courses in broadcasting.


The digital media facilities in Lanigan are complex and interdisciplinary in nature. They are highly specialized and each space requires an understanding of a range of disciplines. Graduate assistants assigned to this position are trained by our full-time technician in the operation, maintenance, and repair of all the digital equipment in the program, which covers the full spectrum found in the field including illustration, photography, digital painting, print communication, printmaking, web, interactive multimedia, 3-D modeling, animation, motion graphics and videography. This technical training improves student success upon graduation.


Responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Department in the day-to-day operations of Lanigan Hall including scheduling open lab hours, distributing mail and deliveries, monitoring supplies, and other office/studio related duties.
  • Supervise student workers, generally a staff of 4-5 workers.
  • Offer training workshops to student workers and class assistants.
  • Provide direct assistance to students during open lab and assists faculty in developing lab handouts and other reference materials.
  • Assist the Department Tech in the maintenance and roll-over of the computer studios in Lanigan Hall, which houses 70 workstations, and Tyler Hall, which also houses 70 workstations. Duties include installation, modification, debugging, testing, and maintenance of system software and all other software applications.
  • Oversee the duplication of promotional materials for visiting artist, guest lectures, open house events, and conferences.
  • Assist with special projects such as tech support for SUNY wide meetings organized by the department.
  • Assist with special projects in all department areas.


Skill Requirements required:

  • Previous study of graphic design or related field.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Adobe Suite.
  • Experience with Macintosh computers.
  • Experience with printers including ink jet and toner based systems.
  • Experience with digital cameras and scanners.

* Ability to prepare graphic design products such as posters, brochures, and booklets.

  • Ability to maintain existing websites and knowledge of front-end web coding and use of WordPress templates.

GA Rules and Privileges

*Position pending final budget approval

Job code 103/GA-20

Job Types: Filled and GA 20. Job expires in Endless.

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