Part-time Sculpture Studio Technician

  • June 11, 2019

To oversee and coordinate all activities in order to ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of the Sculpture Studio. Provide safety and environmental management for students and staff. Plan and manage all purchases of new equipment and ensure all facilities are well maintained. This position is part-time, 30 hours/week, and has a 9 month work year of September 1st through May 31st each year. The typical hiring range for this position is $26,387 – $30,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Complete Job Description

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university.  As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.

Further information about UMaine can be found at

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life.  Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. 

Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.


  • BA/BFA Degree in Studio Art, emphasis in Sculpture preferred.
  • Previous directly related experience performing the duties of the job may substitute for college level course work.
  • Experience in wood, metal, and foundry sculpture studios.
  • Technical understanding and practical skill in the use of a variety of sculpture studio processes and relevant equipment including wood fabrication and carving tools including table saw, band saw, belt sander, panel saw, scroll saw, planer, joiner, drill press, hand held power and pneumatic carving tools.
  • Thorough technical and practical understanding of sculpture studio metal shop processes and equipment including MIG, Oxy-acetylene, and TIG welding.
  • Working knowledge and familiarity with such metal shop equipment as a plasma cutter, band saw, horizontal band saw, slip roller, pedestal grinder, buffer, angle grinder, and various hand held metal working power tools.
  • Familiarity with lost wax and green sad casting processes and foundry experience pouring, chasing, and finishing bronze, aluminum, and glass castings.
  • Familiarity with 3D printing.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of budget and inventory management procedures.
  • Knowledge of principles, procedures, and standards for the receipt, safe handling, storage, shipment, and disposal of hazardous chemicals and materials.
  • Experience and skill to provide technical guidance and leadership to students and staff in area of expertise.
  • Ability to regularly lift up to 50 pounds, to stand for long periods of time, and to climb ladders.


  • Experience with iron forging/metalsmithing.
  • Some experience in teaching and/or providing workshops. 

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references
4.) Optional: you may include technical certificates or other documentation (college transcripts, awards, etc.)  that proves your expertise in the required and preferred qualifications.

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: July 1, 2019
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: July 3, 2019
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: July 8, 2019
Tentative start date: September 1, 2019

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Greg Ondo at or 207-581-3248.

The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening and a post offer physical. 

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

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Gregory Ondo

Art Dept,. 5743 Lord Hall
Orono  ME  04469 

207 581-3248