Arcadia University, Domestic

Studio Supervisor - 3D Technician

Location US-PA-Glenside
Regular Staff Part-Time
Visual and Performing Arts


The 3D Print Lab Studio Technician will work as part of the Art and Design studio staff to manage the making facilities Arcadia’s University’s Digital Fabrication Lab. This position will help oversee all shop activities within the digital fabrication studio to ensure safe operations of equipment and tools, guiding students in the digital fabrication related skills and techniques. The studio technician will foster a positive learning environment through patience, excellent communication skills and expertise in making techniques related to digital fabrication.


Position is part-time, 9-months per year (September - May) and works approximately 20 hours per week.


Arcadia’s College of Arts and Sciences offers programs in science, technology, and math; humanities; visual and performing arts; communications; and historical and political studies. These programs prepare students for careers that contribute to a global society and allow students to exhibit, perform, and publish on campus through a variety of campus media outlets, including an art gallery, a literary magazine, and an online journal.


Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in Greater Philadelphia and promises a distinctly global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. A national leader in study abroad and international education, Arcadia has been named #1 in undergraduate study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report for the past seven years. Approximately 3,900 students attend Arcadia, and the University’s 2,500 undergraduate students choose from more than 65 fields of study.


Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to hiring manager.

For additional information and to apply, please visit: and submit a cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references.


Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.


Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check.



Essential Functions

  • Supervise student staff
  • Manage student charge backs
  • Manage all printing
  • Maintenance repair and operation of shop equipment such as the CNC, laser cutters and 3D printers
  • Collaborate with faculty and students to achieve pedagogy needs
  • Oversee safety of students and all users within the studios
  • Assist in management of material inventory and supplies


Marginal Functions

  • Other duties as assigned


               Received: Associate Professor


               Given: Student Workers


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of all equipment and software
  • Contribute to a positive work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication skills, whether dealing with individuals or groups, and an ability to work well with different constituents.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability is required, including a demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegiately with University administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Ability to work independently, and to manage project timelines
  • Ability to learn and apply University policies and procedures to ensure operational compliance and reliable judgement.
  • Ability to ensure compliance with prescribed operating procedures/policies, safety standards, and legal and liability issues.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BFA or combination of education and experience working in 3D Digital Fabrication Lab




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