Night Monitor, Painting/Drawing - School of Art

Posted On: June 09, 2014

Hours: Part Time


Start Date and Hours:

September 2, 2014 - 18hrs/per week (Monday-Thursday 10PM-2:30AM)

Primary Function:

The Night Monitor is responsible for ensuring the safety and compliance of students while they are working late night in their studios that total 200+, such as overseeing that no alcohol or other illegal substances are being consumed and that there are proper usage and disposal of highly flammable solvents.  The Night Monitor reports back to the Painting Office and other appropriate parties of any issues concerning studio spaces, building needs, or hazardous waste.


  • Monitor studios, freshmen home-spaces, and other open School of Art spaces on a bi-hourly basis nightly, between 10pm and building close.
  • Monitor School of Architecture studios and classrooms on a bi-hourly basis nightly, between 10pm and building close.
  • Take a headcount during the bi-hourly rounds.
  • Ensure the safety of students and staff by enforcing safety policies.
  • Administer first aid and contact CU Safety Officials and 911 emergency services should it be needed.
  • Help students to avoid hazards and comply with studio policy.
  • Assure open access to health and safety information and first aid kit in the painting office.
  • Maintain first aid kits and notify Painting Office of inventory needs.
  • Coordinate with other studio staff in studio related matters.
  • Compile an annual record chemical inventory and a monthly record of hazardous waste in the studios
  • Coordinate with Security to vacate school premises by closing.
  • Notify Buildings & Grounds and Painting Office of facility repairs and maintenance  of  lighting, plumbing, A/C, trash, paper towels, etc.
  • Make sure students clear projects and discarded material from Painting and Drawing classrooms, and freshmen home spaces in consideration fellow class; Discard abandoned projects on a weekly basis.
  • Repair and organize classroom and studio furniture on a weekly basis.
  • Provide assistance to students with technical questions in painting and drawing.
  • Notify Painting Office of supply needs for checkout, sale, and health and safety distribution.
  • Make sure checked-out items are returned nightly.
  • As a technician, this position may be required to participate in a number of safety-related activities such as: attending courses/receiving certification in First Aid/CPR and OSHA/HAZMAT regulations; providing information required by the EPA and other government agencies relating to hazardous material present in your laboratory; may also be required to obtain a “Certificate of Fitness” for lab operation through examination by the NYC Fire Department.



This is a unionized position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an AA/EOE by choice

Submit application to:
Human Resources
30 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

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  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.