Painting Office Coordinator

Posted On: June 09, 2014

Hours: Full Time



Primary Function:

Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities associated with the Art Departments Painting Office.  Assist with maintaining, planning, and implementation of activities to meet the needs of the Art Department faculty, staff and students.  The position provides administration of health and safety policies to staff and students.



Assist faculty with various course-related needs.

Collaborate with staff to assign responsibilities, coordinate staff schedule and plan yearly calendar.

Assist in the maintenance of classroom facilities (rooms 624, 901, 903, PCS, 604 and 630C). Ensure that classroom furniture is organized and in safe, working condition. Ensure that walls are clear and lights function for class critiques.  Contact Buildings and Grounds with issues regarding plumbing HVAC and electric.

Inform staff with current needs in Painting/Drawing and School of Art.

Assist in managing with Administrative Committee health and safety policies to include presentations on studio health and safety, administering reading assignments and quizzes as part of the Techniques class, compile monthly Hazmat records and annual chemical inventory which is sent to the Campus Safety Officer.

Provide staff and students with information regarding studios.

Maintain 3DD freshman classroom functions and appearance.

Assist with hiring and training student employees as 3DD monitor.

Review and submit staff and work-study payroll via ADP.

Order supplies for painting office, classrooms and student sales.

Submit capital project requests.

Maintain compliance with Fire Code, OSHA and safety standards in the art studio and classroom spaces.

Operate Genie lift, as needed.

Assist in managing particulars of work orders, planning and implementing two open studios and assist students with activities to ensure that a reasonable time frame is set.

Assist in managing the End-of-year Show to include preparation of exhibition spaces, organizing student work crew, assist with collection, storage and installation of paintings and drawings, de-installation and storage for pick up in the Fall.

Provide technical support to students and faculty as per description of general painting office responsibilities for all technicians.

Provide, as needed, assistance with lighting of exhibitions and large installations.

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.