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Nature of Organization

Archnet is a design studio technology services group within the College of Built Environments. Our small computer lab provides the CBE community with technology and design studio computing resources, such as Windows and Mac OS design studio workstations with a variety of design applications, scanners, printers, and multiple plotters.  Archnet isn’t just our space and technology though, we are also a group dedicated to supporting our community with design expertise, software experience, friendship, and a calm, reassuring presence during stressful presentation times.  CBE is a college made up of many majors, backgrounds, and identities, and we encourage all interested persons to apply.

Position Description

Working in Archnet provides our student employees some fantastic opportunities in a number of different areas.  They are trained to perform basic maintenance on all of our printers and plotters as well as troubleshoot printing problems as they arise.  Archnet isn’t just about providing printing support though!  Our smaller, more intimate office space means you’ll have the opportunity to meet and get to know the diverse group of CBE students that stop by Archnet.   Not only will you share your software expertise with the less experienced students we support, but you can also learn new tips or techniques when you see students using them in the lab!  

 

Our student workers can also expect to partner with different groups around CBE to showcase their design expertise via our Graphic Design Project Service.  This service might have you designing mockups of room remodels, CBE promotional materials and advertising, website graphics, or adapting documents to meet UW branding or accessibility guidelines.  This will help you expand your contacts when your credited work will be seen and celebrated by the staff and/or faculty of other CBE departments and groups!  

Duties & Responsibilities

Archnet student workers are responsible for the following items

    1. Provide in-person support during both peak studio deadline hours as well as nights and weekends.  This includes, but is not limited to,
        1. Transfer funds from Husky Card Accounts to Archnet balance

       

        1. Initialize Archnet balances for new to CBE students

       

        1. Assist students with connecting their laptops to Archnet printers

       

        1. Troubleshoot printing problems, difficulties

       

        1. Answer questions regarding print charges, refunds and current balances

       

        1. Provide basic application support

       

       

 

    1. Ensure a clean comfortable working environment 

 

    1. Ensure printers are sufficiently stocked for our 24/7 operational needs

 

    1. Work on Graphic Design Projects as needed

 

    1. Provide a calm and reassuring presence during stressful situations

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

 

    • Able to lift & carry 40 lb paper rolls

 

    • Available to work nights and weekends

 

    • Experience using Adobe InDesign to produce a variety of projects such as posters, brochures, instruction guides, or room designs

 

    • Organized to be reliable and dependable

 

    • Possess an inquisitive attitude and a desire to learn new things.

 

    • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills needed to convey technical troubleshooting steps, workflow suggestions and positive feedback and support in stressful situations

 

    • Enthusiastic and patient person who can handle a variety of different situations and users.

 

 

Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to have:

 

    • Familiarity with 1 or more 3D modeling programs

 

    • Familiarity with 1 or more renderers

 

    • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite

 

    • Previous wide format printer/plotter experience*

 

    • Experience working without direct supervision

 

    • Familiarity with accessibility standards and best practices*

 

    • Experience testing for accessibility*

 

    • Work study preferred but not required

 

*training is provided

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send an email to archnet@uw.edu with a copy of their resume attached.  Please also include a cover letter, or use the body of your email as a cover letter, and note what you would like to learn or develop working with us.  Applications will be accepted until October 13th, 2021.


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