Print Services Technician

Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Full Time
Boston, MA
$50,000 - $60,000 a year
Posted 5 days ago
Job description


Founded in 1873, MassArt is the first free-standing public college of art and design in the United States. The College excels in the education of professional artists, designers, and art educators and is an integral contributor to the cultural and intellectual life and creative economy of the Greater Boston region, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and beyond. Located in Boston’s hub of arts and culture along the Avenue of the Arts, MassArt enrolls over 2,000 students and offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in 18 disciplines, as well as continuing education and youth programs.
The Print Services Technician (PST) is responsible for assisting students, faculty, staff, and other patrons utilizing resources in ‘The Lab.’ The Lab comprises a variety of endpoints, and capture and output devices, including printers, scanners, and related equipment, in three classrooms and a common space.
The PST serves as a knowledge resource for capturing input and generating output from a variety of devices and supported creative applications taught by campus faculty.
The PST is a member of the Client Services Team, and reports to the Manager of Print Services.
Salary: $50k - $60k, commensurate with skills and experience
Supervision Exercised
This position supervises the activity of a shift of one to two student workers, available from a pool of six to ten student employees.
The PST is often the first point of contact for print requests. The incumbent is also responsible for creating and distributing support documentation for the MassArt community. The incumbent is responsible for the printing and delivery of signage and other printed materials through various locations on campus.
Working Conditions
The shift for this position may be staggered to support the academic needs of The Lab space, or the training needs of student employees, which may include working outside of normal business hours, weekends, or holidays.
Impact of Actions

  • Receives ongoing supervision with routine check ins
  • Works w/out direct supervision under Standard Operating Procedures
  • Independent judgment
  • Has general direction regarding scope of work
  • General direction/programs

The PST regularly makes decisions to provide and improve customer service, and delivery of print services. Failure to provide prompt and satisfactory customer service could result in unsatisfied customers unable to participate in coursework or complete work-related tasks.

  • Operates with structured deadlinesDecision flexibility with changes
  • Participation in personnel decisionsInteractions with students in situations that may require tact, confidentiality or conflict resolution skills
  • Campus-wide interactions
  • College-wide processes
  • Technology procedures

The PST is responsible for directly supporting the MassArt community with access to and assistance with a large array of print and output services. As technologies, standards, and best-practices may change over time, the incumbent is expected to assist with technology transitions.
Physical Effort
This is an example of office positions: Occasional (10-33%) - Reaching, pushing, grasping and pulling. Lifting of up to 35 pounds.Frequent (34-66%) - Standing and walkingConstant (67-100%) - Viewing of computer screen and reports, sitting, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.

Summary of Duties


  • Assist Print Services Manager in procurement, installation, configuration, operation, and maintenance of equipment, consumables and facilities within The Lab space.
  • Provide second tier support for print based solutions (i.e., web to print, wireless printing, etc.)
  • Provide second tier support for printing, scanning, and multi-function devices, ensuring professional and consistent customer service delivery during hours of operation.


  • Document issue troubleshooting steps and resolution in the help desk ticketing system.
  • Prepare user documentation for public and internal technology knowledge bases.
  • Assist with maintaining inventory and inventory records, and the decommissioning of equipment in accordance with institutional and Commonwealth policies and guidelines.

Student Worker Coordination and Training

  • Assists Manager of Print Services with scheduling and coordinating the activities of student employees.
  • Trains student employees on department policies and procedures, hardware and application troubleshooting, and best practices.
  • Trains student employees on customer service excellence and professionalism.


  • Assists the Manager of Print Services with the delivery of signage and printed materials for departments throughout campus.
  • Assists the Manager of Print Services, Director of Client Services, and Director of Academic Technology Services on communicating information to the MassArt community about services, application training, workshops, and other related information in a proactive manner.

Promote the University’s commitment to customer service by:

  • Building effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the University by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance when needed.
  • Ensuring optimum service to all internal and external partners in response to all requests for service and information.
  • Maintaining an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Education: High School or Equivalent
Experience: 1+ years experience in customer service, technical support, sales, or print services.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Demonstrated experience supporting printing, print management software and scanning in a service bureau, business, or educational or nonprofit institution.
  • Familiarity with graphic design, digital video and animation software.
  • Experience configuring, administering, and supporting PaperCut print management software.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a public, independent institution that prepares artists, designers, and educators from diverse backgrounds to shape communities, economies, and cultures for the common good, and demonstrate our values by_*:

  • Pursuing a just, compassionate, and equitable learning environment.
  • Cultivating rigorous creative practices by observing, questioning, making and remaking.
  • Honoring courage, honesty, mutual respect, and self-expression.
  • Believing in the power of art and design to transform our world.

Please note that MassArt does not provide employment-based visa sponsorship or non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship for administrators, managers, technical staff, library staff or support staff. All offers of employment are based on appropriate U.S. work authorization.
MassArt currently does not provide reimbursement for travel.
Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile will be conducted on the final candidate prior to an offer of employment. MassArt requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.
MassArt strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion; the campus community reflects the layers of cultural and self identity that proudly make up our region, nation, and world. We respect, value, and celebrate the strengths, characteristics, and perspectives of all and promote an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of each individual, group, and organization into all aspects of our work.
Social inclusion at MassArt honors our commitment to diversity & inclusion by recognizing the integrity, contributions, strengths, and value of different cultural, language, and social groups. Social inclusion includes, but is not limited to, race/ethnicity, physical abilities/qualities, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, religious beliefs, class, educational background, and employment category.

Location: 621 Huntington Ave.,Boston,MA, Boston, MA 02115

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 - $60,000.00 per year

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