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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 5135 

Occ. Group: 611.049 

Graphic Arts Technician

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in providing responsible technical work in the preparation of design, layout, and art work and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Designs and constructs displays, visual aids, exhibits, and graphic-arts presentations.

Provides art work for instructor and student study guides, promotional materials and other publications.

Meets with clients to plan layout and design of projects.

Arranges drawings or photographs in well-balanced artistic layout, deciding physical arrangement of and size of type to be used for printed copy.

Maintains equipment.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles, techniques, and media of commercial art, of layout, design, and techniques of graphic presentation.

Knowledge of color harmony, balance, lettering, and freehand drawings.

Knowledge of the methods used to originate, design, and create illustrative exhibition materials.

Ability to design graphic arts and presentations.

Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely, and convincingly.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the students, the public, and other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school including or supplemented by courses in art. Experience in design and layout. 

Date         Skill         Eval         
10/1/80        5     523012222

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. 

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