Pros: access to printing materials, fun to work with people when they came in
Cons: occasionally miscommunication with supervisor as we could not see each other in person all the time
I did not have any co-workers. I had supervisors I had to check in with, but I primarily was alone in the printmaking studio. A typical day I would arrive at the studio an hour to an hour and a half before studio hours, which would give me enough time to bring out all the supplies needed for anyone who came in. After that I would check materials to see if anything needed to be replaced or cleaned or fixed or anything like that, and would tend to that. After this, I would wait. Sometimes there was busy work to do while waiting, but sometimes there was nothing to be done. This would have been the hardest part of the job just waiting with nothing to do, but I usually used to time to work on my own prints for class. On busy days students would come in. My job then was to make sure everyone knew I was available to help if they needed as, as they wouldn't always ask me themselves. Then if they needed help, I would teach the student each step and make sure they understood it enough to be able to do it on their own. If it was a slow day, sometimes I would clean up a little early to make sure I got out on time. If no one shows up an half an hour before closing then no one is going to show up, or if they do they won't have time to do any assignment. If it were a busy day, though, I would not mind keeping the studio open a little later to ensure everyone got what they needed to do done. I would still work here, but this position is only available to students who are currently in the class, and I had graduated.