Sign Maker


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Furniture & Sign Shop (10000958)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position produces signs, banners and name plates, as well as constructs frames. Incumbent installs items produced according to department requests.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Sets up and operates computerized sign maker for vinyl cutting plotter and engraving machine.
  • Sets plastic blanks in machine in preparation of engraving and starts computer procedures to produce signs.
  • Selects materials for sign, letter heights, widths, type and number.
  • Manipulates produced images and transfers letters and produced images to appropriate material for sign requested.
  • Lays out and cuts vinyl letters for signs requiring the use of vinyl lettering.
  • Lays out, and marks outline or dimension of parts on frame stock.
  • Cuts size from frame stock to construct frames for signs or pictures.
  • Applies cut out vinyl letters to appropriate sign backing and prepares sign for installation.
  • Installs signs and frames on walls and doors according to the department's needs.
  • Assists hanging banners on bunting poles when needed.
  • Maintains necessary records of sign and frame requests.
  • Monitors sign shop inventory.
  • Maintains shop equipment, reporting malfunctioning equipment to supervisor.
  • Picks up and delivers items to be repaired or constructed.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Produces signs, banners, nameplates and frames, and installs items according to department requests.

Minimum Education/Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).




Four (4) years of experience related to the above described duties and/or completion of an apprenticeship program.




Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Salary/Wage Information

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.


Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi