Thursday, 24 March 2016

job posting: Langara College Studio Technician (Fine Arts)

Permanent Full-Time
Start Date: April 1, 2016
Under general supervision, the Studio Technician provides studio operational, program, and administrative support to the Fine Arts Department. As a Technician, this position is responsible for preparing and resourcing the studios which may include but not limited to: ordering supplies, making supplies, stocking the studios, booking models, or monitoring studio access and the use of certain equipment. Additionally, this position provides program and administrative support such as program promotion, student liaison, interdepartmental liaison, and other related administrative activities that support the smooth operation of department programs. The Technician supports multiple instructors in various Fine Arts specialization (e.g. ceramics, drawing, printmaking, etc.) and provides supervision to SWAPs and student aides. Performs other related duties and or projects as assigned.
Education & Experience
  • Two year diploma in Fine Arts or equivalent, with a major in ceramics, printmaking or similar specialization.
  • Two years of directly related studio experience, including but not exclusive to, ceramics, printmaking, drawing, design, sculpture, or painting.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Practical working experience with a broad range of equipment, materials, and techniques related to contemporary ceramics and printmaking.
  • Administrative experience.
  • Previous supervisory experience an asset.
  • Knowledge of WHMIS and MSDS safety standards that are essential in handling dangerous goods: lacquer thinner, solvents, clay and glaze chemicals, etc.
  • Experience with the use of social media and networking to promote program, liaise with alumni, and raise the profile of the program.
Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships: with superiors, faculty, staff, students and members of the public.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to instruct and demonstrate the use of different equipment to the students.
  • Ability to effectively supervise, direct and lead others. 
  • Ability to meet work performance standards set by the college.
  • Ability to understand, interpret and apply department rules, policies and technical materials.
  • Ability to exercise a high level of initiative and responsibility. 
  • Ability to use the computer and relevant office programs such as MS Office and an integrated student program (e.g. Banner).
Working Conditions:
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position such as lifting weights up to 25kg, loading kilns, and standing or sitting for a prolonged period of time.
  • Exposure to toxic materials such as solvents or particulates
  • Exposure to conditions of noise, heat, fumes and noxious odours.
Salary Range: $1,832.36 - $2,083.99 Bi-Weekly (Pay Grade 24)
Employee Group: CUPE
Hours & Days of Work: 8:30am - 4:30pm. Monday to Friday, however, hours may vary according to the needs of the department. This position is not subject to the compressed workweek schedule.
Application Information: To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter no later than 4:30pm of the closing date. For a copy of the position description please click here.
Closing Date: March 29, 2016
Competition No.: C013-16
We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted. Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.

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