Instructional Associate - Art Lab

Location
Oceanside
Posted
Oct 08, 2018
Institution Type
Community College


Instructional Associate - Art Lab

MiraCosta College


To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to: https://jobs.miracosta.edu

Discipline or Department: Art

Position Type: Staff/Classified

Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary: 5,644.58

Working Hours: POSITION AVAILABLE: One regular, full-time position, 40 hours per week, 10 months per year (August through May) on the Oceanside campus. The work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Apply and submit application materials online at https://jobs.miracosta.edu. Once you are in the online application system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:

1. Application for classified employment on which you list all relevant experience.

2. A cover letter addressed to the "Screening and Interview Committee" specifically describing how your experience aligns with the representative duties and desirable qualifications.

3. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

4. Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated in this job posting. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf. NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the additional question(s) listed below. Your answers will appear toward the bottom of the application form.

1. MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. Describe your own commitment to diversity and how you will meet the minimum qualifications of "sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of community college students."

2. Describe your level of experience and proficiency in metal, ceramics, and woodworking. Please state specific machinery and techniques you area familiar with.

3. Do you have prior work experience as an Instructional Associate in an art lab? If so, what were your responsibilities?

4. Please explain which specific skills you would use to repair and maintain lab equipment and work space.

5. Please describe specific steps you have taken to ensure a safe work environment.


The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to four (4) weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; and 4) fingerprint clearance.

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five (5) days prior to the closing date.

Retired STRS members are not eligible for these position.

Basic Function and Other Details:
BASIC FUNCTION:
Under general supervision, assist within the Art and Art History program by performing complex technical work in an instructional learning environment for a highly technical or complex vocational or academic subject area; exercise judgment and initiative in coordinating labs and other instructional facilities and materials of the assigned area of learning; oversee the work of other support staff and student workers; and perform related duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
An Instructional Associate is distinguished from an Instructional Assistant in that an incumbent in the former class assumes greater responsibility for more technical aspects of a learning program, perform at a skilled level with a considerable degree of independence and operate various and complex apparatus, equipment and machines. An Instructional Associate must possess extensive technical or academic training and experience in the field of specialty and provide work direction and training to student workers and Instructional Assistants.

Representative Duties:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

1. Develop, set up, explain and demonstrate learning exercises and instructional materials to aid in student comprehension of course work; present information to students and instructional personnel in a logical, accurate and interesting manner; provide information on available learning resources.

2. Assist instructors, staff and students in the use of a variety of technical and specialized equipment, materials and supplies in an instructional laboratory setting, including computer hardware and software applications and hand and power equipment and tools applicable to an assigned instructional area; design, modify and enforce lab procedures and policies; issue and check in tools and equipment to students and others.

3. Monitor students in class work procedures; encourage student participation; check student work; demonstrate safety and emergency procedures in classroom, lab and workshop situations; ensure security of lab materials, equipment, machinery and computers.

4. Establish and monitor lab schedules; set up and supervise labs; prepare and issue materials; dispose of materials, check in tools, equipment and materials; maintain appropriate records.

5. Provide work direction and training to Instructional Assistants and student workers or interns; verify payroll records; ensure that Instructional Assistants and student workers possess applicable licenses or certifications required to perform duties to be assigned.

6. Develop or assist in developing department budgets; research and interview vendors; coordinate purchases and other expenditures; monitor accounts and request transfer of funds as appropriate; maintain records and prepare related reports.

7. Order, receive, catalog and store instructional supplies, materials and equipment; direct and participate in inventory of equipment and materials, ensuring that adequate quantities are available for use, as required; mark equipment with approved identification; provide technical assistance in the preparation of specifications for equipment and material purchases; research vendors to assess new equipment and supplies and recommend selections as requested.

8. Maintain learning environment in a safe, clean and orderly condition; make complex or technical repairs and adjustments to equipment and tools, some of which may be potentially hazardous such as kilns, automotive shop equipment and sculpture, woodworking and foundry equipment; monitor student use and provide guidance to ensure sound techniques and safe operations; answer technical questions; enforce lab/studio/shop procedures and policies; create specialized tools, instruments, equipment or facilities as needed.

9. Operate and instruct others in the safe and effective use of a variety of technical or specialized equipment related to area of specialty including computers, specialized equipment and software, and hand and power tools and equipment, as required.

10. Demonstrate safety and emergency procedures in a lab/studio/shop setting; ensure the safe storage, use and disposal of hazardous and toxic materials; post and update Materials Safety Data Sheets to ensure compliance with district safety policies and procedures, as required. OTHER DUTIES:
1. Stay abreast of trends and advancements in applicable subject area and make recommendations to faculty on instructional changes and new technologies and equipment that should be considered to ensure continued relevance of learning programs.

2. Participate in the planning, design and construction of department instructional facilities.

3. Assist in developing recruitment programs for prospective and continuing students; assist in recruiting students for assigned programs through industry organizations, committees and area high schools as assigned.

4. Perform related duties as assigned.

Type of Benefits:
Starting 5,644.58 per month and a full benefit package which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; other optional coverages; and membership in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

Minimum Qualifications:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

1. Any combination equivalent to a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and one (1) year of related work experience, OR

2. An associate degree and four (4) years of related work experience.

(IMPORTANT: For work experience, one "year" is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours)

Desirable Qualifications:
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Experience teaching or tutoring in the art studio environment. 2. Technical knowledge in the use and repair of woodworking equipment. 3. Technical knowledge in the use and repair of ceramics equipment including kilns. 4. Technical knowledge in the use and repair of metal equipment including various welding and forge equipment. 5. Supervisory experience to oversee assistants and interns. 6. Knowledge of safety protocols of labs. 7. Experience in setting up and striking exhibitions. 8. Experience budgeting, ordering supplies, organizing, and using related office management software.

Licenses and Other Requirements: A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district's vehicle insurance program.


Closing Date: 10-26-2018

First Screening Date:

Human Resources Contact Information:
jobs@miracosta.edu or 760.795.6854

About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and parts of Camp Pendleton.

MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomanufacturing.

The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving approximately 10,500 students, is located on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, and attracts more than 3,000 students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 2,500 students in the college's noncredit programs including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes. The Technology Career Institute (TCI) in Carlsbad is part of the college’s Career Education Department. It offers our local community members the opportunity to enhance their lives and their careers with low-cost, hassle-free classes, workshops, and programs, as well as certificate programs to train skilled workers in industries such as high-tech manufacturing, maritime technology, and emerging technologies. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located at the TCI provides resources, workshops, and leadership programs for small businesses and serves all of North San Diego and Imperial Counties. The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), also located at the TCI, provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and mentoring, as well as referrals for eligible veterans and military spouses owning or considering starting a small business enterprise in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Imperial Counties.





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