Art Studio Specialist - Part Time

Job description

invites applications for the position of:

Art Studio Specialist - Part Time

SALARY: $17.44 - $22.31 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 12/18/18
CLOSING DATE: Continuous

*** Priority Screening Deadline January 9, 2019 at 3:00 PM ***

Open Until Filled.
Applications submitted after the priority screening may be considered.
The Art Studio Specialist supports studio instruction in sculpture, jewelry/small scale metals and related studio arts, including preparation and use of materials, health and safety processes and techniques, and equipment related to 3-D printing, laser cutting, welding, soldering, fabrication, casting, sculpting, carving and enameling. Based on curriculum, applicant has the desire to learn new skills and techniques on an ongoing basis through research and practice.
Under general supervision within a broad framework of standard policies and procedures, design, construct, and organize the necessary infrastructure for Art Studio laboratories; organize rooms for classes, lectures, models and other uses as assigned; plan, coordinate and participate in a wide variety of responsible support activities related to the Art Department.
Essential Functions
• Design, construct, and organize necessary infrastructure for Art Studio laboratories; organize rooms for classes, lectures, models and other uses as assigned.
• Design, construct, fabricate, repair, maintain, and install tools and equipment including, but not limited to, tool stations, tables, cabinets, and cabinet interiors using steel, aluminum and wood to organize and accommodate a wide range of tools and equipment essential to the Art Studio area, Jewelry, Metal Arts, and Sculpture facilities; coordinate projects requiring contractors.
• Construct and build sturdy welded stands and platforms for motorized equipment and other essential shop tools and equipment.
• Maintain art studio expendables including, but not limited to, flux, solder, gas, and pickle.
• Maintain and perform repairs of tools, equipment, and machinery in studio areas and outside lockers.
• Organize and maintain tool and supply storage areas in art studio laboratories.
• Conduct equipment inventories and keep routine records within given Art Department areas; coordinate materials and supplies for Art Department operations; order supplies, generate essential ongoing master inventory list of equipment and tools, and monitor expenditures.
• Maintain safe work environment inside and outside for faculty and students; safely handle and/or dispose of hazardous waste according to posted safety standards. Keep up to date with hazardous waste handling rules and standards; participate in trainings for hazardous waste disposal. Represent the Art Department during hazardous materials inspections, report information back to the Art Department.
• Repair, maintain, and use heavy equipment such as band saws, upright belt sanders, and casting equipment, and specialized jewelry machinery and equipment such as enameling kilns, soldering torches, power saws, and acid baths.
• Operate and maintain high voltage equipment for community usage and promote a safe, fireproof welding environment.
• Design safe and efficient "workflow models" for stations within art classes; assist Art Department faculty in executing plans for the special assignment area(s); direct the work of students; make temporary and permanent changes in the Art Department infrastructure.
• Serve as liaison between the Art Department and the general public; assist visitors and respond to general public inquiries by providing information or referring to appropriate sources; troubleshooting issues relating to donations and disputes; analyze situations carefully and correctly, adopting an effective course of action within scope of authority when settling student disputes regarding equipment and infrastructure; use diplomacy, tact, friendliness and poise.
• Coordinate art projects on campus and in the Monterey Bay community including, but not limited to, indoor and outdoor murals, site specific sculpture, art installations, art exhibits, and fundraising events.
• Assist Art Department faculty, student workers, and/or others by instructing small groups of students or individual students in the use of power tools and equipment and maintenance of safety standards. Establish safety procedure handouts for students on specific tools and equipment. Create videos in the proper use of tool and equipment safety.
• Operate and repair basic audio/video and photographic equipment.
• Prepare a variety of letters and documents related to the operation of the Art Department.
Other Duties
Perform other related duties as assigned.

Desirable Qualifications
• Experience maintaining inventory and equipment for 3-D art studios
• Experience establishing and enforcing safe operation procedures for equipment in a sculpture, woodshop and jewelry studio or similar production environment.
• Experience working with students of varying skill levels in a learning environment
• Experience with Rapid Prototyping techniques: 3d printing, laser cutting, 3D scanning, CNC mill operation, 3D CAD software.

Education and Experience
Any combination of education, experience and training that would indicate possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities listed herein.
Knowledge of: general function, policies, rules and regulations of a community college art department; shop and studio practices; fabrication; construction; shop equipment and hand tools; tool and equipment repair; studio shop maintenance and studio organization; safety and clean up practice and procedures; various studio supplies and materials including proper methods and practices of handling chemicals; basic photography skills and techniques. Knowledge and experience in all aspects of welding including Oxy/Acetylene welding; MIG welding (metal inert gas), TIG welding (tungsten inert gas) and plasma cutting. Knowledge of proper safety precautions including appropriate respiratory preparation, correct eye protection usage, auditory protection, and proper electrical grounding precautions. Knowledge and experience in metallurgy including properties of ferrous and nonferrous metals, melting properties, and electrolytic compatibility of mixed metals. Knowledge and experience in foundry skills including the process of large scale bronze casting, wax constructing and gating process; silica slip coating; bronze melting and pouring experience, ceramic shell removal; bronze finish work (abrasive grinding, filing, glass media bead blast, pneumatic sanding, and patina treatment). Knowledge and experience in mold making skills including piece mold construction; material compatibility with differing silicone mold materials; fiberglass handling and usage; resin, plaster, cement, and ceramic casting. Knowledge of correct maintenance of high voltage equipment for community usage and appropriate upkeep for a safe, fireproof welding environment.
Ability to: prioritize tasks and do several tasks simultaneously; construct shop equipment as needed which may include storage units and other items of infrastructure; operate, maintain and repair hand tools and power equipment; use a gram scale and calculator; understand and independently carry out oral and written instructions; learn and successfully apply Art Department policies, procedures, rules and regulations; demonstrate an understanding, patient and receptive attitude toward students in a learning environment; instruct, observe and protect multiple student welders simultaneously; use good judgment; communicate effectively in written and oral form; use appropriate and correct English spelling, grammar and punctuation; perform arithmetical calculations with speed and accuracy; efficiently use various types of office equipment including a computer; establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties; demonstrate an understanding of, sensitivity to and appreciation for, the diverse academic, ethnic, socio-economic, disability and gender diversity of students and staff attending or working on a community college campus.
Moderate to heavy physical effort; frequent standing, walking or lifting; periodic handling of moderate weight parcels or supplies of up to 50 pounds. Indoor work environment. Use of respirator and/or other safety equipment required as appropriate.

Work Schedule
19 hours per week/ 11 months per year
Daily work schedule to be established based on class offerings and studio needs, hours may vary Monday - Friday.
*Management reserves the right to change schedules as needed.
(STEP A) 17.44 – (STEP F) 22.31
*Please note all new Classified Staff begin at Step A
How to Apply
Visit and select "classified and other positions."

Here you will find the announcement and the "apply" button in the upper right hand corner. You will be asked to login or create a new user account.

Complete all required fields of the application AND:
Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your cover letter which describes your interest in and qualifications for the position. AND
Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your resume AND

Answer the required supplemental question.

Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Human Resources does
not accept additional materials such as: letters of reference, test scores from other institutions, certificates of courses/programs completed, letters of commendation from schools with your application. Such items, if included, will not be forwarded to the selection committee. If you are a finalist, HR will request any reference information that is required. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close or continue the recruitment at any time.

For questions or concerns, please contact:

S. Elisa Judy
[email protected]

Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit proof of freedom from tuberculosis and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Employees must sign the Oath of Affirmation of Allegiance, and submit fingerprints for California Department of Justice clearance. California School Employees Association Membership or an approved alternative is required.

The District is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.

NOTE Smoking Policy: Smoking on campus is limited to designated smoking areas.

About the College
Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) is a fully accredited California public community college. With an open admissions policy, the college is known for the excellence of its academic programs and student support services. The college has been recognized as a top military friendly school.

Monterey Peninsula College is located on the beautiful central coast of California, approximately 120 miles south of San Francisco. The cities of Carmel, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Sand City, Seaside and the unincorporated areas commonly known as Big Sur, Carmel Valley and Pebble Beach are all served by the district. Monterey Peninsula is known as a world-class destination and the many attractions of the area include an incomparable coastline, numerous state parks, the historical district of Monterey, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and several of the most famous golf courses in the world.

Monterey Peninsula College and the Early Childhood Lab School received recognition as a Family Friendly Employer and a Child Welcoming Business in 2017 from Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Development Initiative and the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

More information can be found at:

Our Educational and Community Partners
A number of other institutions cooperate with Monterey Peninsula College in serving the postsecondary education demands of the Monterey Peninsula. Among those are California State University, Monterey Bay, Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University, the Defense Language Institute, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey College of Law, and the Naval Postgraduate School. The College also enjoys a collaborative relationship with the Monterey County Business Council and the Monterey County Workforce Investment Board.

MPC is partnering with Monterey Peninsula Unified School District and Pacific Grove Unified School District to offer college level coursework in both academic and vocational tracks through its College and Career Access Pathways. MPC and CSU, Monterey Bay have collaborated in enrolling students in cohort-based programs in which students take classes at both MPC and CSU, Monterey Bay while earning a CSU, Monterey Bay degree.

For more information about Monterey Peninsula College and the communities it serves, refer to the following link.

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Posted: 12/18/2018
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