This job has expired

Technical Assistant, Woodshop

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

View more

Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Temple University's Tyler School of Art and Architecture is searching for a Technical Assistant, Woodshop.

Become a part of the Temple family and you will have access to the following:

Full medical, dental, vision coverage
Paid time off
11 Paid Holidays (including the day after Thanksgiving & winter break)
Tuition remission - eligible employees and their dependents can obtain a degree TUITION FREE
A generous retirement plan and so much more!

Salary Grade: T23 

Learn more about the “T” salary structure here:

Summary of Position:

Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, seeks a full-time technician to support the Foundations Department. This position reports to the Chairperson of the Studio Arts Department. Knowledge of all aspects of woodshop management is necessary. Management, organizational, and record-keeping skills are required. 

The technician will be expected to coordinate with the Department Chairs, Program Heads, and faculty.  All applicants must be willing and able to work with other studio disciplines and technicians as needed. The successful candidate must be able to stay current with technology, tools, and techniques appropriate to the needs of the studio and learn new skills as necessary.  All interested applicants must provide evidence of competence in the areas listed below.

Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

*At least two years (2) of directly related experience is required.

*Demonstrated ability in woodshop and studio knowledge.

*An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:

Shop Supervision:

*Hire, train, and supervise student workers.

*Create Woodshop staff schedule and approve timecards.

*Train Graduate Assistants to perform the functions of their assistantships.

*Create the Graduate Assistants schedule.

*Maintain office hours to assist students with technical matters outside of class.

*Schedule and supervise weekly and end-of-the-semester studio clean-ups.

*Provide four times a semester woodshop reorientation for students.

*Generate studio policy, technical, and safety handbook and update regularly.

Project Management:

*Manage all aspects of the Spring Foundations show, including art collection, storage, scheduling, supervising installers, and de-installation.

*Manage AECAP exhibitions, including coordinating group shows, navigating exhibition policies, and adhering to installation/de-installation schedules.

*Studio and space management.

*Maintain records and inventories of all shop tools, equipment, and supplies, including schedules and records of equipment maintenance and replacement.

*Maintain records and inventories of all shop tools, equipment, and supplies, including schedules and records of equipment maintenance and replacement.

*Purchasing of materials, tools, and equipment.

*Liaison with Physical Plant for maintenance and repair.

*Organization of storage facilities.

*Maintain records of general supplies budget expenditures.

*Work with Chairs to plan long-term budget needs for capital expenditures and improvements.

*Work and coordinate with other Program Heads and Technicians as required


*Monitor proper health and safety procedures related to all equipment and materials.

*Work with the University’s Health and Safety office to keep the policies and safety procedures appropriately filed and posted, including MSDS forms and safety rules.

*Responsible for inventory, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials

*Inventory, maintain, and purchase safety equipment.

*Oversee safe studio practices and Standard Operating Procedures.

*Ensure Compliance with Environmental Health and Radiation Safety regulations and policies in relevant facilities.

*Monitor and maintain records of required Health and Safety Training for faculty, staff, and students. 

*Act as Floor Safety representative.

*Handle Purchasing Cards, Cash, Checks, Credit Cards, or manage financial transactions.


Bachelor’s degree preferred.

*This position requires a background check.

*This position requires a background check to handle purchasing cards, cash, checks, credit cards, or to manage financial transactions.

*This is an onsite position.

Temple University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations, including employment, service, and educational programs. The University has pledged not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or veteran status.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at

Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety. Click here.

You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Tyler School Of Art and Architecture
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular


One of the nation’s top urban public research universities, Temple University is a dynamic workplace in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. Founded in 1884 as a night school for the working-class men and women of North Philadelphia, for 130 years Temple has retained its core mission of being a beacon of educational opportunity to students of every background, while adding a national and global reputation as a leader in education, research and real-world oriented instruction.

With nearly 39,000 students and 290,000 living alumni, Temple has a major impact on its region and on Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. One in seven college graduates in the Philadelphia area holds a Temple degree, and the university is the 4th largest provider of professional education in the nation (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and podiatry). Temple offers 17 schools and colleges, 399 academic degree programs, 17 Division 1 intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams, as well as nine campuses including international campuses in Italy and Rome.  

Like the students the university serves, Temple’s approximately 8,000 employees are hardworking, diverse and energized by the vibrant and supportive work environments across the university, all aligned towards advancing the teaching, research and service missions of Temple University.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert