Instructional Lab Technician - Visual Arts (Slide Library / Graphics Lab)

Chula Vista, San Diego County
Aug 06, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Instructional Design

(Slide Library/Graphics Lab)
Under the direction of the Dean of the School of Arts and Communication, perform complex technical duties in an instructional lab environment in a highly technical and complex subject area. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Supervise the operation and maintenance of a complex instructional lab environment; train and provide work direction to students and student assistants as assigned; assist instructors, staff and students in the safe use of a variety of specialized equipment, materials and supplies in an instructional lab setting; order, receive, catalog and store supplies, materials and equipment; maintain inventories assuring that adequate quantities are available for instructional use; assure the accurate labeling and ordering, safe and proper storage of all supplies, materials and equipment; prepare instructional materials and equipment for instructors’ demonstrations and student labs, as requested; perform general clerical duties including typing, maintenance of records, operating a computer and other tools and equipment required for the slide library and graphic lab; research and replace obsolete parts with similar replacements as necessary; maintain security of facility and equipment; respond to student questions; maintain lab in a safe, clean and orderly condition; prepare and maintain records and reports as necessary; pass pre-employment physical if selected for position.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES MAY INCLUDE: Assist students individually or in small groups, reinforcing or following up on instructions provided by instructor; provide assistance and guidance to students in open lab; facilitate open lab schedule each semester; establish hours of operation based on graphic lab availability; receive, catalog and maintain slides, video, print and three-dimensional art reproductions and film collections for use by instructional personnel; maintain records of materials loaned to instructors; photograph new slides; send for processing; mount slides in plastic cases; maintain the slide library for the department; remove damaged materials from circulation;
KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES: MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF: Principles, practices, procedures and equipment of assigned visual arts subject area; health and safety regulations; record-keeping techniques; correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary; technical aspects of field of specialty; oral and written communications skills; interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy; operation, preparation and maintenance of an instructional laboratory; principles of training and providing work direction. ABILITY TO: Assure the care and security of assigned equipment, materials, supplies and instructional areas; maintain lab equipment; demonstrate competence in the field of specialty; issue and receive equipment and supplies; plan and organize work; train and provide work direction to others; perform specialized duties in support of the fine arts instructional program; work independently with little direction; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working and cooperative relationships with others; meet schedules and time lines; maintain records and prepare reports.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: completion of two years of college with major course work in fine arts or history and two years of successful work experience in the field of specialty.
WORKING CONDITIONS: ENVIRONMENT: Instructional lab environment. PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Lifting heavy objects; seeing to observe students and lab equipment; speaking to communicate instructions; standing and walking for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate lab equipment.
Range 24, Steps 1-6, $4,046.00-$4,922.00. Initial placement for external applicants is Step 1. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.
Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Approximately). Work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the school.
STARTING DATE: As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.
All application materials must be received on-line at Position open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2014 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Submit the following application materials on-line:
(1) Letter of application (cover letter)
(2) SWC on-line application
(3) Resume
(4) Two letters of recommendation dated within the past year
(5) Supplemental questionnaire
(6) Unofficial copies of college transcripts showing date degree conferred
It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for.
All materials included in your application packet become District property,
will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.
We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay or cancel filling this position.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.