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JOB TITLE: Shop Technician
DEPARTMENT: Industrial Design
REPORTS TO: Industrial Design Shop Manager
SUMMARY: The Shop Technician’s role is to provide professional support to the Industrial and Product Design Programs and all shop users. In collaboration with the Industrial and Product Design Shop Supervisor, the incumbent will create value within the shop by providing students, faculty, and staff, with professional expertise in areas such as materials processes and methods related to design, prototyping, and machine operation. The Shop Technician will facilitate a safe and healthy learning environment for all shop users.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

●    Maintains safe and clean working conditions in the shop and studio spaces.

●    Instructs shop users on how to operate machines correctly. Advises shop users on tools and techniques; this includes other shop staff, faculty and work-study students.

●    Regular shop maintenance and upkeep, includes studio, office, and annex spaces.

●    Plans for the future needs of the shop and department with regards to space and resources.

●    Arranges shop equipment and resources. Includes equipment and resources within the department, studio, office, and annex spaces.

●    Manages work-study students within the shop.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions.  Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.

Education & Experience:

●    Bachelor’s Degree from 4-year college, with a specialization in crafts or design.

●    3 years of experience working in a prototyping shop with the experience training shop users on machines. Experience with troubleshooting, operating and maintaining shop equipment.

●    Ability to run, operate, maintain all shop equipment within the ID/PD Shop.

●    Ability to work with students to complete their projects with processes related to a range of materials from: metals, wood, plastics, and cast materials, and variety of other materials.

●    Ability to mentor, manage, and supervise work-study students.

●    Ability to collaborate with staff, faculty, and students.

●    Ability to clearly communicate complex information to others.

●    Ability to think critically and problem solve at a moment’s notice.

The University of the Arts—a leader in developing visual and performing artists and designers since 1876—is the only university in the United States that allows its students to collaborate across traditional lines. With more than 30 majors, 30 minors and 13 graduate programs in visual arts, performing arts, design and liberal studies, UArts develops alumni who are not only leaders in their disciplines, but also creative thinkers able to succeed in any path they choose. Our nearly 1,900 students study and create on our campus in the heart of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts, the city’s cultural center, within walking distance of hundreds of galleries, museums, theaters and other performing arts venues.

TO APPLY: Interested, qualified applicants should submit letters of application and resumes to the Human Resources Department via email to jobs@uarts.edu. Please ensure job title is in the Subject line.

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