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[JOB] Full Time Technician – The Making Center, The New School

Full Time Technician, The Making Center

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Position Information

Position Information

Position Availability: Immediate
Position Title: Full Time Technician, The Making Center
Requisition Number: 0206071936
Location New York City
Position Type: Administrative
Position Status: Full-Time
Department: PSD/Academic Facilities Resources
Responsibilities: Parsons School of Design seeks a Full time Technician in the Parsons Making Center. The technician should have a strong command of existing art and design fabrication practices with the ability to learn new skills and technologies as needed. This position will work to implement support for curricula, policies, and facilities as it relates to the Parsons mission. They will support an ongoing commitment to developing and updating to environmentally sensitive practices. This is an administrative non-union position that reports to a Facilities Manager in the Making Center.Responsibilities:

-Provide and maintain a safe working environment for students, faculty and staff.
-Daily safety supervision and enforcement of written policies for use of the Parsons making facilities by students, faculty, and staff.
-Routine maintenance and repair of facility tools and equipment including: hand/ power tools, woodworking, metal working, sanding and finishing, pneumatic tools, CAD based tools and technology, textile related machinery, and other general tools and machines dedicated to fabrication and making.
-Maintain relationships with faculty and technicians within a work environment that services a broad range of students.
-Support faculty taught learning objectives during facility open working hours.
-Provide instructional support for use of tools and equipment. Assist with organization of process and material workshops.
-Must be responsible for staying current on traditional and digital equipment, tools, materials, and processes.
-Assist with inventory oversight and ordering of materials and supplies.
-Training and management of work study students.

Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree or Bachelors degree with significant experience in a related field.
-Flexible schedule ability to work nights and weekends.
Robust knowledge of a variety of production and fabrication techniques; Be familiar with practices related to current design and art practice including: fabrication, methodology and processes; experience and knowledge of working with a wide variety of materials.
-Strong ability to assist students working in an interdisciplinary manner from concept to fabrication.
-Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, CAD based programs, and Google Docs.
-Proven track record of working well with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, 
professional training, and aesthetic sensibilities in a creative environment.
-Ability to develop and nurture individual student’s abilities and a strong 
commitment to progressive art and design education.
-Highly organized with excellent customer service skills as well as clear written and verbal communication.
-A desire to learn new skills and processes related to Parsons Making Center initiatives.
Preferred Qualifications:
Job Family: Parsons The New School for Design
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Posting Date: 08/11/2015
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * What is your minimum required salary for your next position?
    • $35,000 or less
    • $36,000 – $40,000
    • $41,000 – $45,000
    • $46,000 – $50,000
    • $51,000 – $55,000
    • $56,000 – $60,000
    • $61,000 +
  2. * What is your current or most recent salary?
    • Less than $35,000
    • $36,000 – $40,000
    • $41,000 – $45,000
    • $46,000 – $50,000
    • $51,000 – $55,000
    • $56,000 – $60,000
    • $61,000 +

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  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter

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