Facilities Assistant (Technician 1) University of San Diego
Job Number: 111 Position Status: Part-time regular Location: San Diego Position Type: College of Arts and Sciences, Staff
University Description: The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity's urgent challenges.
Detailed Description: To provide the Department of Art, Architecture + Art History (DAA+AH) with the necessary skills and abilities to assist the Art, Architecture + Art History (AA+AH) Facilities Manager in all aspects of the care and maintenance of DAA+AH studios, shops, labs, and equipment. To provide occasional technical assistance to students needing guidance and advice with their research projects. Operates under close supervision of the AA+AHFacilities Manager.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities The Art, Architecture + Art History (AA+AH) Facilities Assistant will provide assistance to the AA+AH Facilities Manager in the general maintenance and care of all DAA+AH studios, shops, labs, and equipment.
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Ensure, on a daily basis, that all studios, shops, and labs are cleaned, organized, and left in safe working condition.
Report to theAA+AH Facilities Manager in the case that any department equipment is inoperable or not operating at full capacity.
Conduct minor repairs to DAA+AH equipment and furniture as directed by the AA+AH Facilities Manager (refinish tables and workbench tops, minor carpentry and welding repairs to furniture, replace blades, belts, and discs on power tools, etc.).
Maintain a weekly inventory of all consumables in the following studios: Printmaking, Wood Shop, Metal Shop, Digital Photography Studio, Darkroom, Painting Studio.
Maintain regularly scheduled shop or lab hours in which students can access particular studios and shops outside of class times.
Assist the AA+AH Facilities Manager in the design and construction of studio, shop, and lab furniture and other building projects.
Provide occasional technical assistance to students needing guidance and advice with their research projects.
Assist the AA+AH Facilities Manager in the execution of special projects. The position requires an eagerness to acquire a working knowledge of new applications and procedures as they may arise.
Job Requirements: Minimum and Preferred
BA or BFA in Art or related area
Minimum one year experience required as an Art student with Studio work or extensive exposure to technical Studio work
Familiarity and interest in Contemporary Art and/or Architecture Practice preferred
Ability to prioritize tasks, set and meet deadlines, problem solve and make basic decisions
Familiarity in the use of Macintosh computers, preferred
Tools and Equipment Used Various specialized machinery and hand tools that are used in the production of art in each of the department's studios, shops, and labs including sculpture, photography, printmaking, painting, drawing, film/video, and architecture. Examples include: metalworking tools (MIG welders, oxyacetylene rig, blacksmith forge, grinders, band saw, plate shear, plasma cutter), woodworking tools (table saw, miter saw, routers, drills, panel saw), sculpture and ceramics (electric kiln, compressor, sand blaster, potter's wheel, professional sewing machine), photography (photo enlargers, film and digital cameras, scanners, digital photo printers, large format printers), printmaking (etching presses, letterpress, hot plate, polymer plate maker), architecture (laser cutter, 3-D printer, various printers), film/video (various digital camera equipment, various lighting equipment, backdrop system, sound recording equipment),Macintosh OS and Apple computers.
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check. Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Additional Details: Hours:19 hours per week Closing date:August 7, 2018
Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.
The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.
The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.
Advertised: July 24, 2018 Pacific Daylight Time Applications close: Open Until Filled Pacific Daylight Time
The University of San Diego is committed to academic excellence, Catholic intellectual and social traditions, and providing a top-notch liberal arts education for scholars of all faiths. USD is located on 180 acres overlooking the city of San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The campus is renowned for its beauty, and features Spanish Renaissance-inspired architecture.