VISUAL ARTS STUDIO TECHNICIAN
This posting is in effect from May 17, 2012 to May 31, 2012, closing at 4:00 pm.
*Please quote the competition number listed above in the subject line of your email.
Please be advised that effective August 13, 2012 to June 14, 2013, there is a temporary, full-time position for a Visual Arts Studio Technician – Visual & Performing Arts. The hours of work will be Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, subject to change depending upon departmental requirements.
The Studio Technician's primary duty is to provide, support related to equipping, set-up, maintenance, safety and delivery of studio/field sessions (including field trips and field courses) at Thompson Rivers University.
MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Maintains the inventory of supplies and course-related equipment as needed for the studio facility.
2. Maintains studio facilities by cleaning, and monitoring equipment use and maintenance.
3. Operates standard studio equipment and some specialized equipment/tools.
4. Performs various clerical duties including reception duties, faxing, photocopying, report processing/filing, distributing results, booking appointments, recording attendance and data entry.
5. Prepares and sets up supplies and equipment for teaching demonstrations.
6. Compiles statistical reports for month/year end reporting.
7. Schedules use of Studio facility for teaching/learning.
8. Organizing studio and art gallery set up and take down in consultation with teaching Faculty.
9. Works with Faculty to identify optimal use of Studio equipment and technology for Studio/Field activities.
10. Trains others in the use of Studio equipment and technology.
11. Maintains a safe environment in the studio facilities.
12. Participates in Quality Assurance/Quality Control programs as required by accreditation/approval standards and University protocols/policy.
13. Works with Faculty to oversee work study students.
• Four (4) year undergraduate post secondary degree in visual arts; (BFA)or equivalent
• Three (3) years' technical/studio experience in related discipline
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE OR ABILITIES RELATED TO THE JOB
• Demonstrated knowledge of safe studio and field practices. Working knowledge of WHMIS and WorkSafe regulations
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently
• Knowledge of the methods, materials and techniques used in visual arts studios in the appropriate discipline. This includes knowledge of digital media, photography, printmaking and wood/metal shop skills
• Knowledge of studio equipment appropriate to the discipline of visual arts
• Demonstrated data entry skills
• Sitting or standing at desk for long periods of time
• Dust, fumes, volatile chemicals, electromagnetic fields, power tools, low energy radiation from equipment on a frequent basis
• Ability to lift weights in excess of 10kg
• Some travel within BC may be required
The salary for the above position is determined by the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4879, as it presently exists. The rate for this position at 100% is $23.83: at 90%, the rate is $21.45 per hour.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. As part of its commitment to Employment Equity, TRU encourages applications from qualified members of the four designated groups: women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities. Applicants are invited to identify themselves if they belong to any of the four designated groups.
A complete resume outlining your qualifications and experience along with names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references must be submitted during the posting period via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the competition number in the subject line when applying.
Thompson Rivers University
900 McGill Road