Job details

Mt. San Antonio College
  • Position Number: 1309223
  • Location: Walnut, CA
  • Position Type: Fine Art


Laboratory Technician - Arts

Mt. San Antonio College


Job Category: Classified

Employee Group:

Time (Percent Time): 100%

Term (months/year): 10 months/year

Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Salary Range: A-79

Salary: Steps 1 - 6, $4,158 - $5,306 per month

Shift Differential:

Health & Welfare: College contributes $10,946 toward annual premium for medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees. The District participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and MetLife Social Security Alternative Plan. *Note Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change

Department: Fine Arts

Open Date: 10/04/2018

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Basic Function/Overview:
DEFINITION
Under general supervision, provides instructional support services for faculty and students; prepares and sets up exercises, demonstrations, instructional materials, and supplies; assists students and faculty in the use and operation of equipment, and materials related to the District's Art programs.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general supervision from Dean, Arts. Exercises technical and functional direction over and provides training to student workers.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS
This is a journey-level class responsible for conducting a variety of instructional support activities to ensure student learning. Incumbents perform the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Incumbents at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of assigned area of responsibility. This classification is distinguished from other laboratory technicians by having subject matter expertise in the District's Fine Art programs, equipment, and materials.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:

1. Prepares and sets up studio/laboratory exercises, demonstrations, and instructional materials; monitors classroom environment; organizes, arranges, stocks, and distributes materials, equipment, and supplies.
2. Provides instructional support services for the students and faculty in the Arts program; assists in instructional demonstrations of procedures and techniques; explains related principles, practices, procedures, methods, materials, terminology, tools, and equipment.
3. Operates, demonstrates use of, and maintains various art equipment and materials, including operation of electric and gas kilns, pottery wheels, and slab roller; assists faculty and students in proper and safe methods in usage of plastics, wood, and metal working power equipment.
4. Demonstrates and assists students and faculty in proper methods and techniques required for mixing, measuring, and applying of glazes, oxides, and similar materials.
5. Maintains studio/laboratory usage schedules.
6. Cleans and maintains facilities and equipment; ensures proper storage of studio equipment and materials; ensures studio and work areas are maintained in a clean and orderly condition.
7. Maintains accurate logs, reports, and records of work performed and materials and equipment used.
8. Monitors, orders, receives, stores, and maintains adequate inventory levels of supplies and equipment as directed.
9. Submits work orders for maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities.
10. Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Other Duties:

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:

1. Terminology, techniques, equipment, materials, principles, theories, practices, and procedures related to the Districts Art programs.
2. General methods and procedures for preparing course materials and studio/laboratory exercises and demonstrations used in various Art programs.
3. Set-up, operation, demonstration, and maintenance of various equipment used in the Districts Art programs.
4. Methods, practices, and techniques of student learning and instruction.
5. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
6. Record keeping principles and procedures.
7. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
8. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, students, and District staff, including individuals of various ages, disabilities, socio-economic, and ethnic groups.

Skills and Abilities:

1. Explain principles, practices, procedures, methods, materials, tools, terminology, and equipment related to the assigned Art programs.
2. Assist students and faculty in the use and operation of equipment and materials related to the assigned Art programs.
3. Create an engaging and positive learning environment in the computer laboratory, studio, or other learning environments.
4. Demonstrate proper use and maintenance of equipment, materials, and supplies used in the assigned Art programs.
5. Interpret, apply, and explain applicable District policies, rules, and regulations related to areas of responsibility.
6. Estimate and order required supplies and equipment.
7. Establish and maintain filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
8. Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
9. Follow department policies and procedures related to assigned duties.
10. Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software applications programs.
11. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
12. Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
13. Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
14. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:

Equivalent to an Associates degree from a regionally accredited college with major coursework in fine arts, art history, or a related field, OR two (2) full-time equivalent years of experience working in a studio, classroom, or similar setting.

Equivalencies:


Preferred Qualifications:


License(s) & Other Requirements:
The incumbent may periodically be required to travel to a variety of locations. If operating a vehicle, employees must have the ability to secure and maintain a valid California drivers license.

Working Environment:
Incumbents primarily work in a classroom, art studio, and/or office environment that may contain power tools, kilns, or other art equipment, with moderate to high noise levels and controlled to varied temperature conditions. Incumbents may work outdoors and are occasionally exposed to loud noise levels and cold and/or hot temperatures. Incumbents may be exposed to hazardous physical substances and fumes and mechanical and/or electrical equipment and machinery. Incumbents may interact with staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Physical Demands:
Must possess mobility to work in a studio/laboratory/classroom environment; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to operate varied equipment related to the assigned Art programs; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned equipment. Incumbents in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds with the use of proper equipment.

Hazards:


Instructions re: Confidential Letter of Recommendation:

Conditions of Employment:

Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live-scan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here: http://www.mtsac.edu/safety/pdf/ASR_2017.pdf

The person holding this position is considered a Responsible Employee under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the Colleges Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Examination Requirements:


Typing Certificate Requirements:


Application Procedure:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on November 8, 2018, are assured consideration.
Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at http://hrjobs.mtsac.edu to be considered for this position:
1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
3. A detailed rsum that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
4. Two (2) letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation).
5. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree (if applicable) are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.

Special Notes:

Please note: A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: employment@mtsac.edu.

DO NOT include photographs or any personal information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.

TRAVEL POLICY: Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be reimbursed up to a $500 maximum (per position recruitment). Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate. Travel reimbursement claims must be submitted no later than 30 days following the interview date.

THE MT. SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE DISTRICT WILL NOT SPONSOR ANY VISA APPLICATIONS.

Foreign Transcripts:

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Inquiries/Contact:

Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: employment@mtsac.edu.

Selection Procedure:
A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview. Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The start date will be following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at http://hrjobs.mtsac.edu to complete and submit your application for this position.

Letters of Recommendation
Confidential letters of recommendation are not accepted for this position. All letters of recommendation must be uploaded to the application.

EEO Policy:
The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

Conflict of Interest:
Conflict of Interest

Cancel RTF Policy:
We reserve the right to reopen, re-advertise, delay, or cancel filling this position.

To apply, visit: https://hrjobs.mtsac.edu/







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