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Instructional Technician, Art - Part Time

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Requisition Details

Position Information

Position Title Instructional Technician, Art - Part Time
How many positions are you recruiting for? 1
Campus West Valley College

Position Summary Information

Definition

The Cilker School of Art & Design at West Valley College is now accepting applications for a part-time Instructional Laboratory Technician. The successful candidate will help operate an instructional laboratory, maintain equipment, tools, and materials, and inventory supplies; facilitate student learning by providing assistance and safety guidance to students; assisting faculty in art lab operations.

West Valley College, though just minutes from the heart of Silicon Valley, is in a beautiful, park-like setting on 143 wooded acres. This physical environment enhances warm and collegiate learning environment.

Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

Assignment

53.3% of full time, 20 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of February 26, 2018. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is a member of the West Valley-Mission Classified Employees Association (WVMCEA), Office, Technical & Business Services Employee Unit.

Work Location: Cilker School of Art & Design, West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

Salary and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range:

  • $2,333–$2,538 monthly (salary shown is prorated for 53.3% of full-time, WVMCEA Salary Schedule, Range 56, Steps A-C).

Benefits include:

  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse, and/or dependents (prorated for employees working less than 100% of full-time).
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Voluntary life insurance.
  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • 12 days vacation leave accrued annually; rate increases step-wise up to maximum 22 days vacation leave accrued annually. (prorated for employees working less than 100% and 12 months).
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually (prorated for employees working less than 100% and 12 months).
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Educational growth incentive program from $40 to $200 monthly.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalPERS retirement.
  • Position is union affiliated with required dues.
Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

1. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

AND

2. Equivalent to the completion of an Associate’s degree in art from an accredited college with major coursework, specifically related to assignment.

AND

3. Two years of responsible experience in a commercial or educational art lab in the area of assignment.

Desired Qualifications

Specialized experience in art laboratory, ceramics, and metal foundry

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Equipment, supplies, and terminology used in a community college art lab.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and district codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Health and safety precautions used in an instructional lab.
  • Methods and techniques of recordkeeping and inventory control.
  • Operation, maintenance, and repair of specialized equipment and materials used in the art lab.
  • Glaze formulations; firing both gas and electric kilns; recycling clay and other sculpture and ceramics materials.
  • Foundry work, including welding and metal fabrication, small metals and jewelry construction, and bronze, iron and aluminum casting.
  • Sculpture, woodworking and mold making techniques and equipment

Ability to:

  • Operate and demonstrate the use of specialized equipment, tools, and materials.
  • Train and direct the work of student assistants.
  • Operate and maintain an instructional art laboratory at a community college.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand operations, and observe safety rules. Intermittently analyze problem equipment; identify and locate equipment and supplies; interpret schedules and lab descriptions; remember equipment location; and explain jobs to others.
  • On an intermittent basis, sit or stand for long periods of time; walk, bend, squat, kneel and twist while assembling supplies and equipment; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; use telephone; write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 25 pounds or less.
  • Provide technical support for instructors and students in an instructional art lab environment.
  • Maintain a clean and safe lab environment.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Use sound judgment in recognizing scope of authority.
  • Operate and use modern office equipment including computers and applicable software.
  • Maintain regular attendance and adhere to prescribed work schedule to conduct job responsibilities.
  • Utilize appropriate safety procedures and practices for assigned duties.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Relate effectively with people of varied academic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy.
  • Establish and maintain effective, cooperative, and collaborative working relationships with others.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prepare materials, set up and disassemble student art labs according to prescribed schedule.
  • Set up, operate, and demonstrate the use of specialized equipment, materials, and apparatus in a community college art laboratory; demonstrate and monitor safety practices with students.
  • Maintain a clean, neat, and safe lab environment.
  • Communicate with faculty regarding lab operations and equipment.
  • Order, receive, store, and inventory equipment, supplies, materials, and consumables for lab projects; prepare purchase requests for new equipment and supplies; track and monitor equipment checkout; issue and distribute instructional materials for faculty and student use in art labs.
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of records, logs, and files related to equipment and supply inventory and purchase.
  • Recruit, train, and direct student assistants; schedule, assign, and review student assistant work; prepare and maintain a variety of records and files related to student assistant schedules and timesheets.
  • Clean, maintain, and perform minor repairs to tool and equipment; fabricate parts or equipment; coordinate equipment repairs through outside vendors.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
  • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
Working Conditions

Not applicable

Other Duties
Physical Demands

Not applicable

Applicant Information

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

  • Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including: (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Supplemental application questions; (3) Resume; (4) Unofficial copies of transcripts, if requested; (5) Cover letter and/or reference list, if requested; and (6) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable.
  • All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly.
  • Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Do NOT send unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will be removed from your application and will not be used for consideration of employment.
  • The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.

ABOUT TRANSCRIPTS:

  • If a minimum requirement is possession of a degree, then a copy of transcripts is required to be included with your application to verify the degree being awarded. If no transcripts are included, the application may be screened as not meeting minimum requirements.
  • Should the minimum qualifications state “any combination equivalent to,” then additional relevant work experience may substitute for education. In this case, please upload a document stating such in the Required Transcripts document field.
  • Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application.
  • If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application.
  • Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment
14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 741-2653 Fax: (408) 867-9059
Email: Jobs@wvm.edu

Selection Process

SELECTION PROCESS INFORMATION:

  • After the deadline date, a committee will review and evaluate applications and supporting materials to select the applicants to be interviewed. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview.
  • All candidates will receive an e-notification to acknowledge receipt of their application materials. If not contacted within 3-6 weeks following the close of the recruitment, no suitable match was determined at this time.
  • Travel expenses to attend first-level interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.
  • The District may choose to re-advertise or indefinitely delay filling a position. Some positions may include first and second level interviews.
  • The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.
  • Any tentative verbal offer of employment is contingent upon formal approval of the college Governing Board.
  • Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.

EEO STATEMENT:
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ a diverse workforce who will contribute to an inclusive and welcoming educational and employment environment. The District is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, genetic information, ancestry, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, military or veteran status, and medical condition consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FY17/18-749FT
Open Date 12/19/2017
Close Date 01/31/2018
Open Until Filled No

Requisition Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The job as is described may change a bit due to the changing and growing needs of the Cilker School of Art and Design. Please describe any job situation you have had where you have had to adapt to changing job requirements.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Part of this job required student supervision in the art laboratory. How would insure safe tool use?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Students do not use the lab between semesters. How would you use this down time?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe an experience you have had where you have interacted with a diverse group of people.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Transcripts
  2. Other Related Licenses or Certificates