December 13, 2017

Chaffey College: Rancho Cucamonga, CA Studio Arts Technician/Museum Preparator

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Position Description
Under supervision, the Studio Arts Technician/Museum Preparator will coordinate the operation of instructional art studios and equipment; maintain inventory of instructional materials and monitor budgets through Excel; perform routine inspection and maintenance of lab equipment and oversee the operation of power equipment; provide instructional support to students and faculty; and train student workers in the studio and museum.
Oversee the operation and maintenance of the instructional art studios, facilities, woodshop, and museum shop;
Oversee the operation, maintenance, and installations in Student Galleries;
Maintain safe and effective facilities and equipment that are up to professional industry standards;
Operate, maintain, and repair a variety of laboratory equipment in the art facilities and galleries, including: table saws, band saws, drill press, scroll saw, radial arm saw, sanding center, compound miter saw, compressors, small hand tools, easels, and drawing horses;
Source materials, supplies, and equipment and research new technologies to meet programmatic needs; assist faculty and museum staff in maintaining inventory records on equipment, supplies, and other instructional materials;
Responsible for inventory, purchasing, and preparation of requisitions for supplies and equipment; pick up studio art and museum supplies from local vendors;
Maintain a high level of health and safety, including maintaining first aid kits and disposing of hazardous materials, in the instructional studio areas, student galleries, and Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art; coordinate with the district's Chemical Hygiene Officer;
Develop safety protocol for the woodshop and provide training to faculty, students, and museum staff, in the use of shop equipment;
Oversee and provide direction to students utilizing laboratory equipment and tools ensuring a safe environment in the museum and laboratories at all times;
Direct the work of short-term workers, federal work study students, and apprentices; provide administrative program support as needed;
Assist faculty, museum staff, and students with the installation and fabrication of exhibition furniture in the Student Invitational and other exhibitions at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art;
Pack and crate artworks, transport and ship artworks, preparation of gallery facilities, lighting design, and basic museum standards as they relate to the museum space;
Perform related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in art or bachelor of fine arts degree with a concentration in art or sculpture AND two (2) years as a lead tech support and/or preparator in a museum or gallery OR any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities (example:  coursework equivalent to four (4) years of college with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use including, but not limited to, 2D and 3D art materials, supplies, and equipment);
Experience performing support services for an instructional art program involving such activities as preparing, producing, dispensing or storing materials, supplies, and servicing and maintaining equipment in the areas of painting, drawing, and sculpture;
Wood fabrication skills including use of woodworking equipment;
Art installation, fabrication, and knowledge of safe art handling practices in a museum or gallery setting;
Knowledge of basic purchasing procedures, along with the ability to maintain inventory controls, estimate costs, and keep accurate records;
Knowledge of basic principles, terminology, and methodology including, but not limited to, 2D and 3D disciplines, contemporary art, along with a sound knowledge of methods and materials;
Knowledge of proper installation methods including, but not limited to, 2D and 3D artwork in a gallery setting;
Knowledge of lighting, audio video installations, and exhibition design including fabrication of exhibition furniture and safe art handling practices;
Ability to use and instruct others in the safe use of sculpture and wood equipment, and effectively assist students with projects and equipment;
Ability to provide technical and responsible assistance to faculty, staff, and students in the use of art tools, equipment, and material;
Ability to design, fabricate, modify, maintain, and repair a wide variety of tools and equipment;
Ability to provide exceptional interpersonal and communication skills applicable to a fast paced, creative, and academic environment;
Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare reports through basic computer skills;
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships, along with the ability to work with a diverse group of people;
Ability to understand and work within goals and objectives of the art department, museum, and school;
Clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of a community college environment.
MEETING MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS DOES NOT ASSURE THE CANDIDATE OF AN INTERVIEW.  Applications will be evaluated taking into account the breadth and depth of relevant education, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. 
Master of fine arts degree in art.
Additional Information
Working hours: Monday ­ Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm.
Chaffey College recently implemented an online electronic application system.  Our new application can be accessed at  The application must be completely filled out in detail and clearly show that you meet the qualifications as set forth in the announcement, and you must upload the following documents:
Please do not  include any additional  documents?  only the documents  that  are indicated below.  If you upload documents that are not required, your application may be disqualified.
Cover Letter
Copy of college level transcripts 
This is a full­-time, 12-­month, classified bargaining unit position.  Starting date: as soon as possible. Range 17 of the CSEA Salary Schedule, with a starting  salary of Step A, $3,640. Excellent  benefit package.
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