Emily Carr University of Art + Design CS Technician 2 Part Time in Vancouver, BC

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Branch Vancouver BC CA

CS Technician 2
Vancouver, BC

Strong technical skills in one or more creative areas such as traditional studio practices, design, media, digital or shop practices….

Competition #S026-2016 Temporary Part-Time (80%) Leave Replacement Position (15 November 2016 to 3 July 2017)
Hours to be Determined
Pay Grade G ($24.86 to $26.62 per hour) Applications are invited for a Continuing Studies Technician 2 to provide administrative and technical support for the planning, implementation and delivery of all Continuing Studies curriculum and programming for The Leeway CS Workshop. Acts as a resource for other CS Studio Technicians providing technical support for CS courses on weekdays, evenings and weekends, year-round, and provides some day-to-day direction of work. Develops and implements procedures for tracking course budgets, classroom and curriculum needs, technical demonstration requests, and materials ordering and inventory for all CS course offerings. Maintains clear and timely communications with all CS faculty. Demonstrates to students in both the credit and CS programs the safe and appropriate use and application of equipment, tools, materials, techniques and processes relevant to course curricula. Monitors instructional supply budgets, maintains and orders office supplies and maintains records for the work area. Hires, trains, supervises, and organizes the work for CS student workers. Researches new equipment, products, materials and processes, and provides technical input into curriculum development as required. Participates as a member of various committees. Applicants will have:

  • University or art school degree or diploma covering both creative and technical aspects of a variety of disciplines, such as studio, design, media, computers or shop practices.
  • Two to three years’ direct experience in a comparable technical position in a post-secondary institution, or equivalent level of education and/or experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of and practical experience with a range of equipment, materials, techniques, processes and safety procedures related to contemporary studio and digital-based art production.
  • Experience in organizing and directing the work of others.
  • Ability to exercise initiative, creativity and leadership in order to ensure the successful operation of the area.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public.
  • Strong technical skills in one or more creative areas such as traditional studio practices, design, media, digital or shop practices.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate clearly the fundamental characteristics and processes of a wide range of disciplines.
  • Well-developed organizational and administrative competencies, with considerable knowledge of budget administration.
  • Computer literate with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Ability to organize and direct the work of others.
  • Ability to make independent decisions within policies and guidelines.
  • Good physical condition with ability to lift and carry 22kg.

Some Typical Duties:

  • Provides some day-to-day direction of work and acts as a resource to a team of five to seven Studio Technicians for Continuing Studies. Hires, trains, schedules and supervises student monitors.
  • In conjunction with the Coordinator and T3, liaises with other Studio Technicians throughout the University to share University resources and minimize conflicts between Continuing Studies and Credit programming. Exchanges technical information, and works to ensure continuity of technical instruction throughout the University.
  • In conjunction with the T3 and with the Continuing Studies front office staff, maintains and develops extensive data management systems to track and update all pertinent course data. Maintains clearly structured computer filing systems for both current files and archived files.
  • Researches materials and suppliers on an on-going basis to maximize course budget value. Oversees the ordering of inventory, equipment and supplies to support the Continuing Studies curriculum. Monitors individual course supply budgets as well as overall program expenditures.
  • Ensures a safe working and learning environment by adhering to WHMIS, WCB and Emily Carr Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures. Maintains a current WHMIS database for all hazardous products ordered and/or used by CS faculty.
  • Prepares supply expenditure and inventory reports for the Shop Technologies Manager and Director of Continuing Studies as requested.
  • Delivers technical demonstrations on various equipment, techniques and processes to Continuing Studies and Credit programming. Oversees the preparation, scheduling and delivery of various technical demos by the Continuing Studies Studio Technicians.
  • Regularly reviews the CS course timetable & provides the T3 with guidance regarding technical support needs and staffing scheduling.
  • Please send a cover letter and resume (quoting competition #S026-2016 by 4:00pm, Monday, 14 November 2016 to:

    Human Resources, Emily Carr University

    1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver BC V6H 3R9, Fax: (604) 844-3885 Email: [email protected]

    or proceed with Standard Application Form.

    Employment Type: Part Time
    Location: Vancouver, BC, CA
    Posted on: 2016-10-31
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