Working directly with the Technical Assistant III, manages, maintains, troubleshoots, repairs and orders equipment and supplies – ranging from traditional woodworking to CNC and other digital tools, photographic and projection apparatus – necessary to efficiently operate the Division of Experimental & Foundation Studies. Advise and instruct faculty and first year students on the safe and proper use of the equipment, materials and supplies to support the educational courses, academic projects and the design process.
Job Qualifications Required:
Associates degree and/or equivalent combination of education and experience required, BA preferred. Two to five years of professional or student experience working with three dimensional or spacial design problems. Experience with woodworking principles and tools (bandsaws, tablesaws, spindle sanders, etc.). Experience with digital fabrication equipment and principles (laser cutters, CNC routers, 3D printers, etc.). Experience with design software (such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Rhino, Fusion 360, etc.). Basic first aid and/or safety training preferred. Ability to educate and train others on safety standards and practices and make recommended changes to these same practices as appropriate. Demonstrated ability to take initiative, to work independently and as a member of a team, and to build relationships with faculty and external vendors to research, evaluate and secure supplies and equipment as needed are required. Previous experience supervising, leading and/or mentoring others preferred. Previous experience working, audio visual and/or photographic equipment a plus.
Job Qualifications Preferred:
Prior experience in higher education preferable
Employment Type: Full-Time
Department: Division of Experimental + Foundation Studies
Internal Number: 1987
About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.