Definition and Purpose
Under the supervision of the Craft Center Student Manager and Assistant Director – University Union, Instructors teach craft classes in the ASI Craft Center in one or more of the following areas: ceramics, bike repair, stained glass, flame working, jewelry, surfboard shaping, or woodworking. The Instructor is responsible for developing class content, supervising class participants, and leading instructional sessions.
ASI is committed to supporting the aspirations of the University Learning Objectives. Our employees are expected to make reasoned decisions based on ethics, respect for diversity, and an awareness of issues of sustainability. Additionally they will work productively as individuals and in groups while communicating effectively.
Educational Requirements and Qualifying Experience
Must be a currently enrolled student at Cal Poly with a minimum of 6 units. All ASI student staff must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at Cal Poly. Graduate students must carry 4 units/3.0 cumulative GPA at Cal Poly.
Must have expertise in a particular craft within one or more of the Craft Center areas (ceramics, bike repair, stained glass, , flame working, jewelry, surfboard shaping, wood working)
Ability to be highly organized and have good planning skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
First Aid, CPR and AED Certification required
Ability to work with diverse populations and those with special limitations or needs
Extensive knowledge of classes being taught
Understanding of current trends in area of expertise
Previous experience in supervising and meeting participants in an instructional environment
Supervise class participants
Lead instructional sessions/classes
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Teach a minimum of two craft classes each quarter, while fulfilling class schedule requirements
Keep studio equipment in clean, useable working order
Report any needed changes or problems to the appropriate Craft Center staff member
Provide assistance to co-workers as needed to ensure that all have the necessary supplies and tools to run their classes
Repair equipment, or report broken equipment to the appropriate Craft Center staff member if the repair is beyond the instructor’s level of expertise
In collaboration with other area instructors, assist in keeping an inventory of all area supplies and inform appropriate staff of any shortages
Propose area additions and/or improvements and provide additional information as needed
Possess knowledge of the raw materials used in each class in order to plan for supply reordering
Play an active role in maintaining class minimum enrollments
Communicate with appropriate staff regarding any issues pertaining to each craft area, classes, or the Craft Center
Maintain familiarity with evacuation plan for work area
Attend all mandatory meetings, workshops, and retreats
Provide quality customer service for all staff and customers
Awareness of safety concerns and risk management
Awareness of and appreciation for individual uniqueness and diversity
Maintain prompt hours and follow absence procedures
Maintain a working relationship with staff and co-workers
Adhere to and enforce all ASI departmental policies and procedures
Ensure a safe environment for all participants
Commitment to student development and leadership
Develop individual lesson plans
Maintain instructional area at all times
Other Duties and Responsibilities
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 ASI policy as a condition of their employment.
Other duties as assigned.
Period of Employment
Employment with this organization is of an "at will" nature, which means that the employee may resign at any time and ASI may discharge the employee at any time with or without cause.
Compensation and Hours
Pay Rate: $13.00 per hour training wage for first quarter of work. Second quarter of work and beyond: $14.00 per hour for instruction, and $13.00 per hour for meetings, studio maintenance time, and preparation time; maximum 20 hours per week.
The Associated Students, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Date revised: 1/1/2020