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Glass Studio Specialist 

About the Organization Salem Community College is a public, two-year comprehensive associate degree granting institution located in southern New Jersey. Established by the Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1972, SCC is authorized to grant associate degrees (A.A., A.S., A.F.A. and A.A.S.) and certificates in over 40 liberal arts, business, practical nursing and technology programs of study. SCC is the only higher educational institution located in Salem County. SCC offers many of its noncredit career programs at its Salem Center which also houses the County's One-Stop Career Center. In addition, the College has three off-site instructional locations dedicated to specific programs.

Salem Community College is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  
Salary Range  
Close Date 7/25/2014  
Description

Role:    Maintains all equipment at the Glass Education Center (GEC) and instructs in its proper use.   Leads efforts to have instructors, staff and students operate all equipment in a safe manner.

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitors use of GEC by instructors, students and guests (such as guest artists).
  • Maintains a safe, clean, and organized facility.
  • Maintains facilities and equipment in the GEC, including but not limited to glass furnaces, annealing ovens, and kilns.
  • Develops and maintains inventory of equipment, tools and supplies.
  • Develops life expectancy inventory of major equipment and tools and updates annually.
  • Places orders for supplies and maintains appropriate quantities for each course.  In advance of each semester, checks with all instructors as to supplies needed for teaching.
  • Tracks use of consumable supplies and costs per course per semester and shares a report annually with the Director of Off-Campus Programming.
  • Supports and participates in the International Flameworking Conference Committee.
  • Creates schedule for open lab time each semester, subject to the approval of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
  • Supervises and evaluates part-time Assistant Glass Studio Technician and Lab Monitors to ensure safe operation of the equipment by students.
  • Updates, maintains and implements Glass Lab procedures.
  • Responsible for GEC safety, safety manual, safety records and safety training for all instructors, staff and students. 
  • Assists in the promotion of the Glass Programs.
  • Advises students in the Glass Programs.
  • Teaches up to two Glass courses per semester as needed.
  • Serves as Glassblowing Assistant in Glassblowing classes as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Position Requirements

Knowledge and Skills:

 

            Experience                              Experience working in a glass studio environment required.                                                             Experience in both glass art and scientific glass disciplines

                                                            preferred.

 

            Education                                Master of Fine Arts or related degree with commensurate

experience required.

 

Interpersonal Skills                 Ability to community and work effectively with faculty, administrators, staff, students, and the general public.

 

Technical Skills                       Working knowledge of equipment and materials associated with the creation of glass items for creative and scientific purposes.  Working knowledge of current and emerging computer hardware and software, including relevant ERP systems and all Microsoft Office products.

 

Other Skills                             Ability to work independently on multiple tasks.  Excellent organizational skills.  Computer proficient with the latest version of Microsoft Windows and Office.  Ability to manage multi-faceted program.

 

Physical Requirements            The position requires periodic moderate manual labor to operate and maintain glass equipment.  Much of the work involves normal office and teaching duties involving standing, bending, and carrying of light items.

 

Work Environment                 Regular exposure to potentially dangerous conditions such as those found in a facility producing scientific glass and glass art items.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  

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