Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), the country's preeminent art and design school, located in historic Providence, RI, is seeking a Technical Assistant III – Knitting to join its Textiles Department.
Technical Assistant III, Knitting will instruct faculty and students in the safe and proper use, care, storage, and, as appropriate, disposal of machinery, general equipment, safety equipment, and supplies/materials. Identify, research, evaluate, and present recommendations on new and existing technology, equipment and features for use in the Textiles Department courses and labs. Provide advice and guidance on technical parameters of student projects. Design, build, maintain, and repair complicated and diverse technical equipment required in the department and/or work with outside vendors to arrange for more complicated repairs. Inventory and purchase stock materials required to keep lab and classes operating smoothly and efficiently. The position requires an effective communicator able to collaborate and engage with others who are different from themselves in meaningful ways through interactions characterized by reciprocity, mutual understanding and respect.
Job Qualifications Required:
Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts or equivalent combination of education and technical experience. Four to six years practical experience in the textile design or related field. Previous knitting and CAD experience. Sensitivity to materials and precision. Excellent interpersonal communications skills and basic computer skills required. Knowledge of textile techniques, experience with textile software.
Job Qualifications Preferred:
Supervisory or leadership experience a plus.
Employment Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 1800
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.