This is a Technical (temporary for Spring 2019 only / with the possibility to become permanent)
Under supervision of departmental chairperson, working collaboratively with the School of Design, and with some latitude for independent judgement, supports the educational process of SoD and Foundation students and faculty through instruction in use of tools and equipment and maintenance of rooms and equipment. Serves the needs of both Foundation students, Associate Degree students, and Design students in a collocated and collaborative space.
Manage use of Pratt Studios Tool Library: a collocated space shared between School of Design and the Foundation Department.
Demonstrate use of hand tools for students in Design and Foundation.
Keep on-going inventory of all tools and supplies; work with current inventories to update, revise and make accessible to departments.
Help to devise and implement a system for shared resources, supplies, tools and equipment between Foundation and Design.
Instruct faculty and students in shop, tool, and equipment safety.
Perform bi-weekly walk throughs of Foundation studios (Pratt Studios, East Hall Studios, Main Hall Studios, and South Hall Studios) to ensure safety, equipment.
This is a Local 153 Technical position.
Hours: Evening hours and weekend hours needed/ 35 hours a week, M-F 4-8pm, Saturday: 10-6, Sunday: 10-5.
Education: BFA or equivalent
Experience: 1 year's experience in shop/ tool-room/ studio environment required.
Skills: Organization, communication, proficient with digital softwares (Adobe CC suite, CAD, Rhino, etc). Demonstrated sensitivity to interpersonal interactions in a diverse and multicultural institution.
Please submit your cover letter and resume. If you are selected for an interview, please be prepared to provide at least 5 References via our on-line reference tool system. At least 2 of your References must be, or have been, your direct managers.
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The mission of Pratt Institute is to educate artists and creative professionals to be responsible contributors to society. Pratt seeks to instill in all graduates aesthetic judgment, professional knowledge, collaborative skills, and technical expertise. With a firm grounding in the liberal arts and sciences, a Pratt education blends theory with creative application in preparing graduates to become leaders in their professions. Pratt enrolls a diverse group of highly talented and dedicated students, challenging them to achieve their full potential.