Thursday August 3, 2017 | by Lindsay Hargrave

HELP WANTED: Detroit’s College for Creative Studies seeks a studio crafts technician

FILED UNDER: Education, Help Wanted

The College for Creative Studies in Detroit is seeking a full-time crafts technician for nine months to maintain their craft studios, namely in glass and ceramics studios but also in fibers and textile, art furniture, metalsmithing and jewelry design studios. The ideal candidate would have an undergraduate degree in a craft field, preferably glass, ceramics, industrials arts, or crafts, and must be able to build, operate and maintain kiln and kiln controllers. Additionally, the candidate would be required to have strong interpersonal, organizational, and problem solving skills, as well as flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed. Experience with CNC technology and welding skills are a plus, but are not required.

The main role of the crafts technician would be the maintaining of equipment. Responsibilities include establishing a maintenance schedule for all studio equipment, overseeing equipment purchases, monitoring kilns and furnaces in the glass and ceramics studios, assisting students with projects, reporting equipment that needs to be replaced, and related tasks and duties as requested by the department chair.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as the search will come to an end when a suitable candidate is found. Candidates who apply by August 18, 2017 will be given higher priority.

To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and the names of three professional references to The online job listing can be found here.

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