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Visual Arts, Lead Technician

Company: Yavapai College
Location: Prescott
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Description of Position

Under the direction of the department chair, the Visual Arts Lead Technician will oversee Woodworking/Jewelry/Lapidary/Welded Metals/Sculpture. The Visual Art Lead Technician will also maintain and grow the enrollment in Woodworking/Jewelry/Lapidary/Welded Metals and Sculpture. This position will be based at the Prescott campus, but may work at the Verde campus when needed. This is a regular part-time position averaging 25 hours per week. Hours worked may include nights and weekends.

Primary responsibilities:

* Cover 3D areas to build enrollment: Woodworking/Jewelry/Lapidary/Welded Metals and Sculpture district wide
* Support adjunct teachers in 3D area with courses, syllabi, Canvas, Quality Matters, new adjunct needs, first point of contact for the program needs, help teaching team be successful.
* Assist department chair in credentialing, hiring of new adjunct faculty.
* Help with hiring, mentoring and training lab technicians.
* Initiate and update the curriculum as needed including creation of certificates or program changes.
* Oversight of lab technicians and timesheets to be signed by the chair.
* Equipment/studio/lab/budget oversight
* Be the face of the program to the college community and the business community.
* Lobby for the needs of the program
* Coordinate open houses and marketing of classes.
* Attend YC Visual art dept meetings to help with recruitment projects, scholarship selection, art installations and donor relations.
* Develop and maintain a positive relationship with local public, charter, and private schools in Yavapai County
* Report any changes to Advising.
* Maintain safety including implementation of re-entry plan.
* Work with facilities to assure the labs are operational
* Other duties as assigned

Minimum Expectations & Requirements

Two years of technical training or college

Two years of experience in the art field

Familiarity with safety procedures, precautions, and protocols for experimental procedures in appropriate lab area

Preferred Skills & Abilities

Essential Functions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements and competencies listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Keywords: Yavapai College, Prescott , Visual Arts, Lead Technician, Other , Prescott, Arizona

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