Employment at ArtCenter

Educational Media Equipment Center

Equipment Center Supervisor - day shift

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Reporting to the Educational Media Equipment Center Manager, the Supervisor is responsible for managing staff and student worker(s), training new hires, ensuring that all safety policies are adhered to, providing service and support to students, faculty and staff, and receiving/resolving escalated matters. The incumbent is also responsible for the administrative and technical work involved in the receiving, inspecting and issuing of film, video, photo, lighting and AV equipment, materials and supplies. Work includes circulating Educational Media equipment through WebCheckout, thorough testing of all equipment, cycle counting and inventories, training employees and student workers in WebCheckout. The position could be assigned either the hillside or south campus location, and may require some overtime.

Reports to: Manager, Equipment Center

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Salary grade: 8

Job posted on 10/8/21. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send resume with cover letter and employment application to HR@artcenter.edu and reference “Equipment Center Supervisor, day shift” in the subject line.

Applicants responding to posted job openings are asked to include a completed employment application with the application materials listed in the job posting.
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  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in an audio visual/film/photo production equipment rental environment
  • At least one year of supervisory experience in a customer service environment
  • Knowledge of inventory control and familiarity with film, video, photography, lighting and AV equipment
  • Familiarity with computer-based circulation system utilizing barcodes and scanners and a variety of media equipment
  • Customer service focused individual with excellent written and oral communication skills, detail-oriented, highly organized, able to balance priorities, takes initiative, reliable and resourceful
  • Ability to apply appropriate judgment when reviewing fines and holds
  • Ability to problem solve complex problems, multitask, prioritize, and complete assigned tasks on time
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams, Zoom, Mac OS X) and the ability to learn new software
  • Working knowledge of, but not limited to, the following professional production equipment:
  1. Camera Systems: Sony, Panasonic, Black Magic, Canon EOS DSLR, Nikon, 35mm still cameras, medium and large format film cameras, Bolex 16mm, Super 8mm
  2. Audio Equipment: Recorders, Microphones, Cables, Adaptors, and Accessories
  3. Grip equipment: lighting control, power distribution
  4. Lighting equipment: Incandescent, fluorescent, strobe, and LED lights in various sizes and power levels
  5. Audio Visual: Computers, Media Players, Microphones, Loudspeakers, Data/Video Projectors, Computer/Video Monitors, various cables and adaptors
  • Valid California driver license, and proof of insurance required as supervisors may be scheduled to deliver/pick-up equipment to/from repair vendors
  • Proof of covid-19 vaccination
  • Ability to work on evenings and weekends
  • Demonstrated experience in and a commitment to diversity, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within Art Center’s diverse communities

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art, Film, Photography, or other related field from an accredited college or university
  • Prior experience in higher education
  • Advanced proficiency in WebCheckout
  • Knowledge of inventory control, business applications, and familiarity with film, video, photography, lighting and AV equipment
  • Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) certification

Essential Functions

Operational Functions — 60%

  • Manage staff and student workers, including recruitment, hiring, orientation, training, scheduling and supervision of department staff; oversee performance evaluation process, ensuring consistent use of all applicable policies and procedures; apply performance management for improved performance, make recommendations in discipline and terminations, as required
  • Manage day-to-day operation of the department in an educational environment while adapting quickly to changing conditions and requests; build relationships with faculty and department staff to ensure quality service and meet the needs of the classes
  • Act on behalf of the manager when they are off-site
  • Monitor and maintain shop in accordance to safety and maintenance standards
  • Ensure the daily checklist is completed including, but not limited to: reviewing scheduled classroom equipment deliveries/pickup and reviewing equipment late list
  • In collaboration with the Manager, colleagues of the department (or peers) and with staff input, develop, document and enforce appropriate and effective policies for the fair and efficient operation of the Equipment Center, make recommendations for continuous improvement
  • Attend academic department meetings, staff and committee meetings, as needed
  • Circulate, secure, and account for extensive high value inventory
  • Maintain stock, order supplies and obtain quotes from vendors
  • Provide excellent customer service to students, faculty and staff
  • Create, maintain, and enhance strong customer relationships with students, faculty, staff, and alumni
  • Understand all departmental equipment circulation policies, authorizations, and restrictions
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge base on all equipment and ensure staff are properly trained
  • Assure strict compliance with appropriate safety practices and procedures and with applicable federal, State and local codes, regulations and requirements and all ArtCenter safety policies
  • Provide information about Educational Media to new students during department orientation/meetings and demonstrate WebCheckout to incoming students


Equipment — 35%

  • Ensure all equipment leaving and incoming to the Equipment Center is accounted for within WebCheckout and issued only to those properly authorized
  • Inspect, test, identify and document issues from all returned equipment including loss or damage
  • Ensure that the induction of new equipment into the database are processed correctly
  • Minor troubleshooting and repairs
  • Assist patrons with circulation and the proper use of equipment
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of equipment


Non-essential Functions — 5%

  • May provide classroom equipment delivery and pickup with occasional driving, deliveries, and pick-up using ArtCenter vehicles
  • Provide support to Audio Visual and Classroom as needed
  • Perform other duties as needed

Mandatory Duty to Report

All employees who know or have reason to know of allegations or acts that violate ArtCenter’s Title IX Policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking shall promptly inform the Director, Title IX Compliance and Programs, or designee or the Associate Dean of Students or designee. Faculty with a mandatory duty to report are required to disclose all information including the names of the parties, even where the person has requested their name remain confidential.


Pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), all employees who know of or have reason to suspect child abuse or neglect involving alleged victims under age 18 shall promptly inform local law enforcement or the county welfare department.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein 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 job functions.


This is a full-time on-site position and with a schedule of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The position may require flexibility to work a staggered, remote or alternate schedule to meet the demands of the work, which could include weekends or evenings.


Environment: Work is performed primarily in a shop setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time using shop equipment including but not limited to computers, audio and sound equipment; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is exposure to loud noises, chemicals, fumes, dust and heat. Work may occasionally be performed outdoors.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a shop setting; to stand or walk for prolonged periods of time; including, bending, kneeling, crouching, reaching, squatting, and twisting; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight (50 pounds or team-lift up to 100 pounds); to operate office and shop equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. This position requires use of ladders, occasional work in tight spaces, and transportation of audio visual equipment across light rail tracks. Must able to travel between campuses. Regular and consistent attendance are required for most positions. Must be able to work nights and weekend as needed.


Vision: Must be able to have the visual capacity to perform activities such as preparing and reading reports, viewing a computer terminal and other normal office work with or without correction.


Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively in the course of normal office communication or exchange ideas with or without correction.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.