Employment at ArtCenter

Model Shop

Tool Crib Cashier

All members of the ArtCenter (or College) community are Guardians of Mission. Every position in the College plays an important part in carrying out the values, goals, strategic vision, and mission of the College. This includes diversity, equity, inclusion and culture.

The Tool Crib Worker’s responsibilities involve issuing tools and materials, and fielding questions from students on materials and procedures while guiding them on the safe use of shop tools. These tasks are often carried out simultaneously, so the ability to multitask is necessary. This also requires the capacity to maintain an even-tempered disposition and remain calm under pressure while helping students toward the completion of their projects.

Beginning fall term 2021, the College will require all persons who want to access the physical campus in person to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  We will also continue to require face coverings, physical distancing, hygiene and sanitation measures as an extra layer of protection against COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.

Reports to: Model Shop Supervisor

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Salary grade: 5

Job posted 7/9/21. 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 “Tool Crib” 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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  • Customer service and cashiering experience is key
  • Some experience using basic wood and metal working tools is required
  • Basic computer skills are necessary
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills necessary for customer service, including the patience and understanding required to work with students on a daily basis
  • Basic knowledge of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) compliance requirements including hazardous chemicals and hazardous waste management
  • Must be a team player
  • A self-starter with good multi-tasking skills; highly organized, able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff with varying degrees of skills and backgrounds
  • Available to work weeknights and some weekends

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using large power tools is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree or technical degree from a recognized trade school, or equivalent experience
  • Prior experience in higher education

Essential Functions

Tool Checkout — 55%

  • Issuing in and out of tools and materials using web checkout
  • Retail sales including the use of a cash register and computer
Inventory — 20%
  • Keeping track of inventory and reordering when needed
  • Restocking inventory items and ordering supplies as needed
Shop Safety — 20%
  • Maintain a safe work environment throughout the department
  • Comply and ensure that safety and dress codes are carried out in accordance with shop policies, including wearing assigned PPE
  • Attend required training sessions on assigned PPE provided by the College
Non-Essential — 5%
  • Other related duties, as may be assigned

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.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a shop setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time using shop equipment including computers, viewing computer monitors, shop equipment etc.; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is exposure to loud noises, chemicals, fumes, dust and heat.

This is a full-time position. Normal shop hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Must be able to work any shift.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an 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. Regular and consistent attendance are required for most positions.

Vision: Must be able to have the visual capacity to perform activities such as setting up equipment, viewing a computer terminal and other normal technician work with or without correction.

Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively in the course of normal business 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.