Fashion Design Studio Technician
STATUS: Full Time
DIVISION: Fashion Design
REPORTS TO: Chair of Fashion Design
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
The position is responsible for assisting and supervising students, faculty and staff while they work in the Fashion Design studio that produces apparel and accessories.
POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
This person will be responsible for setting up and organizing the fashion studio and materials room. This person will also be responsible for monitoring all sewing machines and leather finishing machines while maintaining strict adherence to a safe working environment and practices. The shop tech will be expected to help train students on proper threading and basic sewing techniques to avoid machine malfunctions and/or personal injury. This person will also serve as a level of support to the Chair and any visiting artists. Assist in routine and unanticipated maintenance of shop tools and machinery. In addition, the shop tech is responsible for sourcing and ordering materials for the Chair, students and visiting artists.
Must have a Bachelor’s degree (or proof of experience) in a related field and a skilled trades background (minimum 2 years). Must be familiar with all stages of fashion production including operating and maintaining industrial sewing and finishing machines, pattern making and finishing techniques. Excellent organizational and communication skills are required. Experience with industrial machine programming and maintenance. Proficient basic computer skills to include: Excel, Microsoft Word, E-Mail. Ability to lift boxes, climb ladders and other labor tasks. Ability to work in a diverse student and campus environment. Candidate must be reliable, dependable and punctual.
This job operates in a professional office and college campus environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 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, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Travel between Ford Campus site to Taubman Center site is required.
The College for Creative Studies is a nonprofit institution and is considered one of the nation’s leading art and design colleges. CCS has state-of-the art facilities to support the complete range of creative production, from traditional art forms such as painting, glassblowing, foundry, and printmaking to the most contemporary systems, including the latest digital imaging technology and extensive rapid prototyping output tools. The College currently enrolls more than 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in eleven majors and it also offers the Master of Fine Arts degree in Color and Materials Design, Interaction Design, Interdisciplinary Design, and Transportation Design. These programs are based in a unique and dynamic interdisciplinary environment that provides students with the ideal educational setting. The success of our alumni validates the quality of our programs.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are Core Institutional Values.
As a leading college of art and design, we recognize the value diversity brings to making, designing, creating, and expanding spaces for social discourse.
The College for Creative Studies represents a diverse community composed of individuals with many perspectives, personal experiences, values, identities, and worldviews that recognize differences of culture and circumstance. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are interlaced into our Mission, Vision, and Strategic Plan.
We are especially interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, scholarship, research or service toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, veterans, and intersectional individuals are encouraged to apply.
The College for Creative Studies is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.
How to Apply
Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. The search will close when a suitable candidate is hired. Interested candidates should submit the following in PDF format: Resume and a letter of application should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
CCS website: https://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/
The College for Creative Studies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.