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Model Shop Technician


STATUS: Part-Time, up to 28 hours per week, 9 months per year
DIVISION: Academic Facilities
REPORTS TO: Model Shop + Digital Fabrication Manager



The Model Shop Technician is responsible for helping to oversee the model shop and digital fabrication lab.  Technician assists in the training of students, staff, and faculty in the safe and effective use of model shop tools, equipment, and machinery.  The position will consistently work up to 28 hours per week.  Saturday from 8am-3:30pm.  Additional hours may be worked as needed.



  • Must be able to work Evenings, Saturday and Sunday. 
  • Provide service and observe the needs of students and faculty utilizing the facility in the fulfillment of their curricular purpose.
  • Assist in routine and unanticipated maintenance of shop tools and equipment.
  • Assist in the supervision of work-study students.
  • Assist in safety programs to ensure the proper use of tools, equipment, and machinery.
  • Maintain a clean and effective workspace.
  • Ensure OSHA safety regulations are being observed and maintained.
  • Other duties as assigned and needed.



  • One to three years of experience in a variety of model making, woodworking and art processes.  Professional spray booth experience preferred.
  • Computer proficiency necessary, 3D CAD and Laser Cutter experience preferred.  
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Aptitude for learning new skills and techniques.
  • Able to work effectively with a diverse student and faculty populace of varying abilities.
  • Educational environment experience preferred.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds



This job operates in a professional office and college campus environment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is occasionally exposed to airborne dust from plastics, wood and urethane foam. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.



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 the ability to adjust focus.



College for Creative Studies is a nonprofit institution; it is one of the leading art and design colleges in the world. CCS is ranked by LinkedIn as a top three design school in the US and the best in the Midwest, based on alumni success. 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 13 majors:  Advertising Design, Art Education, Art Practice, Communication Design, Craft and Material Studies, Entertainment Arts, Fashion Accessories Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design, and Transportation Design. It also offers a Master’s degrees in four majors: Color and Materials Design, Interaction Design, Systems Design Thinking, and Transportation Design.  

The College for Creative Studies, a leading college of art and design, represents a community composed of individuals with many perspectives, personal experiences, values, identities and worldviews and we value the diversity this brings to our organization.  CCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

The College for Creative Studies subscribes to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment, admissions and educational practices and strives to provide an environment and workplace free from unlawful harassment or discrimination. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are part of our Core Institutional Values and we encourage applications from all individuals.


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 interest should be submitted to:

CCS website:

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.