• Technologist, Furniture Studio

  • Job Description

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    Employee Group: Support Staff

    Faculty/Department:Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design
    Campus: Trafalgar  (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus
    Reference Number: 18/S/35
    Payband: J
    Hourly Range: $36.42-$42.22
    Hours/Week: 37.5
    Hours:8:30-5:00 pm
    Application Deadline: Open until filled

    Application Details: Position reposted to attain further applications

    Reporting to the Associate Dean of Material Arts and Design, the incumbent is responsible for managing operational aspects of the Furniture Studio in the Bachelor of Craft and Design program, including facility and equipment upkeep, maintaining an inventory of supplies, and managing the sale of relevant supplies to students. The Technologist promotes student success by providing technical assistance and equipment demonstrations to students as appropriate, related to their curriculum. The incumbent also helps to support the professional programs by liaising with suppliers and industry representatives, and helping faculty with technical assistance in the delivery of curriculum as required.



    Specific Responsibilities Include:


    • Ensuring working order of studio facilities and equipment to maintain a quality teaching environment by making regular inspections, discussing concerns with faculty and making recommendations for future needs;
    • Establishing and maintaining inventory of studio furniture, equipment and accessories;
    • Maintaining and updating MSDS binders and related labeling of containers
    • Demonstrating technical equipment and monitoring proper health and safety related studio practices;
    • Providing technical advice and demonstrating various fabrication techniques related to the Furniture curriculum;
    • Liaising with School Administrators with respect to monitoring budgets and creating purchase requisitions;
    • Ordering program supplies; managing the sale of relevant supplies to students; and determining and authorizing repairs to furniture and equipment;
    • Liaising with Facilities Management with respect to studio upgrades, installation of new equipment, HVAC, electrical and pneumatic systems;
    • Assisting in the hiring, scheduling and overseeing of part-time work-study students;
    • Assigning work to students and ensuring work is completed satisfactorily and in a timely manner;
    • Providing support in the preparation of public displays;
    • Liaising with colleagues in the organization of annual student events (e.g. Arts Open House, student exhibitions);
    • Liaising with external craft and design community, as appropriate;
    • Other related duties as assigned.




    The successful incumbent will possess a 3 year diploma or degree in Visual Arts, Craft and Design, Furniture Design, Industrial Design or a related field of study along with a minimum of 5 years related professional work experience acquired in a Furniture design and fabrication studio or related industry. Experience with programming and operating a CNC router and all standard woodworking equipment is essential. Experience with digital drawing and modelling software (AutoCad, Solidworks, Fusion 360 or equivalent) is an asset, The successful candidate must possess strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills and work well in a student-centred environment. The incumbent must demonstrate solid customer service skills and initiative, as well as the ability to effectively solve problems, work under pressure and make sound judgements independently. Knowledge of proper health and safety related practices in order to maintain studio safety standards is also required.


    Please apply online: https://careers-sheridancollege.icims.com


    Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


    Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.


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