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Laboratory Technician - Sculpture/Fine Arts (Part-time)

College of Marin
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 12, 2022

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Laboratory Technician - Sculpture/Fine Arts (Part-time)

Salary: See Position Description
Closing Date:
Job Type: Part-time
Location: Kentfield - In Person, CA


Open Until Filled

This is a part-time, 11 months-per-year position.
All application materials must be received by the Priority Screening Date in order to be considered during the initial screening. Applications received after this date may be considered thereafter at the discretion of the College until the position is filled. This position performs its duties on both the Kentfield and Indian Valley (Novato) campuses, so if not already residing within the Bay Area, the successful candidate must be willing to relocate.

Due to COVID-19 applicants should be prepared that if selected to interview for a position at the College, all interviews will be held remotely.

Diversity Statement
College of Marin strives to embrace diversity in all forms: it strives to be an Inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened and productive environment and demonstrates sensitivity to and respect for a diverse population.

COM serves a county population of approximately 250,000 residents. Based on 2020-2021 academic year credit enrollment data, the diversity of students at the college includes greater representation than the county with regards to enrollment by Hispanic/Latino (30% of enrollment), Asian (7%), Black/African American (3%), and Multi-racial (6%) students.

College of Marin does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, or perception of, race, ethnic group identification, ancestry, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, family and medical care leave, military or veteran status, or prior record of arrest or conviction, and is subject to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Civil Rights Act of 1991, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In accordance with Executive order 11246 (as amended), the College of Marin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The job of Laboratory Technician Class Series (Sculpture/Fine Art) is done for the purpose/s of performing a variety of learning resources activities, as well as technical and clerical work related to the operation of a student sculpture lab.

Essential Functions

  • Supports various learning resource activities in sculpture classroom as directed by sculpture faculty.
  • Directs students working on sculpture assignments for the purpose of guiding and monitoring their activities.
  • Assists individual students in safety procedures and proper use of sculpting equipment (e.g., gas welder, electric welder, plasma cutter, sheer cutter, wood band saw and metal band saw, foundry).
  • Assists individual students in set-up and clean-up of studio tools.
  • Monitors student activities while in sculpture lab for the purpose of monitoring the safety of the students and the equipment.
  • Maintains a variety of records for the purpose of providing and/or conveying information related to sculpture lab.
  • Manages the supply of sculpture materials, tools and personal protective equipment (PPE) by keeping inventories, communicating with sculpture faculty about their needs, monitoring budgets, submitting requisitions, coordinating delivery, and maintaining a well-organized storeroom.
  • Maintains a variety of art lab equipment, materials and/or supplies for the purpose of providing a clean, organized layout and safe work environment.
  • Performs and/or coordinates repair and preventive maintenance on lab equipment for the purpose of ensuring availability of equipment and/or materials.
  • Designs and fabricates equipment and items for the purpose of ensuring availability for classroom use.
  • Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. safe operating procedures for equipment) for the purpose of providing written support and/or conveying information, etc.
  • Supports classroom teachers (e.g. set up lab demonstrations, prepare materials) for the purpose of complementing classroom instruction.
  • Coordinates purchase, documentation, and disposal of hazard materials according to College and department protocols.

Other Functions:
  • Assists with Fine Arts department-wide technical or lab-related issues on an as-needed basis.
  • Acts as liaison between faculty and Maintenance and Operations Department.

Requirements & Desirables

  • Targeted job-related education that meets organization's prerequisite requirements and job-related experience is required; and
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, disabilities and learning styles of community college students and staff.

  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: (Desirable Attributes & Skills)

    SKILLS are required to perform multiple technical tasks with an occasional need to upgrade skills due to changing job conditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; operating equipment used in art lab; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and operating standard office equipment including pertinent software applications. Use of new or additional equipment brought about by new technology shall be incorporated consistent with the level of responsibility and complexity of this job.

    KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats and/or present information before groups; and solve practical problems. Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: use of equipment required in lab; processes required to complete art projects; safety requirements.

    ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and coordinate a significant number of factors in the use of equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others under a variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; and use equipment for a variety of purposes under different conditions that requires an understanding of various methods of operation. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of similar types and/or purposes; and utilize a wide variety of job-related equipment. In working with others, problem solving is required to analyze issues, create plans of action and reach solutions; with data it is limited; and with equipment it is significant. Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; setting priorities; working as part of a team; working with constant interruptions. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, disabilities and learning styles of community college students and staff.


    Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
  • In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Criminal Justice/Fingerprint Clearance.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Status: All employees new to the District who access campuses or other District facilities, and/or participate in off-site work in-person for the District, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, prior to employment unless approved as exempt due to verified medical or religious reasons (as defined in federal or state laws and regulations).
  • California Education Code, Section 87408.6 requires persons employed by a community college in an academic or classified position to submit to a TB risk assessment developed by CDPH and CTCA and, if risk factors are present, an examination to determine that he or she is free of infectious TB; initially upon hire and every four years thereafter.
  • DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS: All Marin Community College District (MCCD) employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the MCCD requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. For more information, please see the MCCD Emergency Operations Plan.
  • Candidates applying for positions with the Marin Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.

    The following documents must be attached to your application in order to render it complete. Use the Attachment Type indicated in parentheses when making your attachments.
    1. Cover Letter (cover letter)
    2. Resume (resume)
    3. STATEMENT: Please provide a response to the following prompt (one page maximum): College of Marin's commitment to educational excellence is rooted in providing equitable opportunities and fostering success for all members of our diverse community. Practices and outcomes related to diversity and inclusion are vital measures of institutional excellence. Please define equity and describe how you would support College of Marin's efforts to provide equitable opportunities for all our students.

    Supplemental & Salary Information

    The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions requires the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; significant stooping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling; significant reaching, handling, fingering and/or feeling. Generally, the job requires 15% sitting, 40% walking and 45% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations, some hazardous conditions (e.g. mechanical, cuts, burns, infectious disease, high decibel noise, etc.), and in varying atmospheric conditions.

    FLSA Status: Non-exempt
    Salary Range: CSEA 115
    Starting Salary Range: $29.31 - $32.31 per hour (Step 1 to 3). Normal entering step is Step 1.

    Please refer to our Human Resources web site for salary schedules.

    Campus: Kentfield
    Full-time Equivalent: .64 - Part-time
    Months per Year: 11
    Work Days/Hours:
    24 hours/week
    Tues/Thurs: 3pm - 9pm
    Fri: 9am - 5pm
    Sat: 9am - 1pm

    Employees in classifications represented by the California School Employees' Association (CSEA) Chapter 196 and are required to comply fully with the CSEA/Marin Community College District (MCCD) Collective Bargaining Agreement. General information regarding rights and responsibilities under the Agreement can be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreements section of our Human Resources site. CSEA employees are also members of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), to which the member contributes up to 8% their reportable compensation on a monthly basis.

    Applications must include the documents listed in the Required Documents section to be rendered complete; incomplete applications will not be accepted. Screening will begin after the priority screening date. Applicants selected to interview will be contacted to schedule an interview appointment with the screening committee; however, applicants will be notified of their status, either way, following the screening. Candidates forwarded by the committee following the first interview may be invited for a second interview. Regrettably, College of Marin is not able to offer reimbursement for travel to interviews at this time.

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