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Woodshop Technician and Safety Coordinator

The University of Tampa
Tampa, Florida
Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 13, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Woodshop Technician and Safety Coordinator

The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa invites applicants for the position of Woodshop Technician and Safety Coordinator. This is a 12-month position and will reside in the Department of Art and Design, but will also support similar safety oversight in other CAL departments and will report to the Dean. The ideal candidate would be available to start in January 2023.

The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially based private institution of 9,600 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa's dynamic central business district, which is a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy; with 23 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and 140 countries, and "Top Tier" ranking in U.S. News & World Report.

This position supports faculty, staff, and students providing safety training and services both in and out of the classroom, as well as teaching a half-time load of foundation courses in the Department of Art and Design.


  1. Maintain currency regarding safety regulations and guidelines as they pertain to the Department of Art and Design and the College of Arts and Letters work environment.
  2. Maintain the departments' extensive equipment inventory in the Woodshop and Sculpture studio to insure the proper functioning and safe operations.
  3. Supervise and instruct students in the proper use and safe operation of our equipment inventory in the Woodshop and Sculpture studio.
  4. Coordinate with The University of Tampa's Chemical Safety Officer regarding use and storage of chemicals in the Department of Art and Design.
  5. Keep MSDS files up to date in all of the studios in the Department of Art and Design.
  6. Work closely with our Facilities Department to maintain proper functioning of all relevant safety and ventilation equipment.
  7. Handle the supply inventory for the Woodshop, to include the acquisition and proper storage of all materials and establish and implement an equipment inspection and maintenance schedule.
  8. Maintain currency of shop safety and current government regulations by attending seminars and relevant classes.
  9. Conduct annual safety training for all full-time and part-time faculty in the Department of Art and Design and Department of Film, Animation and New Media.
  10. Assist in responding to accrediting agencies regarding health and safety.
  11. Assist faculty and students with curricular needs in the woodshop; maintaining regular hours in the woodshop and providing demonstrations to courses that require the use of the woodshop.
  12. Oversee individual studio safety policies and procedures for the Department of Art and Design.
  13. Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures and backgrounds.


  1. M.F.A. in a field related to the position.
  2. Familiar with the fundamental functioning, processes, and equipment of a Department of Art and Design.
  3. Strong knowledge of equipment used in Art and Design, including: woodworking, welding, casting, foundry and kilns.
  4. Knowledge of chemical safety regulations, current OSHA/FDEP rules and guidelines.
  5. Knowledge of working with hazardous materials, as they pertain to studio arts environments.
  6. Two years' experience in a shop environment required.
  7. Knowledge of or the ability to learn quickly The University of Tampa software programs such as Workday and Microsoft Office.
  8. Willingness to embrace new technologies and innovative organizational practices.

For more information and to apply please visit our website at
Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional Information
The College of Arts and Letters (CAL) is a place where theory meets practice and expression meets experience. Guided by faculty who are talented artists and distinguished scholars, students come to CAL to study everything from fleeting 140-character tweets to enduring works of classic literature. The College is home to eight collaborative and innovative academic departments: Art and Design, Communication, English and Writing, Film, Animation and New Media, Languages and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy and Religion, and Theatre and Dance.

As a community of scholars and artists, the College of Arts and Letters engages in cutting-edge creative work, technological innovation, critical scholarly practice, and dialogue with diverse communities. Faculty and students across CAL work with emerging technologies in cutting-edge facilities including the stunning new Ferman Center for the Arts, the Bailey Art Studios and FabLAB, the historic Falk Theatre, the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values, and the Cass media production facilities.

The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status or any other non-job-related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity.  The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.

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