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Part-Time Technologist C, Fashion- Jewelry Design

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, New York
$34.81 per hour
Posted Date
Dec 19, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
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Employment Type
Part Time

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), part of the State University of New York and an internationally renowned college of art, design, business and technology with a strong emphasis on liberal arts, invites applications for a Part-Time Technologist C in the Fashion Department.

The Fashion Institute of Technology, a part of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for nearly 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are relevant to today's rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace.

With close ties to industry, FIT draws faculty from the city's art, business, and design elite, and from the rich academic community of the region. The college continually seeks creative faculty members who are passionate about their field and demonstrate exceptional professional capability in the core competencies of instruction design, learning enrichment, globalism, and use of technology, as well as mastery of established and emerging industry practices.


  • Ensure compliance with all health and safety procedures related to equipment and metalworking processes.
  • Maintain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and files in the Jewelry Design studio and Technicians' office.
  • Monitor studios for proper handling, storing and disposing of hazardous material. 
  • Demonstrate proper use of equipment and materials for faculty and students.
  • Ensure equipment is in working order: install, maintain and repair tools, equipment and machinery.
  • Maintain color code, inventory, and monitor a database of all tools and equipment.
  • Respond to faculty requests regarding studio-specific jobs and tasks in a timely fashion.
  • Oversee sign in/out log for students.
  • Conduct routine maintenance of all studio chemicals on a quarterly basis.  
  • Identify problems and report findings to the Dean, Department Chair and Director of Environmental, Health & Safety of equipment needs and concerns.
  • Research and contact vendors regarding studio equipment or supplies at the request of the Department Chair.
  • Assist with the intake of donations, the set-up and takedown of exhibits, trade shows, and other events as necessary.

The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position; other duties may be assigned consistent with the classification of the position.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of professional goldsmith, silversmith and jewelry fabrication experience.
  • Must have a FDNY license for gas, welding, and chemical handling. Or the ability to obtain a license prior to the time of appointment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Highly motivated with good communication and organizational skills.
  • Experience organizing and implementing equipment room procedures and tracking systems.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and communicate instructions, methods, and techniques for proper equipment usage.
  • Must possess and demonstrate excellent customer service skills, tact, resourcefulness and the capacity to work with a diverse constituency.
  • Basic computer skills are required. Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Sheets and Documents; Rhino 3D preferred.

Read Comprehend- Constant; Perform Calculations- Occasional; Communicate- Constant; Reason & Analyze- Frequent; Write- Frequent

The position is on campus, primarily in an office or lab environment- machinery, chemicals, excessive noise.

Sit-Frequent; Stand-Frequent; Bend- Frequent; Walk- Frequent; Climb- Occasional; Pull- Frequent; Push- Occasional; Lift<10- Occasional; Lift 10-20- Occasional; Lift over 50- N/A; Reach- Occasional


Days/Hours: M-F, in person (18 hours per week), some weekends; work schedule subject to change based on needs of the department.

Salary Schedule 91
Hiring Rate: $34.81 per hour

Part-Time Benefits
Employee Holiday and Work Schedule

Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.

Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this position once an offer has been made.


In order to be considered for the position, you must submit the following documents online:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • A list of three references with telephone numbers and email addresses

Returning Applicants - Login to your FITNYC Careers Account to check your submitted application material.

Please note that due to the anticipated volume of applications, we are unable to contact each applicant about his or her application status.

For more information about us, please visit FIT's website at:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals. Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360,

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