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 Materials Assistant in the
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.
- Maintain the machinery in classrooms and labs- daily, weekly
- Provide guidance and instruction to students/faculty in the
proper and safe use of equipment.
- Repair and maintain Fashion Design's industrial sewing
machines, irons and dress forms.
- Replace needles and thread machines when needed.
- Assist students in labs and classrooms with threading, jams in
machines, dress form issues and iron issues.
- Create and coordinate technician / mechanic schedules.
- Change oil in sewing machines at the end of each semester.
- Blow out all machines at the end of each semester (inside motor
and inside machines).
- Work with the Department and Chair on inventory needs.
- Assess conditions of dress forms for maintenance and
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
- High school diploma or equivalent required.
- Minimum of four (4) years of professional, mechanic and
industry related experience.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Reasonable fluency with machinery.
- Must demonstrate hand skills and practical fluency with sewing
machines and irons. This position requires a strong initiative and
the ability to follow through, oversee and complete projects.
Read Comprehend- Frequent; Perform Calculations- N/A; Communicate
Orally- Frequent; Reason & Analyze- Frequent; Write-
The position is on campus, primarily in an office or lab
Sit-Frequent; Stand-Frequent; Bend- Frequent; Walk- Frequent;
Climb- Frequent; Pull- Occasional; Push- Occasional; Lift<10-
Occasional; Lift 10-20- Occasional; Lift over 50- Occasional;
The UCE-FIT Collective Bargaining Agreement
(CBA) dictates the compensation, benefits, and
conditions of employment. Starting Salary: $60,685
per year with step increments
per Salary Schedule 92, after one year of service and
(See CBA, page 76)
Employee Holiday and Work Schedule
Remote Work Policy Program
Days/Hours: M-F, 9am-5pm, in person; work schedule subject to
change based on needs of the department.
Review of applications will begin immediately until the position
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:
- Cover letter
- Unofficial Transcript
- A list of three references with telephone numbers and email
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
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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.