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Art Laboratory Assistant

Oakton College
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 25, 2024

About Oakton College :

For 50 years, Oakton College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.

We offer:

Hybrid Work Schedules
Continuing Education
Great Benefits
Paid Winter Break
FRIDAYS OFF during the Summer

Job Description:

Basic Function and Responsibility:

Under general supervision, coordinate the operational activities of the art laboratory facilities in support of the art classes, art programs and faculty.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare needed materials for demonstrations and general student use in classes including preparation of clays and glazes, for ceramic classes, and supplies for painting, drawing, and design classes.
  • Prepare, load, fire, and unload gas, electric, raku, and pit-fired ceramic kilns.
  • Supervise the operations and maintain inventory of supplies, tools, equipment repair parts as needed and install new equipment and develop procedures as necessary; for labs at both the campuses.
  • Serve as the resource person to students and faculty utilizing the lab facilities.
  • Manage the budget for the Art department, including record-keeping, balancing the budget, ordering materials, supplies, and equipment.
  • Recruit, hire, train and supervise student employees.
  • Supervise lab for safe and proper use of tools and equipment.
  • Supervise the selection, hiring, scheduling, and payment of art models.
  • Maintain and set up art lab computer equipment, including software, and assist students in using the computers as required.
  • Assist in special projects and coordinate special exhibits at both on-campus and off-campus venues.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Working Conditions:
  • An Associate's degree in Art or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary. Bachelor's degree in Art is preferred.
  • Experience working with a variety of materials and equipment, especially gas and electric ceramics kilns, is required.
  • One year of shop experience with hand and free-standing power tools is desirable.
  • One year art studio lab assistant experience or equivalent is required.
  • General office environment. Little or no exposure to adverse working conditions.

Additional Information:

Supervision Received:

Administrative supervision is received from the Division Dean and/or a designated faculty member.

Supervision Exercised:

Functional supervision is exercised over student employees.

HOURS: Monday - Friday - 9:00 am - 5:30 pm hours may vary due to the needs of the College

Salary: $46,789

Based on the needs of the college and with Administrator approval, some positions at the college may have hybrid schedule options available after 30 working days.

Oakton is accessible by public transportation.

Application Instructions:

For further details, visit our website at and select the Employment link to view Employment Opportunities.

Please be sure to have a current resume, cover letter, and list of, at least, three (3) professional references with contact information prepared to submit with your application.

Oakton College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.


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