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Instructional Support Tech III - (Part Time) - SE Ceramics Studio

Portland Community College
Portland, Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 21, 2024
Instructional Support Tech III - (Part Time) - SE Ceramics Studio

Requisition ID


SEC-Southeast Campus

Employment Type
Classified-Part Time

Best Consideration Date
Apply Immediately; This position will close once sufficient qualified applications have been received.

Position Summary

PCC’s Community Education Department (CED) seeks a part-time Instructional Support Technician III to oversee our Southeast ceramics studio. The CED non-credit ceramics program is beloved, long-standing and well maintained. We serve 127 students each term. This position will work with a dedicated team of staff and passionate instructors to ensure the successful day-to-day operations of the studio. There may be the possibility of also teaching non-credit classes in the future.

Typical responsibilities include:
  • Supervising non-instructional open studio hours
  • Maintaining glaze and clay inventory, tools and supplies
  • Monitoring supply budget and expenses
  • Light repair and coordinating with vendors as needed
  • Communicating in person and via phone and email with Community Education staff and other college departments
  • Assisting with studio protocol development and training/adherence to protocols
  • Developing a firing schedule and communicating it to students and instructors
  • Processing of ceramic work, including firing gas, electric and raku kilns
  • Mixing glazes and maintaining sufficient quantities and options
  • Responsible for studio cleanliness oversight; maintaining day-to-day operations
  • Developing reference materials and teaching supplies
  • Development and communication of studio safety protocols to instructors and students
See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.
  • Must show demonstrated ability and knowledge in all aspects of ceramics including technical skills, equipment, tools and maintenance of equipment.
  • Gas and electric kiln experience
  • Experience mixing glazes
  • Organization and an eye for detail
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to resolve conflict calmly and diplomatically
  • Ability to bend over at waist to unload ceramic pieces from kiln; requires standing for long periods of time and repetitive movements
Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).
  • High school diploma or equivalent and two years of post-secondary education in a specific technical discipline appropriate to the instructional support.
  • Two years of experience supporting laboratory activities in the technical area are required; relevant experience may substitute for the post-secondary education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
  • Must have proven communications skills adequate to assist students in understanding the work they are to perform and ability to lead others.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous ceramic studio technician experience
  • Ceramics teaching experience
  • Raku kiln experience

Position Grade

Starting Salary Expectations
The first two steps of the range are: $23.28 /hr to $23.98/hr. Higher salary placement may be available based on qualifications, experience and internal equity.

Position Grade Salary Range
$23.28 to $37.36 Hourly Wage


PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for yourself, domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age. Partial tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions (full-time employees only).

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)
  • Starts at 8 hours of vacation leave per month (additional vacation hours with years of service)
  • 8 hours of sick leave per month
  • 24 hours of additional personal leave days per year
  • 12 Paid holidays
View a complete list of PCC benefits .

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Work pressure, disturbances of work flow and/or irregularities in work schedule are expected and occur on an intermittent basis. Changes in the performance environment require occasional upgrading of skills. Working conditions may be somewhat disagreeable requiring occasional exposure to safety hazards, noise and temperature extremes. Some learned physical skills are required. Physical effort such as frequent standing, walking and lifting; guiding and/or carrying of lightweight materials or equipment; occasional periods of sustained effort.

Background Check Required

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:
  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA
Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

Please note that Portland Community College is not currently able to provide visa (e.g. H1-B Visa) sponsorship for potential employees.

Notice of the Availability of the Annual Security Report:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), you may view Portland Community College’s (PCC) most recent Annual Security Report (ASR) on the Department of Public Safety website. The ASR contains current security and safety-related policy disclosure statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information and resources, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains crime statistics for Clery Act crimes which occurred on PCC properties for the last three calendar years. Paper copies of the ASR are available upon request at all Department of Public Safety offices.

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