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Job ID: 222226

San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

Date Posted Sep. 26, 2023
University San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
San Jose, CA, United States
Department Art
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory


San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

Close/First Review Date: 06/04/2023

Campus Location: Evergreen Valley College

Position Description:

The Instructional Laboratory Technician IV, Art reports to the Division Dean of Social Science, Humanities, Arts and Physical Education and Athletics located at Evergreen Valley College. The work schedule is 10 months per year; 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This position is represented by CSEA (California School Employees Association), Chapter 363.


Under the general supervision of a Dean or assigned administrator, the Instructional Laboratory Technician IV - Art coordinates, maintains, prepares, directs and plans Art laboratory services and activities in conjunction with established curriculum; orders, assembles, and obtains necessary supplies and equipment; and provides various technical assistance related to the operation of laboratory facilities in the Art Department, including the 3D/Sculpture Lab, Small Metal Arts Lab, Painting and Drawing Labs, Digital Labs, and/or Art Gallery as assigned.


General supervision or direction is provided by academic management or supervisory personnel. Instructional personnel may provide technical and functional direction. Responsibilities may include providing training, technical and functional direction to, and reviewing the work of other instructional laboratory technicians, temporary hourly personnel or student assistants.


1. Perform a variety of coordination, preparation and planning in the operation of Art laboratory facilities supporting instruction.

2. Confer with instructors to determine laboratory needs and anticipated activities; support instructors for the purpose of complementing classroom instruction.

3. Provide one-on-one or small group instructional support to students using specialized equipment and other hand tools, power equipment and materials in the labs. Assist students through facets of fabrication, craftsmanship and problem solving. Assist faculty in open lab hours during normal operating hours.

4. Provide a variety of resources including technologies for students in addition to verbal assistance such as handbooks, instructional signage, diagrams, computer-assisted instruction and video/audio instruction.

5. Utilize proper safety precautions and procedures in handling all types of laboratory materials, chemicals, gases, power supplies, hazardous waste and general laboratory equipment.

6. Schedule and prepare laboratory facilities for anticipated, demonstrations, exercises, and other activities.

7. Order, procure, receive and issue materials, chemicals, tools, and equipment maintaining proper procedures and controls.

8. Meet with vendors and suppliers as necessary; prepare purchase requisitions.

9. Maintain inventory of sculpture materials, tools and equipment; maintain organized storerooms and labs; assemble custom shelves, racks, and tool caddies needed for art display and storage.

10. Provide or arrange for the maintenance, testing and calibration of art laboratory equipment and request for repairs as necessary.
11. Obtain and maintain Material Safety Data Sheets.

12. Provide and assign materials, tools and equipment to students in accordance with established
controls and procedures.

13. Provide technical guidance, assistance, and training to laboratory personnel in technical procedures and equipment usage.

14. Provide orientation to students and faculty on laboratory equipment, facilities, procedures and safe practices.

15. Coordinate, maintain and update laboratory budget and provide information as to items to be requested in future budgets.

16. Recommend measures to improve laboratory procedures and use of the equipment.

17. Perform other duties reasonably related to this classification.


Knowledge of:

1. Principles including analytical techniques, practices, materials, equipment, and tools used in art laboratories as assigned.

2. Principles and procedures used in inventory control, procurement, budgeting and supplies issuance.

3. Planning, organizing, and scheduling techniques necessary to efficiently operate a large laboratory facility.

4. Record keeping, statistical calculation methods and laboratory inventories.

5. Proper safety precautions and procedures utilized in handling all types of laboratory hazardous waste and dangerous chemicals.

6. Modern office practices and procedures including the use of Word and Excel.

Skills and Ability to:

1. Apply language skills to read, analyze, interpret and follow laboratory manuals, periodicals, reference manuals, technical procedures and governmental regulations.

2. Set up and operate new equipment for labs when acquired.

3. Write reports, business correspondence, and standard operation manuals.

4. Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of faculty and students.

5. Apply mathematical skills to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions, percentages, concentrations, dilutions and volume.

6. Utilize reasoning skills to solve practical problems.

7. Understand technical manuals, instructions, diagrams and other technical information related to the lab equipment and functionality of the lab workspaces.

8. Effectively communicate and interact with persons of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

9. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contracted during the course of work.

10. Monitor expenditures and identify budgetary problems or needs.

11. Lift and move up to 50 pounds.

Required Qualifications:

1. An Associate degree from an accredited college or technical school with two semester majors sequence in college level Art such as Sculpture, Furniture Design or Industrial Design, etc.
2. Three years of related work experience and/or training.

Desired Qualifications:
1. Bilingual abilities, desirable.

Districts Diversity Requirements

  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.
  • Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the Districts hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so. 

Salary Range:
$31.69 - $38.63 Hourly Salary (Range 86: Classified Salary Schedule Fiscal Year 2022-2023). Starting placement is generally at Step 1.

Excellent fringe benefit package includes a pension, medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Classified employees also receive vacation, 12 sick leave days and 20 paid holidays.

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About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the Districts emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.

The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse group of managers, supervisors and confidential staff consisting of 29 % Hispanic/Latino, 13% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 23% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

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