Employment at ArtCenter

Model Shop

Shop Instructor - on-call, part-time

The Shop Instructor works directly with students, faculty, and other shop instructors to ensure that all safety and dress codes are met and in accordance with established Art Center Shop policies. Responsibilities include providing a safe working environment for the students while helping them to use the machinery and tools within the shop; completing work orders from faculty, students, and staff; and assisting counter sales and tool check-in/out when necessary. This is an on-call position, and hours can range from 6 – 20 per week during the school term.

Reports to: Model Shop Manager

FLSA status: Non-exempt

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should email their cover letter with resume and employment application to hr@artcenter.edu with the subject line “Model Shop: Shop Instructor - on-call, part-time”.


  • Basic woodworking, metal working skills, and some experience as a fabricator is required
  • Experience with casting, plastic forming, silicones, fiberglass, plaster and any welding experience is a strong attribute
  • Responsibilities are often carried out simultaneously, so the ability to multitask is necessary
  • This is an active atmosphere that requires the capacity to maintain a pleasant disposition with an ability to remain calm under pressure while helping students toward the completion of their projects
  • Must be a team player, self-starter, and able to complete assigned tasks in a timely manner

Essential Functions

Shop Safety — 45%

  • Ensure that safety and dress codes are carried out in accordance with Shop policies
  • Work with faculty to provide safety demos to student classes

Equipment — 45%

  • Help field questions from students on materials and procedures while guiding them safely on the use of all Model Shop tools
  • Must be able to effectively operate a variety of wood and metalworking machines in the shop

Other — 10%

  • Other related duties, as may be assigned

Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a shop setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time using shop equipment including computers, viewing computer monitors, hand tools, saws, power tools etc.; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is exposure to loud noises, chemicals, fumes, dust and heat.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an shop setting; to stand or walk for prolonged periods of time; including, bending, kneeling, crouching, reaching, squatting, and twisting; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight (up to 50 or team-lift up to 100 pounds); to operate office and shop equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.

Job posting updated June 2017

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.