Employment at ArtCenter

Model Shop

Cashier / Tool Crib Worker

The Cashier / Tool Crib Worker is stationed in the model shop and their responsibilities involve issuing tools and materials and fielding questions from students on materials and procedures while guiding them on the safe use of shop tools. These tasks are often carried out simultaneously, so the ability to multitask is necessary. This also requires the capacity to maintain an even tempered disposition and remain calm under pressure while helping students toward the completion of their projects. Tool crib workers assist each other and team-lift heavy items such as foam blocks that may weigh up to 100 lbs.

This is a full-time position, 35 hours per week. Scheduled hours are Tuesday – Friday, 2pm–10pm; and Saturday, 10am–6pm. (Hours are subject to change depending on department needs.)

Reports to: Model Shop Manager

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Job posted 12/19/2017. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Qualified applicants should send cover letter with resume and employment application to HR@artcenter.edu and reference “Tool Crib full-time” in the subject line.

Applicants responding to posted job openings are asked to include a completed employment application with the application materials listed in the job posting.

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  • Customer service and cashiering experience is key
  • Some experience using basic wood and metal working tools is required
  • Basic computer skills are necessary
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills necessary for customer service, including the patience and understanding required to work with students on a daily basis
  • Must be a team player
  • A self-starter with good multi-tasking skills; highly organized, able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff with varying degrees of skills and backgrounds
  • Available to work weeknights and some weekends

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using large power tools is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree or technical degree from a recognized trade school, or equivalent experience
  • Prior experience in higher education

Essential Functions

Tool Checkout — 65%

  • Issuing in and out of tools and materials using web checkout
  • Retail sales including the use of a cash register and computer

Inventory — 25%

  • Keeping track of inventory and reordering when needed
  • Restocking inventory items and ordering supplies as needed

Shop Safety — 10%

  • Maintaining a safe work environment throughout the department

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, shop equipment 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 (50 pounds, 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.

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.