Employment at ArtCenter

Model Shop

Tool Crib Worker - part-time

The Tool Crib Worker's responsibilities involve issuing tools and materials (which may include sheet material and foam blocks weighing up to 100 lbs), 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.

This is a part-time position, approximately 16 hours per week during the school term. (Hours are subject to change over term breaks.)

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: Tool Crib Worker - part-time”.


  • Customer service and cashiering experience is key
  • Some experience using basic wood and metal working tools is required
  • Basic computer skills are necessary
  • Experience using large power tools is a plus
  • Effective verbal communication skills and service oriented skills
  • Must be a team player
  • Must have the ability to work evening and weekends

Essential Functions

  • Issuing in and out of tools and materials using web checkout
  • Keeping track of inventory and reordering when needed
  • Retail sales including the use of a cash register and computer
  • Restocking inventory items and ordering supplies as needed
  • 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 (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 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.