Temporary 2D/3D Studio Technician

California College of the Arts

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Reporting to the 3D Studio Operations Manager, the 2D/3D Studio Technician (ST) is responsible for expert support and maintenance of ceramic equipment and materials, which may include loading/unloading kilns, kiln repairs, and glaze mixing facilities. The ST will also provide support in maintaining the Fine Arts Senior Studios and 2D Studio (Painting & Drawing, Illustration, Graphic Design) which may involve classroom prep/cleanup, minor equipment repairs, and studio facility maintenance. The ST will provide training and technical support on an as-needed-basis under the direction of the 3D SOM and configure specialized studio setups as required to support CCA curriculum. Knowledge of health and safety regulations as they apply to materials is required. Demonstrates and upholds best practices in professional studio culture for all users.

This is a full-time, temporary, non-exempt position with an end date of May 31, 2023.


  • CCA considers a full-time work week to be 37.5 hours per week.

  • Work Mode: campus based

  • Temporary position with an anticipated end date of May 31, 2023

  • Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

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Studio Operations - 100%

  • Sets up, troubleshoots, maintains and repairs Ceramic and 2D instructional studio equipment and ensures a well-maintained and safe environment.

  • Ensures that figure model supplies such as clean linen, props, lights, heaters and platforms are available in designated studios; manages model laundry.

  • Provides technical assistance and training to CCA staff, student workers and faculty in managing, maintaining, operating and repairing studio equipment and furnishings.

  • Documents equipment maintenance and repair.

  • Coordinates and communicates with CCA Facilities and exterior vendors such as service technicians when appropriate.

  • Maintains safe working environment and assists 3D SOM in creating and communicating safe procedures for equipment use to CCA staff, students, and faculty.

  • Assists 3D SOM with research and development for evaluation and purchase of new equipment.

  • Assists Student workers and Graduate Studio Assistants to accomplish daily operations and assigned tasks.




  • Must be able to demonstrate the experience and education required to perform duties described.

Technical Knowledge

  • Familiarity with a broad range of physical materials and proficiency in multiple approaches to making will be expected. Knowledge of safety, health issues as they apply to artistic materials and regulations for safety will be needed.

  • Knowledge of and commitment to health and safety as they apply to artistic materials and regulations.

  • Familiarity using a variety of software applications including, Word and Excel. G Suite and Mac/Apple proficiency.

  • Comfort working with hand and power tools and troubleshooting equipment and repairs.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Strong organizational and task management skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a culturally-competent manner within a diverse community.

  • Strong work ethic; ability to work independently and proactively. Must demonstrate competence, reliability, and honesty.

  • Proven success establishing and maintaining positive and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work and commitment to quality of service.

  • Background might include undergraduate degree in art/design/architecture/engineering or equivalent combination of professional experience and familiarity with the academic environment.

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Posted on March 9