Alfred University Woodshop Technician in New York

Alfred University seeks a Woodshop Technician to oversee the School of Art and Design's woodworking facilities, including the installation, maintenance and repair of woodshop equipment and ensuring the safe operation of the facility. The Woodshop Technician is an expert in all aspects of woodworking and the safe use of materials and safe operation of equipment. The individual in this position will develop and implement safe-use policies and procedures for woodshop access and use and will provide technical and safety instruction, including safety training for all students using the woodshop.

The Technician develops and supervises a schedule of weekly "open shop" hours and training sessions each semester and during the Summer session. Incumbent will supervise part-time woodshop assistants and, as needed, will recruit, train, and supervise student work-study positions. Along with other woodshop technical staff, the Woodshop Technician will preside over weekly open shop hours, provide assistance to shop patrons, and enforce proper and safe usage of equipment and facility.

The Woodshop Technician is responsible for maintaining currency with new developments in equipment and the field and regularly recommending updates to the woodshop facility and use to the Division and the School.

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required. Bachelor of Fine Arts degree preferred.

Applicant must have demonstrable experience, proficiency, and technical knowledge with a wide variety of woodworking equipment and woodshop operation, maintenance, and health and safety requirements as well as knowledge of safety standards and safe studio operations. Ability to troubleshoot woodworking equipment. Ability to design and build woodworking specific furniture, fixture, and jigs as necessary to support the shop. Ability to independently learn new skills and technical information. Knowledge of woodworking processes in a studio art context preferred. Organizational, managerial, and art studio operation experience preferred.

Must be self-motivated, well organized, and able to work with a wide range of people (faculty, students, staff) with a variety of skill levels. Must be familiar with and update knowledge of health and safety standards. Must be adaptable and able to work both independently and collaboratively with others.

Send cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, one of which is a previous supervisor, to Alfred University, Human Resources, One Saxon Drive, Alfred NY 14802; or email Review of candidates will continue until position is filled.

Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.