Jewellery Technician
NSCAD University
Halifax, NS, CA
6d ago

The Jewellery Technician is responsible for overseeing and coordinating operations of a limited access jewellery studio including maintenance, organization and supervision.

The responsibilities include administering the studio's operating budget, purchasing supplies, tools, and equipment, setting up repairing, and / or coordinating repair of studio equipment, and assisting in digital research and fabrication.

Priorities to safely and effectively support curriculum are developed in consultation with jewellery faculty.ResponsibilitiesEnsures the good working order of all equipment by maintaining the jewellery equipment, hand tools, and teaching aids (includes inspecting, lubricating, adjusting, repairing, cleaning, ordering parts and supplies for, and replacing when required).

  • Plans and implements a preventative maintenance schedule.Carries out health and safety orientation for those working in the studio and enforces established health and safety policies / practices;
  • ensures safe work habits and maintains equipment for safe use.Cleans Studio on a daily basis : washes counter areas, sinks, returns tools to proper places and cleans up acid spills.

    Upon request, and in consultation with Jewellery Faculty, prepares materials or equipment for specific course requirements.

    Oversees, processes, and collects payment for some course related student works such as electro-plating, electroforming, 3D printing, castings etc.

    Maintains inventory by assessing supply and future demand for studio materials and makes appropriate purchases.Keeps accounting records for all purchases and budgets for future expenditures and needs.

  • Assists students, faculty, and staff in using equipment and facilities; demonstrates usage of equipment and studio; provides technical assistance and advice regarding projects &
  • appropriate equipment to use or buy.Maintains the online presence of the studio including departmental learning management page, social media, digital tool library and evolving digital resources supporting online engagement with the department.

    Administer established health and safety policies / practices; promotes safe work habits and maintain equipment for safe use.

    QualificationsA Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration of studies in metal (jewellery) combined with three or four years of experience in metal (jewellery) and jewellery making is required (an equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered).

    Technical proficiency in jewellery and hollowware processes and techniques are required. The Technician must be completely familiar with the maintenance and use of jewellery manufacturing machinery.

    Experience working in a post-secondary educational environment is an asset. Knowledge of 3D printing, laser cutting and the software, (Rhino 3D, Adobe), to support these processes is considered an asset.

    Very good interpersonal skills and time management are considered an asset. Ability to work in a noisy environment with frequent interruptions is an asset.

    Knowledge regarding health and safety issues, and the ability to integrate evolving health and safety protocols are required.

    SkillsMaterials, SafetyArrayAbout NSCAD UniversityNSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design) is one of Canada's oldest independent cultural institutions and regarded as a principal center for education and research in visual culture in North America.

    NSCAD University offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in fine and media arts, craft, design, art history, art education and critical studies, as well as an ambitious array of Extended Studies courses.

    NSCAD University alumni are among the world's most highly regarded artists, gallery directors, designers, curators and art educators.

    Other InformationAPPLICATION PROCESSApplications should be sent via the CareerBeacon website. Applications should include a cover letter and detailed CV.

    Deadline for applications : The University will begin considering applicants on July 4th, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

    We appreciate all applicants, however only those selected to move forward in the competition will be contacted. This position is being advertised internally and externally concurrently.

  • Bargaining unit employees for FUNSCAD Unit II are given first consideration.All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply;
  • however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority in this search. NSCAD university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, persons with a disability, women, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

  • Please note that this is a sessional appointment and the approximate hours of work are listed below.​​​
  • 8203;​​35 hours per week (9 months), approximately August 15 - May 15, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 25 hours per week (3 Months), approximately May 15- August 15), Monday to Friday, as assigned.

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