Under direction, to facilitate instruction in assigned department by serving as a visible model of proper safety procedures, and by preparing or supervising the preparation of demonstration materials, and the distribution and control of study materials, tools, and equipment; and to do related work as required, including maintenance and repair.


  1. Is responsible for supplies and maintenance of equipment used for instructional purposes in sculpture, metalsmithing, and three-dimensional design.
  2. Prepares materials, helps students prepare and handle materials and check out tools.  Prepares instructional materials for lab demonstration.
  3. Receives, issues, stores and cares for equipment, materials and chemicals; maintains inventory records on equipment, supplies and other materials.
  4. Supervises students in proper and safe equipment usage.
  5. Initiates and processes requisitions for obtaining replacement of equipment and supplies as needed.
  6. Keeps records, duplicates materials or performs other clerical duties related to the operation of the lab.
  7. Operates, uses and may repair or adjust a variety of equipment such as small tool motors, vacuum pumps, acetylene torch systems, hand and power tools, and electric kilns.
  8. Maintains or supervises the maintenance of the supplies area and lab rooms in clean and orderly condition; maintains security of stock, labs and equipment.
  9. Does work involving heat-forming techniques, construction with wood and metal and metal casting as used in a fine arts environment.  Also does mechanical work to perform periodic minor maintenance, repair and adjustment of equipment; performs miscellaneous troubleshooting on equipment.
  10. Designs and constructs installation of new equipment.
  11. At the request of an appropriate faculty member, shall perform a variety of unscheduled duties normally and traditionally performed by a Department Laboratory Technician I - Art.
  12. Picks up emergency supplies and transports equipment for repair.  May need to lift 50 pounds of weight and carry 25 pounds.


Education and Experience:  An AA degree or any combination equivalent to completion of the AA degree in a field appropriate to this assignment.

Knowledge and Abilities:  Knowledge of laboratory equipment, materials, supplies, processes, and safety procedures appropriate to the sculpture and metalsmithing areas; knowledge of elementary stock control methods. Ability to organize workload so that laboratory materials are available and set up at appropriate times; keep records and carry out complex oral and written instructions; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students and instructors; to work well with minority students; to modify and devise equipment and instruments; to troubleshoot and do minor repairs on devices found in the studios.

Work Schedule (Subject to Change):  Monday through Friday (some evenings) - 24 hours to be arranged


Seeing to inspect written documents, communicate with District staff, sitting for extended periods of time, bending, kneeling and reaching to retrieve and file records, and dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a keyboard and other office equipment.  A pre-employment physical examination is required.  Cost of physical will be paid by the Pasadena Area Community College District.


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