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Instructional Specialist, Visual Arts

Lane Community College
Job Location:
Eugene, Oregon
Arts and Museum Administration

Position Purpose

Responsible for providing specialized instructional support to Visual Arts classes and spaces, providing instructional assistance and tutoring to students, as well as maintenance and organization of Visual Arts facilities or other assigned areas, under the supervision of the division dean, and in collaboration with department faculty and project coordinator.

Essential Functions

    • Coordinate scheduling of open lab and studio assistance, train and supervise Work Study students, and provide year-round course support to enable summer courses in Visual Arts. 
    • As instructor support, the Specialist prepares materials, equipment and supplies for classes, instructional activities or labs as needed; follows appropriate procedures for use and for safe handling of equipment and materials; supervises students in the use of equipment and materials; obtains, prepares and maintains supplies, materials and equipment; serves as community liaison for donations of equipment and materials.
    • Works closely with faculty to determine instructor needs; provides students with instructional assistance and tutoring.
    • Supports interdepartmental maintenance and repair of equipment and training aids; orders supplies and materials; keeps inventory records of supplies, equipment and materials.
    • Communicate directions to students and visitors, including studio policies and general assistance, ensuring safe studio practices are maintained.
    • Reports safety issues to faculty and Public Safety.
    • Coordinate work schedule and activities with other instructional specialists.
    • Schedule hours and activities of student workers and volunteers as appropriate and necessary.
    • Coordinate scheduling of the critique space in collaboration with faculty and instructional specialists.
    • Maintain security of studios, opening and locking as deemed necessary for open studios and course schedules.
    • Maintain studios and equipment, including but not limited to cleaning, powering on and off, supplies, minor repairs, etc.
    • Manage digital records of SDS for hazardous chemical inventory.
    • Work with faculty to coordinate supervised open studio scheduling in the facilities.
    • Problem solve and manage sensitive information with appropriate awareness of FERPA standards; maintain confidentiality and sensitivity to the privacy needs of students.
    • Installing and uninstalling artwork using proper art handling techniques
    • Handle, load, secure, and transport artwork as needed
    • Arrange displays and lighting within college galleries at the direction of the gallery director
    • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Contemporary two-dimensional and three-dimensional methods, materials and equipment; strong organizational skills, reliability, flexibility in working with change; knowledge of and skill in the operation of office and lab equipment.

Ability to:
  • Learn terminology related to area of assignment
  • Provide positive reinforcement and encourage students
  • Work effectively with faculty in implementing curriculum and lab activities
  • Prepare written materials as directed
  • Maintain and update digital media for outreach and promotion
  • Communicate orally and in writing; maintain a patient, caring and respectful attitude with students
  • Work with persons with a wide range of abilities; use active listening techniques; communicate information to students from varied ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds; work with instructors to identify instructional program needs
  • Work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Assist students in analyzing and diagnosing student challenges.
  • Ability to give workshops on digital media, studio equipment (including 3D printer, laser cutter, CNC Machine, etc.)
  • Ability to order and maintain necessary materials, supplies and equipment; arrange for necessary repairs
  • Learn College programs, policies and information sources; work independently; keep the learning environment neat and orderly
  • Provide support to employees working to meet accreditation standards through evaluation and assessment of student outcomes.
Required Education
Two (2) years of post-secondary education or training with course work in 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional studio techniques

Required Experience

Two (2) years of general office and/or 2D and 3D studio art production experience with substantial public contact, or teacher's aide experience is required.

Equivalency Statement

An equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered for meeting qualifications. Applications are responsible to show how their personal training and experience would qualify them for the position.

Preferred Education

BA or higher in Studio Arts

Preferred Experience

    • Experience with contemporary studio methods, materials, and equipment.
    • Experience with Community College studios and curriculum.
    • Experience with digital imaging and media (Photoshop, Illustrator, Blender, SketchUp, CAD, VCarve Pro, etc.)
    • Experience with 3D digital I/O devices (3D printers, 3D scanners, CNC machine, Glowforge, etc.)
    • Tutoring students in the Visual Arts.
Equity and Inclusion
  • Demonstrate Lane's core value of social justice by ensuring equity and inclusion skills such as respect, inclusiveness, reflecting, valuing of cultural and personal differences, are the basis of employee and student interpersonal communications and relationships, and are applied to all position responsibilities.
  • Duties are carried out respectfully, inclusively, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, social class, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, nationality, age, language, origin or employment status.
  • Must demonstrate an active concern for meeting the needs of students, staff, and the public.
  • Actively assist with ADA compliance in conjunction with Lane Community College's Human Resources and Disability Resources departments; support appropriate access for persons with disabilities to facilitate student and staff success; mentor and role-model cultural competency for persons with disabilities.

Physical Demands/Working Environment

Requires ability to lift up to 75 pounds as required by the position, use power hand tools, obtain forklift certification, and perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Work safely near hazardous equipment. Have the ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.

Applicant Instructions
    • Incomplete applications will not be considered. 
    • All fields in the application must be completed, including employment dates, work hours, and detailed job duties.
    • Resume / Curriculum Vitae may not take the place of any section in the application. 
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