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Job (Calgary): Woodshop Technician – Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD)

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Job (Calgary): Woodshop Technician – Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD)

ACAD-logoThe Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) is committed to an academic studio-based education for students in fine art, design, craft and digital media. The result is a rigorous studio program, which produces critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and artists with well-defined practices. ACAD is a leading centre for education and research; a catalyst for creative inquiry and cultural development. We engage the world and create possibilities.

Calgary, the cultural capital of Canada for 2012, is situated at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. ACAD, an integral part of Canada, Alberta and Calgary’s cultural community, offers four year bachelor’s programs and is developing our first graduate program. The College is developing an exciting long term vision that reaffirms its educational mission within an arts and cultural context where design and creativity are keys to the cultural prosperity agenda.

The Alberta College of Art + Design welcomes applications for the following regular part-time (recurring) position:

Woodshop Technician 1415-JL-AP-04

Reporting to the Associate Vice-president Academic + Instructional Affairs, the Woodshop Technician conducts demonstrations and training sessions in support of studio classes at the College, and provides individual assistance and advice to students, with respect to all aspects of art + design production relative to the Woodshop. Monitors and oversees Woodshop facilities, equipment, and supplies and materials disposal, with particular focus upon health and safety matters. Monitors components of area operating and capital budgets, and provides direction and general supervision to student monitors employed within the Woodshop.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

– Conducts demonstrations and orientations for studio classes, instructors, and approved staff, provides individual assistance and advice to students, with respect to the safe operation, care and handling of tools and equipment employed in the Woodshop area.

– Conducts training sessions for studio classes in the Woodshop, and provides individual assistance and advice to students

– Provides direction and general supervision to student monitors, inclusive of recruitment, training (including health and safety), and scheduling.

– Performs routine and preventative maintenance servicing for Woodshop equipment inventory, and arranges for major repairs or equipment replacement.

– Prepares equipment, materials and supplies for workshop use as required, builds stretcher forms, cuts wood supplies for Bookstore sales and supports in the preparation of student work.

– Designs and constructs tools and fixtures for general Woodshop use and/or specific project application (such as jigs and router tables).

– Monitors Woodshop equipment, materials and supply inventories, and researches and coordinates the purchase of expendable materials and capital equipment.


– Two Year Diploma (or equivalent)
– Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years’ experience as a professional carpenter, finishing carpenter or theatre /film carpenter
– WHMIS is an asset
– First Aid Training is an asset
– Advanced knowledge of the operation and repair of woodworking and carpentry tools and equipment to meet Woodshop needs.
– Ability to complete tasks of a physically demanding nature.
– Excellent inter-personal, organizational and communication skills.

As a member of the AUPE bargaining unit (Local 071/006), this is a permanent part-time position working thirty-five (35) hours per week for thirty-six (36) weeks per year from mid-August to around the end of April.

As a classification 7, the starting range of pay is a prorated amount based on the permanent full time salary of $55,418 – $59,370 annually, dependent upon skills, education and experience.

Please submit applications via our Careers page, including a cover letter and CV. This posting will remain open until filled.

Further information about the College and this position is available on our website at ACAD is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of the College. We encourage expressions of interest from all qualified applicants for consideration for this or other suitable vacancies although applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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