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Fashion Institute of Technology Part Time Studio Technologist in New York, New York

The School of Graduate Studies is seeking a Studio Technologist for the MFA Fashion Design program. This candidate would maintain the operation and upkeep of the studio and its equipment; work with faculty and students in the lab; and ensure proper health and safety procedures are followed. Specific responsibilities listed below.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Operate and maintain complex, specialized, and highly technical equipment and materials, such as sewing machines, laser cutter, ultrasonic welder, vacuum former, heat press, embroidery machines, Wacom tablets, Porta Trace, projectors, and Equil.

Provide materials and technical support within the studio, as needed.

Guide students in the use of equipment/materials in accordance with faculty assignments. Respond to student inquiries or refer to faculty.

Support students in pattern-cutting and garment construction as needed.

Act as a point of contact for student and other studio-related inquiries and needs.

Assure materials are used safely and the proper safety procedures are followed.

Assure signage regarding safety precautions are current and located throughout the classroom.

Assure the proper storage and utilization of hazardous chemicals.

Assure all equipment is maintained in good condition and in proper working order.

Maintain inventory, store, deliver and replenish supplies.

Implement and maintain departmental recycling system.

This is a general description and is not to be construed as all-inclusive.

Requirements:

High School diploma and 5 years of industry/academic relevant experience.

Possess technical proficiency and be knowledgeable in fashion, design, garment and pattern construction, and be able to operate designated technique based technology.

Prefer some experience in an educational environment

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals. Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212-217-3360, titleix@fitnyc.edu.

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