Instructional Lab Associate

George Washington University
September 21, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Job Description Summary:

The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design bridges the George Washington University's (GW) academically robust programs in the arts with Corcoran's creative and inspired scholarship. Part of GW's Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the school functions as an incubator for artists and practitioners in arts-related fields, and serves to enrich students who are taking classes in other areas of the university. As such, it provides a platform for engagement that bridges creative expression and practical application with the breadth and depth of the larger liberal arts education.

This position typically works closely with Corcoran studio staff and faculty to assess and implement digital fabrication technology in teaching. The core responsibilities of this role are to provide learning technology support and assist faculty in developing technology skills, to assist faculty in integrating learning technologies into their pedagogy and creating course learning objects, and to provide technical, creative, and visual design support in integrating emerging technologies for face-to-face, blended, and online modalities. This position will interface with clients, responding to their needs and collaborating with other information technology staff in order to identify, develop and implement appropriate technology solutions for teaching and learning. This role may research projects, scholarly activities and publications, will design and build online learning modules, will produce and edit videos, and will also assist in creating and using other media.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

· Manages the setup, maintenance, and implementation of equipment and software in all digital fabrication labs, including 3d printing, laser cutting, and CNC cutting and milling.

· Shapes safety protocols and assists with safety training for studio spaces.

· Experience in identifying and purchasing new or replacement equipment as facilities and curricular needs develop.

· Experience establishing and implementing health and safety protocols in an educational setting.

· Recruits, hires, trains, and supervises student Studio Assistants in the digital fabrication studios throughout each semester. Contributes to the implementation of an OSHA compliant staff protocol training system for all student employees.

· Creates, manages, and maintains the schedule of all digital fabrication studio spaces.

· Contributes to the environmental health and safety of all studio areas by participating in after hours and weekend oversight of studio spaces on an as- needed basis.

· Manages the equipment and supplies budget for designated studio areas in collaboration with staff and faculty.

· Coordinate with staff and faculty to develop and implement training and tutorials that connect fabrication skills with art, architecture, design and performance curricula. · Communicate regularly with colleagues to accomplish school projects. · Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

· Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in art, architecture, design, or related field.

· Knowledge of and proficiency in managing, operating, and maintaining digital fabrication equipment and processes such as lasers, FDM printers, and CNC devices. Secondary experience in a related area of fabrication is helpful moldmaking, woodshop, metalshop, clay, etc).

· Experience teaching others to work with 3D fabrication processes safely and creatively.

· Experience in specifying requirements, identifying and purchasing new or replacement equipment as making spaces or curricular needs develop.

Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience. How is pay for new employees determined at GW?


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.

College/School/Department: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS) Family Academic Technology Sub-Family Academic Instructional Technology Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full time -> FTE 1.00 Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:30am-5:00pm Will this job require the employee to work on site? No Employee Onsite Status On-campus (in person) Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S012437 Job Open Date: 08/21/2023 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:

Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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