Technical Demonstrator - Fab Lab

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 27-Oct-2021;

  • School of Design
  • College of Creative Arts
  • Wellington

Professional Grade 5 51953 - 73408
College of Creative Arts
Term length: ongoing
Hours of work: full-time

Position Overview

Applications are invited for a permanent, full-time position as Technical Demonstrator at Ngā Pae Māhutonga, the School of Design, within the College of Creative Arts (CoCA) on the Massey University Wellington Campus.

Fab Lab Wgtn is situated within the School of Design’s James Coe Building technical facility and used by university staff and students for research and teaching. This well-equipped digital technologies and fabrication workshop is a place for learning and innovation to make, to create, to invent. The facility provides the creative environment, the skill support, the materials, and the advanced technology to allow our students and staff to realise their ideas, with a range of digital making equipment and tools to obtain the best results. Our students learn by making, creating models and prototypes to understand the design processes and how new products are made using different techniques and materials for a more informed, critical use of digital technologies and systems.

With a legacy of over a century in design education, Ngā Pae Māhutonga is recognized as one of the top 100 design schools in the world. The School provides an immersive, student-centred, learning environment that fosters research and innovation through studio-based creative practice. The contemporary portfolio of courses, faculty of internationally recognised leaders in design research and practice, and world-class facilities provide an ideal environment for students to realise their full creative potential.

The Technical Demonstrator role presents a unique opportunity to support teaching and research in a practical, educational environment with experience and knowledge across a range of digital technologies with the operation of rapid, additive, and subtractive manufacturing equipment. Experience and knowledge should include electronics, creative coding and programming, mechatronics, digital knit/weave and embroidery, e-textiles, biomaterials, sustainability and recycling systems. Equipment experience and knowledge should include 3D CAD design, CNC mills, table routers, 3D printers and laser cutters plus software knowledge including Rhinoceros 3D, SolidWorks, Autodesk, VCarve, and Adobe Creative Cloud.

The candidate must be highly motivated and proactive with a proven ability to work both cooperatively and independently and have a willingness and aptitude to learn new skills. You will have the ability to supervise and mentor individuals as well as groups of creative people to effectively use and understand digital maker technologies and maintain safe and healthy work practices. You will have well-developed interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to adapt to changing demands and conditions to prioritise tasks while remaining calm and focused.

Applicants will have a relevant tertiary qualification and/or proven experience in design or industry using equivalent technology, equipment and practices.

Applications close Wednesday 27 October 2021, 11.30 pm.

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