Technical Assistant / Senior Technical Assistant

Updated: 12 months ago
Location: Providence, RHODE ISLAND
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

Job Description:

The Safety Assistant is responsible for overseeing students using the sculpture studio, which includes: metal shop, woodshop, CNC router, and student workstations. This position ensures adherence to University safety protocols and helps to maintain a clean, well-organized shop environment with fully functioning equipment. In addition, act in a supervisory role for all other nighttime undergraduate studio safety monitors. In the event of an injury, the incumbent should be able to discern urgent versus emergent situations and would be responsible for treating an injury using supplies in the first aid kit and/or calling for emergency services in the event of a more severe accident. The position also requires giving corrective instructions and limited demonstrations on the proper use of tools, equipment, and supplies. The position is scheduled to work evenings and Sundays (Sun 4-11PM, Mon-Thurs 7-11PM).


  • Associate’s degree and a minimum 1 year of relevant or closely related experience, or an equivalent combination of skills and experience
  • Experience in a variety of fabrication techniques, i.e., woodworking, metalworking, assemblage, maker space

  • Knowledge of and experience with a wide variety of wood and metal shop equipment, i.e., table and band saws, routers, drill presses, welding and manual cold metal shop tools, as well as hand-held power tools

  • Strong interpersonal skills to ensure meaningful interactions with student monitors and be a resource for them, balanced with the ability to act in a disciplinary/authoritative capacity when the need arises

  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment

  • Responsible, organized, patient, personable and punctual

  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and physical ability to act swiftly in emergency situations

  • Must be able to push, pull, ​lift, etc., 50 pounds
  • The successful candidate for this position will be required to complete a criminal and educational background check satisfactory to Brown University prior to commencing employment

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Job Posting Title:

Sculpture Studio Safety Assistant


Department of Visual Art


Grade 6

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Part time

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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