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Electronic and Digital Art Lab Manager
California College of the Arts

Oakland, CA

California College of the Arts

Electronic and Digital Art Lab Manager

San Francisco

Full time 


Do you have a passion for technology? For learning? For building a community of Makers? If so the Hybrid Lab may be the perfect place for you! The Hybrid Lab at California College of the Arts is an exciting cross discipline making space connecting physical computing, electronics, programming, hacking and technology in art, design and beyond. In the Hybrid Lab students have access to a range of equipment and resources including Arduino, 3D printers, PCB mills, tablets, scanners, a/v equipment, electronic components, soldering stations and more.


You’ll help students make things from micro robots that demonstrate learning to larger interactive pieces worthy of exhibition. You’ll tinker, design, create and play. You’ll talk with students, faculty and visitors, fostering a creative, encouraging learning space for all levels of makers. You’ll aid students with projects, debug circuits and code, and run workshops on topics like physical computing, wearable fabrics and more. You’ll manage daily operations of the lab, training student employees, tracking inventory and ordering supplies. You’ll maintain lab equipment such as 3D printers, PCB mills and Arduino, and train others in their use. You’ll work closely with faculty and staff helping to promote technology in making, and you’ll expand use and learning for students and help showcase the amazing resources of the Hybrid lab at California College of the Arts.


  • Support classroom instruction, assisting faculty to accomplish academic goals
  • Build a physical and virtual repository of Hybrid Lab know how and best practices
  • Develop and deliver inspirational technical orientations and workshops
  • Advise students on solving technical problems related to their coursework, such as debugging code, troubleshooting circuits, breadboarding, and more
  • Test and demonstrate lab technology motors, servos, LED’s, etc.
  • Continually seek new ways to inspire and introduce the college to technology, computing and electronics in making through art and design
  • Keep abreast of developments in emerging technologies / mobile platforms as well as hacker discoveries
  • Build thriving relationships across college divisions to inform about lab activities, workshops, and opportunities
  • Perform administrative duties; order supplies, maintain inventory and equipment, schedule and manage student staff, etc.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized lab


  • An outgoing, charismatic personality able to support technology in making
  • The ability to inspire trust, and to encourage others
  • Interest and ability working with and engaging the CCA Community
  • Ability to prioritize work, function independently and work cooperatively
  • Interest and ability in administrative duties as related to this position
  • 2+ years of experience in physical computing, programming, electronics engineering or computer science
  • 1+ years of experience working in a making space, shop or lab preferably in an academic setting


  • Advanced knowledge in Arduino, processing, and other programming languages
  • B.A. or B.S in computer science,electronics, electronics or design/technology related fields


As manager you will support academic needs Monday –Friday 9am-5pm throughout the calendar year. Special events require periodic night and weekend coverage. Flexibility in working hours is essential in this role.


Director of Instructional Fabrication Resources, SF Shops, California College of the Arts


California College of the Arts, 1111 8th St., San Francisco, CA, 94107


Compensation is determined upon qualifications and experience. Working at CCA provides employees with an exciting learning environment, connections and networking to industry, vendors and makers, exploration and exposure to cutting edge technology and equipment along with supportive and engaging students, faculty and staff.


Applicants are required to attach a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements as a single PDF file. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You may also provide links to your portfolio, examples of project work and websites. Please email with any application questions.


Priority Application Deadline: January 3rd, 2016

Candidate interviews will be held: January 7th,8th,& 9th, 2016

Expected start date: January 25th, 2016


San Francisco

Application Instructions

Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume, as well as state salary history and requirements. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recommended document file formats are Word or PDF. If there are multiple attachments, we recommend compressing/zipping your files into a zip format file. There is also a place in the application for you to provide a link to large documents. Please submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions.

To apply 

Application Deadline

For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

EEO Statement

As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability.

California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.


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About Us

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent art college with 21 undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, curatorial practice, design, design strategy, film, fine arts, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment. Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students.

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Deadline: 12-30-2015

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