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Industrial Design Shop Technician
Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA

Who We Are:

  • If you have always dreamed of living and working in a world class city, while honing your professional energy in a fast-paced, challenging and engaging work environment, then we are the employer for you -- Academy of Art University, the leading art & design university in the nation. As a student-focused and dynamic institution, we believe our employees are direct contributors to the future of art and design.
  • Industrial Design Shop Technician
  • Hours will be determined upon hiring.
  • Must be flexible and willing to work weekends, mornings or night hours.

Job Description:

Work with a great group of creative-minded “gear heads”, assisting in the day-to-day operation of a state-of-the-art fabrication and painting shop facility. Be involved in assisting college Industrial Design students to construct their original projects in our wood, metal, machine, plastics, and paint shops, as they turn their exciting concepts into real prototypes. Responsibilities range from handing out tools and solid advice to maintaining machinery and mixing paint and dispensing resins. This is an optimal opportunity for artists with fabrication experience who enjoys toys, furniture, cars and new product development.


  • Knowledge of some shop tools a must
  • Knowledge in the following four shop areas a plus: plastic, wood, metal, and paint
  • Ideal candidate will have strong working knowledge of Industrial Design and enjoy sharing this with a diverse student population
  • Excellent customer service skills a must
  • Candidates must be safety minded
  • Familiarity with spray painting and/or prototype fabrication is a big plus!

Pay rate: $17/hr.


This position includes the following benefits: one tuition free undergraduate class per semester, paid sick leave accrual, and a 401K plan after one year of service (pending completion of the required minimum hours of work) For further information on the Academy: Academy of Art

Contact:Lacey Lobenstein

Deadline: 02-05-2016

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