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Kirkwood Community College 3-D Art Studio Assistant (Part-time) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

3-D Art Studio Assistant (Part-time)

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3-D Art Studio Assistant (Part-time)


$14.64 Hourly


Cedar Rapids, IA

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To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.


To cooperatively work with head faculty in Glass, Ceramics, and Lead Studio Technician. The Art Studio Technician will be responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the ceramic and glass art studios, including maintaining equipment, coordinating kiln firings, supervising student open lab time, and preparing materials for classroom use. This is typically a 10-month position (August-May).


  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.

  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.

  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.

  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.

  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.


  • Maintain clean and organized work spaces in all studio and storage spaces.

  • Preform maintenance and repair of all equipment in the glass and ceramic studios. This includes:

  • Glass: Electric furnaces, gas glory holes, annealers, and fusing/slumping kilns

  • Ceramics: Gas, wood fired and electric kilns, clay mixer and pug mills, and pottery wheels

  • Coordinate with Lead Technician on extensive and/or complicated repairs or projects.

  • Assist instructors with demonstrations and/or safety instruction.

  • Monitor open studios in the absence of instructors during an established schedule.

  • Assist in monitoring supplies and inventory in glass and ceramics.

  • Assist instructors and lead studio technician in the daily workload. Tasks will include mixing glazes, recycling clay, charging glass furnaces, re-stocking materials, and silica abatement.

  • Keep outdoor areas and studios organized and clean

  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.

  • Some Night and Weekend hours will be required.


  • Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.

  • Ability to perform lifting and repetitious physical activity.

  • Ability to care for equipment and operate equipment safely and efficiently.

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to cope with flexibility of daily schedule.

  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.

  • Ability to work independent of instruction.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


Medium to heavy work. Position involves lifting up to 50 pounds daily; up to 20 pounds frequently (34-66%); and up to 10 pounds constantly (67-100%) to move objects. Stooping, bending, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions constantly (67-100%). Occasional (10-33%) kneeling and crawling.

Potentially subject to chemicals; moving mechanical parts; electrical current; working on scaffolding; atmospheric conditions that may affect the respiratory system or the skin; fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation; noise; and vibration; and inside and outside environmental conditions.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Art or requisite experience required, with an emphasis in glass and/or ceramics.

  • Demonstrate expertise in the safe and proper utilization of diverse glass and ceramics lab materials, tools and equipment.


  • Experience in an education setting is preferred.


Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: 312-730-1560, Fax: 312-730-1576, Email:

Kirkwood offers a wide range of employee benefits. Read more about them here ( !


Do you have at least a Bachelor's Degree in Art or requisite experience required, with an emphasis in glass and/or ceramics?

  • Yes

  • No


    Please describe your experience working in a community or educational studio setting and your experience with studio maintenance and student monitoring.

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Kirkwood Community College


6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52404