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Posted on: October 2, 2019
Deadline: October 16, 2019
Grade: 11


This position represents a one-year full-time contract position.


Reporting to the Supervisor, Academic and Research Facilities, Faculty of Fine Arts, the incumbent provides advice and support to faculty, students and staff on Fine Arts facilities-based experiential learning opportunities and initiatives. He/she leads the development of unit specific training modules, schedule training sessions, organizing learning resources and materials, always ensuring safe operating practices and the maximization of resources.

Primary responsibilities

  • Organize the day-to-day activities designated experiential learning opportunities such as the SAPlings (Shop Assistant Program) and the Shop Mentor programs.
  • Establish, maintain and enforce all relevant health & safety standards.
  • Provide logistical and organizational support to Faculty of Fine Arts units, in the development of student experiential learning opportunities.
  • Design, develop, implement, and evaluate experiential training modules.
  • Develop and coordinate student awards for engagement activities.
  • Identify student skill gaps within programs, and work to develop and recommend the appropriate corrective actions.
  • Collaborate with other departments in documenting experiential learning activities and identifying stakeholders.
  • Functionally supervise the work of contract, casual staff and work-studies within the assigned area.
  • Coordinate and contact the appropriate personnel within Maintenance Operations, Security, Cleaning Services, Health & Safety, Fire Safety and other Maintenance Service Units.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field and two to four years of relevant experience.
  • Experience using a variety of production and fabrication techniques and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of workshop health and safety regulations and WHMIS
  • Ability to develop and nurture individual student's abilities and a strong commitment to progressive art and design education.
  • Good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken and written English in order to assist/instruct and to write experimental procedures and instructions. Basic knowledge (Level 3) of spoken French in order to provide basic information to students.
  • Candidate must have excellent communication skills and must be able to work both independently and collectively
  • Good knowledge (Intermediate Level) of Word, Outlook and Excel; proficiency with the Adobe Suite,
  • Excellent organization & interpersonal skills; excellent active listening skills.
  • Flexible schedule with ability to work evening and weekends
  • Have physical ability to lift/carry/move without assistance up to 11 kg (25 lbs.) and with assistance up to 24 kg (53 lbs.)
  • Will require use of respiratory protection and enrollment in the university’s Respiratory Protection Program
  • Will require use of hearing protection and enrollment in the university’s Hearing Conservation Program


$60,610.55 - $72,396.19 per annum



Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by October 16, 2019. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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