Art Technician (Instructional Support Technician III) - School of Art (504162)

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • Sep 28, 2021
Full Time Education and Training Museum and Arts

Job Description


Working Title

Art Technician

SF State University

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The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


School of Art

Appointment Type


Time Base

Full-Time 1.0

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Anticipated Hiring Range

$5,200.00 - $5,500.00 Per Month ($62,400.00 - $66,000.00 Annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Director, incumbent consults with faculty to support delivery of the curriculum. In conjunction with the faculty, oversees studio spaces, procedures and equipment with an emphasis on safety. Monitors, repairs and maintains equi pment in areas assigned by the Director . When necessary, and in consultation with faculty, arranges for major or specialized repairs with faculty, arranges for major or specialized repairs with outside vendors. Ability to create, organize and maintain reco rds and files; to plan,
execute, and complete projects in a timely fashion and solve problems inventively .

Position Information

Ceramics Studio or other area as assigned

  • Under faculty direction , organize tools, equipment and materials; and spaces throughout the studio.
  • Maintain tools as appropriate.

Painting and Drawing Studios
  • Maintain and repair equipment necessary to a standard painting studio including, but not limited to easels, drawing horses, chairs, model stands, props and table s.
  • Assist in keeping sinks clog - free and clean
  • Manage hazardous waste disposal - have back up waste containers available and ready; oversee proper disposal of oil rags; timely removal of full hazardous waste containers.
  • Assist in keeping windowsills free o f student work and other items .

At All Times
  • Demonstrate behaviors that are in line with the User Friendly Principles (P530C) and Principles of Conduct for a Multi - Cultural University (P30D)
  • Demonstrate safe work practices for oneself, others and the offic e environment.

Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of the principles and methods related to performing support services; knowledge of the principles, information, methods and techniques related to discipline to which assigned; knowledge of the materials and supplies related to the curriculum, their characteristics, and uses.

Ability to plan, organize and schedule work; ability to operate and repair technical and scientific equipment; ability to coordinate support service to meet a comprehensive variety of needs; ability to develop off - campus resources related to the discipline for obtaining materials or equipment.

Equivalent to four years of experience providing instructional support services for a re lated unit or discipline, or in producing materials or supplies or repairing equipment in a discipline related to specialty area to which assigned.
Equivalent to two years of college with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials , supplies, or equipment and in a discipline related to the area to which assigned may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
Equivalent to four years of college with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials, su pplies, or equipment and in a discipline related to the specialty area to which assigned may be substituted for two years of the required experience .

Preferred Qualifications

Degree in Studio Art, and a background assisting professional artists. Co ursework/certification related to specific studio equipment such as forklifts, looms, printing presses, kilns, ceramics wheels, easels and chemical photo lab equipment such as enlargers and developers. Experience working in an educational setting.

  • Moderate lifting, 15 - 44 pounds
  • Reaching above shoulder
  • Moderate carrying, 15 - 44 pounds
  • A bility to distinguish shades of colors
  • Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination
  • Operation of forklift
  • Operation of crane, truck tractor or motor vehicles
  • Working around machinery with moving parts
  • Hearing (aid permitted)
  • Exposure to: dust
  • Noi se
  • Working with power tools
  • Paints and solvents
  • Vibration
  • Working closely with others
  • Protracted or irregular hours of work
  • Working alone

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

CSUEU Position

Eligible and qualified on-campus applicants, currently in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 are given hiring preference.

Additional Information


The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

Closing Date/Time: August 22, 2022

Job Address

San Francisco, California 94132 United States View Map