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Mt. Hood Community College seeking Lab Tech

Tue, January 15, 2019 9:44 PM | Becky Clark (Administrator)

MT. HOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE invites applications for the position of:

Ceramic Technician

SALARY: $15/hr
OPENING DATE: Jan 1, 2019
CLOSING DATE: Jan 21, 2019

HOURS 20 hours/ week


This PART-TIME position oversees the technical and operational aspects of MHCC ceramics studio in an educational environment. Because this position offers opportunities for artistic career advancement, we seek applicants who have an active studio practice.


Work with the ceramics faculty to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment Help maintain clean, organized, and effective ceramics facility
Mix reclaim clay
Mix and maintain glazes and slips

Prepare, load, fire, and unload kilns
Assist in tracking inventory and restock of materials
Assist with studio maintenance
Assist with kiln maintenance and construction
Communicate ceramics studio schedule and policies with students Assist with ceramics studio and clay club events
Staff open studio hours
Assist with guidance of the ceramic work-study
Ability to work some evening and/or weekends


Minimum 2 years college level or practical experience working in a studio environment that includes: loading and firing of reduction, soda/salt, wood, and electric kilns; and mixing glazes, slips, and clay

Ability to sit, stand and/or walk for prolonged periods and repeatedly lift objects up to 50 lbs. Ability to work collaboratively with students and faculty.
Good written and verbal commutations skills
Ability to work independently and commitment to learning new tasks



Private 14'x 7.5' studio and pottery wheel
Use of main studio and glaze lab during open studio

Access to wood, wood/salt, reduction, and electric kilns


Salary placement will be based on applicable education and/or years of relevant equivalent experience at the sole discretion of the College, per the guidelines in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement. Please include all relevant education and full and part-time experience in your application that you want the College to review towards potential placement. Hired employees will not have an opportunity to update past education and/or experience or appeal initial placement after the time of hire.


MHCC only accepts applications through our online application system at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mhcc/default.cfm. For technical assistance, please call 855-524- 5627.

Please note: We do not request or read letters of recommendation. Also, it is not necessary to upload a large number of documents with your materials. We are looking for the required documents. Faculty applications require a current resume, cover letter and official transcripts (copies are fine for application purposes) and/or any required certificates or licenses.

Please note: this is initially a self-screening system. We recognize that our application process can be lengthy, so before you begin, please read all of the stated requirements to determine if you meet them. Applicants must meet all of the stated minimum qualifications and additional requirements to be considered for this position. Based on your responses to the qualifying questions, the system may automatically screen you out from further consideration.

Position subject to budget consideration and approval. For the candidate who is hired into this position, salary placement will be based on guidelines in the faculty association agreement to assess education and experience. For this reason, please be sure to include everything in your application that you want the college to consider towards placement. Any appeals to placement must be submitted in writing to the human resources recruitment specialist no later than one week after an offer is made.

Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background check as part of the employment process.

MHCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235; OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015.

Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting as verification of eligibility a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension to your application. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their Veteran's disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.

Mt. Hood Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively supports workforce diversity.

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