National Institute on Aging

Brown University — Studio Safety Coordinator

Job Description:

Oversee the student use of the sculpture studio, which includes: metal shop, wood  shop, CNC router, and student work stations. Ensure adherence to University safety protocols and help to maintain a clean, well-organized shop environment with fully functioning equipment. In addition, act in a supervisory role for all other nighttime undergraduate studio monitors (to include, but not limited to,  conducting rounds of each studio space once per shift, assisting monitors with situations that require  authoritative action or support, informing security guards of safety concerns, etc.)

The Safety Coordinator will also serve as a point person providing support to student monitors and the 6 studios under their supervision.  The Safety Coordinator will be working with students hands on by demonstrating techniques, etc.

This position is 25 hours a week and the incumbent will work Sunday 3:30pm – midnight; Monday -Wed 6:30 to midnight.

Education and Experience

  • Associate’s degree and 3 years of experience, or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Experience in a variety of fabrication techniques;
    • E.g. woodworking, metalworking, assemblage, maker space.
  • Knowledge of and experience with a wide variety of wood and metal shop equipment;
    • E.g. table and band saws, routers, drill presses, welding and manual cold metal shop  tools, as well as hand-held power tool
  • Strong interpersonal skills to ensure meaningful interactions with student monitors and be  a resource for them, balanced with the ability to act in a disciplinary/authoritative  capacity when the need arises
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

Additional physical demands and working conditions:

  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and physical ability to act  swiftly in emergency situations
  • Must be able to push, pull, lift, etc., 50 pounds

The Safety Coordinator must successfully complete the required Brown University “Hazardous Waste Management Training, Hazardous Communication and Emergency Action Plan Training” by no later than the 4th  week of the semester.

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Studio Safety Coordinator

Department of Visual Art

Grade 8

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Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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