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Fashion Technology Associate (College of Design, Architecture, Art, & Planning)

University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221
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Fashion Technology Associate (College of Design, Architecture, Art, & Planning)

The College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for a staff position in the top-ranked School of Design (SoD) at the rank of Fashion Technology Associate.

The College of DAAP has as its primary mission the creation of a better cultural and design environment. The School of Design’s role in advancing that mission is to prepare our approximately 700 undergraduate and graduate students to be responsible professionals and citizens in a complex and evolving world. We achieve this through a distinctive, rigorous, carefully sequenced curriculum that includes a substantial cooperative education program component dating back 100 years. This curricular model, expressed in classrooms, research labs, and professional offices all over the world, integrates practice and theory. It inspires interdisciplinary projects and builds solid corporate partnerships, and contributes to our strength as a leading design institution.

The Fashion Design curriculum covers all facets of fashion design, technical design, textiles, design research, fashion illustration, and product development. Students are prepared for careers in fashion design, including apparel design, technical design, CAD design, product development, and trend forecasting. The Fashion Technology Center, a comprehensive suite of lab facilities in development, innovation and production, supports students’ abilities and creative pursuits through industry standard machinery, software and technology.

Essential Function
Under the supervision of DAAP, School of Design and Fashion Design Department administrators, the Fashion Technology Associate will plan, design, evaluate, modify, and coordinate programming for the Fashion Design Program studio spaces, technology, equipment and assets.

Primary Duties

  • Manage the daily operations of the Fashion Design Program facilities, technology and assets (studio spaces, equipment, sewing machinery).
  • Plan, design, evaluate, modify, and coordinate programs for the Fashion Design studios, facilities and department. Including, but not limited to, fashion department outreach efforts, the annual fashion show, etc.
  • Design/create and conduct seminars, workshops and programs related to fashion design, fashion production, craft, and fashion technology.
  • Develop program objectives and monitor quantitative and qualitative data on progress towards objectives. Review objectives to identify problems and solutions, prioritize solutions and develop action plans for program improvement.
  • Research and analyze relevant industry practices and technologies in order to develop new programming and propose program changes and technology/machinery acquisitions.
  • Develop and implement training efforts related to departmental assets and technologies.
  • Maintain the functionality of studio assets. Specifically, industrial sewing machinery, consumables and supplies.
  • Assist in developing budgets, monitoring expenditures, preparing funding proposals, ordering supplies, and preparing periodic reports.
  • Support student efforts in craft/sewing, garment production and technical development.
  • Supervise, recruit, train, schedule, and evaluate TA’s/Co-Op’s, including student support staff.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with one (1) year of experience; -OR- Associate's degree with three (3) years of experience; -OR- five (5) years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design or a related field within apparel design, production and/or development.
  • 5+ years of recent and relevant industry experience in apparel design, development and/or production.
  • Experience must be in fashion design, fashion product development, fashion production, or a related function within the apparel industry.
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills along with the ability to present complex and technically sound material clearly and effectively.
  • Working knowledge of contemporary industry practice related to garment construction, manufacturing practices and quality control/craft.
  • Experience managing supplies/materials/consumables and budgets.
  • Experience collaborating with multiple stakeholder to solve complex problems effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to use varying styles, approaches, skills and techniques to communicate with various constituents (e.g., faculty, staff, students) with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Ability to teach courses within the fashion design program.

Position Details

  • Comprehensive UC benefits package
  • Type of Appointment: 75% (30 hours/week)
  • Work Location: 5470 Aronoff (Clifton/Uptown Campus West)
  • Option to teach as an adjunct for additional compensation, dependent upon program needs

Application Process
Interested and qualified candidates must complete our online application at http://bit.ly/2t1yY3L and include your resume and cover letter which should not exceed one page and should detail your interest and qualified experience, skills, or education required for this position. If Applicable, please also include your portfolio demonstrating technical and/or creative abilities or a teaching portfolio.

This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP). 

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

Posted: 2020-01-08 Expires: 2020-02-07

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