The Fashion Design Technician provides support to fashion design faculty and students, and works with the students to assist them with their technical projects during scheduled classes and Open Studio periods. The Fashion Design Technician also helps oversee student workers in the Fashion Design Studio. This position provides additional support to the Fashion Design program such as assisting with fashion shows, field trips, and other activities required to enhance the Fashion Design program and maintain the facilities and the technical equipment.
Associate's Degree in Fashion Design plus two years' experience working in an educational fashion design environment.
Valid driver's license with good driving record; must be insurable.
Proficient in the use of industrial sewing and pressing equipment.
Industry knowledge of technical fashion design.
Ability to work effectively with colleagues in the department, and other departments of School of Design.
Ability to read, listen, and communicate information and ideas through spoken and written language.
Ability to use various means of communication (e.g. telephone, computer, other electronic devices) to work with students, peers, and outside contacts.
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Supervise and instruct the students during Open Studio periods.
Work one-on-one and/or in small groups with students assisting them with their class-related technical fashion design projects during scheduled classes and open studio periods.
Maintain the design and sewing laboratories and the industrial equipment.
Ensure daily preparation of the Fashion Design Studio and equipment (industrial sewing machines, specialty machines, pressing and other equipment and material) for classroom use by the instructors and students.
Maintain accurate inventories of accessory machine parts and large equipment.
Assist with extracurricular activities such as open houses, field trips, and fashion shows.
As Maryland's third-largest independent university, Stevenson serves more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult undergraduate degrees in the classroom and online. Founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College, the University is committed to providing a career-focused education and to offering programs that ensure our students' success in an increasingly dynamic job market.
The U...niversity imbues its emphasis on career throughout the educational experience, from coursework to experiential learning. In addition to providing students with a quality liberal arts education, the University also stays true to its tagline, "Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career." Stevenson graduates gain the knowledge and skills that they can apply to not just their first job or graduate course but also carry with them throughout their lives. This promise is made explicit through the Career ArchitectureSM model, which carefully mentors students through a process of learning who they are within a framework of theory, practice, and mentoring. Stevenson has historically high job and graduate school placement rates for its students, helping them find success by starting their careers or by entering graduate school for continuing their education. In 2013, the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) recognized the impact of the Career Architecture process by awarding Stevenson with its annual MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award. This award recognizes an institution that has developed an excellent program for career development within the organization.
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