San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.
Initial review of applications will begin on Thursday, January 2, 2020. To receive full consideration, apply by Wednesday, January 1, 2020. The position will remain open until filled. The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice.
This is a part-time (.5 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary)/temporary position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.
The Instructional Repair & Maintenance (IRMT) position will be one of the staff positions responsible for technical and maintenance support to the School of Music and Dance. While the technical staff will work as a unit, almost all of this position’s effort will be directed to the work on woodwind, brass, percussion, and string instruments. This position will have primary responsibility for issue/return of musical instruments and other equipment, inspection for serviceability, maintenance of instruments, and associated recordkeeping, including maintaining a full and accurate inventory of musical instruments owned by the School of Music and Dance.
The scope of work ranges from inventory procedures to repair of musical instruments. The effect of the IRMT’s work is far reaching and involves maintaining inventory accountability and serviceability of musical instruments for use by the School of Music and Dance for programs housed therein.
This work requires specialized knowledge and experience that is not normally possessed by users of equipment (students/faculty) and that cannot be performed by other staff technicians for reasons of time and/or specialization (e.g., a staff member with expertise in tuning pianos would not be appropriate for this position, which is responsible for repair/maintenance of woodwind, brass, percussion, and string instruments).
Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $2,917 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range at .5 base: $1,704 - $3,093 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation.
The person holding this position is 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.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
SDSU is a smoke free campus.
SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
Equivalent to one year of journey-level or skilled experience in the maintenance, repair and operation of scientific or technical equipment in the specialty area to which assigned such as mechanical, electromechanical, electronics or in the specialized category requiring construction and fabrication skills and some precision work, trade or craft skills working with a variety of unique materials, or specialized knowledge and skill related to unusual equipment.
Equivalent to two years of semi-skilled experience maintaining and repairing scientific or technical equipment or related equipment experience as part of instructional support activities may be substituted for the required experience.
Equivalent to two years of trade school or technical arts training with specialization in the type of equipment repair to which assigned, completion of an apprenticeship program, or completion of a full military specialization in the required type of equipment maintenance and repair may be substituted for the required experience.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
Candidates for this position are expected to have at least two years of experience in instrument repair and maintenance, with expertise in two or more of the following areas: woodwind, brass, percussion, and string instruments.
Completion of a formal training program that provides the individual with the knowledge and abilities required of the position may be substituted for one year of professional, hands-on instrument repair experience.
Strong preference will be given to individuals with expertise with at least two categories of musical instruments (woodwind, brass, percussion, & strings)
The Instrument Repair & Maintenance Technician (IRMT) will be required to make estimates of time required and cost associated with maintenance, recommend priorities, and make work decisions concerning appropriate methods, etc. IRMT will also have to exercise judgment in last-minute alterations of scheduling in order to ensure that “emergencies” do not prevent completion of School academic and/or artistic activities.
Additionally, individual must have sight corrected to 20/20 in at least one eye; hearing sufficient to complete tasks assigned (this position is not open to anyone with hearing loss since evaluation must be in terms of ability to distinguish between pitches in conditions of varying background noise levels); physical capability to assist in movement of instruments, ascending and descending staircases; and the ability to work safely with hand- and power tools.
Familiarity with the mechanical operation of woodwind, brass, percussion, and string instruments. Use of various testing meters, devices, and parts; occasionally modify, construct, or fabricate equipment; issue and store equipment, requisition and maintain inventory of instruments and spare/replacement parts, maintain records of all equipment repaired and in the process of repair; give technical advice relatively to equipment, its characteristic operation, and to the selection of new equipment.
Ability to clean, tune, repair, and maintain the School of Music and Dance inventory of musical instruments to exact specifications; ability to inspect and diagnose problems, and to make minor repairs to related instruments; ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position.
Applicants with disabilities requiring assistance may call (619) 594-1663.
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