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Title Technician, School of Fashion
Job ID 13S-1029
Division/Department School of Fashion
Campus/Site Newnham
Job Classification Support
Job Type Full Time
Position Overview Reporting to the Chair, School of Fashion, the incumbent provides technical, logistical, clerical and outreach support to the School. The incumbent produces student and teacher samples and resources, uses Garment Technology software and stays abreast of new software upgrades, technologies and emerging trends related to Adobe and GGT technologies as they relate to fashion. The Technician maintains and updates all School and Program information used for outreach and high school liaison activity. Working with the Chair, Faculty and other Technicians, the incumbent coordinates orders and tracks capital, College Equipment Renewal Funding, and any other priority project supplies required for the School of Fashion. The Technician also assists with special projects and events in the School of Fashion.

Responsibilities • Produces student and teacher samples and resources including cutting samples, blocks, patterns and sample markers using Gerber Garment Technology software; provides in-class technical service and support.
• Posts School and Program information and announcements on communication portals, social media and the internet; updates and uploads images of student work and events to the SFM Flickr site and program web pages.
• Assists with organizing and executing special projects including Program Spotlights, Open House events, Inspired Spaces, and Redefining Design.
• Maintains systems to track equipment inventory and purchases associated with all equipment, supplies, capital and CERF funded projects within the School of Fashion.
• Provides logistical support in the ancillary operation of the Fashion Arts student supply store during peak start up times, including selling supplies to students, collecting, depositing and reconciling cash, and processing credit card purchases and approvals.
• Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications • Completed 3 year post-secondary Diploma/Degree in Fashion Design and Production.
• Minimum 1 year of experience in a similar role.
• Operational knowledge of industrial sewing machines, irons, textile, and allied fashion production equipment; experience in making minor repairs and adjustments to equipment.
• Competence with computerized systems and use of social media.
• Proven competency with Adobe Illustrator.
• Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) are required in order to deal with diverse client groups.
• Self-starter with strong project, time management and organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently, organize workflow, prioritize and meet deadlines.

PLEASE NOTE: This position requires light to medium physical effort (lifting up to 20 kg or 44 lbs)
Hourly Wage Rate Payband G: Start rate $26.92 , Maximum rate $31.21
Weekly Hours of Work 35 hours (overtime as required). Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Required Date May 31, 2013
Posting Date April 4, 2013 External
Closing Date April 10, 2013
To Apply Click on “Apply Now” below. Applications must be submitted online by the closing date and must include a covering letter and resume (as one document) in Word or pdf format. 
 
Note: A skills assessment may be administered and proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents will be required at the time of interview.
 
Seneca College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, especially aboriginal persons, francophones, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women.
 
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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