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Lab Assistant - Fashion Design

Apply now Job no: 494629
Work type: Part time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Professional/Technical
Salary: $21.68 - $26.88
Division: Provost
Department: Career & Technical Programs

Schedule Information: Monday - Friday with varying hours based on student and department needs.  Some evening hours will be required.

Hours Per Week: Up to 29 hours

Benefits: Prorated Sick & Vacation; Holiday Pay; 2 Harper Tuition Waivers per semester.  

Duties of Position: Responsible for upkeep and organization of the facilities and instructional supplies of the Fashion Design and Merchandising Department, including the preparation, distribution, storage, inventory and requisition of departmental supplies and materials. Assists department coordinator and works with faculty and students in an instructional setting.

Assists faculty and students with the development and implementation of the departmental fashion shows.

Assists with High School dual credit projects and "Harper Challenge".

Provides light cleaning and adjustments of equipment and machinery.  Coordinates with outside contractor for repair and major maintenance of equipment and supplies.

Maintains inventory of departmental machinery, equipment, and supplies.

Ensures the maintenance of the laboratories and storage areas by inventorying, ordering, unpacking, and storing of supplies and equipment.

Develops, implements, and maintains a plan for control, review, and monitoring of all safety aspects with respect to lab instruction.

Provides assistance to instructors with lab preparation and student projects.

Attends professional meetings and conferences.

Performs related duties as assigned by the department coordinator.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: Work is primarily within the department.  A major portion of the work is physical.  Must be able to lift and transport a minimum of 40 lbs.  Must have the ability to handle stress and long hours during shows.  Evening work required.

Educational Requirements: Certificate in fashion design required.  Associates degree in fashion design preferred. 

Experience Requirements: Working knowledge and demonstrated skills in using industrial sewing equipment.  Strong organizational skills.  At least 5 years work experience in fashion design.

Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: March 30, 2023.

Required Documents***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire 

* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.

* Employment sponsorship is not available.


Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

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Last Updated: 3/13/23