Applied Arts Assistant

Vacancy Notice: Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Position Type: Classified
Hours: Part Time
Reports To: Dean, School of Human Services, Liberal & Applied Arts

Job Summary

Have you ever thought about working with faculty and students? Do you enjoy working with digital mass media equipment? If so, Hawkeye Community College has an opportunity for you!

The School of Human Services, Liberal & Applied Arts, specifically our Digital Mass Media program, is looking for a part time Applied Arts Assistant to join their team. In this position, you would be responsible for providing assistance to faculty and students for the audio and visual recording studios, computer labs, and digital mass media equipment. Additionally, as the Applied Arts Assistant, you are responsible for recordkeeping reporting as well as supervising and coordinating the duties of student employees.

Hawkeye Community College is a comprehensive community college focused on meeting the needs of the community by providing quality, affordable learning experiences for a diverse student body through our Adult Learning Center, Business and Community Education Department as well as through more than 50 career and technical programs and liberal arts transfer programs. Hawkeye Community College’s mission is about empowering students, strengthening businesses and enriching communities with a vision to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.

Essential Job Functions

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assists Dean with scheduling, training, and evaluating of work-study students in Digital Mass Media.

  • Assists faculty with field trips.

  • Maintains effective and efficient flow of communication and information through calendars, correspondence, memos, telephone messages, and office records.

  • Ensures that correct distribution and disposition is made of complaints, notices, publications, memoranda, directives, and related materials.

  • Assists with development of program and administrative budgets.

  • Keeps the photography and Digital Mass Media area clean and organized.

  • Provides basic repair, services, and maintains applied arts equipment and sends out equipment to appropriate vendor for detailed repair.

  • Negotiates with vendors, order supplies, processes purchase orders, and inventories items purchased.

  • Prepares bids for resale supplies.

  • Keeps track of all repairs out for service.

  • Calibrates printers and monitors regularly to ensure tolerance.

  • Prepares and monitors purchase orders for Applied Arts programs including monitoring Perkins budget.

  • Establishes and maintains computer records for inventory control, equipment maintenance and repairs.

  • Works with Facilities Manager to maintain up-to-date MSDS records.

  • Gives individual and group tours of the applied arts program facilities as needed.

  • Assists Dean and faculty in coordinating fine and applied arts related college activities and events including MORE and Experience Hawkeye.

  • Enforces college and program policies dealing with safety and other issues concerning the applied arts program.

  • Assists faculty in the development of classroom materials.

  • Supervises work study students.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates degree or two years’ experience in Excel, Word, or equivalent software with advanced computer skills or a combination of education and experience to total two (2) years.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of applied arts equipment including photography and digital mass media equipment.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Capture One, and inventory software.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse populations such as diverse groups, faculty, staff, students and the general public.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer services.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative team atmosphere.

  • Demonstrated ability related to organization, time management, and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through inclusive behaviors and helping contribute to a culture of inclusivity, and a vibrant, diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environment.

Working Conditions

Anticipated Schedule is Monday-Thursday 7:30- 1:30; Fridays 7:30-12:30

Requires skills for succeeding in an office environment, using technology. Requires good hand-eye coordination including visual acuity to use a keyboard and read technical information; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. Work is performed in an office setting. Sit, stand, bend, lift and move intermittently during working hours. During the course of the day, interact with students, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computers.

Employment Status

Regular, part-time position with a choice of retirement programs—IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution) available upon hire. Employees working an average of 20 hours or more per week for one-year, may be eligible for additional benefits including but not limited to: Single dental and vision insurance, Flex plus (IRS 125) plan and paid time off.

Application Procedure

  • Complete an online application at

    • Submit/upload a cover letter.

    • Submit/upload a resume.

    • Submit/upload 3 references with a minimum of 1 being from a current/past supervisor.

  • Submit the online application and all required materials; the position will be open until filled.

Apply Online

Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email:

If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

Contact Information

Human Resource Services

Hawkeye Center 101
Jobs Line: 319-296-2329 ext.5000‚Äč
Email Human Resource Services

If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

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