Accessory Workshop Technician and Accessory Studio Manager

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Accessory Workshop Technician and Accessory Studio Manager

  • 498848
  • Savannah, Georgia, United States
  • Accessory Design
  • Facilities Management
  • Full-time
  • Staff

As the accessory workshop technician and accessory studio manager, you will be responsible for coordinating with faculty, staff, and work-study students in building preparation each quarter and will then assess, prepare, and maintain educational facilities, including the inspections of departmental equipment to ensure proper safety and function. As needed, you must request and repair equipment, submitting work orders for repairs that are outside the scope of this position. In this role you are expected to manage design labs and instruct on the proper handling and use of equipment for all who use it. Weekly maintenance such as cleaning and oiling machinery is required along with daily inspection of the equipment.


Additionally, the workshop technician and studio manager will order departmental supplies and equipment as needed. Other responsibilities include assisting with the installation and removal of student work for exhibitions and activities like the Majors Fair and Senior Exhibition; following take down, you will organize, pack, and ship the works if necessary. Part of your job will be to email students equipment-training-session schedules and to manage a list of students who have completed the training. Furthermore, you will supervise work-study students, maintain the accessory design closet, authorize/track the check-in/out of materials, and maintain a professional, collegial environment.



  • Bachelor’s degree in accessory design or related field
  • Experience with industrial leather sewing machines and accessory design-related machinery
  • Ability to troubleshoot, repair, and supervise/instruct others on the equipment
  • Understanding of accessory design process
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision on complicated tasks
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Must work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge in usage of accessory studio equipment, tools, and design programs
  • Strong making skills
  • Interest and experience with bag, footwear, and sneaker design
  • Organization and communication skills
  • Fast and efficient problem solver
  • Team player
  • Knowledge in 3D printing and in Gravity Sketch

Travel Requirements: >10%

Work Hours: The university work week is Sunday through Saturday. Most offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To accommodate business needs, employees may be assigned to other workdays and/or hours, including weekends and evenings.

ADA Tag: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements and minimum qualifications listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and/or meet the minimum qualifications.






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