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Workshop Master, Aalto Takeout

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture is now looking for a Workshop Master for a fixed-term position from 1 March 2019 to 30 June 2020. The position is located on the Aalto University campus in Otaniemi, Espoo. The salary is determined according to the salary system for Finnish universities.

Your role and goals

You have excellent skills in AV technology and customer service. As Workshop Master, you will have the overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Takeout equipment lending service located in the school’s new building, Väre. This includes handling equipment checkout and returns, user support, equipment maintenance and inventory, maintenance of the loan service website, as well as any other communication, as necessary. You will collect feedback, suggestions and ideas from our customers and contribute to planning and implementing the service’s equipment purchases. You will also be responsible for keeping stock and ensuring that the equipment is in good working order: you will check the condition of all returned items, assess maintenance needs and, depending on your skills, do some minor repairs yourself. Your responsibilities include inventory and keeping track of all borrowed equipment using our web-based software.

Your network and team

As Workshop Master, you will work as part of the ARTS Infra unit, which supports the School of Arts, Design and Architecture’s teaching, research and artistic activities. It is a school-level service responsible for maintaining the school’s workshops, studios, ateliers and special workstation environments as well as directing their activities. ARTS Infra incorporates also the university’s AV equipment lending service, Aalto Takeout, which currently has two offices, Väre Takeout and Studios Takeout. Although you will work independently, you will be supported by a team of highly specialised professionals, whose areas of expertise range from metal work to glassblowing and 3D printing. The position gives you an opportunity to work independently while broadening your expertise.

The ARTS Infra workshop masters instruct the students and other workshop users in the use and choice of tools, materials, devices, and systems, and provide them with guidance in safe and ergonomic ways of working. In addition to providing user support, ARTS Infra makes the workshop schedules in collaboration with curriculum design staff and agrees with teaching staff upon the acquisition of materials used in teaching. See also:

Your experience and ambitions

You have a relevant degree or equivalent skills and documented experience in this field. You have excellent communication and people skills that allow you to cater to the needs of our vast and diverse clientele on a daily basis. You work well under pressure and can tackle any challenges with good problem-solving skills and creativity. As some of our customers are English-speakers, fluent English is required, while knowledge of Finnish is desirable.

You have the skills and experience to guide the Takeout lending service’s customers in the use of a wide variety of AV (lighting and audiovisual) equipment ranging from consumer products to cutting-edge professional equipment. You also have solid IT skills that allow you to, e.g. perform firmware updates, administer the Takeout lending software and operate in Windows and Mac OS environments.

Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of electrical engineering and electronics, teaching experience and experience of using social media for professional communication and marketing purposes.

We will offer you:

  • a position where you get to do hands-on work and also develop your working environment and the unit’s ways of working
  • Aalto University’s innovative and international cutting-edge working environment that encourages you to broaden your competencies and drive change
  • an extensive range of professional-grade AV equipment, the technical features and use of which you can study in as much detail as you wish
  • a salary based on the job requirement level MV07 in the salary system for Finnish universities (YPJ) and commensurate with your qualifications and experience.

Ready to apply?

If you want to join our community, please submit your application through our recruitment system no later than Friday 22 February, 2019

If you wish to hear more about the position, please don’t hesitate to contact AV Specialist Lassi Savola, [email protected] or tel. +358 50 464 3161. If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process in general, please contact HR Coordinator Kati Kiminki, [email protected], tel. +358 50 475 5210.

To apply, please share the following application materials with us:

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of references

Aalto University reserves the right to leave the position unfilled, extend the application period or include individuals who did not submit an application during the application period.

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