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JOB OPENING: Coordinator for Academic Resources at Parsons

Parsons School of Design, a division of The New School, seeks a Coordinator for Academic Resources in the Parsons Making Center that will focus on maintaining the Making Center Store and Tool Crib. This person should have a strong command of existing art and design fabrication practices and a comprehensive knowledge of the materials needed in the various shops and studios on campus. This position will work to implement support for curricula, policies, and facilities as it relates to the Parsons mission. They will support an ongoing commitment to developing and updating to environmentally sensitive practices. This is an administrative non-union position that reports to the Director of the Making Center.

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  • Maintain inventory and coordinate material store activity across the various Making Center spaces in response to area manager needs.
  • Research, source, and procure tools, materials and equipment for making center stores, tool checkouts and facilities.
  • Maintain web presence of the material store and the tool crib web checkout system.
    Communicate MC Store and Tool Check-out policies and activity to Parsons community.
    Daily safety supervision and enforcement of written policies for use of the Parsons making facilities by students, faculty, and staff.
  • Maintain relationships with faculty and technicians within a work environment that services a broad range of students.
  • Support faculty taught learning objectives through store operation.
  • Staying current with traditional and digital equipment, tools, materials, and processes.
    Hiring, training, and management of student technical staff.
  • Schedule student technicians.


  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with significant experience in a related field.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, close attention to detail, and strong organizational and time management abilities.
  • Proven track record of working well with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, professional training, and aesthetic sensibilities in a creative environment.
  • Ability to maintain an inventory based on a fixed budget..
  • Understanding of software related to tracking budget and inventory.
  • Ability to track and communicate metadata generated with sales and equipment use.
  • Flexible schedule- ability to work nights and weekends.
  • Experience in and commitment to fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment.
  • Robust knowledge of a variety of production and fabrication techniques;
  • Be familiar with practices related to current design and art practice- including: fabrication, methodology and processes; experience and knowledge of working with a wide variety of materials.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and Google Docs.
  • A strong commitment to progressive art and design education.
  • Highly organized with excellent customer service skills as well as clear written and verbal communication.
  • A desire to learn new skills and processes related to Parsons Making Center initiatives.

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