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Job Title:   Carpenter Model Shop
Pay Grade:   c103
Pay Band Min / Max:    - 
Position Number:   R100014476
Department / Hospital:   School of Architecture - Model Shop

The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

Model Shop Assistant – Temp position 

General Description: 


The University of Miami School Of Architecture is seeking an energetic, highly motivated and personable individual to work as an assistant at the Model Shop. This position reports to the Manager of the Model Shop and the Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives & Facilities. Candidate must have basic carpentry experience, strong customer service skills and willingness to assist students and faculty. The individual will also monitor the safe use of the Model Shop. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

- Practical Knowledge of shop based machines including table saw, band saw, sanders, planer and jointer. 

- Knowledge of materials, glues and fasteners. 

- Strong communications skills, both written and verbal. 

- Strong organizational skills. 

- Ability to provide excellent customer service. 

- Knowledge of CNC operation is a plus. 



- Assist with the training of Faculty and Staff in the safe and proper use of machinery and equipment. 

- Assist with the oversight, coordination and training of students in the craft of architectural model making. 

- Assist with the maintenance of the Model Shop. 

- Assist with the building and assembly of workstations, studio equipment and miscellaneous furniture and projects for the School of Architecture. 

- Assist with the inventory and ordering of materials and the administration of long-range plans for the Model Shop. 

- Conduct tours of the model shop for prospective and first year students. 


Experience and Education: 

  • Two years’ experience in a related field, High school diploma or equivalent. 


NOTE: This is a part-time temporary position that requires 25-35 hours per week. Work Schedule is Monday through Friday, some weekends may be required.

Apply online. Position #R100014476.

The University of Miami is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. We are committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more.  The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Come join us! 

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