Work-Study Position Title: Hybrid Fashion Assistant
Department: Fashion Incubator
Campus: Hybrid Position (Combination of in-person & remote work); Based at the Highland Campus
Reports To: Director, Fashion Incubator
Related Area(s) of Study: Design, Manufacturing, Construction & Applied Technologies; Education
Compensation Rate: $15.60 Hourly
Hours: Up to 19 hours per week of hybrid work - Weekly maximum is based on the student’s work-study award. Standard schedule Monday through Friday between 8AM – 5PM. Some evening and/or weekend hours required.
Purpose: Facilitate the execution of product within the Fashion Incubator.
Description Duties and Tasks:
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
• Respond to and/or direct inquiries in-person, on the phone, or via email.
• Maintain data entry or process any office documents.
• Perform clerical duties in support of department.
Examples of What You Can Expect to Learn:
• The apparel design and product development cycle for small businesses producing in the US
• Research color and design trends
• How to create a design presentation
• Technical design, illustrations, and the elements of a tech pack
• How to create a Time and Action calendar
• Communicate with wholesale suppliers
• How to cource materials
• Project communication skills
• Source and request swatches
• Create mood boards
• Measure samples
• Basic Patternmaking work
• Sample making for production
• Any other ad-hoc activities
Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
• A demonstrated interest in fashion trends, color schemes & textiles
• Organized, dependable and detail-oriented
• Clear, professional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
• Willing to learn and take direction
• Great attitude, enthusiastic, and is a team player
• Ability to prioritize work
• Tech savvy and fast learner
• Can work within tight deadlines
• Intrinsic motivation and work ethic
Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
• Maintaining an established work schedule
• Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy
• Effectively using organizational and planning skills, including attention to detail and follow-through
• Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
• Working collaboratively with internal and external constituents including faculty and staff members, investors, fashion leaders, community leaders, and public agencies
• Demonstrated interest in fashion production planning innovation
Must possess required technical skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
• Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software
• Use of Adobe Creative Suite
• Will be integrating the use of the Gerber digital solutions package in all design and development stages of the process. Must be comfortable using new technology.
• High school graduate or currently earning an AAS in Fashion Design or Fashion Design Certificate
• 18+ years old
• Available at a maximum of 19 hours per week
• TSI status-completed, mechanically or technologically inclined
• Work is performed in a standard manufacturing environment
• Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
• Occasional lifting of objects up to 20 pounds.
• Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
To be eligible for work-study, you must show financial need on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and meet additional requirements such as:
- Remain enrolled in at least 6 credits (half-time) on your degree plan for each term you are employed. If you drop below half-time enrollment, you must stop working immediately.
- Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards each semester (e.g. a cumulative 2.0 GPA & 67% completion rate).
- If offered work-study on Self-Service, complete a Criminal History Background Check and submit Human Resources paperwork to the Financial Aid Office.