[Job Offer] GIA Jewelry Manufacturing Arts Instructor

To all Orchid members:

If you are interested in becoming a member of a diverse team of
professionals to instruct Jewelry Manufacturing Arts on the campus
of The Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, CA. please read
the job below:

Job Title: Instructor, On-Campus Jewelry Manufacturing Arts (JMA)
Department: Education
City: Carlsbad, CA

Reports To: Manager, Jewelry Manufacturing Arts

Primary Functions:
To create a positive, constructive, and creative learning
environment in which to deliver the On-Campus Jewelry Manufacturing
Arts Program utilizing a variety of jewelry manufacturing and repair
equipment including, but not limited to, torches, files, saws,
rolling mills, polishing equipment, machine and hand tools and
audio-visual aids, and other materials to supplement presentations.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); Jewelry
    Manufacturing Arts (JMA), Graduate Jeweler (GJ) or Graduate Jeweler
    Gemologist (GJG) diploma preferred.

  • A minimum of three years related practical jewelry industry
    experience is required.

  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A. or B. S.) from four-year college or
    university and five years related practical jewelry industry
    experience is preferred.

  • Ability to meet the requirements to obtain and maintain the
    Certificate of Authorization for Service as Instructor in Metal and
    Jewelry Arts.

  • In-depth knowledge of jewelry manufacturing and repair techniques
    and equipment, and understanding of the jewelry industry.

  • Ability to demonstrate a command of theory and contemporary
    knowledge, and continuing study in field.

  • Ability to effectively present course material and provide answers
    and feedback to students.

  • Ability to effectively interface with staff and students.

  • Strong communication skills.


  • Imparts appropriate and relevant course material consistent with
    GIA’s reputation, standards, and integrity.

  • Addresses student concerns, complaints, or issues promptly, and
    effectively interfaces with Dean of Students, On-Campus JMA Manager
    and/or other appropriate Education Staff as needed for further

  • Counsels students regarding academic performance and methods for

  • Maintains and fosters sensitivity and respect for a culturally
    diverse classroom environment.

  • Participates in Education meetings and training, as needed,
    concerning courses material instruction, student concerns,
    operational and administrative procedures, etc.

  • Proctors tests; and receives, corrects, and processes student

  • Submits final student grades to Student Services according to
    required schedule.

  • May develop Instruction Guide and assemble educational trade
    material for student instruction.

  • May travel occasionally to national and/or international locations
    for instructional or Institute representation purposes.

  • Communicates effectively, gets along with co-workers and
    management, and deals with others effectively and professionally
    under pressure.

If you are interested in this position, please attach your resume to
an email and submit to recruiter@gia.edu and @Russ_Hyder.

Russell B. Hyder
Jewelry Manufacturing Arts
Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
The Robert Mouawad Campus
5345 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, California 92008
Tel: 760-603-4000 Ext. 7794
Fax: 760-603-4091
E-mail: @Russ_Hyder