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)
City: Carlsbad, CA
Reports To: Manager, Jewelry Manufacturing Arts
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
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
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
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