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CUNY Modern Language College Laboratory Technician - Chinese and Spanish in New York, New York

Modern Language College Laboratory Technician - Chinese and Spanish

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Borough of Manhattan CC

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Performs highly-skilled laboratory functions and other technical duties in support of coursework.

  • Sets up, maintains, and organizes student laboratories

  • Assists students with setting up experiments and other learning exercises, and with the use of equipment and materials

  • Maintains appropriate safety and hygiene standards

  • Maintains required documentation related to laboratory activities

  • Manages equipment and materials inventories.

Job Title Name: College Laboratory Technician


College Laboratory Technician




Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is a vibrant, pluralistic learning community committed to the intellectual and personal growth of students. The College bridges the economic and education opportunity gap for students, more than half of whom are the first in their families to attend college. Working to strengthen a culture of care inside and outside the classroom, we share a passion for learning with students from around the world. Strategically located in downtown Manhattan the College is in close proximity to the artistic communities of Tribeca and SoHo, the dynamic downtown financial district, and the center of New York City government at City Hall. BMCC prides itself on the diversity of our students. We are an inclusive community that promotes an atmosphere of mutual respect of each member’s ethnicity, gender, age, disability, religion, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity and national origin, among other personal characteristics. BMCC’s motto speaks to this common sense of purpose and possibility: Start Here, Go Anywhere. We strive to increase degree completion, successful transfer, career achievement, and service and leadership within our community, New York City, and beyond.

Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY) is accepting applications for a College Laboratory Technician position in the Department of Modern Languages (MLD).

The College Laboratory Technician's duties include but are not limited to the following duties:

  • The supervision of student groups assigned to the MLDLL for in-person and Zoom weekly laboratory sessions mainly for Chinese and Spanish learning, and a few other groups learning American Sign Language, Arabic, French and Italian to complete language lab assignments and recordings in their target language during weekly laboratory sessions.

  • Assist students during weekly assigned lab hours with conversational or grammar modules and recordings.

  • Create, maintain, update and copy conversational language modules for all languages and all levels of language courses in the MLDLL Blackboard Shell.

  • Conduct student orientations

  • Set up Zoom weekly recurring meetings.

  • Maintain Lab Tab with laboratory content on the Blackboard of assigned laboratory sessions.

  • Maintain participation reports for laboratory sessions.

  • Submit Lab participation- progress reports to professors for each section every 5th and 10th week and at the end of the semester.

  • Set up MLDLL to conduct semester assessments.

  • Check and conduct weekly updates on MLDLL student computers.

  • Set up and prepare laboratory and computers for new image and language software when necessary.

Use of computer for instructional support purposes. Evening/weekend schedule may be required, as well as flexible weekday hours.


High School Diploma with a minimum of four years' related experience. Additional education may be used to meet the experience requirement: an Associate degree may be substituted for two years experience, and a Bachelor's degree may be substituted for four years experience.


Preferred Qualifications :

  • Fluency in Chinese and Spanish

  • Knowledge of Arabic or ASL or French or Italian,

  • Ability to communicate in English and to work well with other technicians, professors, and students,

  • Knowledge of Blackboard or comparable course management system,

  • Experience with online teaching, and video conferencing platforms, e.g., Zoom, Blackboard Collaborate, etc.,

  • Advanced computer skills for the MLD language lab, a place which supports instruction.


$ 54,222 - $59,378

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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Vaccine mandate:

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


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