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The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design seeks an experienced Studio Coordinator to provide technical support, administrative oversight, maintenance, and organization of assigned studio and instructional environments. Areas of responsibility include ceramics, sculpture, 3D and related foundations-level courses, and other spaces as assigned. In specific, the selected candidate will:
Technical / Instructional Support 65%
Provide technical support for the daily operation of assigned studio and instructional environments, including: preparing studios for use by faculty and students; assisting with and/or performing classroom demonstrations as requested; and providing guidance and support to studio users to ensure the appropriate application of technical processes.
Work cooperatively with other Studio Coordinators to provide productive and cooperative work environments for art and design students and faculty and to troubleshoot and find workable solutions for space, equipment, and technical needs that arise.
Work cooperatively with faculty and Studio Coordinators across all media to strengthen the school’s unified approach to creative work and to deliver Stamps' programs.
Management and Oversight of Studio Spaces 30%
Supervise and train student workers who serve as studio assistants.
Maintain the physical facilities, equipment, and supplies, including: developing and implementing a preventative maintenance program for all studio equipment; maintaining an inventory of supplies and related materials; collaborating with other Studio Coordinators on purchases and the development of procedures; and assisting with the development of the facilities and services through researching new technologies, equipment, processes, and/or materials.
Ensure a safe and secure studio environment, including: following OSEH procedures to maintain safe studio practices; developing and implementing studio use policies; serving as the liaison to other university units and staff; and, overseeing chemical and solvent supplies to ensure safe storage, usage, and disposal.
Assist with financial oversight of the facilities, including: assisting with planning supply budgets; collecting and recording student/lab fees; monitoring expenses; and reconciling monthly statements.
Special Projects 5%
Assist with school events, activities, and initiatives as requested.
Undergraduate degree in art/design or related field; previous experience with ceramics and 3D processes and maintenance of related equipment; knowledge of general accounting and budgeting practices; basic computer experience (spreadsheet, word processing, basic digital image editing and printing); evidence of strong interpersonal and organizational skills; evidence of reliability, punctuality, flexibility, and ability to work as part of a collaborative team; demonstrated commitment to facilitating a community of creative practitioners; and demonstrated ability to work in an intensive, fast-paced, diverse environment undergoing frequent change and improvement.
Advanced degree in art/design or related field; previous experience managing studios that support 3-dimensional making; previous supervisory experience; experience in working cooperatively and collaboratively with faculty and students in a university environment; knowledge of university policies and procedures and best practices in studio safety; awareness of and commitment to fostering contemporary creative work cultures and practices.
Supervision Exercised: Functional supervision is exercised over part-time student assistants.
Supervised By: Lead Studio Coordinator
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Internal Number: 176814
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