Hood College is accepting applications for a Studio Arts Manager.
Under the direction of the Chair of Art & Archaeology Department and direct supervision of the Director of the Graduate Programs in Ceramic Arts, and Studio Arts Coordinator, the full-time Studio Arts Studio Manager assists undergraduate and graduate students, adjunct and full time faculty with day-to-day departmental operations and provides for a safe and well equipped environment in all instructional areas of the studio arts program.
The Studio Arts Studio Manager is responsible for overseeing the needs of the Studio Arts programs including the BA degree in Art with a studio art concentration, the BA degree in Art with an art education concentration, the minor in studio art, the Graduate Certificate in Ceramic Arts, the MA and the MFA in Ceramic Arts. Other responsibilities include management of the community arts program offerings in ceramics, drawing and painting including record keeping, registration, advertisement and public relations. The manager facilitates and promotes the educational and safety needs of faculty, students and the general public in connection with the studio art offerings of the College and maintains a financial record of income and expenses within the department budget.
- Manages of non-academic aspects of the Ceramics Program including accounting, advertising campaigns, maintaining an updated website, registration of workshop participants and maintaining updated mailing list;
- Coordinate promotion and enrollment of community programs in ceramics, drawing and painting;
- Manage art studio operations and procedures to ensure studios are equipped and prepared for classes, lectures and workshops;
- Oversee the operation of program workshops;
- Manage firing reservations for gas fired and electric fired kilns for faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, community arts programs;
- Train students on safe equipment use in printmaking, painting/drawing studios, as well as, darkroom and photography/matt/framing studio, and ceramic arts studios;
- Recruit, interview, select, train, supervise and evaluate student workers/interns, technicians and volunteers;
- Coordinate work schedule for student workers;
- Maintain inventories and order or formulate clays, glazes, and raw materials for ceramic studios;
- Maintain supply inventories for printmaking, photography, drawing and painting studios;
- Work with Studio Arts Coordinator and Director of the Graduate Ceramic Arts faculty to develop and monitor studio usage rules and procedures and safety;
- Maintain art studios in compliance with environmental codes and OSHA standards for safety;
- Manage MSDS information/documentation for materials in all studios;
- Coordinate disposal of hazardous materials in conjunction with the campus chemical safety officer;
- Generate work orders requesting movement of equipment and supplies, and attention from housekeeping team;
- Inspect and arrange for routine maintenance and updating of all mechanical studio equipment and facilities in coordination with the Ceramic Arts Technical Coordinator;
- Work with Ceramic Arts Technical Coordinator to assess repairs and maintenance and order parts as needed;
- Oversee the Hodson Annex and Tatem Arts Center glaze labs;
- Supervise the operation of machinery and safe use of glaze materials;
- Manage all aspects of the following studios:
- Assist with implementation of long-term program plans;
- Work with faculty to project and develop future requirements of studio facilities and classes;
- Interact with adjunct faculty to facilitate communication concerning course/studio needs.
* Tatem photographic – darkroom T301, technology classroom T216, and Carson Cottage photography studio
* Tatem printmaking – design and printmaking studio T101
* Tatem ceramic – wheel studio and classroom T1, sculpture studio T2, plaster lab T3, glaze mixing lab T4; materials storage T2A, kiln room T2B, clay mixing room T2C, clay storage T13
* Tatem drawing/painting – drawing and painting studio T201, senior studio T19
* Hodson Annex ceramic – graduate student studio space HO135, glaze technology lab HO139, outdoor kiln pavilion, materials storage areas HO130, second level studio HO234
- Work closely with the Chair of Art and Archaeology, Studio Arts Coordinator and Director of the MA, MFA and Graduate Certificate in Ceramics;
- Facilitate management of special projects, workshops and guest lectures;
- Collect fees for workshops, tools and supply purchases;
- Act as communication liaison between faculty and students, faculty and administration;
- Maintain confidential records in accordance with College policies and legal requirements;
- Maintain financial and administrative databases for all studio arts programs in accordance with budget requirements;
- Organize and provide data for studio arts program annual reports;
- Manage financial and equipment donations to art programs in conjunction with the Institutional Advancement office and maintain a record of donations and expenditures;
- Gather sources for learning materials, textbooks, software, and equipment;
- Serve as a purchasing agent for supplies and application of proper budget coding to invoices and in departmental financial records;
- Obtain approval and initiate purchasing process for departmental needs;
- Implement and facilitate adjunct faculty in-service programs in conjunction with Studio Arts Coordinator and Director of the Graduate Ceramic Arts Program;
- Work with Office of Marketing and Communications to prepare annual program publicity, updating Internet web pages and other marketing materials;
- Facilitate and maintain a photographic record of studio activities and special events;
- Maintain social media sites for PR and recruitment purposes;
- Work with Office of Marketing and Communications, IT and the Graduate School to create an online registration system for the community programs;
Mentoring and Support (25%)
- Maintain an atmosphere of encouragement and support for students and faculty;
- Work individually and with small groups of students to assist in the proper use of studio equipment at all levels of proficiency;
- Prepare classroom and studios for workshop sessions, visiting artists, and semester long courses;
- Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to identify students in need of additional instruction or supervision with materials and equipment;
- Work closely with Disability Services Coordinator to accommodate specific student disability needs in line with confidentiality standards;
- Address workshop participant needs by acting as a liaison between workshop participants, faculty;
- Ensure information, notices and communications are distributed to adjunct faculty;
- Conduct instructional sessions for faculty and student workers on kiln operation, glaze mixing, equipment operation, and other related activities with a focus on OSHA safety standards;
- Conduct instructional sessions for faculty and student workers on safety issues applicable to the various studio environments;
- Assist faculty and students in loading and firing of kilns;
- Liaison with Frederick Community College, the Potters Guild of Frederick, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, and other community arts organizations;
- Work with students to provide studio support for participation in community art exhibitions such as the annual Frederick Festival of the Arts;
- Provide ongoing input to promote the growth and development of the studio arts department.
- Perform other job-related duties as necessary.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Proven ability to work with and mentor students at all levels.
- The position demands overall flexibility, on-demand critical thinking, the ability to multi-task, and excellent communication as well as organizational skills.
- The candidate must be able to work outside of normal working hours.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience working in college art studios or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience at the college level as an aide to instruction preferred. Thorough understanding of MSDS standards and safety requirements is necessary.
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Learn more about the Hood College Ceramics program at http://www.hood.edu/ceramics/