Studio Operations Manager for First Year and Sculpture is responsible for oversight and management of the teaching and learning spaces that support First Year and Fine Arts students on the Oakland campus. Partnering with over 40 faculty, the Studio Operations Manager ensures consistency in curricular outcomes. Familiarity with a broad range of physical materials and proficiency in multiple approaches to making and problem-solving processes will be expected. Demonstrates and upholds best practices in professional studio culture for all users. The Studio Operations Manager possesses a working knowledge of art history, traditional fabrication methods, and interest in pursuing contemporary developments in art, architecture, and design.
The Studio Operations Manager supervises the 2-4 full-time Studio Management staff and 2-4 part-time Studio Technicians to create an open, accessible, and safe learning environment.
This person is responsible for managing the First Year classrooms within which are taught painting, drawing, sculpture and 3D design. Experience with a student population is key. The Studio Operations Manager interacts with 400+ students, shaping their 4 year CCA educational journey. This person is responsible for ensuring safe and appropriate operation and use of all tools, equipment, and materials in the First Year and Sculpture Studios. They coordinate with staff and faculty to ensure consistent delivery of safety and operational policies and procedures across all campus shops . The Studio Operations Manager is responsible for budget planning, including sourcing materials, supplies and equipment to support courses and future studio needs. Knowledge of regulations for health, life, and safety as they apply to artistic materials is required.