Shop Manager

Zygote Press

Zygote Press is excited to announce a search for a Shop Manager to join our team! Please review the responsibilities and requirements below and submit your resume and *letter of interest to no later than Friday, May 6, 2022.

The position offers 25 hours/week to start with a salary range of $19-$21/hr., depending on experience. Additionally, Zygote offers prorated benefits, including paid time off, a health expense stipend, and full working privileges in our studio and gallery. The right candidate will also have growth opportunities within the organization.

Mission Statement: Zygote Press is an established, nonprofit community printmaking studio, gallery, archive, and education center that supports artists through residency programs, studio access, and artistic development in a collaborative environment open to all.


Work both independently and in collaboration with other staff to oversee the day-to-day operation, upkeep and inventory

Coordinate Shop Artist invoices in Square

Manage Shop Schedule and Open Studio Schedule

Manage Shop Artist Agreements

Manage door codes/Studio Access

Manage locker assignments

Schedule, train, manage, and oversee a team of interns to ensure safety protocols and professional standards in studios.

Assist with outreach events and workshops

Research and Develop ‘Green’ Practices

Serve as Safety Officer, update Safety Data Sheets, HAZCOM Plan, and Handbook

Conduct annual safety training

Instruct artists and interns on the proper and safe use of specialized equipment and materials.

Identify hazards and necessary Personal Protective Equipment

Conduct Studio Orientations

Work with Shop Tech to clean, sanitize the studios, purchase and receive all shop equipment and supplies.

Work with Shop Tech to maintain and repair printmaking equipment and facilities

Work with contractors when necessary

Manage Teaching Artists and One on One requests

Work with the Facilities Committee to improve the studios

Ensure artists of various backgrounds and experiences can be productive in a shared space

Provide marketing materials to the social media coordinator

Work with Zygote’s Programming and Facilities Committees

Work with Artists in Residence to make their time at Zygote productive

Coordinate Residency Programs


MFA and/or equivalent professional training and experience

Minimum of two years of demonstrated expertise working in print studios

Demonstrated intermediate-to-advanced knowledge of and skills in multiple printing processes and green printmaking alternatives

Demonstrated active printmaking practice with breadth of experience across processes including, but not limited to: screen printing, letterpress, intaglio, relief, lithography, monoprint, digital

Press maintenance and studio safety experience

Demonstrated analytical, organizational, communication, project and time management skills and the ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously

Workshop teaching experience for children and adults

How to Apply

submit your resume and *letter of interest to no later than Friday, May 6, 2022.

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Posted on April 28