Studio Operations Manager - Digital
The Digital Studio Operations Manager is responsible for the management and administration of the Digital Tools Studio on the San Francisco campus, working closely with faculty and staff to support students in digital tool use. The Digital Studio Operations Manager reports to the Associate Director of Studio Operations at CCA, working to guide, develop and manage daily shop and studio operations of the Rapid Prototyping Studio as well as supervisory management of the Hybrid Lab and Fashion Studio while demonstrating and upholding positive and professional studio culture at CCA.
The Digital Studio Operations Manager manages 3 full-time studio managers and assists in managing 2-4 Graduate Student Assistants and 20+ studio monitors to create an open, accessible and safe learning environment. This person is responsible for coordinating content and delivery of Digital Studio Orientations and ensuring that safety regulations and shop policies are applied consistently and correctly across the Digital Tools operation. Experience with a student population is key, as the Digital Studio Operations Manager interacts with 600+ diverse students. This person maintains and ensures the safe operation of equipment for laser cutting, CNC router and 3D printing, provides user support and training, and is the primary administrator of the checkout and reservation system for the use of digital fabrication equipment. This position is responsible for partnering with the Architectural Division’s Digital Craft Lab by supporting the use, maintenance, and repair of their curricular equipment, including a Kuka Robot System and 3D Clay Printers.
The Digital Studio Operations Manager is responsible for budget planning, including sourcing materials, supplies and equipment to support courses and future studio needs, which includes keeping abreast of a rapidly changing technology marketplace to make certain the studios have the correct equipment. Knowledge of regulations for health, life, and safety as they apply to computerized manufacturing and fabrication operations in wood, metal, and plastics is required.