Working closely with relevant faculty and reporting to the Facilities Manager in the Department of Art & Art History, the Studio and Sculpture Lab Manager oversees daily operations of the suite of sculpture workrooms, including wood shop, metal shop, CNC router, moldmaking, welding booth, paint booth, tool crib, and yard, and supports two painting studios, two drawing studios, the printmaking studio, and the undergraduate Honors studio. The Lab Manager is responsible for all equipment, supplies, furniture and fixtures, hires, trains, and oversees student lab assistants, develops and implements policies and guidelines, and manages lab finances in accordance with department and university policies.
The Lab Manager will have a strong background in arts education as well as extensive experience with wood and metalworking equipment and tools, basic machining, mold making techniques, a solid working knowledge of the materials of oil painting and various printmaking processes, including the safe use and proper disposal of these materials, a proven track record with health and safety compliance and knowledge of relevant regulations and best practices, and a service-oriented approach. The Lab Manager should be prepared to assist faculty with integrating new technologies as they become available. Experience with contemporary art, analog electronics, and computer-aided design and fabrication are highly desirable.
The Lab Manager must possess excellent organizational, analytic, communication and interpersonal abilities, work well autonomously, take initiative, and employ good judgment. Strong time management and problem-solving skills are vital. The Lab Manager must also be able to work collaboratively and constructively with students, staff, and faculty, and also work with vendors and others in professional sectors as necessary. MFA strongly preferred. Applications must include an uploaded resume and cover letter.