Senior Studio Manager - First Year California College of the Arts First Year Senior Studio Manager is responsible for the teaching and learning spaces that support all first year students entering CCA. Partnering with over 40 faculty, the Senior Studio Manager ensures consistency in curricular outcomes. Familiarity with a broad range of physical materials and proficiency in multiple approaches to making art will be expected. Demonstrates and upholds best practices in professional studio culture for all users. The First Year Studio Manager possesses a working knowledge of art history, traditional fabrication methods, and interest in pursuing contemporary developments in the field of art.
The Senior Studio Manager manages a team of two part-time staff, 10 teaching assistants and 15+ studio monitors to create an open, accessible and safe learning environment. This person is responsible for classrooms teaching printmaking, painting, drawing, sculpture (wood, plaster, wax) and 4-D digital learning tools. Experience with a student population is key. The First Year Studio Manager interacts with 400+ students, shaping their 4 year CCA educational journey. This person maintains and ensures the safe operation of all tools and equipment in the First Year Studio. The Senior Studio Manager is responsible for budget planning, including sourcing materials, supplies and equipment to support all First Year courses and future studio needs. Knowledge of regulations for health, life, and safety as they apply to artistic materials is required.
MAIN RESPONSIBLITIES MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION - 35% time Independently manages a team of two staff, 16+ workstudy, 10 instructional assistants
Solely responsible for planning, presenting, and executing the First Year Studio budget, including materials, supplies, and equipment.
Leadership team member for shops and studios, responsible for creating and implementing policies and procedures ensuring health, life, and safety in the shops.
Independently manages complex vendor relationships and sources materials for academic needs supporting classes for 400+ students.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT - 30% time Directs team in leading teaching demonstrations for 400+ students and 40+ faculty.
Instructional resource; teaches staff, students and faculty to use equipment and solve technical problems.
Uses independent judgment to set staffing needs and coordinate schedules for over 40 faculty holding courses in the First Year Studios.
Manages team to execute special events with the First Year Office such as exhibitions, visiting artist lectures, faculty community builders and orientations, and open houses.
Holds faculty accountable for teaching safety standards and holds primary oversight for ensuring student understanding of dangerous shop equipment.
STUDIO OPERATIONS - 30% time Manages the operation of First Year instructional studio facilities (including the wood shop, plaster room, printmaking, and painting and drawing studios) and ensures a well-maintained and safe environment.
Identifies and executes facility improvements to ensure alignment with curricular needs.
Directs team to maintain and repair shop equipment to ensure safe and effective studio environment.
Instructs team to develop and deliver a mandatory Safety Orientation and Safety Test for all Oakland 3D courses.
Creates system for and maintains up-to-date orientation manuals and safety training for student work-study monitors, students, faculty, and Instructional Assistants.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES - 5% time Participates in institutional committees and program meetings; as assigned, participates, contributes or leads team projects such as Maker Faire, CCA Spring Faire, special events and outings related to the shops and studios at CCA.
Manages students in distress.
Offers technical oversight and back-up support for other CCA studios, including but not limited to sculpture, printmaking, backlot, and wood.
Serves as a member of the College's Emergency Response Team.
Performs additional duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education & Professional Qualifications BA required. MFA preferred.
4 years working experience.
Practicing artist preferred.
Administrative & Management Experience Two years of direct supervisory experience.
Confident using independent judgement in decision making.
Leadership experience, proven success developing relationships across organizations.
Highly developed organizational and task management skills; strong, oral and written communication skills.
Two years of budget management experience required, comfortable planning and executing annual operating budgets and capital improvements.
Experience managing a team and working with students preferred
Specialized Knowledge & Skills Familiarity with a broad range of physical materials; proficiency in multiple approaches to making art will be expected.
Knowledge of and commitment to health and safety as they apply to artistic materials and regulations.
Familiarity using a variety of software applications including, Word and Excel. G Suite and Mac/Apple proficiency.
Technical expertise in carpentry and construction required, including a thorough working knowledge of hand and power tools.
4D and digital fabrication experience preferred.
Interpersonal Skills Ability to work in a culturally-competent manner with diverse groups.
Strong work ethic; ability to work independently and proactively.
Must demonstrate competence, reliability, and honesty.
Proven success establishing and maintaining positive and cooperative working relationships; commitment to quality of service
WORKING CONDITIONS This position is currently scheduled to work a Monday through Friday, 7:30 to 4:00. Must be able to occasionally work nights and/or during weekends.
This position primarily works in a climate controlled woodshop with duties dispersed in several buildings across campus and outside.
This job requires long periods of sitting, standing, or repetitive tasks.
Noise levels are moderate to loud.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Must possess ability to safely perform the physical work required of all duties, including manual dexterity, agility, strength and coordination.
Ability to lift 50 lbs.
Must possess a valid California driver's license.
Application Instructions Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume, as well as state salary history and requirements. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recommended document file formats are Word or PDF. If there are multiple attachments, we recommend compressing/zipping your files into a zip format file. There is also a place in the application for you to provide a link to large documents. Please submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions.
Application Deadline For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
EEO Statement As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education.
We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability.
California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent art college with 21 undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, curatorial practice, design, design strategy, film, fine arts, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a d...ynamic and interdisciplinary environment. Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students.