Studio Manager - Textiles California College of the Arts The Textile Studio Manager is responsible for the teaching and learning spaces that support students in weaving, dyeing, silkscreening, and fiber sculpture. Partnering with faculty, the Studio Manager ensures consistency in curricular outcomes for textiles courses. Familiarity with a broad range of physical materials and proficiency in multiple approaches to making textile art will be expected. Knowledge of health and safety regulations as they apply to artistic materials is required. The Textiles Studio Manager possesses a working knowledge of textiles art history, traditional fabrication methods, and interest in pursuing contemporary developments in the field of textiles. Demonstrates and upholds best practices in professional studio culture for all users.
The Textile Studio Manager supervises 5+ studio monitors to create an open, accessible and safe learning environment. Experience with a student population is key. This person maintains and ensures the safe operation of all tools and equipment in the Textile Studio. The Textiles Studio Manager is responsible for budget planning, including sourcing materials, supplies and equipment to support all textiles courses and future studio needs.
Essential Job Function(s) MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION - 30% time Independently manages a team of 5+ workstudy
Solely responsible for planning, presenting, and executing the Textile budget, including materials, supplies, and equipment.
Responsible for implementing policies and procedures ensuring health, life, and safety in the shop.
Independently manages vendor relationships and sources materials for academic needs supporting classes for students.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT - 30% time Instructional resource; teaches staff, students and faculty to use equipment and solve technical problems.
Execute special events with the Textile department such as exhibitions, visiting artist lectures, faculty community builders and orientations, and open houses.
Holds faculty accountable for teaching standards and holds primary oversight for ensuring student understanding of shop equipment.
STUDIO OPERATIONS - 30% time Manages the operation of Textiles instructional studio facilities and ensures a well-maintained and safe environment.
Identifies and executes facility improvements to ensure alignment with curricular needs.
Delivers a mandatory Safety Orientation and Safety Test for all shop users.
Creates system for and maintains up-to-date orientation manuals and safety training for student work-study monitors, students, and faculty.
Non-Essential Job Function(s) - 10% 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.
2 years working experience.
Practicing fiber or textiles artist preferred.
Administrative & Management Experience Confident using independent judgement in decision making.
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
Proven success developing relationships across organizations.
Developed organizational and task management skills; strong, oral and written communication skills.
Specialized Knowledge & Skills Familiarity with a broad range of fiber materials; proficiency in multiple approaches to making textiles art will be expected.
Knowledge of TC-1/TC-2 looms, digital textiles practices, dyeing and chemicals, and textile printing operations required.
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.
Comfort working with hand and power tools and troubleshooting equipment and repairs.
Experience with textiles digital fabrication preferred.
Interpersonal Skills Proven success establishing and maintaining positive and cooperative working relationships; commitment to quality of service
Strong work ethic; ability to work independently and proactively.
Ability to work in a culturally-competent manner with diverse groups.
Must demonstrate competence, reliability, and honesty.
Working Conditions This position is currently scheduled to work a Monday through Friday. Must be able to occasionally work nights and/or during weekends.
This position primarily works in a climate controlled shop.
This job requires long periods of sitting, standing, or repetitive tasks.
Noise levels are moderate
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.