Posted on June 17, 2022 – open until filled
The 3D Studio Operations Manager is responsible for the management and administration of the 3D Studio Operations unit on the San Francisco campus, working closely with faculty and staff to support students in the Fine Arts, Design, and Architecture Divisions. The Studio Operations Manager reports to the Associate Director of Studio Operations at CCA, working to guide, develop and manage daily shop and studio operations in the Ceramics, Jewelry/Metal Arts, Sculpture Studios while demonstrating and upholding positive and professional studio culture at CCA.
The 3D Studio Operations Manager manages 3 full-time studio managers and assists in managing 2 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 studio equipment orientations and ensuring that safety regulations and shop policies are applied consistently and correctly across the 3D Studios operation. The 3D SOM collaborates with the Fine Arts Program on administration and oversight of the Fine Arts Senior Studios in the Nave. Experience with a student population is key; the Studio Operations Manager interacts with 200+ students, including many international students and English-language learners. The Studio Operations Manager is responsible for budget planning, including sourcing materials, supplies and equipment to support courses and future studio needs. Knowledge of regulations for health, life, and safety as they apply to artistic materials is required. They are the primary coordinator of Hazardous Waste Management and Disposal for the Fine Arts division. Other responsibilities include taking part in campus facility and equipment planning and the support and development of studio sustainability initiatives. Familiarity working with unions and collective bargaining agreements is preferred.
MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION – 40%
• Management and oversight of day-to-day operations of CCA’s 3D Studio Management team which oversees Ceramics, Jewelry/Metal Arts, and Sculpture, and Fine Arts Senior Studios.
• Management of 3 full-time union-eligible staff in 3D Studio: Ceramics Studio Manager, • Jewelry/Metal Arts Studio Manager, and the Sculpture Studio Manager.
• Develops and maintains systems and policies for safety, access, and management of the 3D Studios.
• Oversight of operating, capital and refresh budgets for 3D Studios.
• Manages content, scheduling and delivery of safety orientations, ensuring that safety rules and shop policies are consistently communicated and applied in all San Francisco shops and studios.
• Supports and ensures productive and appropriate professional collaboration between studio staff, student workers, and faculty.
• The 3D SOM collaborates with the Fine Arts Program on administration and oversight of the Fine Arts Senior Studios in the Nave
• Works with the Associate Director of Studio Operations for planning, presenting, and executing the 3D Studio budgets, including materials, supplies, and equipment.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT – 25%
• Instructional resource; teaches staff, students and faculty to use equipment and solve technical problems.
• Develops and delivers workshops and demonstrations for specialty techniques and tool use, including facilitating guest artist visits and outside vendor visits.
• Holds faculty accountable for teaching safety standards and holds primary oversight for ensuring student understanding of dangerous shop equipment.
STUDIO OPERATIONS – 30%
• Identifies and executes facility improvements to ensure alignment with curricular needs.
• Implements and manages policies and procedures for hazardous materials handling, orientation and studio policies to ensure shops and studios are safe and effective learning environments.
• Primary coordinator of Hazardous Waste Management and Disposal for the 3D Studios: supports and supervises waste pickups; ensures that all departments have correct and current SOPs; coordinates and assists in training studio managers in material use procedures and interaction with the College’s HazMat contractor.
• Maintains up-to-date orientation manuals and creates a system for safety training student work-study monitors, students, faculty, and Instructional Assistants.
Non-Essential Job Function(s) – 5%
• Offers technical oversight and back-up support for other CCA studios.
• Participates in institutional committees and program meetings
• Manages students in distress.
• Serves as a member of the College’s Emergency Response Team.
• Performs additional duties as required.
This person has direct supervision of 3 full-time employees, 2 Graduate Student Assistants, and indirect supervision of up to 20 workstudy students.
• This position is currently scheduled to work Monday through Friday. Must be able to occasionally work nights and/or during weekends.
• This position primarily works in the 3D Studios with additional duties dispersed in several spaces across campus and outside.
• Must possess the ability to safely perform the physical work required of all duties, including manual dexterity, agility, strength and coordination.
• Ability to lift 50 lbs.
• This job requires long periods of sitting, standing, or repetitive tasks.
• Noise levels are moderate to high.
• Ability and knowledge to use industrial moving equipment such as: forklift; scissors lift, pallet jacks, etc. required. Training and certification will be provided as needed.
Education & Professional Qualifications
• Bachelor degree or 5 years professional experience in Ceramics, Jewelry, or Sculpture.
• 3+ years working experience as a studio manager in Ceramics, Jewelry, or Sculpture.
• Practicing artist, designer, or craftsperson preferred.
Administrative & Management Experience
• 3+ years of management and/or leadership experience in art, design and/or higher education.
• Confident using independent judgment 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, as well as tracking purchases.
• Experience managing a team and working with students is preferred.
Specialized Knowledge & Skills
• Knowledge of a broad range of physical materials and fabrication techniques.
• Technical expertise in fabrication required, including a thorough knowledge of use and maintenance of hand and power tools.
• Expertise with the safe and appropriate use of combustion technologies for art-making and fabrication: kilns, furnaces, forges, torches is required.
• Ability to coordinate with contractors and vendors with respect to specialty equipment and studio technologies is required.
• Knowledge of and commitment to environmental health and safety regulations and best practices.
• Familiarity using a variety of software applications including G Suite, Excel, Adobe • Illustrator and/or CAD applications and Mac/Apple proficiency.
• Experience with local and regional regulations, laws, and practices for use of and disposal of Hazardous Materials is preferred.
• Digital fabrication experience preferred.
• Must possess a valid California driver’s license.
• 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.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
• The range for the position is $70,551 – $71,962 annually.
• CCA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including the choice of five medical plans, generous holiday, sick & vacation time, a retirement match and tuition remission. CCA covers an average of 91% of the medical plan cost for the employee only and an average of 82% for employees with dependents. More information can be found here: https://portal.cca.edu/working/office-human-resources/employee-benefits.
CCA considers a full-time work week to be 37.5 hours per week.
Please note that in an effort to keep the CCA community safe, the College requires all staff, faculty, and students who are on campus to be fully vaccinated, including to have received a booster shot (if eligible). The job responsibilities of this position will require time regularly spent on campus, and therefore the incumbent will be asked to follow the CCA vaccination requirement, unless an exemption is approved. Please reach out to email@example.com with any questions.
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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 dynamic 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.
California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.