Metals Shop Supervisor - Part Time 25/hrs/week

JOB TITLE: Part-Time Metals Shop Supervisor


REPORTS TO:  Rebecca Sack

Summary: The Sculpture Shop Supervisor is responsible for the safe operation and management of the Sculpture facilities including shops (metals shop, plaster shop and foundry), classrooms and student studios.  The position monitors student access and interaction, developing safety guidelines and training. The incumbent assumes advisory responsibility for resale inventory, equipment maintenance and purchasing.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Monitors shop usage through safety training and consultation
  • Maintains facilities: metal shop, plaster shop, foundry, carriage house, student studios
  • Maintains equipment and building shop capabilities to support curriculum 
  • Advises on resale materials needed and receives supplies for resale or instructional supplies
  • Assists with special events and exhibitions
  • Consults with Fine Arts Shop Supervisor to forward mission and curriculum of department

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions.  Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Sculpture, related visual arts or design


  • Working knowledge of sculpture or other crafts; technical proficiency in the use of materials and in the maintenance and repair of shop tools and equipment.
  • One to three years managing a metal shop and foundry


Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Detailed knowledge of safe usage of all sculpture facilities, equipment and supplies
  • Working knowledge of all techniques used for making contemporary sculpture including: metal fabrication (all welding processes, cold bending, basic forging and finishing), foundry, mold making, casting, modeling and carving.
  • Good interpersonal skills for student advising and consultation
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Ability to work independently, setting priorities and with good follow through

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • n/a


About The University:

University of the Arts’ mission is simple: to advance human creativity. Established in 1876, UArts believes creativity is the most essential skill for success in today’s society and has educated generations of groundbreaking artists, performers, designers and creative leaders for more than 141 years.  After being granted university status in 1987, University of the Arts became the largest institution of its kind in the nation, offering programs in design, fine arts, media arts, crafts, music, dance, theater and writing. It now features 30 undergraduate arts majors, 15 graduate programs and the nation’s first PhD program in Creativity. UArts is also home to innovative centers across disciplines, including the Center for Immersive Media, Lightbox Film Center, Philadelphia Art Alliance and Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. Learn more about UArts.


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