Fine Arts Shop Supervisor
JOB TITLE: Fine Arts Shop Supervisor
DEPARTMENT: School of Art, Fine Arts
REPORTS TO: Program Director, School of Art
Reporting to the Fine Arts Program Director in the School of Art, the shop supervisor meets regularly with the Fine Arts Program Director to forward the university mission and program curriculum. This position is responsible for the safe operation and proper functioning of the Fine Arts facilities, classrooms, and painting and sculpture student studios; supporting students and faculty; serving as an instructional resource; maintaining and supervising safety policy and OSHA compliance of Fine Arts facilities; repairing tools & equipment; assisting with resale; supervising Fine Arts work study; and assisting with events.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Manages Anderson Woodshop, Furness Metals Shop, Plaster Shop and Foundry.
- Manages, maintains and oversees Fine Arts Painting, Sculpture and first year classrooms, and studios.
Student & Faculty Support
Shop and Facility Maintenance
- Repairs and maintains studio tools, and equipment. Coordinates the service of equipment with outside contractors when necessary.
- Researches and acquires new and replacement equipment and materials when necessary. Maintains classrooms, equipment and shop capabilities to support Fine Arts curriculum
- Submits work orders and communicate with facilities on issues relating to building infrastructure (plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc.).
- Maintains the hygiene of the classrooms, shops and studios by overseeing regular and proper sanitary practices on the part of students, facilities & the housekeeping staff. Verifies routine maintenance of filtration systems on the part of facilities & outside contractors.
- Maintains the general appearance and organization of Fine Arts facilities. Ensures classrooms, individual studios and facilities are prepared for instructional use.
- Works with Program Director and coordinators to research, budget, propose, plan & oversee studio renovations.
- Facilitates and supervise end of term student cleanup of Painting and Sculpture individual studios and storage areas.
Safety & OSHA Compliance
Supervision of Work Study Staff
- Consults with faculty and university bookstore to coordinate the purchase of materials for projects and restock demonstration materials.
- Manages shop related budget items, inventory and purchasing. Orders and maintains sufficient levels of materials and supplies needed for general shop operation.
- Assists other areas as assigned.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
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.
Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
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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