Glass Shop Supervisor
JOB TITLE: Glass Shop Supervisor
DEPARTMENT: College of Art, Media and Design
SUMMARY: This is an exciting time in the history of glass education at the University of the Arts. Renowned and contemporary glass artist Daniel Clayman has joined the UArts community as the first Effron Family Endowed Chair in Glass! Well known for his cast glass sculptures, Dan has turned his attention to large scale installations addressing memory and feeling. Working large and small, he employs technology from the simplest hand tool to the latest three-dimensional modeling and production tools. Dan is bringing his glass expertise to UArts by building a brand new state-of-the-art facility. Come join Dan as our Glass Shop Supervisor during this exciting time!
The Glass Shop Supervisor is responsible for the safe operation and proper functioning of the shop facility and the development and management of shop administrative procedures as they relate to access and use of equipment and materials. The position is responsible for a growing technological presence in the shop and for creating an efficient and appropriate workflow around these tools. The Shop Supervisor will be expected to maintain a constant presence in the department, and support the instructional goals of the program, nourishing a culture of making, innovation, and experimentation.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Consults regularly with Program Director, Area Coordinator and faculty to align classroom/studio instruction with shop instruction
• Develops and delivers a mandatory “Introduction to the Shop/Studio” orientation for students and faculty at the beginning of each term, keeps up-to-date shop policies and emergency procedures visibly posted
• Reinforces classroom instruction by serving as an instructional resource, provides assistance and advising students on solving technical problems
• Maintains all equipment/material, and tools of the program, ensuring professional working conditions
• Maintenance of facilities, including studio and gallery preparation
• Orders and maintains sufficient levels of materials and supplies
• Maintenance of programmatic budget relating to materials and supplies as well as input on the budgets and facility resources
• Establishes a culture that promotes the safe use of all facilities, equipment and materials
• Assists students in basic shop skills and shop/studio operations and procedures
• Provides general support to faculty as needed in the classroom
• Where relevant, responsible for scheduling and management of shop technicians who assist in daily shop responsibilities.
• Hires, trains and schedules work study students
• Responsible for seeing that school regulations are followed and respected on campus
• Actively supports of Emergency Response procedures as required
• Maintains current SDS sheets and keep a copy in shop
• Performs other duties as assigned or required
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.
Education & Experience:
• Masters of Fine Arts preferred; or equivalent experience.
• Knowledge of Glass Studio equipment and maintenance. This is to include hot shop, cold shop, casting, etc. areas.
• Ability to manage day-to-day operation of the facility(s), in cooperation with the Coordinator(s) and Director(s)
• Ability to maintain and reinforce instructional goals and safety standards
• Basic working knowledge of all techniques and processes to support the goals of the department including all appropriate software
• Strong communication skills: written and oral; excellent manner
• Organized and self-motivated, work as part of a team and able to manage competing priorities
• Diplomatic, able to deal tactfully and courteously with students, applicants, faculty, University staff and administrators from Facilities to the President’s Office
• Skill in setting priorities that accurately reflect the programs and shop mission, with ability to adjust as circumstance requires
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:
The University of the Arts—a leader in developing visual and performing artists and designers since 1876—is the only university in the United States that allows its students to collaborate across traditional lines. With more than 30 majors, 30 minors and 13 graduate programs in visual arts, performing arts, design and liberal studies, UArts develops alumni who are not only leaders in their disciplines, but also creative thinkers able to succeed in any path they choose. Our nearly 1,900 students study and create on our campus in the heart of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts, the city’s cultural center, within walking distance of hundreds of galleries, museums, theaters and other performing arts venues.
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