Fine Arts Studios Coordinator – Dayton, OH

Fine Arts Studios Coordinator

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH


Position Summary:The Department of Art and Design at the University of Dayton seeks a Fine Arts Studio Coordinator. This is a full-time 12-month position with benefits. The Fine Arts Studio Coordinator is responsible for the maintenance and oversight of the Fine Arts studios in coordination with the faculty, which include the art education, ceramics, drawing, foundations, painting, printmaking, sculpture, welding and wood shop areas as directed by the fine arts and art education faculty. Existing spaces include; Fitz Hall, the HUB and the Roger Glass Center for the Arts with expansions underway, regular hours should be held to support all studios. Responsibilities include repairs and maintenance of equipment or hiring repair work, managing inventory and ordering, purchasing and distributing materials, daily management of the ceramic and sculpture studios including kiln firing of student work, supporting students on use of the equipment, and responding to Fine Arts and Art Education area requests to meet the needs of the curriculum. The position requires oversight of student and part time employees. This includes training them using a mentorship-based model in keeping with the learning / teaching environment. The Coordinator acts as a liaison with the facilities maintenance department as appropriate to ensure the function of the studios. The coordinator will be familiar with the curriculum of the fine arts area and committed to educational underpinnings of the studios.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA).
Two years experience working in an arts related field.
Knowledge of tools and techniques used in Fine Arts studios.
Knowledge of health/safety guidelines (OSHA/NASAD) relevant to the Fine Arts studios.
Technical experience managing ceramics studios.
Technical experience managing sculpture studios.
Technical experience with kiln repair.
Valid driver's license with low risk driving record and ability to be insured by the university.
A mindset aimed at growth and learning in response to the ever-changing needs of students.
Openness to the process of learning new technologies and tools in areas outside of their expertise as needed, with support provided.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

Successful experience training and managing entry-level personnel.
Ability to model a professional work ethic to a diverse student body.
Experience operating and maintaining metals and welding equipment.
Experience operating and maintaining wood shop equipment and power tools.
Strong organizational and time management skills including the ability to multitask, prioritize, and independently manage varied assignments.
Experience as a studio technician.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills that support creative collaboration with faculty, staff and students.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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