Information & Responsibilities
This is a continuing 12 month full-time position under the supervision of the Associate Dean and School of Art Dean. Responsible for the day to day administration of the Art School’s studios, galleries and classrooms within the Art, Art & Technology, Graphic Design, and Photography and Media Programs, as well as any summer programs that may be developed. Also communicates directly with all offices of the Institute, faculty, students and the public to gather or convey information pertaining to school activities.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Administration and allocation of studios and galleries.
- Oversee classrooms, and any other unmonitored Art School space in accordance with all proper use and safety guidelines set by the Institute and the Art School.
- Serves as an academic resource, providing students with training and expert advice on how to develop their work and maintain a safe studio.
- Offers instruction and advice on aspects of gallery presentation, installation, and lighting.
- Participates on the CalArts’ Security Council and Safety and Disaster Preparedness Council.
- Designs and determines studio assignments inclusive of studio lotteries and/or individual studio allocation.
- Negotiates daily with students in all aspects pertaining to studios and galleries.
- Actively communicates with students, staff, and faculty and serves as point-of-contact for studios and galleries.
- Performs routine studio inspection and coordinates regulatory fire marshal compliance inspections with CalArts senior officers and Facility Management.
- Plan and supervise improvements and changes to studio and related areas.
- Oversees student workers and affiliated staff during summer period and utilizes that moment to prepare for academic year.
- Handles and assigns summer studio use and allocation including summer residency programs.
- Coordinates with facilities preparations for space used by CSSSA, where applicable.
- Ensure students and student workers are knowledgeable of best and institutional practices and procedures affiliated with gallery use and student studio use.
- Responsible for the Art School galleries which includes advising students with gallery installation and de-installation; coordinating gallery use with appropriate Institute departments.
- Manages, hires, supervises, and trains a team of student workers including Studio/Gallery/Classroom Assistants, Gallery Supervisor, and work study students
- Responsible for gallery maintenance, and the distribution of lights, ladders, paint, and other equipment.
- Responsible for gallery maintenance, including the distribution of lights, ladders, paint, and other equipment.
- Oversees technical equipment in Art School classrooms including updates, installation, troubleshooting and inventory. Ensures equipment in all classrooms is in an operational state at all times.
- Maintain an orderly studio records system that is responsive to enrollment needs and shifts.
- Participate in regular space assessment, planning, and allocation when appropriate.
- Ability to function with minimal supervision and to take initiative.
- Excellent organizational and communication skills.
- Ability to interact well with people across all areas of the Institute.
- Knowledge of gallery installation including lighting, equipment, painting, etc.
- Knowledge of safe, healthy, and effective studio practices in a professional and pedagogical setting.
- Ability to project manage and to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with deadlines and clear communications.
- Ability to manage difficult situations and resolve challenges in a timely manner.
- Knowledge of general maintenance and ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
- Ability to prepare studios and affiliated Art instructional areas and manage a team of temporary and/or student workers.
- Experience in a pedagogical environment and familiarity with arts Institutions
- Experience working with and understanding the needs of artists
- Preferred training and familiarity with health and safety protocols
- BFA required, MFA art background a plus.
- Gallery installation, de-installation and lighting.
- Prior experience coordinating a team of workers (students or temp) preferred
- Prior experience in fabrication studios/classrooms, museum/gallery installation, and/or studio management is a plus.
The terms and working conditions of this position are subject to the collective bargaining agreement between CalArts and CWA, Local 9003. In the event of a conflict between this posting and the collective bargaining agreement, the collective bargaining agreement shall prevail.
How to Apply
This position is available immediately. If you are interested, please follow the link to Interfolio below:
Studio and Gallery Manager - ID:110235
$35.75 - $48.83 an hour
Equity & Diversity
California Institute of the Arts shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.
CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.