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Art Studio Manager

Saint Joseph's University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 22, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
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Full Time
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Saint Joseph’s University

Art Studio Manager


Position Summary:

The Art and Art History Department seeks a studio manager. This is a full-time 12-month, 5 day a week position. This position would liaise with Art and Art History faculty and students providing technical support to the Art and Art History Department through inventory and distribution of studio supplies and performing equipment maintenance across three buildings; Boland Hall, Toland Hall, and Fine Arts East. This position includes oversight of photography, ceramics, sculpture, painting and drawing studios and art history classrooms.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • studio manager oversees the ordering and receiving of supplies
  • works with chair and administrative assistant to oversee budget
  • oversees the hiring and managing of Federal Work Study students who run labs 6 days a week
  • oversees the maintenance of 3 art buildings and liaises with facilities management staff and housekeeping
  • oversees routine cleaning and organizing of the studio spaces
  • works with chemical hygiene officer for disposal of hazardous waste materials from all studios


Secondary Responsibilities:

Photography Studio

  • Manage all supplies and equipment (cameras, tripods, etc), including their distribution and collection to students throughout the semester
  • Maintain and service digital photography scanners and printers.


Ceramics Studio

  • Manage all equipment, including kilns, pottery wheels, and sinks.
  • Load, fire, and unload kilns on a regular basis. Oversee claim reclamation.
  • Perform routine maintenance on kilns.


Drawing and Painting:

  • Order and inventory drawing, painting supplies, keeping studio appropriately supplied and supplies adequately stored and available.
  • Assist admin asst with organizing and hiring of studio models.


  • Order and distribute inventory
  • Train Federal Work Studies on laser cutter and 3D printing.


Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:

  • Some evening and/or weekend hours
  • Frequent heavy lifting of supplies and equipment


Minimum Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Highly organized and capable of creating systems that will enhance efficiency on all levels of studio management
  • Several years of experience in art or relevant creative field
  • Some photography experience with cameras and inkjet printers
  • Proficiency in Mac OSX, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and google drive
  • Effective and professional written and oral/phone communication
  • Customer service attitude; interact respectfully with a wide range of people
  • Schedule must be flexible


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with photographic equipment
  • Experience with digital printing utilizing Epson and Canon printers
  • Experience with kiln maintenance and ceramic skills
  • Experience with wood working tools. Including but not limited to table saws, band saws and circular saws
  • Experience with Laser cutting and 3D printing


On-line applications only. Please provide a letter of application/interest and resume.  For a complete description of position responsibilities, qualifications, and to apply, please visit:


Saint Joseph's University is a private, Catholic, and Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and make positive contributions to that mission. Saint Joseph's is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce.



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