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Art Studio Support Staff

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 28, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Administrative, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Salary for Announcement

The salary range for this position is $41,200 – $51,500. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, education, experience, specialty and training.

The above salary ranges represent the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the ranges of possible compensation at the time of posting. MSU Denver offers a full benefits package.

Posting Details

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Position Title

Art Studio Support Staff

Position Number


Pay Grade


Employee Category

Professional staff



EClass Code

Full Time Professional Staff

Position Summary

The Art Studio Support Staff position serves as a studio manager for the Drawing, Foundations, Painting and Printmaking facilities as well as a digital fabrication lab.

The person in this position:
  • Oversees supervision of open studio time for each of these studios and hires student staff as studio monitors.
  • Works with faculty in each area to maintain equipment, provide efficient work-spaces, track supply inventory and assist with supply ordering for the facilities.
  • This position offers the Art Studio Support Staff member the opportunity to become part of a community of dedicated creatives, in a position that includes health benefits and educational benefits.
Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Department of Art are committed to active and strategic initiatives in our work toward educational equity and promoting a culture of access and inclusion for our students, staff, and faculty.

We seek to sustain an inclusive community where all individuals at MSU Denver and in the Department of Art are respected, feel a sense of belonging, and are provided proper resources and skillsets to be successful. This notion of success is not limited to our Art-focused education, but also to the broader development of our students as engaged citizens and valued contributors to the discipline, the community, and society.

At MSU Denver, we recognize the value of everyone and every group as part of an inclusive community of belonging. Differences can include but are not limited to culture, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, language, sex, physical appearance, pregnancy, marital/partner status, age, (dis)ability, neurodiversity, creed, religious or spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, class, education, gender identity/expression, veteran status, political affiliation, political philosophy, and more.

We recognize that these differences can be visible or invisible. MSU Denver is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented and historically minoritized groups. Our student population consists of 57% first-generation undergraduate students and 48% students of color.

We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution ( HSI ) located in downtown Denver. As the third largest institution of higher education in Colorado and the only institution with an open access mission, MSU Denver is a model university for today’s college students.

The University serves the most diverse undergraduate student population in the state, as well as the most first-generation students and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students.


Maintain Studio Spaces (60%)
  • Maximizes the efficiency and safety of studio spaces by ensuring that all equipment is in safe working order. (4%)
  • Maintaining and making small repairs to tools and equipment as needed, or scheduling major repairs with authorized vendors, (20%)
  • Assembling new equipment and tools as they are purchased (4%)
  • Working with faculty to modify the layout of furniture and equipment to facilitate workflow (4%)
  • Acting as a liaison with Auraria Higher Education Commission ( AHEC ) on issues related to waste disposal, health, safety and building maintenance. (4%)
  • Evaluates the condition and availability of classroom and digifab lab supplies (4%)
  • Maintains inventory of supplies and equipment, and assists with purchasing and stocking. (20%)
Supervision (40%)
  • Oversees supervision of open studio time, recruiting, training and scheduling student employees. (38%)
  • In order to provide supervision of the open studio time, the person in this position may need to be available as a resource for studio assistants in the evenings and on weekends. (2%)
Required Qualifications
  • B.A. or B.F.A in Art or a closely related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience (two years of relevant work experience equals one year of education.)
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience managing multiple projects and deadlines
  • Experience working collaboratively
  • Possess self-direction and organizational skills
  • Experience managing/maintaining art studio spaces
  • Experience maintaining, or a willingness to learn, digital fabrication equipment
  • Experience assessing, completing, and coordinating (as necessary) general maintenance/repairs
  • Experience ordering supplies, tracking budgets and tracking inventory
Work Hours

40 hours per week, Monday – Friday – 100% on campus

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Closing date

Closing Instructions

Open Until Filled

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT)


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please see Special Instructions for more details.
IMPORTANT : In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

References refers to a list of three professional references (one being a supervisor) and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Talent Team Representative

Amy Hamik

Talent Team Representative E-mail


MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.
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