Jewelry/Metals Instructor

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Other Arts, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
Employment Type
Part Time

Position Details

Position Information

Posting date


Closing date

Open Until Filled


Position Number


Position Title

Jewelry/Metals Instructor

Department this Position Reports to

Hopkins Center

Hiring Range Minimum


Hiring Range Maximum


SEIU Level

Not an SEIU Position

FLSA Status


Employment Category

Regular Part Time

Scheduled Months per Year


Scheduled Hours per Week



Some evenings and weekends

Location of Position

Claflin Jewelry Studio, Hopkins Center, Hanover, NH

Remote Work Eligibility?

Onsite only

Is this a term position?


If yes, length of term in months.


Is this a grant funded position?


Position Purpose

The Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio is a well-equipped jewelry and metalsmithing studio for Dartmouth students and is part of the Hopkins Center for the Arts. The Jewelry/Metals Instructor is a benefits eligible half-time position and is responsible for the safe operation, mentorship/instruction and coordination of the studio space and its students. The position monitors student access and interaction, maintaining safety, smooth operation, instruction and creates a welcoming and enriching environment as an educational resource.

As strongly as we believe in the power of the arts to transform lives, we at the Hop commit to working against the inequalities that exist within our arts community and in our larger community. We remain steadfast in our determination to continue to work together for the betterment of all by directing our efforts and privilege toward justice and equality.


Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

Bachelors or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in the jewelry/metalsmithing discipline.
- Ability to articulate technical processes.
- Ability to help us develop a sense of community and comradery within our studio.
- Strong generalist in jewelry/metalsmithing.
- Working knowledge of all the basics in jewelry making and small metal construction techniques.
- Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
- Detailed knowledge of safe usage of all relevant facilities, equipment and supplies.
- Strong organizational and administrative skills.
- Ability to work independently, setting priorities and with good follow through.

Preferred Qualifications

- At least two years professional teaching experience
- Proficiency with CAD, 3/D printing and jewelry casting
- Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign and other Creative Cloud applications
- BFA or MFA

Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

T. Jeffrey Georgantes, Instructional Director, Claflin Jewelry Studio

Talent Acquisition Consultant

Rabia Gandhi

Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This is a 12-month, 20 hours per week position.

Applicant to submit 3-5 images of recent work and if possible 3-5 images of student work in which you were the principal instructor.

All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, are required to be up to date with vaccination against COVID -19 (or to have received an approved exemption from vaccination through the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity). Please visit for details. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment. Failure to meet this condition of employment may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion delaying your start date or rescinding its offer of employment.

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Key Accountabilities


The Jewelry/Metals Instructor is responsible for teaching studio participants with varying experience as needed in a broad range of jewelry/metalsmithing topics. These topics can include design, fabrication, casting, finishing, enameling, lapidary, metal-forming, safety and more. Teaching includes an open studio/makerspace scenario, short, special topic classes and serving the needs of Dartmouth’s academic community, including class demonstrations and assisting students with certain academic assignments.

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Studio Operation, Safety and Maintenance
In addition to instruction, this role is responsible for overseeing studio maintenance which can include managing student assistants; studio cleanliness, making sure that equipment is properly functioning and is well organized. This role supports the studio Director with respect to administrative responsibilities such as student attendance data, sales, inventory, materials purchasing and more.

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Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.


Performs other duties as assigned
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