College Art Shops Supervisor

Reports to Director of Facilities

Non-Exempt Position: 30 hours/week, 34-week contract during the academic year, beginning one week before classes begin in August through one week after final class in May. Must maintain consistent office hours during the semester.

Position Overview

The production manager is responsible for program budget, the upkeep of shops, ceramic and gallery spaces; equipment maintenance of shop and ceramic equipment; student instruction in shops.

Position Responsibilities

  • Gallery and exhibition space – maintain exhibition-ready gallery spaces for on-site and off-site galleries at the beginning of each semester of the academic year and prior to and after visiting artist exhibitions during the semester.
  • Maintain accreditation and health and safety standards for all shops. Ensure all shops, ceramic, and other equipment-based spaces are safe and the equipment is in good working order.
  • Responsible for all maintenance and equipment purchases for equipment-based shops and labs in coordination with department chairs.
  • Coordinate beginning and end-of-semester clean up in shops and labs with department chairs.
  • Work with Chair, Department of Core Studies in scheduling and demonstrating the use of shop equipment for students enrolled in the Core Studies courses each semester. Schedule and supervise additional student training on shop equipment as needed.
  • Supervise work-study students for shop, gallery maintenance, and other equipment-based labs.
  • Other duties may be assigned by the VPAA.


  • High School Diploma required.
  • Degree in arts/sculpture preferred.
  • Combination of training and experience that affords the applicant with the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Physical Requirements

  • Position requires lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying and generally moving objects; must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Position requires exposure to noise and frequent activity.

Required Knowledge

  • Knowledge of methods, materials, tools and practices used in wood, metal, and or ceramics shops.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of wood, metal, and or ceramics shops.
  • Knowledge of the operation and repair of a wide variety of tools, machinery and machine equipment.
  • Ability to care for, use, and operate a wide variety of wood and metal working hand tools and power-driven machinery.

Watkins College of Art adheres to EEO guidelines, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability in hiring and employment policies and encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.

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