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General purpose: Reporting to the Director of Fabrication Studios, the Studio Manager, Fox Wood Shop will help manage the administrative and operational functions of MICAâs Campus-wide Fabrication Studio, the Fox Wood Shop with a particular focus on the advancement of safety, equipment and facilities in the shop. Â Under the guidance of the Director, this position provides technical expertise to students and faculty through curricular engagement and co-curricular initiatives ensuring the highest level of creative fabrication research.Â The Fox Wood Shop is a campus-wide resource open to all MICA students (undergraduate, graduate, and open studies students).
Summary of Essential Functions
Serve as a comprehensive expert within the field of woodworking for art and design and work with all faculty and students within the area to ensure safe, effective, and advanced practices.
Oversee the operations and maintenance of the Fox Wood Shop, ensuring that all equipment functions effectively and safely, the facilities are clean and efficient, procuring all supplies and materials as needed.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Develop technical operation and safety instructions and guides (and subsequent updates) to be included in the Fox Wood Shop studio manuals.
Develop, implement, communicate, maintain, enforce, and update a safety program that complies with Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), OSHA standards and best practices within the Fox Wood Shop.
Ensure all tools and equipment are operating with the highest level of functionality and safety, while making repairs as necessary.
Working with the Director of Fabrication Studios, coordinate and collaborate with faculty instructors and other Fabrication Studio staff on day-to-day operations, equipment and curricular needs.
Make necessary purchases of equipment, tools, and materials to ensure the studio is fully equipped; manage resources and supplies.
In coordination with the Director of Fabrication Studios, assist with budget management, equipment inventory and cyclical capital requests.
Oversee management and organization of the physical departmental space, and operation of equipment.
Conduct research to identify improvements that advance capabilities of fabrication research within the discipline.
Depending on the level of experience and/or aptitude, this position may also be responsible for helping to manage the general operations of the small 2D Prototyping Studio also located in the Fox building.Â This work supports fall and spring instruction and student homework access to the 2D Prototyping Studio following campus protocols.Â Equipment in the 2D Prototyping Studio includes risograph and other print/copy machines and bookmaking/ binding equipment (and associated software for 2D prototyping processes).
Perform other related duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
A demonstrated knowledge of materials and techniques used in traditional and contemporary woodworking for art and design
Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in the safe operation and maintenance of industrial table saws, band saws, drill press, jointer, planer, routers, miter saw, portable power tools and non-power hand tools
Demonstrated comprehension of wood fabrication, finishing techniques and processes, green woodworking, steam bending, lamination methods, and joinery
Demonstrated knowledge of Environmental Health and Safety regulations and best practices common in art and design production, especially pertaining to the safe use, handling, and management of a diversity of equipment and chemicals with varying levels of hazard
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students; ability to interact with a wide variety of constituencies on and off campus
Strong listening and organizational skills, ability to communicate professionally both orally and in writing with careful attention to detailÂ
Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and respond effectively in a fast-paced environment
Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator Â
MFA or terminal degree related to art or design disciplines (applicants without a MFA or terminal degree but extensive experience may be considered)
Three to five years of related professional work experience Â
Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge and proficiency in the safe operation and maintenance of traditional, contemporary, industrial and experimental woodworking equipment and related materials and processes in art and design.
OSHA 10 (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
First Aid and CPR
Five or more years of related professional work experience, specifically in fabrication shop management and maintenance.
Familiarity with 2d image creation, risograph printers, analog and digital paper cutters
Supervisory work experience
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Conditions of Employment:
Conditions: Satisfactory Background Check
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Internal Number: R1300
About Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.