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General purpose: Reporting to the Director of Fabrication Studios, the Studio Manager, Interdisciplinary Sculpture will help manage the administrative and operational functions of MICAâs Department Fabrication Studio in Interdisciplinary Sculpture with a particular focus on the advancement of safety, equipment, facilities, and culture in the Interdisciplinary Sculpture studio.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 Interdisciplinary Sculpture studio serves department majors and students enrolled in department courses.Â Â
Summary of Essential Functions
Serve as a comprehensive expert within the field of sculpture and work with all faculty and students within the area to ensure safe, effective, and advanced practices.
Oversee the operations and maintenance of the Interdisciplinary Sculpture studio, including metal shop, foundry, mold making and casting studio, outdoor work space, wood and studio classroom and student studios, 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 Interdisciplinary Sculpture studio manuals.
Develop, implement, communicate, maintain, enforce, and update a safety program that complies with the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), OSHA standards and best practices within the Interdisciplinary Sculpture studio.
Ensure all tools and equipment are operating with the highest level of functionality and safety, while making repairs as necessary.
Work with the Director of Fabrication Studios and the Department Chair to determine 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 Department Chair, manage fabrication-related expenses within the Interdisciplinary Sculpture budget.
Oversee daily operations of the studio, which includes management and organization of the physical departmental space, studio(s), and operation of equipment.
Conduct research to identify improvements that advance capabilities of fabrication research within the discipline.
Perform other related duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in the safe operation and maintenance of MIG and TIG welders, including Oxy Acetylene procedures such as brazing, gas welding, flame cutting. Machining, horizontal bandsaw, plasma cutter, shear, roller, drill press
Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in the safe operation and maintenance of a foundry, including advanced skills working with bronze and aluminum, burnout kilns, ceramics shell, sand casting, and finishing processes
Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in the safe operation and maintenance of mold making and casting, including multiple part mold making and casting with resins, rubbers, plaster concrete, and wax
Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in the safe operation and maintenance of woodworking equipment, including table saw, panel saw, compound miter saw, band saw, drill press, router, and related stationary and portable woodworking tools
Demonstrated knowledge of CAD/CAM software, including strong Rhino familiarity for design and output methods of CNC plasma cutter and 3d printing
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 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 Rhino, Microsoft Office and 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 the following materials and techniques used in traditional and contemporary sculpture practices: metalworking, foundry, mold making/casting, woodworking, CAD/CAM (CNC and 3d printing)
OSHA 10 (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
First Aid and CPR
Fork-lift Operator Certification
Five or more years of related professional work experience, specifically in fabrication shop management and maintenance
Supervisory work experience
Reporting to this position:
Conditions of Employment:
Conditions: Satisfactory Background Check
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Internal Number: R1297
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.