Studio Coordinator of Furniture Design & Woodworking Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Our Dream: To find an energetic and dynamic individual to join our team overseeing a beautiful woodworking machine shop and workshop studio with a history dating back to Sam Maloof. This person will be driven, like us, by a belief that the power of artmaking can change individuals and the world. We enjoy working with career-minded people ready to fully immerse themselves in the day-to-day operations of a world-class teaching, learning and art making program that encourages cross disciplinary exploration and learning. Ideal teammates will bring a passion for their own artistic practice, a passion for developing a practical knowledge of traditional and contemporary techniques, as well as a passion for understanding pedagogy and teaching practices.
Position Summary: Studio Coordinator of Furniture Design & Woodworking will take ownership of the studio facility, equipment and supplies; setting a standard for a world-class art environment. They will act as a host to visiting faculty, students and individual artists while providing hands-on support for learning and art making at the highest level. They will monitor faculty, workshops and studio use to assure the highest quality and safest possible experience. Studio Coordinators are expected to assist with coordinating programs and to both teach and lead demonstrations. They are expected to act as an ambassador and spokesperson for their program area, promoting workshop registration, supporting faculty, residents and visiting artists, and cultivating alumni and funder relationships.
● Studio Facility, Equipment, Supplies, and Administrative Needs: Manage and supervise the studio facilities, equipment and supplies. Organize and maintain the studio in a clean and efficient manner on a day-to-day basis. Perform and document routine inspections and service maintenance of equipment, including upgrades and minor repairs. Purchase and organize supplies, maintain inventory, receive shipments and manage purchase orders. Manage administrative records, including operating within a budget, posting income, expenses and calculating estimates and budget requests.
● Studio Safety & Security: Assure the safety of the studio, surrounding area, equipment and visitors. Train, supervise and support visitors of all ages, abilities and skill levels. While physical safety is the priority, this includes assuring a supportive culture that is welcoming and respectful of all. Specific responsibilities include security and safety policies and procedures for children and youth. While Studio Coordinators have primary responsibility for their assigned areas, all staff are responsible for safety and security on campus.
● Coordinate Workshops: Support the Artistic Director to develop workshop concepts and curriculum, assist with identifying faculty, edit descriptions, recruit students, orchestrate faculty and workshop logistics and monitor workshop evaluations.
● Workshops & Demonstrations: Studio Coordinators are expected to actively teach and/or co-teach scheduled workshops and be available to assist workshops when needed. Studio Coordinators are expected to lead demonstrations and custom artmaking experiences as needed and to support artist-in-residence and visiting artists, as well as provide one-on-one mentoring.
● Training & Oversight of Interns/Volunteers: Support the recruitment, selection, training and oversight of assigned volunteers, teaching assistants and interns. Train in shop safety, equipment, machines, mentor artistic and professional development, and monitor performance and adherence to organizational standards.
● Studio Relationship Ambassadors: Act as a goodwill ambassador, internally and externally, for the studio program, including managing Ranch relationships with faculty, workshop students, visiting artists, community members and funding partners. This will include, but is not limited to, recruiting alumni members, liaising with individual funders and underwriters, as well as supporting grants and preparing reports.
● Special Projects and Programs: Studio Coordinators will be assigned both special projects and ongoing programs to support the overall success of the Ranch. These will include efforts that cross studio areas within the Ranch, and yet are a core responsibility within the role such as the Gallery, Visiting Artists, Anderson Ranch Editions, Critical Dialogue, Artists-In-Residence, Outreach and Internship Programs.