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Studio Manager for Wood & Metals Peters Valley School of Craft

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PVSOC is seeking one person to manage the black­smithing, fine metals and wood­work­ing studios. This is a year-round, $20k salaried posi­tion with a health benefit contri­bu­tion and on-campus lodging in a single family dwelling.

The Studio Manager will be respon­si­ble for manage­ment, main­te­nance, and all safety proce­dures for three studio areas (Black­smithing, Fine Metals & Wood­work­ing) as well as the overall instruc­tor and student expe­ri­ence. They will also manage studio assis­tants for the success­ful produc­tion of the educa­tional programs. Candi­dates must possess strengths in the follow­ing areas: orga­ni­za­tion, commu­ni­ca­tion, working knowl­edge of machin­ery and tools used in specific studio areas, knowl­edge of the nature of the craft and safety proto­cols, customer service and people skills. We are looking for a candi­date who works well inde­pen­dently and collab­o­ra­tively who is willing to make a minimum three year commit­ment, which can be extended given their success in meeting the expec­ta­tions of the posi­tion. Peters Valley will train for and eval­u­ate job perfor­mance yearly so that expec­ta­tions are clear. The Studio Manager will be on call and will be required to work on week­ends and evenings. This posi­tion is for employ­ment, not an artist resi­dency as it provides a salary, contri­bu­tion to bene­fits and housing as compen­sa­tion for work. The use of studios is strictly when not at work and when the studios are not in use. When the studios are oper­at­ing only on week­ends the Studio Manager will be expected to main­tain and repair studio equip­ment and work with the facil­i­ties crew to make improve­ments to the studios and campus. Candi­dates must have a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle.