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25 May 2018

Full-Time Fine Arts Studios Coordinator

University of Dayton  Dayton, Ohio, United States

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Job Description

The Department of Art and Design at the University of Dayton seeks a Fine Arts Studio Coordinator with a focus in Three-Dimensional Studios.
This is a full-time 12-month position with benefits.
The Fine Arts Studio Coordinator is responsible for the oversight and maintenance of the Fine Arts studios which include the sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, foundations, art education, wood shop and welding areas.
The Fine Arts Studio Coordinator is responsible for overall studio management as directed by the fine arts faculty.


Responsibilities include repairs and maintenance of the equipment or hiring repair work, managing inventory and ordering materials, troubleshooting student problems, kiln firing of student work, instructing faculty/students on use of the equipment, and responding to faculty requests to meet the needs of their courses. The position requires training and managing student studio monitors as well as being a liaison with the facilities maintenance department for overall maintenance of infrastructure problems in the studios.


This position requires a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) with a focus in a Fine Art Three-Dimensional studio, along with a minimum of three years-experience working in an arts-related field.  Knowledge of tools and techniques relevant to the day-to-day operations of various Fine Arts studios is required.   The successful candidate will interact with the university’s Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management team and facilitate safety within the studios, thus knowledge of health and safety guidelines that pertain to an academic art studio setting (i.e. OSHA, NASAD) is required.


Experience working with kilns and the capacity to use power tools is required.  Experience in woodshop and ceramics is required.  Experience in a printing studio, welding and/or wood-firing is preferred. Experience in coordinating projects, managing multiple tasks, problem solving related to general maintenance and repair, and attention to detail is preferred.  The successful candidate must have excellent communication, collaborative, and organizational skills and be able to orient faculty, staff, and students in the proper use of all relevant equipment located in the Fine Arts area. Experience managing student workers is preferred.



  • A Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) with a focus in a Fine Art Three-Dimensional studio.
  • A minimum of three years-experience working in an arts-related field.
  • Knowledge of tools, techniques and safety guidelines relevant to the day-to-day operations of Fine Arts studios.
  • Experience in woodshop, sculpture and ceramics studios.
  • Knowledge of health/safety guidelines within an academic art studio setting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills that support creative collaboration with faculty and students.
  • Valid driver’s license with low-risk driving record and ability to be insured by the




  • Experience training and managing student workers.
  • Ability to model a professional work ethic to a diverse student body.
  • Experience in metals and welding.
  • Experience in a printing studio.
  • Experience with wood-firing.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills including the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and independently manage varied assignments.
  • Experience coordinating projects, managing multiple tasks, problem solving related to general maintenance and repair.


Salary: Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and policies of the College and School plus excellent benefits.


To Apply:  All applications must be submitted electronically through by July 10.  The electronic application must include: current resume, a cover letter of application, copy of transcripts, and a list of three professional references.  The letter of application will express your interest in this position and must discuss the applicant’s level of knowledge and years of experience working with tools, materials and safety guidelines used within fine arts studios. Be sure the list of references includes complete contact information for the reference, the nature of the relationship of the reference to the applicant (supervisor, direct report, colleague, etc.), and dates that reflect the duration of the relationship with the reference.

Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts, coordinator, and university. States: Ohio.

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