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Studio Coordinator

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Arts and Museum Administration
Studio Coordinator

Job ID: 234818
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Oversee and manage academic lab activities for the School of Art & Design.

1. Oversee daily operations of the studios, which includes management and organization of the physical departmental space, studio(s), and operation of equipment
2. Develop technical operation and safety instructions and guides (and subsequent updates) to be included in the studio safety manuals
3. 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 art studios
4. Identify safety hazards and evaluate for resolution; inform and discuss with Area Head
5. Ensure that SDS forms of materials are available in the studio. Obtaining missing forms via online investigation, requests to suppliers, and/or comply with the university system for making SDS forms available for reference in the studio
6. Ensure a safe working environment. Conduct daily/on-going evaluation of machines and equipment ensuring all are operating with the highest level of functionality and safety, making repairs as necessary and maintain equipment in the wood shop

7. Work with the Director to determine day-to-day operations, equipment and curricular needs
8. Manage resources and supplies, make necessary purchases of equipment, tools, and materials to ensure the studio is fully equipped
9. Responsible for the general appearance of the studio, extending to the appearance and cleanliness of the cabinets and shelves, floors, walls, and storage of materials in a proper place and manner
10. Prepare the studios for classes based on the specific needs of students and instructors
11. Offers presentations to students to familiarize them with any technical area, which relates to assignments of instructors
12. Provide assistance to instructors in various forms of scholarship including preparation for exhibitions and presentations
13. Conduct research to identify improvements that advance capabilities of fabrication research within the discipline

Required Qualifications
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from an accredited institution of higher education

One (1) year of art studio/lab managerial experience

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Master of Fine Arts, preferred
OSHA 10 (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) certification
First Aid and CPR certification
Three to five year of related professional work experience with power tools and equipment related to sculpture and ceramics
Coursework/certification related to specific studio equipment such as forklifts, power tools, looms, printing presses, kilns, ceramics wheels, easels and chemical photo lab equipment such as enlargers and developers
Experience working in an educational setting
Familiarity with sculpture equipment repair and fabrication
Supervisory work experience (students & part-time staff)

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of art studio equipment operation and maintenance
  • Demonstrated expertise in the safe operation of an academic art lab
  • Demonstrated knowledge of materials and techniques used in ceramics processes and practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technical and conceptual developments in the field of art and design, including 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 and equipment with varying levels of hazard
  • Able to deliver clear instruction for tool use and present accessible demonstrations on materials, tools, and safe use of each
  • Must be flexible and available for special projects: the Art Department supports cross-disciplinary activities with other programs within the department and the University.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and respond effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines
  • 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 inwriting with careful attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
  • Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)
  • Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
  • Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

    Other Information
    This role is considered a position of trust.
    This position requires a purchasing card (P-Card).
    This position does not require security clearance.

    Background Check
    • Standard Enhanced + Education & Credit
    Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

    All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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