Studio Lab Coordinator

General Summary:

This position will coordinate and be responsible for the operation and maintenance of facilities and equipment in either the School of Art & Design's three-dimensional areas of ceramics, sculpture, metals, furniture design and fibers OR in the School of Art & Design's two-dimensional areas of painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, time-based media and digital arts, depending on which position the PT is assigned.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinate with studio faculty, the school director, and EMU Physical Plant regarding maintenance and repair of either 3D or 2D studio equipment and facilities.

In collaboration with EMU Health and Safety officials, oversee and enforce relevant health and safety codes and regulations and develop and coordinate a studio safety plan. Perform Health and Safety assessment, resolution, and reporting.

Perform routine maintenance and repair of studio tools/machines.

Manage/coordinate disposal of materials, including hazardous materials, in designated studios.

Provide orientation, assistance, and training to faculty and students, both graduate and undergraduate, on relevant techniques/processes and equipment and its use.

Train and schedule student employees in select studios.

Manage inventories and purchase supplies as requested by either the 3D or 2D faculty of various materials and supplies in designated studios.

Keep open lab hours in select studios.

Perform assigned tasks in designated studios.

Implement improvements as directed by the school director.

Other department related duties as assigned. Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in studio art is required. Master's degree in studio art is preferred.

Two years experience with the machines, tools, and techniques used in designated studios is required.

Previous experience maintaining and managing studio art/shop facilities is preferred.

Excellent communication and organizational skills are required.

Demonstrated ability to work independently, be proactive on issues, take initiative, and be very knowledgeable on health and safety policies and expectations is required.

Familiarity with CAD/CAM software and digital fabrication equipment is preferred. Requires ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to use and maintain equipment and facilities such as the ability to stand, walk, bend, and routinely manipulate (lift, carry, move) weights of 10-50 pounds.

May require occasional heavy lifting, approximately 100 pounds.