Studio Supervisor - Visual Arts

May 10, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Studio Supervisor - Visual Arts

About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,800 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Job Description:

Manage, organize and supervise the functionality and safe operations in the Millard Art Center and Department of Visual Arts. This includes, but is not limited to, training and supervising students in the proper use of all general studio equipment, power equipment (sculpture studio) and potentially hazardous art materials, and maintaining equipment, the facility and supply inventory. The Studio Supervisor also serves an integral role as liaison between Physical Plant, safety committees, faculty, administration and students.

Major Areas of Responsibility

Train in workshops, the proper use of equipment and materials; supervise out-of-class and in-class (Sculpture, Senior Concentration Seminar) work in studios; train, hire and supervise work-study students; advise and assist with documentation and preparation of student work for exhibitions; option to teach one course per year contingent on qualifications; complete recommendations upon request; give tours for prospective students with an interest in studio art.

Studio Art Faculty:
Assist faculty with inventory of art materials and preparation of purchase requests; ordering and timely pick-up of materials locally; assist with materials receiving and distributing for architectural studio courses; assist in classes.

College Safety Committee:
Implement College Safety Plan in Millard Art Center
Department liaison Chemical Hygiene Committee

Physical Plant Personnel:
Prepare and submit work requests; coordinate completion of work requests; assist with general studio upkeep, organization and cleaning of classroom and storage spaces.

Administrative Assistant:
- Planning for and assist with studio art events; occasional advertisement I poster design, social media.
- Coordinate purchase, delivery, and pick-up of art materials with outside vendors.
- Supervise six sessions evening Life Drawing Sessions during the fall semester


Significant training in woodworking and use of tools. Familiarity with digital media and photography equipment (i.e. Cameras, lighting, camcorders, etc.). Familiarity with safety procedures in studio art; knowledge of basic first aid and CPR; willingness to learn and adapt to needs of studio courses in a liberal arts environment; must work well with students and be able to supervise evening hours (Life Drawing Sessions). Must be capable of moderate to heavy physical work (including receiving, relocating and distributing bulk orders I art materials and equipment I equipment assembly). Must be proficient in computer programs I design software (i.e., Adobe Design Suite, Microsoft Office, etc.). Previous teaching experience preferred. MFA candidate preferred.

Additional Information:

This is a full time, Exempt level position - (11 month schedule)

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to:

Application Instructions:

The application deadline for this position is May 21, 2018.

Please attach resume and cover letter.

In your cover letter, please reflect on how you might contribute to the College's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and to its mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see

Should you be a candidate for further consideration after hiring manager review, you will be contacted by a human resources representative.

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