Metal Sculpture Studio Manager / Employment

November 11, 2022

Organization Name: Pratt Fine Arts Center

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


Pratt Fine Arts Center is seeking a highly motivated and energetic Metal Sculpture Studio
Manager. Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Metal Sculpture Studio Manager will be
responsible for the overall vision, direction, budget, and management of Pratt’s metal
programs, including an ongoing array of educational offerings as well as a studio access
program for independent artists. The Metal Sculpture Studio Manager works closely with the
other Studio Managers to build community and maintain positive relationships with
partnering organizations and community members, as well as to form and drive the mission
and vision of Pratt as it relates to the department and program excellence.
Pratt continues to adapt to public health guidelines and restrictions in order to ensure the
safety of our community and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. For the foreseeable
future, the Wood Studio Manager will be expected to work on-site for studio management
tasks as needed and remotely for administrative tasks and meetings. Subject to change.
Pratt Fine Arts Center is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, equity,
and inclusion. Preferred candidates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of
systemic oppression and the ability to apply an anti-racist lens to all work at Pratt. Black,
Indigenous & People of Color (BIPoC) are encouraged to apply.
The Metal Sculpture Studio Manager is responsible for creating educational experiences for
a diverse group of people. The manager provides resources in the studios that meet the
needs of individual practicing artists. The Metal Sculpture Studio Manager will work closely
with the Director of Programs to refine and strengthen class offerings, studio access, and
outreach initiatives. Primary responsibilities include:
• Develop and schedule an ongoing variety of classes and workshops to serve
students of all backgrounds and skill levels, including options for online learning
• Administration of program content including writing class descriptions, securing
images and instructor bios, proper entry into registration software systems, as well as
effective communication and coordination with other departments
• Foster the growth and success of the studio access program within the Metal
Sculpture Studios, including safety oversight, proficiency testing, policy enforcement,
and general communications
• Build annual budget and maintain expense tracking with consideration of curriculum
needs, budget capacity, and enrollment trends
• Manage scheduling and supplies for all classes as well as studio maintenance needs
• Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate instructors and teaching assistants, Metal
Sculpture Access Coordinator(s) and Pratt Points Volunteers
• Recruit and institute Master Artist class offerings
• Create, maintain, and communicate studio policies, procedures, and standards to
support staff, instructors and teaching assistants, students, volunteers, and studio
access users; Serve as the primary contact for Pratt policy and procedure
compliance for Metal Sculpture Studios
• Ensure proper management of maintenance and inventory controls for the
department facilities, tools, equipment, and studio supplies while meeting
determined budgetary and revenue goals
• Regular inspection of sculpture studio equipment and facilities to identify and
manage maintenance and repair needs; determine and execute maintenance
repair priorities and schedules
• Maintain all records for metal sculpture studios, including: MSDS, equipment and
chemical logs, curriculum-related documents
• Work closely with instructors, staff, and community to ensure a positive and engaging
experience for the students and access users
• Participate in annual org-wide events such as Open House and the Annual Art
Auction; work with other staff to plan and assist Pratt events and all studio-related
special events
• Create and maintain community partnerships between Pratt and local communities,
such as the NWBA, by serving as an ambassador for Pratt
• Participate in Pratt-wide Facilities Committee meetings, projects and activities
• Drive forklift and process deliveries of supplies for the Metal Sculpture Studios

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