Seeks Sculpture Technician / Employment

December 23, 2021

Organization Name: Pratt Fine Arts Center

Organization Location: Seattle, Wa

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


Pratt Fine Arts Center is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Sculpture Technician to join
its dynamic team.

The Sculpture Technician is responsible for the maintenance and support of the Sculpture
studios including: maintaining equipment and supplies, planning and facilitating changes to
studio design/function, and participation in non-program events as they pertain to the
Sculpture Department. The Technician works directly with the Metal & Stone Studio
Manager, coordinators and any contractual labor hired for studio related work. The position
requires ongoing leadership of maintenance activities in the Metal and Stone Studios, and
as needed technical support for the Wood Studio. The Sculpture Technician also actively
participates as a member of the Facilities Committee, contributing to the overall
maintenance of Pratt facilities, campus-wide.
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.

Essential Job Functions
● Determine maintenance repair priorities and schedules
● Ensure regular inspection of sculpture studio equipment and facilities to identify
maintenance and repair needs
● Communicate and enforce studio policies, procedures and standards to instructors,
students and renters
● Work with sculpture studio instructors to ensure a positive experience for the students
by maintaining equipment, general appearance of studios and necessary supplies.
● Work with studio manager to establish annual department budget, and to maintain
financial accountability in these areas
● Plan and implement capital improvements within departmental studios
● Work with other staff to plan studio related special events
● Ensure maintenance of SDS resource binder(s), safety and hazmat needs for the
● Participate in and assist in development of cross training programs in order to gain
overall knowledge of workplace function and to help cover vacant positions
● Participation in Pratt-wide Facilities Committee meetings, projects and activities
● Drive forklift and process deliveries of supplies for the Metal and Stone Studios
● Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
● 3+ years related experience
● Knowledge of arts organizations or related institutions
● Organizational skills, teamwork and communication skills
● Experience purchasing, maintaining and repairing related equipment
● Proven skills in general maintenance, i.e. mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and
welding-specific skill areas preferred
● Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written
● Ability to be trained on the job quickly, efficiently and accurately
● Ability to keep a positive demeanor in a demanding work environment, with an
ability to adapt to an evolving organizational structure
● Comfortable working autonomously as well as working in a Team and taking
● Valid Driver’s License
● Ability to pass forklift certification (or have existing certification)
● Ability to safely lift 50 pounds
● Competence in serving diverse populations
● Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Preferred Qualities
● Studio operation budget development and oversight
● Electrical and/or electronics experience
● Welding and metal fabrication skills or experience
● Woodworking skills or experience
● Knowledge of forklift operation or forklift certification

Full-time salary range $45,000-50,000 DOE + medical, dental, long-term disability, and paid
vacation. Employee-paid short-term disability and retirement programs are provided, but
are optional. Also includes generous in-kind benefits in the form of class registrations and
studio access.

Application Requirements
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Monica Street, Metal & Stone
Studio Manager, at

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All
personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time
to time, as needed.
Pratt Fine Arts Center is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, political affiliation or
veteran status in employment, membership or educational programs and activities.
Furthermore, Pratt Fine Arts Center is committed to retaining a racially diverse team. Black,
Indigenous, & People of Color (BIPoC) are encouraged to apply.

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