The Fashion/Soft Lab Studio Manager is responsible for supervising, maintaining, and ensuring safe use of the Fashion and Soft Lab studios of the California College of the Arts.
They must have current and significant experience with studio processes, materials, and technology and a commitment to maintaining an open, accessible and safe learning environment.
The manager provides technical assistance and operational support to Fashion Program courses, majors and graduate students as well as for interdisciplinary, youth, and extension courses in their area of responsibility. This position is also the coordinator of the cross-disciplinary Soft Lab initiative, which provides machine orientation, support, and resources in a range of soft-construction processes to programs and courses across the College.
The Fashion/Soft Lab Studio Manager supervises a team of 5+ student workers and works with their Studio Operations colleagues to ensure that all essential equipment is in working order, necessary supplies are in stock, and safe working conditions are maintained throughout the studio.
They are responsible for developing and enforcing studio use and access policies, delivering safety orientations, and ensuring that studio use is in compliance with College policies and regulations for health, life, and safety.
Studio Managers collaborate with program Chairs and teaching faculty to ensure consistent, reliable, and appropriate support in the studio teaching and learning environment.
They are responsible for managing studio funds, procurement of materials and equipment, and collaborates with annual and long-term studio planning. Studio Managers should be comfortable with the use of digital systems for financial, scheduling, and inventory management.
Studio Managers regularly participate in campus-wide projects for campus unification and studio sustainability.
Experience with a student population is key; the Studio Managers work directly with studio users and interact on a daily basis with students, including many international students and English-language learners, shaping their CCA educational journey.
*Note* – This is a seasonal 10 month position active during the academic year from approximately August 1- May 31, with full benefit coverage for 12 months.
Studio Operations – 40%
Management & Administration – 25%
Academic Role/Support – 30%
Non-Essential Job Function(s) – 5%
Education & Professional Qualifications
Administrative & Management Experience
Specialized Knowledge & Skills
Please note that in an effort to keep the CCA community safe, the College requires all staff, faculty, and students who are on campus to be fully vaccinated, including to have received a booster shot (if eligible). The job responsibilities of this position will require time regularly spent on campus, and therefore the incumbent will be asked to follow the CCA vaccination requirement, unless an exemption is approved. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recommended document file formats are Word or PDF. If there are multiple attachments, we recommend compressing/zipping your files into a zip format file. There is also a place in the application for you to provide a link to large documents. Please submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions.
For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education.
We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability.
California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.
Please address any questions to [email protected].
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent art college with 21 undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, curatorial practice, design, design strategy, film, fine arts, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment. Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students.
California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.