2D Studio Manager

FLSA Status: Full Time, exempt
Reporting Relationships: 2D Studio manager reports to the Artistic Director


About GoggleWorks Center for the Arts

GoggleWorks is a place to develop skills, ask questions, experiment freely, and investigate the human spirit. Here we create a dialogue between the established and the experimental, the contemporary and the traditional. Through exceptional arts education and engaging community programming, we inspire people to expand the boundaries of art making, personal growth, and appreciation for material culture. GoggleWorks supports aspiring, emerging, and established artists through year-round arts education; including workshops, classes, visiting artists, residencies, summer camps, studio access, and exhibitions. We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team.


Our Mission

GoggleWorks’ mission is to transform lives through unique interactions with art.


Job Summary: The 2D Studio Manager is responsible for facilitating a range of arts education programs including classes, workshops, tours, demonstrations, and other activities as assigned. Under the direction of the Artistic Director, manages the day-to-day operations of such programs while continuously analyzing for improvement. Performs curriculum development, implementation, budgeting, and reporting tasks that are relevant to all educational programming.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Facilitation of classroom spaces

    • Coordinate with the head of facilities to ensure a satisfactory classroom environment

    • Create and enforce health and safety best practices

    • Maintain annual calendar with schedule of events, key dates, and deadlines

    • Identify problems, analyze solutions, and anticipate student and teacher needs

    • Enforce and ensure proper implementation of program department and studio-specific policies and procedures.

    • Interview, train, and onboard new instructors, partners, and renters

    • Manage the workflows of  instructors, work-studies, and renters

  • Manage equipment and materials in an effective and sustainable manner
    • Communicate and coordinate equipment and materials needs with teachers in organizing classes
    • Address maintenance needs and requests made by instructors, monitors, and students

    • Supervise and approve ordering of all supplies and materials that are required for classes.

    • Ensure adequate and appropriate material, supplies, tools, and equipment to encourage students’ full participation in classes

  • Process and progress student artwork
    • Ensure a steady progression of student artwork toward completion
    • Prepare and complete necessary tasks to facilitate student pickup of completed art from short-term programming
  • Be an engaged team member to promote personal growth and development of best practices in the department
    • Attend meetings, trainings, and key program events as determined by program staff
    • Respond to emails and approval requests promptly.
    • Maintain positive interactions in the promotion and retention of GoggleWorks’ programs and activities
    • Keep regular and consistent weekly hours and make the schedule available to all studio users and administration.
    • Actively engage in brainstorming and review exercises
  • Coordinate teaching calendar for each teaching term
    • Occasionally or regularly teach classes and workshops and lead tours, demonstrations, and community outreach activities
    • Aid instructors in developing and promoting new classes
    • Post class and renter information to website
  • Facilitate the creation of GoggleWorks’ retail products
    • Onboard production artists and provide safety and equipment training
    • Occasionally produce artwork and/or products for marketing or event purposes



  • Bachelor’s degree in fine art or a similar combination of skills and experience


Skills and Experience:

  • Proficient (either through education and/or experience) in teaching and engaging students of all ages and abilities

  • Experience working with diverse and underserved audiences

  • Emotional intelligence and leadership skills

  • Managerial experience preferred

  • Familiarity with Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and Word Press preferred

  • Time management, organizational, and planning skills

  • Flexibility, resourcefulness, and problem-solving as related to effective management

  • Excellent written and oral skills

  • Passion for GoggleWorks’ mission and community

  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred


Technical Experience

Candidates should have a basic proficiency in all or a combination of some of the following technical skills:

  • Printmaking – screenprinting, relief printing, acid etching – required

  • Drawing and painting (digital and traditional)

  • Adobe Suite, Procreate, imacs/ipads, and epson inkjet printers

  • Darkroom and digital photography

  • Fiber art – especially sewing machine use, cleaning, and tune ups


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Required to travel to and from the GoggleWorks campus and/or various locations in the city.

  • Occasionally required to lift heavy objects up to 50 lbs.

  • Must pass a criminal background check before employment.


To Apply: Send your resume and cover letter as a PDF attachment with the subject line “2D Studio Manager” to hr@goggleworks.org


GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, political affiliation or belief. Employment decisions are made without consideration of these or any other factors that are prohibited by law.