Ceramics Studio Manager

Ceramics Studio Manager
FLSA Status: Full Time Exempt
Reporting Relationships: The 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. 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. Additionally, GoggleWorks offers a robust schedule of community programs and special events; including Arts Festival Reading, monthly Spotlight Nights, and our After School Arts Program.


Our Mission

GoggleWorks’ mission is to nurture the arts, foster creativity, promote education, and enrich the community.


Position Description

The Ceramics 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: 

  1. Facilitation of classroom spaces

  • Coordinate with head of facilities to ensure 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 Programs Department and Studio-specific policies and procedures.

  • Interview and assess potential instructors/partners

  1. Manage equipment and materials in an effective and sustainable manner

  • Communicate and coordinate equipment and materials needs with teachers and studio managers in organizing classes.

  • Address maintenance needs and requests made by instructors, monitors and/or 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

  1. Process and progress student artwork

  • Ensure a steady progression of student artwork toward completion as required by the studio’s needs in a timely manner

  • Facilitate in the creation of artworks as requested for retail purposes

  • Prepare and complete necessary tasks to facilitate student pickup of completed art from short term programming

  1. 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 in a timely manner.

  • Maintain positive interactions in 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


Competency Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Proficiency (either through education and/or experience) to engage students of all abilities

  • Time management, organizational and planning skills

  • Ability to elevate the performance of those around them

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

  • Excellent written and oral skills

  • Passion for GoggleWorks’ mission and community


Education and Experience: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree or similar work experience in a relative field with at least 2 years experience in non-profit work environment

  • Managerial experience preferred

  • Experience working with diverse and underserved audiences desired

  • Familiarity with Google Drive / Google Docs, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word)

  • Experience with Word Press preferred

  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred


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 prior to employment.


To Apply

Please submit your resume, and cover letter as a PDF attachment with subject line “Ceramics 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.