Academic Lab Manager II

Marshall University

Huntington, WV

Job posting number: #7196866

Posted: November 29, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description
Demonstrated ability to supervise/guide skilled and unskilled persons using hand tools and power equipment in a studio art setting. Supervising and directing the work activities of assigned laboratory support staff and/or student employees, as well as ensuring the proper training of and procedures for the laboratory to maintain the health and safety of all students and personnel.
Proven experience designing, operating, and maintaining/repairing of major stationary shop equipment (including but not limited to: table saw, band saw, arc, MIG/TIG welders, CNC routers, laser cutters, and 3D printers: gas and electric kilns, pottery wheels, clay mixers, ceramic shell casting systems, and all hand-held power tools).

Proven experience with a wide range of 3D studio materials and processes in sculpture and ceramics; capability in light construction remodel/repair projects; strong commitment to safe work practices; and ability to lift 50 pounds, work in supervised/unsupervised settings, and keep ceramics and sculpture shop supplies inventory, mix clay, glazes, and process student work through various firing techniques.

Work requires advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and tasks are performed under limited supervision through specialized tools and established standards. Problems faced in this position are varied, complex, and occasionally ill-defined, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation and the development of new skills as needed. The lab manager does not teach courses in the School of Art & Design.
Salary Range $35,568 - $44,400; Salary may be increased based off education, experience, and internal equity.
Salary Type Salary
Time Type Full-Time
Work Location MU - Marshall University
Qualifications
Must be able to perform all essential job duties as outlined in the job description.
Required Qualifications
Education
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline, computer literacy, and six months of related technical shop supervisory experience.
Experience
Demonstrated ability to oversee skilled and unskilled persons using hand and power equipment in a studio art setting.
Supervising and directing the work activities of assigned laboratory support staff and/or student employees, as well as ensuring the proper training of and procedures for the laboratory to maintain the health and safety of all students and personnel.
Proven experience designing, operating, and maintaining/repairing of major stationary shop equipment (including but not limited to: table saw, band saw, arc, MIG/TIG welders, CNC routers, laser cutters, and 3D printers: gas and electric kilns, pottery wheels, clay mixers, ceramic shell casting systems, and all hand-held power tools).
Proven experience with a wide range of 3D studio materials and processes in sculpture and ceramics; capability in light construction remodel/repair projects; strong commitment to safe work practices; and ability to lift 50 pounds, work in supervised/unsupervised settings, and keep ceramics and sculpture shop supplies inventory.
Work requires advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and tasks are performed under limited supervision through specialized tools and established standards.
Problems faced in this position are varied, complex, and occasionally ill-defined, requiring some analysis or interpretation of the situation.
Errors could easily result in substantial costs, inconveniences, and disruption of services within the affected area.
Preferred Qualifications
Education
MFA in Sculpture or Ceramics (or equivalent).
Experience
Supervisory experience in 3D (sculpture or ceramics) studio shop or classroom environment.
The Academic Lab Manager conducts safety training and other demonstrations and should provide examples where they trained staff and students on safe material and equipment/tool use, and conduct demonstrations using a range of materials, hand tools, and power equipment (including CAD for CNC routers, laser cutters, 3D printers, gas and electric kilns, pottery wheels, clay mixers, ceramic shell casting systems, and all hand-held power tools), evidence of past experience ordering and stocking supplies, be conversant in 21st-century visual art culture, new genre sculpture, and ceramics; possess (or earn) a certification in welding, machining, first aid, and CPR).




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