Penland School of Crafts
Metals Studio Coordinator
The Metals Studio Coordinator is responsible for keeping the two
Penland metals studios in good working order and works with the
program staff and the instructors to ensure the smooth operation of
classes and activities. The coordinator also manages the Studio
Assistants for all the Penland studios. This is a benefits eligible,
hourly, year-round, non-exempt position. The position will average
30 hours a week over the course of the year with 40 hours/week
expected during the school’s summer season and 10 hours/week expected
in the winter. Fall and spring hours will depend on courses offered
in the studio but will not exceed 30; if there is no class during the
spring and fall session, the coordinator will also be assigned 8
hours of administrative work per week in another department. This is
a technical, administrative, and services-oriented position.
Organization, communication, adaptability, analysis, attention to
detail, collaboration, dependability, safety awareness,
organizational sensitivity and teamwork are characteristics central
to this position. Personnel policies for all Penland employees apply.
Bachelor’s degree is preferred with at least 5 years of studio
experience, but will consider an equivalent combination of education
and experience. In-depth technical knowledge of the equipment and
processes to be used in the studio, general knowledge of the field
of crafts, and the ability to perform basic equipment maintenance and
repairs are required. Must possess good organizational and
communication skills, the ability to manage a varied workload, good
people skills, and the ability to plan and manage a budget.
Knowledge of computer applications, including word processing,
spreadsheet and database management is required.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to sit and to work at a computer. The employee is
frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or touch objects,
tools or controls and to talk fluently and to hear. The employee is
frequently required to stand, to walk, and to bend and to handle
hazardous materials. The employee must regularly lift and/or move
objects weighing up to 50 pounds or more. Specific vision required by
this job includes close vision.
Studio coordinators are paid $12.24 per hour for an average of 30
hours a week for 52 weeks. A comprehensive benefits package is
Anticipated Start Date: June 22, 2007.
To apply, send cover letter describing your interest in this
position, a resume, 3 references, and 5 10 slides/digital images by
June 1, 2007, or until filled, to: John Britt, Studio Manager,
Penland School of Crafts, P.O. Box 37, Penland, NC 28765 -0037,
firstname.lastname@example.org, 828-765-235936, Fax: 828-765-7389.
Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education
offering residential workshops, residencies, community education
programs, and exhibitions. Located on 400 acres in the NC mountains,
Penland has 14 teaching studios and 46 historic and contemporary
buildings. Penland School of Crafts is an equal opportunity employer
with a staff of 65. Penland operates with a $6 million endowment and
an annual operating budget of $3.6 million. Penland is an equal
opportunity employer. Revised: May 2007