Herman Arts Studio Manager/Sculpture Shop Technician

Location: Lancaster, PA
Category: Admin – Arts and Museum Administration
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
The Studio Manager oversees the general organization, operation, and maintenance of the Herman Arts Center. S/he also provides assistance to faculty and other technicians in the department. S/he oversees the safety, security, and proper disposal of waste within the building in partnership with Public Safety and Facilities & Operations.The Sculpture Shop Technician is responsible for the specific organization, operation and maintenance of the sculpture shop and its equipment, tools and procedures. S/he also provides in-class technical instruction for and supervision of sculpture students, and assists students and faculty working on independent projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the safety, security, and environmental aspects of studio and hazardous waste disposal; oversee and maintain inventories of supplies, tools and other materials.
  • Coordinate with Facilities & Operations building use and repair, maintenance, cleaning, fire code and fire certificates, keys and fobs; and with Public Safety on security.
  • Arrange for first-aid training for sculpture shop monitors; maintain first-aid stations including eye washes; maintain MSDS binders and ensure all OSHA records and documents are appropriately maintained, including inventories of incoming and outgoing materials subject to such record keeping.
  • Act as second certified driver for class trips requiring multiple vans.
  • Develop systems for keeping building and individual studio supplies appropriately organized; maintain appropriate labeling and signs; develop and maintain a tool checkout system; keep supply closets organized.
  • Maintain first floor bulletin boards and display cases in coordination with faculty and technicians.
  • Help students move easels, tables, and artwork to other locations; move furniture to support instruction as needed; assist with the appropriate rotation of student art within Herman Arts.
  • Ensure that tools, both non-powered and powered, are in proper working order, arranging for maintenance as needed.
  • Supervise pulp beating in paper studio.
  • Ensure that clotheslines are in working order.
  • Wash and maintain paper-making and printmaking blankets.
  • Maintain clay bin; load and unload kilns when needed; conduct firings.
  • Set up and take down modeling stands.
  • Conduct tours of Herman Arts for prospective students and their families.
  • Act as a second certified driver for class trips requiring two vans.
  • In conjunction with faculty, train work study students as monitors and for other duties; maintain student time sheets and hiring.


  • A BA or BFA in Fine Arts or the equivalent, with a good knowledge of both two- and three-dimensional tools and materials required.
  • Experience in arts studio in which multiple media are used; knowledge of an academic and artistic environment and its functioning; and experience using, maintaining and repairing stationary and hand-held sculpture tools is required.
  • Competency in carpentry, welding, foundry and sculptural construction is required. The ability to work closely with students and professors while providing them with technical assistance in the sculpture shop is required.
  • Must be able to lift, bend, stretch, reach, and climb ladders; lift up to 50 pounds overhead and 100 pounds to waist. The selected candidate will be required to pass a post-offer physical examination.
  • The selected candidate will have the ability to work independently and anticipate needs with excellent organization and communication skills and work with a positive attitude in an environment with high levels of activity where unanticipated issues arise and must be resolved.
  • The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential.

Application Information

Contact: Human Resources
Franklin & Marshall College
Fax: (717) 291-3969
Online App. Form: http://www.fandm.edu/jobs
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