1. Instruct, advise, and manage the workflow of students who are interested in learning the technical elements of exhibition development, including materials and fabrication techniques, equipment use, and the process of turning 2d drawings and plans into 3d exhibit elements. 2. Coordinate and supervise student use of all Fabrication Shops. 3. In coordination with Exhibitions Department staff, oversee related Construction Shop activities, anticipate and manage related production workflow. 4.Support student use of Exhibit Prep and Mount-making Shops by working with Exhibitions staff to coordinate and manage workflows. 5. Maintain and ensure safety and establish safety procedures for Peabody Shops. 6. Ensure a clean and safe working environment is maintained at all times. 7. Hire, train, and oversee student Shop monitors and other student workers. 8. Collaborate with Student Programs staff on student-facing work, including but not limited to the Study Gallery, Student Exhibition displays, and other student and faculty-driven exhibitions projects. 9. Work with Exhibitions Department staff, including designers, digital media specialists, and interpretation staff, to support the museum's program of exhibitions and maintenance of the galleries and other exhibition installations. 10. In coordination with Exhibitions Department, prepare and administer budgets, order and manage materials and supplies, and ensure maintenance and repair of equipment as needed. 11. Work with staff across the museum on fabrication projects as appropriate. 12. Collaborate with other student shop supervisors, educators, and colleagues across the University to maintain and innovate effective practices. 13. Achieve a high level of excellence in Shop instruction and output. 14. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Previous experience teaching or supervising in a student-focused construction or fabrication shop. Excellent woodworking and metalworking skills. Experience with budgeting. Experience with museum/exhibition work. Experience with CAD.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Previous experience teaching or supervising in a student-focused construction or fabrication shop. Excellent woodworking and metalworking skills. Experience with budgeting. Experience with museum/exhibition work. Experience with CAD.
Required Skill/ability 5: Excellent time management skills, and proven ability to work well under pressure, meet demanding deadlines, and demonstrate professionalism and flexibility in a busy multi-task environment.
Posting Position Title: Supervisor 3, Peabody Museum
Required Skill/ability 3: Knowledge of materials and material fabricating equipment and techniques. Demonstrated ability and interest in tracking, learning, and applying new technologies and best practices in fabrication, instruction, and makerspace areas.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Shops Manager
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated ability to instruct, guide, mentor, and support students in use of all Shop resources for their work across the museum and on course-based, independent, and other academic assignments/projects.
Required Skill/ability 4: Ability to solve problems, exercise discretion and independent judgment, and make decisions quickly. High degree of organizational skill and ability to handle multiple projects in various stages of development. Creatively solves problems.
Required Skill/ability 2: Consistently uses a constructive, problem-solving approach to managing and supporting projects. Strong verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills, particularly as they apply to teaching students and effectively communicating with staff, faculty, and other partners.
Bachelor's Degree and 2 years instructional/teaching experience. 2 years of technical experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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