Job Opportunities

The Crucible is an educational facility that fosters a collaboration of Arts, Industry and Community. Through training in the fine and industrial arts, The Crucible promotes creative expression, reuse of materials and innovative design while serving as an accessible arts venue for the general public.

Staff Openings

Studio Manager

The Crucible, Northern California’s most innovative and diverse industrial arts education center, seeks a multi-­‐talented, customer-­‐service oriented and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Studio Manager. The Studio Manager reports directly to our Operations Manager, and is responsible for the facilitation and support of studio operations, including our welding operations, woodshop, glassblowing, blacksmithing, bike shop, and much more.

We are a non‐profit educational facility that offers interesting classes and workshops in the fine and industrial arts and promotes creative expression, reuse of materials and innovative design. We offer a wide range of classes and programs that impact as many as 10,000 people annually. Our programs attract working artists, trades people, and youth and adults from throughout the greater Bay Area and beyond.

Summary
The Studio Manager supports educational and public programs through organizing, maintaining, and supervising the studio for classes, events, and special projects. This position manages the activities of volunteers
and interns.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain seamless tool room and studio operations, ensuring all classes have materials, equipment, and special
    project support.
  • Oversee maintenance and repair of all shop equipment.
  • Organize and supervise studio volunteers and interns.
  • Build out studio areas and complete special projects as assigned.
  • Monitor studio and class material usage, restocking as necessary.
  • Ensure appropriate safety standards are met for all studio activities.
  • Participate in all staff and studio meetings and special committees, as assigned.
  • Pick up and receive donated equipment and supplies.
  • Oversee studio security during all hours of operation, including special events.
  • Complete nightly closing procedures to lock down studio.

Minimum Qualifications
A successful candidate must be able to work with a high degree of accuracy to prioritize and work on several projects concurrently. Minimum one year of management experience. S/he must posses a strong working knowledge of hand and power tools, and general shop maintenance and operations. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in woodworking, construction, metal fabrication, foundry, and glass working.

Strong knowledge of shop equipment, electrical and plumbing systems preferred. Furnace/kiln building experience and good metal fabrication skills are a plus, as well as the ability to maintain and repair tools. Must be Mac literate and hold a valid CA drivers license. Relevant fabrication experience, productive relationships in the Oakland/Northern California artist/creative community, and excellent verbal and written communication skills are highly desirable.

To Apply:
E-mail: cover letter, resume, and 3 reference contacts to human.resources@thecrucible.org
Subject line: Studio Manager
Please supply your information in PDF format.
No faxes or calls please!

Public Art Project Manager

The Crucible, Northern California’s most innovative and diverse industrial arts education center, seeks a multi-talented, customer-service oriented and enthusiastic administrator to join our team as a Public Art Program Manager. The Public Art Program Manager reports directly to our Education Director, and is responsible for the facilitation and support of public art projects.

We are a non-profit educational facility that offers interesting classes and workshops in the fine and industrial arts and promotes creative expression, reuse of materials and innovative design while serving as an accessible arts venue for the general public. We offer a wide range of classes and programs that impact as many as 10,000 people annually. Our programs attract working artists, trades people, and youth and adults from throughout the greater Bay Area and beyond.

Summary
The Public Art Program Manager serves as a liaison between developers, businesses, municipal entities and individuals and the community of Crucible artists and fabricators. The PAPM is responsible for soliciting, responding to, and coordinating proposals for public and other commissioned art projects. Once commissions are awarded, the PAPM is responsible for managing each project through design, and fabrication.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The PAPM will be the primary point of contact for all inquiries regarding artwork created at The Crucible or by our faculty and students. In addition, the PAPM will seek out projects where The Crucible might present a proposal for an art installation.

For each project, the PAPM will first determine a general outline of the scope, rough budget parameters, possible media and material composition, and timeframe. Any special considerations, for example, if student-created artwork is being solicited, or if there are themes that would affect the design will be taken into account.

Once an outline has been prepared, the PAPM will work with the public art committee or commissioning organization or client to identify an artistic director/lead designer for each project. Working with the artistic director, the PAPM will prepare a proposal including concept development, design, budget, fabrication and installation plan, and overall project management requirements. This plan, once approved by the Executive Director, will be presented on behalf of The Crucible.

When a project has been awarded, the PAPM will manage the project and contract administration through completion. Responsibilities will include confirming details of the project contract (note: the PAPM will coordinate, but not sign on behalf of The Crucible). The PAPM will be responsible for hiring and coordinating designers, fabricators, and others as needed and according to budget. The PAPM will work with the finance office regarding payments from the client, and payments to artists and contractors. The PAPM will work with the studio staff regarding cost effective sourcing of supplies and materials.

Minimum Qualifications
Personal experience with large, multi-media and multi-faceted art projects. Relevant fabrication experience. Experience with budget preparation and management. Administrative experience including contract administration. Productive relationships in the Oakland/Northern California artist/creative community. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Computer fluency, particularly in Office applications including Word and Excel. Digital design experience a plus.

Compensation
The PAPM is exclusively commission-based. Commissions are based on a percentage of the value of each project awarded to The Crucible, and shall be estimated on the basis of a rate of pay of no less than $25 per hour for each project, however actual hours on any project and actual compensation received may vary. There will be no pay for work performed on proposals that aren’t accepted, or for time and effort spent looking for proposal opportunities. There will be no advances on commission. Once a project commences, pay will be on a semi-monthly basis, in accordance with the project agreement. Up to 10% of the total commission paid may be held until the final payment from the client has been received.

To Apply:
E-mail: cover letter, resume, 3 reference contacts and sample work proposal to human.resources@thecrucible.org
Subject line: Public Art Project Manager
Please supply your information in PDF format.
No faxes or calls please!

Financial Associate

Summary
The Financial Associate supports the business operations of The Crucible, an industrial arts education facility. This is a creative place where you can be yourself and see youths and adults make cool art every day.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Assist the Financial Controller with general bookkeeping and maintaining the financial health of the organization:

  • Performing data entry, uploads, and downloads for revenue and expense
  • Assisting with accounts payable and petty cash
  • Preparation and submission of reports
  • Miscellaneous accounting duties as assigned

Manage the payroll function:

  • Collection of timesheets, allocating payroll, entering payroll, and printing reports
  • Track vacation and sick time accruals
  • Manage federal and state programs as they relate to personnel (worker’s compensation, unemployment insurance, disability, etc.)
  • Coordinate activities pertaining to health benefits and administration
  • Miscellaneous administrative duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • A successful candidate must be able to work with a high degree of accuracy, prioritize and work on several projects concurrently, have strong excel skills, have strong attention to detail, and be fun or pleasant to work with. A Bachelors degree in a related discipline is preferred but may be substituted for equivalent work experience. Accounting, payroll, and nonprofit experience is preferred.

To Apply:
E-mail: cover letter, resume, and 3 reference contacts to human.resources@thecrucible.org
Subject line: Financial Associate
Please supply your information in PDF format.
No faxes or calls please!

Faculty Openings

We are seeking skilled, part-time instructors in the following areas:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Cartoneria
  • Ceramics
  • Glass Blowing
  • Kinetics
  • Textiles
  • Welding (ARC, OXY & TIG)
  • Wood

Additionally, we are looking for Teaching Assistants in the areas of Blacksmithing, Glass Blowing, Kinetics and TIG Welding. Please see the Crucible Faculty Job Description if you would like to teach in an area other than those listed above.

Volunteer Opportunities

If no positions are available, and you still want to get involved, check out our volunteer opportunities!

Non-discrimination Policy

The Crucible is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, gender, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation or physical disability.

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