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

 

Faculty Coordinator

The Faculty Coordinator reports to Director of Programs Operations and works closely with Crucible faculty and staff to manage and coordinate faculty assignments and studio reservations for classes, workshops, and events for educational programs. The Crucible has more than 20 different classroom areas, or studios, and your responsibility would include reserving the studio space for each individual class, coordinating competing requests for different types of classes and programs, and scheduling faculty to teach each class or program. We serve over 10,000 students per year in hundreds of youth and adult classes, ranging from neon to blacksmithing, and have a wonderful faculty of more than 200 artists and craftspeople. Each month we run more than 200 individual classes, and your responsibility would be to ensure that each classroom is reserved appropriately and that faculty members are assigned and confirmed for each class.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Scheduling

  • Schedule and coordinate studios for classes, workshops, and events for educational programs, along with facility rentals, with input from Director of Program Operations and Director of Education.
  • Schedule faculty for classes and workshops, with awareness of all other organizational calendars and programming, with input from Director of Program Operations and Director of Education.
  • Monitor schedules of faculty and staff to prevent or minimize overtime or potential overtime situations, and work with Director of Program Operations to resolve scheduling conflicts.
  • Confirm faculty schedules and communicate any changes to instructors.
  • Monitor and update calendars to include classes, events, workshops, team building programs and special events.

 

Administration

  • Keep track of all staffing and studio requirements for all Crucible programs.
  • Coordinate marketing schedule for catalog and online sales.
  • Accurately confirm class sizes and scholarship availability.
  • Schedule faculty in accordance with Programs hiring procedures.
  • Input instructor’s schedules, pay rate and any other related information into Salesforce.
  • Manage updating all class cancelations on website in a timely manner.

 

Qualifications:

  • At least three years relevant administrative experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong organizational administration with attention to detail.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy, to prioritize and work on several projects concurrently.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, take initiative, and be proactive around problem solving.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office.
  • Salesforce database experience strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with populations that are both economically and ethnically diverse populations.
  • Non-profit, educational and or industrial arts experience.
  • Willing to work irregular hours including occasional overtime, evenings, and weekends when required.
  • BA/BS preferred.

 

 

To Apply

E-mail: cover letter, resume and three reference contacts to

jobs@thecrucible.org

Subject line: Faculty Coordinator

Studio Programs Associate

The Studio Programs Associate reports to Director of Programs Operations and works closely with Crucible staff to manage operations and administration of the tool room and student entrance area, and studio access. This position support registrations, actively engages to ensure rental studios are filled and manages access to our studio for staff, studio renters and members of CREATE, faculty, and the greater community.

 

Our robust studio has eighteen departments, and sixteen rental studios, and serves over 10,000 students per year. This position is highly varied in task and requires a high level of attention to detail. Requires a great deal of enthusiasm and willingness to learn about all The Crucible programs and classes. You would be the first point of contact for general public coming to the facility, so responsive customer-first attitude is important.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Studio Operations Administration

  • Responsible for check out/in of tools, keys and equipment for use by faculty, students and studio access
  • Check in and out studio access members and manage studio access program.
  • Management and creation of keys for staff, faculty and studio renters as needed.
  • Program electronic locks for facilities, including updating the locking schedule as needed (i.e. for holiday closures, etc.)
  • Maintain organization of the tool check-out library.
  • Manage studio rentals, which include tours of spaces for prospective tenants, process payments for new tenants, organize lease signing and key authorization form.
  • Coordinate payments for all studio spaces.
  • Track supplies and maintain consistent inventory of tool room products.
  • Update studio access calendar.
  • Update written procedures regarding business practices, as needed.

Programs Administration

  • Assist in class registration procedures, which include processing credit card payments, update roster book in front office, updating vacancies in online store, and recording transactions in Salesforce.
  • Coordinate all material ordering and purchasing for studio and class materials, including coding and filing digital copies of all receipts and invoices on shared intranet server.
  • Answer incoming phone inquiries and provide customer service to studio visitors, students, studio renters, and faculty.
  • Provide information about programs, register new and renewing studio access members and collect payments.
  • Coordinate test information to new studio access members and instructors.
  • Email notifications to studio access members around access, new information and policies.
  • Assist in various other administrative tasks and special projects, as needed.
  • Provide monthly reports on studio access memberships and studio rentals.
  • Respond to email inquiries.
  • Monitor and maintain jobs board.

 

Customer Service & Management

  • Monitor and welcome students and the greater community.
  • Schedule and train tool room interns and volunteers who help cover tool room shifts.
  • Assist in enforcement of studio access and studio policies.

 

Qualifications:

  • At least two years administrative experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong organizational administration with attention to detail.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy, to prioritize and work on several projects concurrently.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, take initiative, and proactive around problem solving.
  • Skill with Microsoft Office program and Salesforce database.
  • Ability to communicate with vendors and community contacts in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with populations that are both economically and ethnically diverse.
  • Non-profit, educational and or industrial arts experience preferred.
  • Willing to work irregular hours including occasional overtime, evenings, and weekends when required.
  • BA/BS preferred.

 

To Apply

E-mail: cover letter, resume and three reference contacts to

jobs@thecrucible.org

Subject line: Studio Programs Associate

Studio Manager

Our West Oakland facility has MIG, TIG, torch and arc welding studios, along with a blacksmith studio, foundry, a glass-blowing hot shop, glass fusing, woodworking, ceramics, neon, kinetics, textiles, a bike shop, and much more.

Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the Studio Manager works as part of a team to build, organize, maintain, and supervise these studios for classes, events, and special projects. The Studio Manager supports studio safety rules and class agreements for all users of The Crucible. It is a highly collaborative position that will work with a varied group of artistic, motivated individuals in our studios. The Studio Manager must be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and be highly detailed and organized.

Both part-time and full-time positions are available.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Set-up and manage facility for programing and events
  • Support, engage and manage studio safety rules and class agreements for all users of The Crucible studios
  • Treat and document first aid incidents, operational and programming issues and ensure timely communication to management
  • Support faculty and staff needs as directed by the Operations Manager
  • Organize and supervise volunteers and interns according to studio priorities
  • 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
  • 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
  • Attend all trainings and orientations as needed, including First Aid/ CPR and forklift certification

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum one year of studio management experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong organizational, detail orientated and have exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including managing and prioritizing projects with multiple and often competing deadlines, and ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy, to prioritize and work on several projects concurrently
  • Must hold a valid CA drivers license
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in machine repair and maintenance, metal fabrication, glass working, electrical work and kiln repair.
  • The preferred candidate would possess basic knowledge of the equipment, electrical and plumbing systems. Furnace/kiln building experience and good metal fabrication skills are a plus, as well as the ability to maintain and repair tools are a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Ability to communicate with vendors and community contacts in a professional manner
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with populations that are both economically and ethnically diverse
  • Non-profit, educational and or industrial arts experience
  • BA/BS preferred

TO APPLY:

E-mail: cover letter, resume and three reference contacts to

jobs@thecrucible.org

Subject line: Studio Manager

 

Faculty Openings

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

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

Teaching Assistants

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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