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Studio Art Manager

Academic Programs | North East, MD | Part Time

Job Description

About Us:

Founded in 1968 to meet the post-secondary and continuing education needs of Cecil County residents, Cecil College has been serving the community and shaping its future for more than 50 years. The College is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the governor. The College’s fifth president, Dr. Mary Way Bolt, reports directly to the Board of Trustees.

Cecil College is centrally located in Maryland’s most northeastern county, just one half mile from Interstate 95. It is easily accessible from Philadelphia and Baltimore, as well as from Wilmington, Delaware.

With a diverse student population, Cecil College enrolls approximately 2,500 credit students and 3,400 non-credit students. Cecil offers associate degrees, certificate programs and non-credit classes. Cecil offers a variety of associate degree and certificate programs.

Through its open admissions policy, Cecil College provides learning opportunities for all who have the desire and ability to benefit from its courses and programs, regardless of age, gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or socioeconomic status.

Employees of Cecil College, including instructors for online and virtual courses, must be residents of Maryland or the contiguous states of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, or the District of Columbia.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the US, as the College does not offer Visa sponsorships.


The successful candidate will assist with managing and maintaining the ceramics studio and art studios including materials and studio equipment. The candidate will oversee daily ceramics studio operations and administrative tasks. The candidate will supervise and train the Studio Art Assistants and work with the Gallery Assistant/Coordinator under the direction of the Art and Design Coordinator and the Art and Design faculty to maintain the art studios, equipment, and exhibition spaces. The candidate will work in a team environment with the Arts and Communications faculty and staff to support various arts events. Responsibilities include organizing, cleaning, making ceramic studio materials, recycling clay, loading/firing kilns, helping students with art projects, requisitioning supplies, maintaining studio equipment, updating inventory, and maintaining documents and files.


  1. Manage the ceramics studio and art studios including materials and studio equipment and inventory
  2. Maintain and manage program storage spaces
  3. Assist with the development of studio policies and procedures and maintain SDS binders
  4. Organize and clean the ceramic studio and art studios
  5. Train and supervise studio staff
  6. Recycle clay, load kilns, fire kilns, mix glazes and slips
  7. Manage inventory of materials
  8. Order clay and supplies as needed
  9. Organize and maintain documents and files
  10. Assist students with art projects
  11. Work with art faculty and prepare studios as needed for classes
  12. Monitor studio during open studio


  1. Assist with installation of art exhibits under the direction of the Gallery Assistant/Coordinator and art faculty
  2. Assist with maintenance of exhibition spaces under the direction of the Gallery Assistant/Coordinator and art faculty
  3. Support various Art and Design events and workshops
  4. Perform specific tasks as assigned by supervisor


Education BFA or BA in Ceramics preferred ]

Experience Experience working in and managing art studios is required. Experience with various art media and techniques including ceramics, drawing, and painting and digital media.

Skills Strong office and office technology skills; experience with Excel is a must; social media and advertising skills; strong communication and writing skills; strong organizational and time management skills. Accuracy in performing assigned duties/ability to meet deadlines, detail, and team oriented, yet able to work alone when necessary. Must be able to handle large equipment and heavy materials such as clay, glazes, artwork, pedestals, and sculpture. Must be able to lift 50lbs.

Proficiencies Microsoft Office Suite

*We are committed to ensuring equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all hiring and employment practices. Cecil College will not discriminate against any individual by reason of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic status, genetic information, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Based upon the budgeted hours of a position, contribution to the Maryland State Retirement Pension System may be required.