School of Art, Lab Manager

Houston, Texas
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Created: October 4, 2022


School of Art, Lab Manager - (STA010900)  



Manages the day-to-day operations of a small or medium-sized university program or department. May supervise staff employees, student workers, programs or processes.

·       Plans and develops procedures for administering a small or medium-sized department or program.

·       Oversees program expenditures and ensures adherence to budget.

·       Provides guidance to subordinate staff and evaluates performance.

·       May prepare or participate in the creation of abstracts, research reports, funding proposals, operations and procedure manuals, and other written material and documentation.

·       Reviews reports of budgets and activities. Prepares ad hoc reports as needed.

·       May administer grants and grant-related related communications, scholarships and other operations.

·       Develops, implements and maintains appropriate policies and procedures.

·       May serve as property custodian for the department.

·       Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Additional information: 
School of Art seeks an administrator of the Arts Lab, a digital fabrication lab that fosters student success through a robust production and learning environment. The administrator works directly with the Director of the lab, who provides vision and direction for the Center, to ensure a successful student support environment and continuity of services.



·       Maintain equipment to provide continuous access for students and faculty

·       Train and manage a staff of student employees

·       Maintain lab webpages and related documentation resources.

·       Assists students in the use of printing and fabrication equipment including a variety of printers (3D, large format, sublimation, and Risograph); a laser cutter; book binding machines; VR headsets; XY cutter, Apple computers and high-resolution scanners

·       Maintain print management software that tracks student payment accounts

·       Maintain and order specialty supplies for all equipment including printer ink, printer paper, substrates for 3D printers

·       Facilitate solutions to student’s technical challenges

·       Facilitate the realization of student art and design projects

·       Work collaboratively with and foster clear communication with faculty

·       Recommend equipment purchases and overall lab improvements

·       Collaborate with the McGovern College Director of Information Technology to maintain equipment and software

·       Collaborate with the Director of the lab to determine and achieve shared priorities for the lab 



·       Bachelors and No experience

·       Education: Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed. Experience: No experience required.


Additional Qualifications:

·       The ability to prioritize work, manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously, interact effectively and courteously with people at all levels of the organization, and balance empathy with accountability in supervising employees

·       Ability to think conceptually

·       Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino, VR software, or other creative software.

·       Experience with production and fabrication of art and design objects

·       Experience managing/maintaining art studio spaces



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Published: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 15:42 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 15:42 UTC