ARTS AND CRAFTS MANAGER CLASS PURPOSE To manage and promote an arts and crafts program; perform related work. GENERAL INFORMATION This work involves lifting and moving wet clay and woodworking equipment weighing up to 50 pounds and exposure to loud noises, moving equipment, dust, fumes, extreme heat and explosive materials such as propane, acetylene and oxygen. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES 1. Shop management. Typical responsibilities: interviews, hires, trains, supervises and evaluates staff; consults with university and community groups to determine service needs; analyzes shop records and arts and crafts programs in the community to determine program goals; develops budget and monitors expenditures; develops shop operation policies and procedures regarding hours, tools and shop use and membership and locker fees; establishes prices of resale arts and crafts merchandise and fees for equipment usage and shop memberships; establishes craft shop class schedules; maintains records of registrants, classes, receipts and fees; interviews and selects shop instructors; develops program progress reports; consults with assistant director to establish merchandise ordering procedures; orders merchandise; conducts physical inventory and maintains adequate inventory levels. 2. Shop operations. Typical responsibilities: serves customers in sales, class registration and equipment operation. Demonstrates and instructs customers in the use of craft-shop equipment and tools such as sewing machines, pottery wheels, spinning/weaving equipment, darkroom photography equipment, woodworking, leather, bike repair and matting tools. Maintains machines and equipment including cleaning, oiling, and adjusting components and changing saw blades, belts and needles; teaches arts and crafts classes; sews; mixes glaze; makes clay; loads and fires kiln; cleans shop area. 3. Shop promotion. Typical responsibilities: prepares and disseminates brochures to promote craft shop activities; writes articles and public service announcements to inform the public of available shop services and classes; conducts presentations explaining craft shop activities. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Good knowledge of: various equipment, supplies and tools used to produce arts and crafts projects. Some knowledge of: retail marketing, methods of display, program promotion, pricing, inventory, cash flow and advertising; safety practices used in operation of crafts equipment; supervisory practices. Experience: performing and instructing others in various arts and crafts activities; maintaining records.
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