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Manager, 3-D Art Shop


LA Art


Location:  New Orleans, LA


The 3D Shop Manager will assist all students and faculty in the training, use and oversight of digital fabrication, woodshop, and metal-working areas.  Candidate must be facile with traditional woodworking equipment, digital fabrication processes, and metal fabrication. The 3D Shop Manager will have an office in the General Fabrication Lab which houses a laser cutter, CNC router, and 3D printer as well as woodworking tools.  The Manager's primary responsibility will be the General Fabrication Lab and will serve as support staff in the Sculpture Studio, housing metal fabrication equipment, including a slip roller, shear, and brake along with MIG welders.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Working knowledge of digital fabrications, metal and woodworking tools and processes
  • Working knowledge of design and tool-pathing software required along with the Adobe Suite
  • Ability to handle multiple students and projects in a shop setting
  • Ability to lift up to 70lbs
  • Ability to assist envisioning ongoing future development of shops as fabrication spaces in consultation with Department faculty
  • Ability to interview, train and supervise all work-study students
  • Ability to train all students, faculty, and staff using the shop and host safety orientations
  • Ability to maintain and update all OSHA/HAZMAT documents pertaining to the shops and overall site
  • Ability to perform regular maintenance of furniture, studio materials organization, inventorying of classroom equipment and materials including the scheduled ordering of consumables such as blades, bits, and welding gas
  • Ability to keep record of all required tools, materials and services necessary for the functioning of the shops
  • Ability to assist with ordering, pick-up, and delivery of necessary sculpture materials
  • Ability to coordinate with Fine Art administration to develop and hold to an annual budget for the shops
  • Ability to perform general maintenance, construction, and fabrication as assigned by the Department
  • Ability to act as shop liaison with the Department and faculty to coordinate and ensure responsiveness to all curricular needs
  • Ability to supervise and assist as needed in preparing curricular-based demonstrations
  • Ability to act as liaison for requests outside of the Department
  • Ability to participate in all shop renovations
  • Ability to assist the department in coordination and set-up for special events including technical workshops
Required Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • One year of supervisory experience in an educational or studio/shop environment
  • Experience with scheduled upkeep of laser cutters, CNC routers, and 3D printers
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in sculpture or related field
Compensation Information
This position is a exempt, salaried position assigned to pay grade 25. Tulane offers a variety of options to enhance your health and well-being so that you may enjoy more out of life now and in the future. Learn more about Life at Tulane as well as our Benefits and Pay. See our Candidate Resources to learn more about our hiring process and what to expect.


How to Apply
This position will close Saturday, April 29th, 11:59pm. 
Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, which includes the requirement of a booster when eligible. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.
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