Join Our Team As The New Studio Operations Technician

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The Crucible is hiring for a full-time Studio Operations Technician position. Crucible staff enjoy great benefits, including free tuition on seven Crucible classes a year, paid time off, and medical and dental coverage starting at 20 hours a week.

The Crucible is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all persons, especially those who bring the benefits of diversity to the organization. Women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

new studio operations technician

Join our team as the Studio Operations Technician

Job Title: Studio Operations Technician 

Reports To: Studio Operations Supervisor 

Status: Full Time, Non – Exempt

Pay range: $19-23/hr dependent on experience and skills

Date: November 17, 2020

The Crucible, Northern California’s most innovative and diverse industrial arts education center, seeks a multi-talented, customer-service oriented and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Studio Operations Technician. 

Summary: Under the direction of the Senior Studio Operations Supervisor, the Studio Operations Technician works as part of a team to build, organize, maintain, and supervise the studios and facilities for classes, events, and special projects in our industrial arts facility in West Oakland. 

The Studio Operations Technician supports the studio safety rules, class agreements for all of the studio and program areas (MIG, TIG, torch and arc welding studios, along with a blacksmith studio, foundry, glass-blowing hot shop & cold shop, glass fusing, woodworking, ceramics, neon, kinetics, textiles and bike shop). The Studio Operations Technician responds to emergency situations as they arise in order to maintain the smooth operation of classes, programs and the facility. 

It is a highly collaborative position that will work with a varied group of artistic, motivated individuals in our studios. The Studio Operations Technician must be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, be highly detailed and organized. 

Specific Duties: 

  • Set-up and manage the facility for programming 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 Studio Operations Supervisor and Director of Studio Operations & Facilities. 
  • Organize and supervise volunteers and interns according to organizational priorities. 
  • Maintain the tool room to ensure that all classes have materials, equipment, and special project support as needed. 
  • Prioritizes excellent customer service to all students, faculty and staff. 
  • Performs maintenance and repair of all shop tools, equipment and facilities as assigned. 
  • Practice of excellent fabrication skills and utilizes safe work practices in the execution of all tasks. 
  • Build out studio areas and complete special projects as assigned. 
  • Monitors studio and class material usage, restocking as necessary. 
  • Ensure appropriate safety standards are met for all studio activities by all users. 
  • Participate in all staff and studio meetings and special committees, as assigned. 
  • Carries out pick up and deliveries as assigned. 
  • Oversee studio security during all hours of operation, including special events. 
  • Carries out opening and nightly closing procedures of the studios and facilities as assigned. 
  • Attend all training and orientations as needed, including First Aid/ CPR and forklift certification. 
  • Be available to work evening and weekend shifts as required. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • Minimum one year of studio operations experience. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong organizational, detail orientated and have exceptional interpersonal skills with a focus on delivering excellent customer service. 
  • 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. 
  • Ability to work independently and in a team. 
  • Ability to communicate with vendors, community contacts, students, faculty and staff in a professional manner and with a strong emphasis on customer service. 
  • 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 preferred. 
  • BA/BS preferred, but not required. 
  • Must hold a valid CA driver’s license and clean driving record. 
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. 
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in electromechanical, machine repair and maintenance, metal fabrication, electrical and plumbing systems. Basic knowledge of art studio equipment & operations, furnace/kiln building experience, glass working and good metal fabrication skills are a plus. 

This is a full-time, on-site, non-exempt position based in Oakland, California. The Crucible is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all persons, especially those who bring the benefits of diversity to the organization. Women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQIA, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Compensation We offer competitive pay and benefits, including health insurance at 20 hours a week, paid time off, and more. 

Our work environment is casual, upbeat, professional, and fun. 

Come join us! 

How to Apply 

Please email cover letter, resume, and three reference contacts (PDF format) to 

Subject line: Studio Operations Technician 2020

No faxes or calls, please!

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