Studio Manager, Foundation & Continuing Education + Community Outreach

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Studio Manager, Foundation & Continuing Education + Community Outreach




Cleveland Institute of Art invites applications for the full-time position of Studio Manager reporting to the Director of Studio Operations. This role supports two departments in varied capacities throughout the calendar year; focusing on Foundation during the academic year and Continuing Education + Community Outreach during the summer. During the academic year, the Studio Manager will work closely with the Director of Studio Operations and the Foundation Department Chair to support foundation curriculum. Being proactive is a must in this role due to working directly with students during and outside of scheduled class time. Within the academic term the Studio Manager will be in charge of facilitating the documentation, display and exhibition of foundation student work along with facilitating and organizing Continuing Education + Community Outreach Classrooms.

During the summer the Studio Manager is to support the Continuing Education + Community outreach department to help facilitate and organize programming. Under the direction of the Director of Continuing Education, candidates will help support summer programming which include, but is not limited to, Pre-College, Young Artist Classes, and Teacher Residency. The ideal candidate should possess exceptional communication skills as you will be coordinating with instructors, student workers, work-study students, studio technicians, and students. Organization is crucial to this role because the Studio Manager will be directly responsible for managing the foundation student supply store along with ordering materials for the store.

Cleveland Institute of Art is looking for a candidate that is a highly effective communicator who will be able to answer a wide range of questions from students, faculty, and staff. It is vital that the Studio Manager has the ability to work both independently as well as in various groups of other individuals effectively. Being able to work in a fast-paced environment is key to this role and candidates should be able to resume work on projects, amid changing priorities, with the capacity to meet deadlines.

A Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts is required for this position. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint) is imperative. It is essential that candidates exhibit familiarity with digital software and has a well-rounded knowledge of art practices. It is required that the Studio Manager have proficient working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, and After Effects. Having basic knowledge of Adobe Animate, Maya, Fusion 360, Adobe Dreamweaver and digital fabrication processes (i.e. laser cutters, CNC routers 3D printers etc.) is something that we would like candidates to possess as well.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized or underrepresented in art and higher education and who will contribute to the breadth and diversity of our community.


This is a full-time exempt position.  Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Cleveland Institute of Art offers a benefit package including; vacation, sick, personal time accrual as well as additional time off while the college is closed during winter break; health and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, 403B retirement contribution, tuition remission, free campus parking, and inter-museum council discounts.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, CIA complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity or national origin.


The Cleveland Institute of Art is one of the nation’s leading accredited independent colleges of art and design. Since 1882, the college has been an educational cornerstone in Cleveland, Ohio, producing graduates competitive as studio artists, designers, photographers, contemporary craftspeople, and educators.  With approximately 600 students, CIA offers a personal educational experience with the benefits of a larger institution. Students choose from 13 majors and live and work in Cleveland’s University Circle, one of the country’s most unique cultural centers – recently named by USA Today as the “Best Arts District” in the country.

The mission of CIA is to cultivate creative leaders who inspire people, strengthen communities, and contribute to a thriving and sustainable economy through an innovative education in art and design.  Visit our website at:

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Please provide salary range, if applicable: $38,000 - $40,000