Reports to: Executive Director
Status: This is a full time 30 hour per week non-exempt position which requires some weekend hours when workshops are session.
Hire Date; First week of August 2018
The Morgan is proud to have nationally recognized artists and educators teaching workshops in papermaking, book arts, printmaking and mixed technique that are open to all skill levels from beginners to professionals. We average over 40 workshops per year divided into summer and winter seasons with the summer season comprising the majority of the workshops.
The Studio Workshop Coordinator works closely with the Executive Director, the Artistic Director, the Workshop Committee, and Morgan staff to carry out the organization’s workshop programming mission and help ensure long-term growth and sustainability.
Given that workshops are a central component of the organizational activities, this role is integral to the effective functioning of the Morgan. The Studio Workshop Coordinator is primarily responsible for planning, marketing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating scheduled workshops
Experience in organizing, implementing and analyzing programs, knowledge of the book arts and papermaking disciplines, strong written and oral communication skills, ability to work well with board and staff, and ability to establish and achieve workshop budgets are required for successful execution of duties.
This position requires performance of duties off-site and outside normal business hours.
Duties and Responsibilities
Required Qualifications and Core Competencies:
The desired candidate will be a results-oriented individual, highly organized and possessing strong customer service skills. Superior writing and communication skills are essential. It is imperative that candidates possess strong computer skills and have a comfort level with learning and working with a variety of computer systems. The Morgan Conservatory staff operate as a team, and as such, the desired candidate will need to be comfortable in a teamwork environment.
Qualifications strongly preferred include:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Leonard D. Young,
Interim Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
No phone calls, please.
Application deadline: June 30, 2018, or until filled. Status of the job will be updated at www.morganconsevatory.org
Background and Mission:
The Morgan Conservatory is the largest arts center in the United States dedicated to every facet of hand papermaking, book arts, and letterpress printmaking, and to cultivating the talents of established and emerging artists.
The Morgan Conservatory’s mission is to preserve and promote hand papermaking traditions. An international destination that is free and open to the public, the Morgan Conservatory is a working studio, gallery, gathering place for the community, educational hub, and purveyor of some of the finest handmade papers in the world.
Since opening to the public in 2008, the Morgan Conservatory has been a rising star in the Cleveland arts community and the papermaking world. The Morgan Conservatory’s 15,000 square foot renovated industrial space is home to professional and aspiring artists dedicated to the traditional practices of papermaking, book arts, and letterpress printing. The Morgan has been transformed into an arts facility with studios; an 85′ double-wall gallery; a space for community events; and a unique urban garden used to grow Kozo trees for Eastern papermaking.
The Morgan’s Sam Caraboolad Garden is the largest Kozo (paper mulberry tree) grove in the United States. Kozo is used extensively in Asian papermaking. By growing the raw material onsite, we not only avoid the sizeable expense of importing the fibers from Asia, but also create a self-sustaining cycle of papermaking.