Workshop Coordinator Job

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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

 

Position Summary: 

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

 

  • Define standard curricula for workshops.
  • Coordinate and integrate workshop scheduling with other programs for mutual advantage.
  • Plan and schedule studio workshops for each regular series and any additional studio workshops available to the public.
  • Determine costs and pricing for each workshop.
  • Provide forecasts of materials that will be required from our studios (such as beaten fiber, paper, inks, etc.) to the Studio Coordinator within the prescribed notice
  • Execute instructor contracts and other administrative documents; obtain bios, workshop descriptions and any other information needed to communicate offerings and publicize workshops.
  • Prepare descriptive content for catalogs, website, social media and other communications; collaborate with the Communications and Marketing Coordinator for review and publication.
  • Identify and leverage promotional opportunities for the Studio Workshop program.
  • Administer enrollment, cancellations, data recording and accounting requirements for each registrant and workshop.
  • Arrange for instructor housing and food as required.
  • Provide studio and local logistics orientation to instructors and out-of-town students as needed.
  • Obtain materials, including those to be supplied from our Store and the Studios for each workshop.
  • Working with Studio Coordinator, perform or verify the required set up arrangements for each workshop.
  • Define introductory and closing procedures for each workshop; execute or delegate the introductory and closing procedures for each workshop.
  • Analyze enrollment, demographics, evaluations and other data to plan future workshop series

 

                     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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Arts Management, Studio Arts or another related discipline strongly preferred
  • A minimum of two years of project management experience
  • Strong computer skills in MS Word and Excel
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, and professionalism
  • Appreciation of papermaking, book arts, and printmaking processes
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

 

 

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Leonard D. Young,

Interim Executive Director at jobs@morganconservatory.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.


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