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Job ID: 190916

Studio Manager
Tufts University

Date Posted Jul. 25, 2022
Title Studio Manager
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Tufts University
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory


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The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University seeks applications for a full- time Studio Manager in Digital Fabrication.

What You'll Do

The Studio Manager manages and maintains a digital fabrication studio ensuring that it is equipped, supplied, and configured to support the academic and creative goals of faculty and students. The Studio Manager provides technical support, consultation, and training to faculty and students with complex and technically advanced projects from initial concept to final product. The studio manager hires, trains, and supervises student employees who monitor the safety of users in the studio. The studio manager also coordinates the fulfillment of laser cutting and 3D printing services that the studio provides to students and faculty.

What We're Looking For

Successful candidates will have:

  • A deep commitment to cultivating an educational environment that welcomes and equitably supports users of all experience levels, creative interests, learning styles, and identities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including clarity, generosity, and patience.
  • Strong self-motivation and the ability to work independently.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to enthusiastically support students with a wide range of projects across multiple art media and technological processes.
  • Experience using, maintaining, and training new users in the following software and hardware (or similar):
    • Laser Cutter: Epilog Fusion M2
    • 3D Printer: Formlabs Form 2, Prusa MK3S
    • CNC Router: Shapeoko 3XXL
    • Vinyl Cutter: Roland GR420
    • Software including Adobe Illustrator, Rhino, etc.

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts is a vibrant interdisciplinary art school within Tufts University. The school has facilities located in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston (adjacent to the Museum of Fine Arts), in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston, and on the Tufts Medford campus.  SMFA students choose from a nearly all-elective studio curriculum, without declaring medium-specific majors, and many identify as interdisciplinary artists.


An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

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