POSITION FILLED: Studio Manager

The Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) is currently seeking a Studio Manager, who works collaboratively with the rest of the small staff, including the Executive Director, Program Director (both FTE), and Membership & Community Projects Coordinator (part-time), as well as volunteers & interns. The Studio Manager is responsible for overseeing studio operations, including those for letterpress, risograph, screen printing, bookbinding, and other publishing focus areas, on behalf of the center.

About the IPRC:

Since its inception in 1998 the IPRC has been dedicated to encouraging the growth of a visual and literary publishing community in Portland by offering space to gather and exchange information and ideas, as well as to produce work. The mission of the center is to provide affordable access to space, tools, and resources for creating independently published media and artwork, and to build community and identity through the creation of written and visual art.

  • $15 per hour – 25 hours per week
  • 3-weeks PTO  after 90 days of continuous employment (with regular PTO increases corresponding with amount of time employed by the IPRC)
  • Healthcare benefits (50/50 cost split between IPRC and the individual)

Core Functions:

Because the Studio Manager role is uniquely affected by COVID safety requirements, separate responsibilities have been outlined below for: 1) during coronavirus social distancing precautions, and 2) after coronavirus social distancing requirements loosen.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions about how the IPRC is ensuring staff & member safety during this time at info@iprc.org.

During coronavirus social distancing precautions:

  • Scheduling all appointments in the studio via email
  • Communicating safety precautions to members, primarily via email and in-person, and consulting with the Executive Director about updates when Multnomah County COVID-19 protocols change.
  • Staffing three 6.5-hour safely-distanced shifts in the studio each week
  • One 5.5-hour shift from home each week
  • Studio asset management including maintaining furniture, equipment, machines, providing information on policies, and training in usage
  • Inventory and keeping the studio well stocked with paper, toner, ink, and other supplies
  • Cleaning, sanitizing, and organizing general space
  • Light equipment maintenance and upkeep
  • Assisting with member projects in the IPRC computer lab, screen printing, letterpress, risograph, and bookbinding studios
  • Work with Program Director and Membership & Community Projects Coordinator to determine when members need extra support or training
  • Attend weekly staff Zoom meetings and weekly 1:1 with the Executive Director
  • Some design work for signs and communicating procedures across the studio

After coronavirus social distancing requirements loosen:

  • Supervisor selection, training, and management in the letterpress, risograph, screenprinting, and bookbinding studios
  • Recruitment of printmaking instructors and training
  • Occasional workshop instruction (paid at the IPRC’s hourly instructor rate)
  • Work with Membership & Community Projects Coordinator to provide  incoming stewards & volunteers with orientations & training. We want all 50+ of our volunteers at any given time to have the knowledge & training they need to be helpful and friendly ambassadors of the space
  • Collaborate with the Program Director in workshop planning and programming, creating descriptions, advertising, lesson plans, booklets, instructional materials, and sharing teaching methods
  • Working with IPRC staff to develop and engage in community outreach programs, explore collaborative avenues and opportunities to build awareness and engagement in all IPRC services
  • Studio asset management including maintaining furniture, equipment, machines, providing information on policies, and training in usage
  • Inventory and keeping the studio well stocked with paper, toner, ink, and other supplies
  • Cleaning, sanitizing, and organizing general space
  • Light equipment maintenance and upkeep
  • Assisting with member projects in the IPRC computer lab, screen printing, letterpress, risograph, and bookbinding studios
  • Work with Program Director and Membership & Community Projects Coordinator to determine when members need extra support or training
  • Attend weekly staff Zoom meetings and weekly 1:1 with the Executive Director
  • Some design work for signs and communicating procedures across the studio

Required Competencies and Skills:

  • Experience and proficiency in letterpress, risograph, screen printing, and bookbinding  processes (or interest in learning if unfamiliar with one of these areas), as well as proficiency with copiers and scanners
  • Excellent communication, verbal and written, and ability to collaborate
  • Diplomatic, friendly, kind, and ability to build consensus. Strong cross-cultural competency
  • Strong interest in advancing the IPRC’s equity goals, and in working with communities that have been historically underserved within the publishing and printmaking realms
  • Strong problem-solving skills, organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated

Preferred Experience:

  • Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and basic design skills
  • 1-2 years managing volunteers or in a print shop or related sales/retail position
  • Passion for arts and social justice

ADA Statement:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

AAP/EEO Statement:

IPRC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual preference, or status as a veteran or disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal laws. In addition, IPRC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which IPRC has facilities and/or job sites. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

TO APPLY:

Please submit a Statement of Interest, Résumé, and 3 professional references to info@iprc.org by Friday, January 8th, 2021.

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