At the Baltimore Jewelry Center, we’re building a vibrant creative community for new and established metal and jewelry artists. As an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we’re on a mission to educate and inspire Baltimore and beyond through our programming, exhibitions, and community & educational outreach.
We aim to reconnect Baltimore to its rich history of metalsmithing and jewelry, and increase awareness of contemporary metalsmithing and jewelry as an art form. Our shared values guide us in building an environment where metalsmiths and art jewelers innovate and elevate each other through collaboration. Different perspectives, openness, and respect enrich our community. Together, we’re empowering metalsmiths and art jewelers to evolve the field through study, practice, and leadership.
Baltimore Jewelry Center Studio Manager
We’re seeking a Studio Manager who is passionate about metalsmithing and art jewelry and loves engaging with people in a variety of settings from the studio to community events, conferences and more. As administrators focused on the programming and management of the BJC, our studio managers are a primary representative of the BJC for the community and have a big impact.
We’re looking for someone with the skills and experience to manage all student and renter activity, including providing one-on-one assistance and guidance as needed, and to manage our studio on a daily basis. This is a full-time administrative position, and you’ll report directly to the Director.
You’ll need to have a strong background in metalsmithing or art jewelry. You’ll have a broad set of skills that are required for running a studio, but you also have depth in a particular area of practice that will inspire us. You will need to have superlative verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and enjoy helping others. You will work closely with a very small programming team to plan and implement the day-to day programming and functioning of the Baltimore Jewelry Center.
Baltimore Jewelry Center
Job Submission Requirements:
Applicant must submit a full application packet via email to [email protected]
no later than May 20, 2019. Full applications must include:
A 1-2 page cover letter detailing why you want to work as a studio manager at the Baltimore Jewelry Center, and why you believe your qualifications and past experience make you the ideal candidate for the position.
In addition to your cover letter, respond to the following in two pages or less:
Tell us about your proudest professional or creative achievement. This is the place to brag.
Tell us about a situation when you faced a significant professional or creative challenge, what you did to overcome the challenge, and the results.
Your resume or CV which must list work experience and education, as well as related artistic experience (exhibitions, etc.)
2-3 professional references (a list of names, telephone numbers, addresses, and email addresses). References should be individuals who have supervised or mentored you in a position similar to the studio manager position or other managerial/leadership position, or who otherwise have experience working with you in such positions.
Digital portfolio of 12-20 examples of your work (link or pdf with a maximum size of 10MB).
Optional: Digital portfolio of work of students you have taught, 8-20 examples (link or pdf with a maximum size of 10MB)
Optional: Digital portfolio of any graphic design work or media you may have completed (fliers, websites, social media, etc.)
Based on their review of all applications received by the May 20, 2019 deadline, the Baltimore Jewelry Center will select candidates to participate in an interview process, which may occur in person or via skype. If necessary, a second round of interviews may occur wherein select candidates will demonstrate suitability for the position via a day of onsite shadowing (including interacting with and supporting students)