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Studio Coordinator

Studio Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Education, Studio Manager
Summary/Objective: The studio coordinator works under the direction of the Studio Manager and Director of Education and Programs to ensure VisArts’ studios are maintained and well-cared for to be professional, safe and accessible for all students, teachers, monitors and resident artists.

Essential Functions

  1. Completes routine maintenance across a variety of studio spaces.
  2. Assists in communication with studio monitors each session including scheduling and recruiting.
  3. Works with other studio and education staff to create an inventory of equipment, tools and materials for all studios.
  4. Monitors inventory of necessary studio materials and tools and places orders for replacements as necessary.
  5. Performs general maintenance and repairs on studio equipment.
  6. Assists with organization projects and cleaning as needed.
  7. Assist with regular research on best studio best practices and safety procedures; works with other staff to ensure studio policies and signage are up to date.
  8. Collaborates with staff on the budget creation process as it relates to studios and expenses.
  9. Makes recommendations to the Studio Manager and Director of Education on how to spend available budget on studio improvements; supervises small improvements and coordinates with studio manager to complete larger improvements.
  10. Supports the installation and de-installation of exhibitions in the facility, working closely with the Gallery Coordinator, 4-5 times per year.
  11. Assists with other building tasks including staff studio workdays, and special events.
  12. Special projects, as needed.


  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Consistent and reliable
  • Can prioritize competing requests
  • Creative problem solver
  • Demonstrates initiative

Supervisory Responsibility

Studio monitors and volunteers.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional studio environment. This role routinely requires the use of power tools, blades, solvents and other hazardous materials. It also requires the use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones and photocopiers.

Physical Demands

This is a physical role that requires the ability to stand for long periods of time; climb ladders; walk; drive; and lift boxes, furniture and other large pieces of equipment.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a part-time position. Days and hours of work will be regular and scheduled to occur within VisArts work days between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Average Hours of Work per Week

It is expected that the position will work 20-25 hours per week.


None anticipated.

This position is part-time/hourly and falls within a coordinator pay band of $18/hr to $22/hr, based on experience.

Required Education and Experience

  1. At least 2-3 years of studio arts experience
  2. Specific expertise in one or more studio practices represented in VisArts studios
  3. Familiarity and comfort working with power tools
  4. Knowledge and experience with basic construction practices

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. Bachelors’ degree in art or related field
  2. Previous experience in a community studio environment
  3. Comfortable in gallery settings including installing and de-installing exhibitions.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

None required for this position.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

EEO / AA Statement

Visual Arts of Richmond provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Visual Arts of Richmond complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.