Richmond Art Center

Jewelry and Metal Lead Monitor

Position:       Jewelry and Metal Lead Monitor
Schedule:     Part-time, casual, 20 hours per 10-wk session
Supervisor:  Studio Director

Essential Duties:

The Jewelry and Metal Lead Monitor is a member of the Studio program, responsible for monitoring the facility and equipment needs of the Jewelry/Metals studio and assisting the Studio Coordinator with discipline specific efforts. The Richmond Art Center is currently seeking a practicing, professional jewelry and metal artists to act as lead monitor for the Summer session beginning in June and ending in August.

Ideal candidates will be well versed in jewelry and metals, have some experience managing monitoring studio facilities and have a passion for working in a community setting. This position involves interacting with the Center’s staff and any volunteers who may assist the students. Under guidance from the Studio Director, the lead monitor will manage facility needs, help implement studio policies and procedures, and support maintaining a positive and collaborative studio environment.

Studio Responsibilities

  • Monitor facility and equipment needs including
    • General cleaning and organization
    • Monitoring of gas tanks
    • Tool repair and maintenance as needed
    • Safety/Hazard reporting as needed
  • Assist with special projects as needed

Program Responsibilities

  • Learn about and support Studio policies and procedures
  • Work collaboratively with the staff, studio managers or monitors, and fellow instructors
  • Attend planning meetings and safety training sessions as needed
  • Meet deadlines when responding to Studio program queries

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills and abilities)

  • Experience in a studio or community setting
  • Organized, with strong work ethic.
  • Experience working collaboratively
  • Able to communicate clearly and efficiently with a variety of audiences

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made.

  • Must be able to regularly lift up to 25lbs
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

About the Richmond Art Center

A non-profit organization, the Richmond Art Center has provided nearly 80 years of excellence in arts education and exhibitions for the East Bay region. Housed in a 1951 vintage modern 25,000 sq. ft. facility, the Richmond Art Center is part of Richmond’s Civic Center Plaza and receives partial funding from the City of Richmond.  The Art Center offers one of the most extensive schedules of exhibitions and art instruction programs in the East Bay, presenting 14 to 16 exhibitions in four galleries and providing 50-60 art classes and workshops in six studios four times a year to 400-450 students each quarter, ages 5 and up of all skill levels. In addition, the Art Center reestablished its Art in the Community program in 2012, providing afterschool art experiences to 17 schools and various community centers. It has over 670 members, 150 volunteers, and 15 full-time and five part-time staff.  The Center has an operating budget of $1.3 million.  To learn more about the Richmond Art Center, please visit our website:


The Art Center is a dynamic visual arts organization, empowering and transforming individuals and the community through creative exploration, experience and education.  We deliver exciting arts experiences to young and old alike, reflecting the diverse richness of our community.

About the Studio Staff

The three-employee Studio staff supports the Art Center by designing and implementing engaging site-based educational opportunities and events for people of all ages. The Studio staff supports the needs of its teaching artists through professional development, a diverse and positive working environment, paid planning time, and a focus on social justice.

How To Apply:

Interested candidates can send a cover letter, resume, and references to

Deadline: open until filled.

Compensation & Benefits

Schedule: Part-time, casual, irregular

Pay Rate: $20.00 per hour, up to 20 hours per quarter

Category: Richmond Art Center lead monitors are casual employees



This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

The Richmond Art Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.

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Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804

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