Intermittent Studio Assistant

Silverwood Park, Three Rivers Park District
Jobs - Part Time & Seasonal
St. Anthony, MN

Intermittent Studio Assistant

Salary: $9.65 - $17.47 Hourly

Location: Silverwood Park - St. Anthony, MN

Job Type: Intermittent


Primary Objective

Assist art programmers in set up, tear down and instruction of art programs that provide a comprehensive nature-inspired art education that will increase the public's awareness to more fully appreciate, enjoy and utilize the natural environment and facilities of the Park District through the creation and/or appreciation of visual and performing art.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct general studio maintenance, including: keep rooms and equipment clean, stocked, and organized.
  • Greet and welcome park guests in a courteous and friendly manner.
  • Operates pug mill to prepare clay for art education programs.
  • Packs finished projects and notifies students for pickup of projects.
  • Loading, unloading, and assistance in firing kilns. Assist in operation of other Park District art equipment such as pottery wheels, printing press, slab roller, clay extruder, etc.
  • Prep materials and spaces for upcoming programs and classes.
  • Performs other related duties as apparent or assigned.



QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Education and Experience: High School Diploma or GED, plus at least 6 months of experience or related training.


Language Skills: Ability to communicate with park guests, supervisors, and co-workers in a positive, friendly manner both orally and in written form. Ability to read and understand operating, safety and procedure manuals, written instructions, and complete various written reports.


Mathematical Skills: Ability to perform basic math computations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Ability to use a calculator.


Reasoning Ability: Ability to read and understand documents such as operating procedures, safety and technical manuals, guidelines, and regulations. Ability to write routine reports and correspondences. 


Other Skills and Abilities: Must be interested in art and nature, with the ability to effectively view art and the natural world through the perspective of a wide variety of individuals. Must be a creative and innovative thinker. As required, must be able to travel to Park District facilities, properties, and meeting locations to conduct on-site work in a timely manner.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, or hear. Ability to operate a variety of Park District art equipment including pottery wheels, kiln, printing press, slab roller, clay extruder, etc. Ability to perform physical tasks associated with an art education facility. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to work in outside weather conditions, being exposed to cold and hot temperatures, precipitation, direct sunlight, wind, dust, and pollen. The employee is also frequently required to work with various natural and commercial art materials which may include paint, clay, clay dust, chalk dust, plant dyes and fibers, etc. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts of art equipment and in proximity to the extreme heat of a kiln and various outdoor clay firing applications.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Selection Procedure

A fully completed Three Rivers Park District Online Application must be received by Human Resources. This position is open until filled.


Applications will be evaluated on the basis of relevant experience and training. A top group of applicants will be invited to participate in further job screening. 


Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a background investigation including a criminal history search. Costs of the background will be paid for by Three Rivers Park District.


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