Job Opportunity: University of Houston

School of Art, Lab Manager - (STA010900)


Manages the day-to-day operations of a small or medium-sized university program or department. May supervise staff employees, student workers, programs or processes.Job Duties

  1. Plans and develops procedures for administering a small or medium-sized department or program.
  2. Oversees program expenditures and ensures adherence to budget.
  3. Provides guidance to subordinate staff and evaluates performance.
  4. May prepare or participate in the creation of abstracts, research reports, funding proposals, operations and procedure manuals, and other written material and documentation.
  5. Reviews reports of budgets and activities. Prepares ad hoc reports as needed.
  6. May administer grants and grant-related related communications, scholarships and other operations.
  7. Develops, implements and maintains appropriate policies and procedures.
  8. May serve as property custodian for the department.
  9. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Additional information:

School of Art seeks an administrator of the Arts Lab, a digital fabrication lab that fosters student success through a robust production and learning environment. The administrator works directly with the Director of the lab, who provides vision and direction for the Center, to ensure a successful student support environment and continuity of services.


  • Maintain equipment to provide continuous access for students and faculty
  • Train and manage a staff of student employees
  • Maintain lab webpages and related documentation resources.
  • Assists students in the use of printing and fabrication equipment including a variety of printers (3D, large format, sublimation, and Risograph); a laser cutter; book binding machines; VR headsets; XY cutter, Apple computers and high-resolution scanners
  • Maintain print management software that tracks student payment accounts
  • Maintain and order specialty supplies for all equipment including printer ink, printer paper, substrates for 3D printers
  • Facilitate solutions to student’s technical challenges
  • Facilitate the realization of student art and design projects
  • Work collaboratively with and foster clear communication with faculty
  • Recommend equipment purchases and overall lab improvements
  • Collaborate with the McGovern College Director of Information Technology to maintain equipment and software
  • Collaborate with the Director of the lab to determine and achieve shared priorities for the lab

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