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WED – FRI: 11AM-5PM SAT: 12-4PM | or by advance appointment
Chicago Artists Coalition helps people connect with opportunities including calls for artists, jobs, grants, and art advising


Full-time ,
submitted by
Crystal Hodges

Woodshop Lead

Requirements / Qualifications

● 3+ years of required experience building & making dimensional art. Studio Facilities / Woodshop Maintenance a plus.

● Detailed knowledge of woodworking. Cabinetry, framing, experimental techniques ; steam bending and laminations a plus.

● Maintain woodshop equipment, troubleshoot maintenance issues, document procedures and maintenance logs.

● Responsible for woodshop improvements, fabricating woodshop furniture, jigs and fixtures.

● Assist with woodshop safety training /procedures, maintain and enforce safety protocols.

● Maintain communication with woodshop oriented vendors and our team in a warm and professional manner.

● Ability to determine and make cut lists for projects, tallying materials and overageages.

● Strong expertise using:

○ power tools and hand tools

○ working in a woodshop (table saw, panel saw, chop saw, band saw, miter saw, etc.)

○ spray painting, latex and acrylic painting

○ painting (including murals)

○ industrial adhesives and resins

○ laser cutting and other specialty fabrication methods (ceramics, metals, carpentry) are a plus

● Accountability for leading project builds.

● Demonstrated leadership.

● Work with the Fabrication Manager on project builds.

● Support the Production Department’s goals to be on budget, help troubleshoot when needed.

● Participate in department meetings as requested by the Production Operations Director.

● Excellent people skills and communication.

● Able to manage multiple projects at one time and help prioritize deliverables.

● Actively seek to mentor and help train fellow fabricators.

● Calm under pressure.

● Desire to continually learn new fabrication techniques and methods.

● Ensuring all work is up to AllKinds aesthetic and quality standards.

● Able to identify your own mistakes and seek improvement.

● Able to stand on a ladder for long periods of time.

● Able to lift 40 lbs.

● Must have a valid driver's license and be comfortable driving vans and box trucks (access to a car is preferred, but not required

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago / Fulton+Damen