CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Craft Artists

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Artists
Benchmark Title: Craft Artists
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft. Create functional or decorative objects by hand, using a variety of methods and materials.
 
Cut, shape, fit, join, mold, or otherwise process materials, using hand tools, power tools, and/or machinery.
 
Attend craft shows to market products.
 
Select materials for use based on strength, color, texture, balance, weight, size, malleability and other characteristics.
 
Apply finishes to objects being crafted.
 
Develop concepts or creative ideas for craft objects.
 
Set specifications for materials, dimensions, and finishes.
 
Confer with customers to assess customer needs or obtain feedback.
 
Fabricate patterns or templates to guide craft production.
 
Create prototypes or models of objects to be crafted.
 
Sketch or draw objects to be crafted.
 
Advertise products and work, using media such as internet advertising and brochures.
 
Develop product packaging, display and pricing strategies.
 
Research craft trends, venues, and customer buying patterns in order to inspire designs and marketing strategies.
 
Develop designs using specialized computer software.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Artists
Benchmark Title: Craft Artists
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Fine Arts Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
 
Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Artists
Benchmark Title: Craft Artists
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Artists
Benchmark Title: Craft Artists
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Wrist-Finger Speed The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Artists
Benchmark Title: Craft Artists
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
Related Work Experience None
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Artists
Benchmark Title: Craft Artists
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Apprentice, Painter, Neckties
Architectural Modeler
Art Objects Repairer
Bronze Sculptor
Calligrapher
Ceramic Artist
Ceramics Artist
Ceramics Sculptor
China Painter
Colorer
Colorist
Copyist
Cordwainer
Craft Worker
Crafter
Craftsman
Creative Designer
Custom Shoe-Maker
Decorative Arts Production Artist
Designer
Fiber Artist
Flag Decorator
Frame Stylist
Furniture Artist
Furniture Designer
Furniture Maker
Furniture Reproducer
Glass Artist
Glass Blower
Goldsmith
Guitar Maker
Hand Potter
Hand-Weaver
Inker and Opaquer
Ivory Carver
Jewelry Designer
Kinetic Sculpture Artist
Luthier
Memorial Designer
Metal Arts Production Artist
Metal Smith
Mobile Artist
Music Autographer
Music Grapher
Ornamental Metalwork Designer
Picture Copyist
Quilt Maker
Quilter
Studio Craft Artist
Studio Jeweler
Taxidermist
Toy Maker
Wood Turner
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Art and Design
Job Family: Artists
Benchmark Title: Craft Artists
 
 
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