Ceramics Tech Job Posting

The College seeks a Ceramics Technician to work closely with its ceramics faculty and students throughout the academic year managing the ceramics studio, beginning Fall 2011. The position involves repairs and maintenance of the equipment, troubleshooting student problems, instructing faculty/students how to use the equipment, and responding to faculty requests to meet the needs of their courses.

Extensive experience working with kilns, clay / glaze materials, and the capacity to use power tools is required. Applicants should be working artists who are interested in pursuing their professional work in the studio at the College. A studio is provided for the Technician.

A Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree is required. This is a full-time position during the academic terms (9 months each year), summers and winters off, with benefits. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to:

Interested candidates should submit in hard copy a letter of interest, resume, DVD with 12 images of personal work, and three letters of recommendation to: Office of Human Resources, Bennington College, One College Drive, Bennington, Vermont, 05201. The review of applications will begin on April 30, 2011.

Application Information

Postal Address: Office of Human Resources
Bennington College
One College Drive
Bennington, VT 05201
Phone: 802-440-4423
Fax: 802-440-4424
Email Address: hroffice@bennington.edu

See posting here.

Teaching position – ceramics

Northern Michigan University
School of Art and Design
Assistant Professor Position
Application Due: 05/20/2011

Assistant Professor, Ceramics. Tenure earning, fulltime appointment. Active, growing school of art and design seeks an energetic, ceramic artist with previous university/college teaching experience, which could be a graduate teaching assistantship. The candidate must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of ceramic processes and techniques, including: wheel throwing, hand-building/sculpture, mold making, clay and glaze formulation (Hyperglaze software), and low/mid/high temperature applications. Also required: understanding of contemporary issues in ceramics and historical ceramic traditions, ability to integrate technology into teaching, and awareness of most current standards in professional studio practice. Candidate will teach three courses per semester including cognate (foundation) and studio courses where required, maintain professional involvement in the field of ceramics and if applicable, participate in university and school committee work. Candidate must also supervise and maintain a 6,000 square foot ceramic studio for undergraduate students. Familiarity with Apple computer platform and digital presentations preferred. MFA must be completed by August 2011. See our web site for facilities and course descriptions at http://art.nmu.edu/department/home.html. To be considered as a viable candidate, applicants must address all requirements for this position in their letter of application and/or portfolio.

Start Date: August 2011. The position will be posted until May 20, 2011. Interested applicants are requested to submit a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, transcripts, three contacts for references and a portfolio that should reflect the requirements and preferences of the position description as posted and consist of 23 images (PDFs) of the applicant’s work (a minimum of 10 images) and ten images of student work to https://employme.nmu.edu. NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its staff. Marquette, MI is consistently named as one of the top 10 places in the nation for quality of life and raising a family.

This application requires that each portfolio image should be a single PDF file (not larger than 5MB) and should be placed in “Other Document”. All 23 “Other Document” attachments must be filled in order for the application to be completed! “Other Documents” should include both applicant’s work (a minimum of 10 images) and student work and should be identified as such on each file.

Application Information

Contact: Michael Cinelli, Director and Associate Dean
School of Art and Design
Northern Michigan University
Phone: 906-227-2194
Fax: 906-227-2276
Online App. Form: https://employme.nmu.edu

7th International Biannual of Ceramics presented by the City of Kapfenberg

Competition * Exhibition September 30th – November 6th 2011

Motto : β€žINSIDE OUTβ€œ Open to all artistic forms of expression concerning the use of ceramics – with the exclusion of china, serially manufactured objects and ceramic design. A maximum of three works are allowed to be entered to the competition. The works must not exceed the age limit of two years and they have to correspond to the motto of the Biannual of Ceramics 2011. Only works that have never been entered to take part at any other competition are accepted. For further details please visit their website here.

The Lethbridge Gallery – Brisbane – Call for entries

Brett Lethbridge


The Lethbridge Gallery has established a strong reputation for exhibiting works demonstrating exceptional detail and creativity. With the intention of fostering the next generation of artists, Lethbridge Gallery initiated the Lethbridge 10 000. This exciting art competition is open to national and international artists for small-scale artworks. Entrants may submit paintings, drawings and 2D artworks up to 60cm in any direction. The judging criteria is based on three equally evaluated criteria of creativity, originality and skill. $10 000 will be awarded to the winner.

Click here for Conditions of Entry
and Online Entry Form

Entries Close
29 April 2011
Finalists announced
16 May 2011
Winner announced
4 June 2011
Exhibition dates
4 June 2011 – 26 June 2011