SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colorado —   Anderson Ranch Arts Center

The Studio Coordinator supports the Artistic Directors in the vision,
operation, maintenance and technical aspects of the program, studio,
facilities and equipment. The Studio Coordinator is responsible for
overseeing and performing the day-to-day operations of the studio
programs: maintaining supplies, general upkeep and maintenance of their
specific studio facilities, including technical and educational
assistance to residents, visiting artists, summer faculty and students.
In addition, the Studio Coordinator supports the Artistic Directors with
administrative duties in all programs for which the Artistic Director
is responsible. All Studio Coordinators are expected to collaborate and
work together as a team with all ranch staff. Studio Coordinator
positions are year-round, full-time positions, usually 40 hours per week
from October through mid-May and 60-plus hours per week from mid May
through September.

Position starts: September 5, 2016

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day maintenance of the studio building and
    facilities, such as cleaning, changing lights, trash removal, heating,
    plumbing and mechanical needs.
  • In collaboration with the Artistic Director, order, design and
    install major and minor equipment, oversee the safety of studio
    facilities including first aid supplies, maintain fire alarm systems
    with regular walk-throughs and inspections.
  • Assist with summer and non-summer workshops, work with Artistic
    Director to manage supply lists, order all supplies, work with faculty
    regarding workshop curriculum and help to coordinate 20 to 30 workshops
    per year. During summer, the Studio Coordinator trains and supervises 3
    to 4 interns within their department, and provides assistance to the
    faculty and students. Studios are cleaned and readied each week for new
  • Promote and market summer and non-summer workshops.
  • Teach at least two weeks of workshops per year.
  • Support the Artists-in-Residence Program, Visiting Artists, Gallery,
    Summer Programs, Development and Administration departments at the
  • Train and supervise interns consistent with Ranch policies.
  • Participate in all staff, art team and departmental meetings.
  • Provide technical support and assistance to residents and visiting artists.
  • Support Ranch outreach activities through studio tours, short talks,
    demos, etc. Participate in the educational component of community-based
  • Support staff and board to cultivate positive relationships with
    volunteers, to include donor cultivation and board/staff committees.
  • Support publications by providing descriptive materials about Ranch
    programs to Marketing staff for the newsletter, workshop catalog,
    website, blogs, PR images, etc.
  • Encourage and maintain sponsorship arrangements and cultivate giving
    opportunities among students, donors, faculty and visiting artists.
  • Participate in Anderson Ranch special events.
  • Support the Artistic Director in the production of his/her artwork and research.
  • Be a leader, be a team player and a contributor. Embrace leadership with a positive and flexible attitude.

Candidate Qualifications/Skills:

  • Demonstrated organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. Effective people skills are crucial.
  • Desire and interest in working with an alternative non-profit arts educational organization.
  • A broad appreciation and understanding of the ceramics arts.
  • A strong understanding of ceramic processes and technologies;
    including all aspects of kiln firings, repairs and maintenance.
    Knowledge of gas, wood and electric kilns as well oxidation and
    reduction firings. Electric computer kiln understanding and knowledge.
  • A thorough knowledge of plaster, glaze and clay body chemistry and applications.
  • Experience in running and operating a ceramics studio department.
    Ability to manage a team of interns for summer workshops and winter
    residency programs.
  • Have effective experience in ceramic workshop experience and problem
    solving. Faculty, student and artist in resident experience desirable.
  • Basic knowledge and experience of clay forming techniques; throwing,
    hand building and slip casting using the wheel, slab rollers,
    extruders, etc.
  • Computer skills; word processing, Photoshop basics, digital camera
    skills, scanning and printing. Some knowledge of basic 3D modeling
    programs such as Rhino and CAD software would be helpful.
  • Be a quick learner.
  • BFA or MFA desirable, but not necessary.
  • A love and passion for the ceramic arts.

Salary and Benefits

Anderson Ranch Arts Center offers an excellent and competitive
benefits and compensation package. This position provides salary,
housing, vacation, health insurance and other benefits.

Application Instructions

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, 10 images and the names
of 3 references to Include in subject line:
Studio Coordinator of Ceramics Application. No phone calls please.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until
the ideal candidate is selected.

Application Deadline: July 1, 2016

To Note

This job summary is not to be interpreted to be all-inclusive. It is
intended to identify the essential functions and qualifications of the
job. The applicant may be required to perform job-related
responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job
description. Certain functions not explicitly stated above are
nevertheless understood to be essential to this position. Anderson Ranch
is an equal opportunity employer.