Santa Fe Clay is announcing an immediate employment opportunity. We
are currently seeking an experienced STUDIO MANAGER. This is an
opportunity for a smart, energetic, resourceful, positive person to join
our dynamic, creative team in this fast-paced business environment.

Santa Fe Clay is the premier Ceramic Art Center of the Southwest. The
center occupies a 11,000 square foot warehouse in the historic Railyard
District in downtown Santa Fe, which includes a complete retail ceramic
supply business, an elegant 1100 square foot gallery, and a fully
equipped studio. Our year-round classes and workshops provide an
inspirational and creative environment for students ranging from
children to adults, from beginners to professionals, and we are home to
15 private studio renters. Our Summer Workshop Program has gained a
reputation for bringing quality programming and the best nationally
recognized potters and clay artists to the Santa Fe area. With monthly
exhibits in the gallery of the nation’s finest ceramic artwork, Santa Fe
Clay is one of the only complete ceramic facilities under one roof in
the US.


Please send a letter of intent and resume to
Please include contact information for three references. Applicants
should also include 8-10 digital images of your ceramic artwork. Review
of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the
position is filled.

Preferred education: MFA in ceramics
Professional managerial experience of ceramics studio

No walk-ins please.

Job Description

Job Status: Full time, salaried position
Supervisor: Director
Preferred Education: MFA in ceramics
Preferred Experience: Professional managerial experience, ideally in a ceramics studio


  • Technical knowledge of all aspects of ceramic processes, techniques, and equipment
  • Strong knowledge of the ceramics field on a national level
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills, attentiveness to detail
  • Light construction/handyman skills, ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to operate as member of a high-functioning team



  • Facilitate all studio programs, classes and workshops
  • Maintain a clean, safe, healthy and orderly studio environment
  • Maintain, repair and build, as necessary, all studio equipment
  • Supervise mixing, testing and formulation of studio shop glazes
  • Maintain glaze lab and all materials and tools for classes and workshops
  • Schedule all firings, gas and electric
  • Organize and order materials for classes, weekend and summer workshops


  • Provide oversight and facilitate for class instructors and workshop guest artists
  • Provide oversight and facilitate for studio renters and students
  • Supervise and direct studio monitors, interns and workshop assistants
  • Manage private studios and monthly renters, keeping rents current and studios full


  • Develop recommendations for long-term strategic planning for studio programming
  • Design, develop and implement educational and workshop programs
  • Create, develop and facilitate special studio events


  • Maintain detailed written documentation of all studio activities
  • Work in an independent and self-directed manner with frequent and regular communication with supervisor


  • Assist with curating gallery exhibits and gallery installation

Work in conjunction with retail, gallery and warehouse staff
Other duties as determined by Director
Opportunities for teaching and exhibiting based on professional experience