Red Lodge Clay Center is pleased to announce a search for the full-time position of Curator & Gallery Coordinator. This individual will work closely with the Executive Director, RLCC Staff, and Residents to fulfill the mission statement set forth by the Red Lodge Clay Center.

About the Red Lodge Clay Center: The RLCC was established in 2006 by Executive Director, David Hiltner. The Center’s residency programming, contemporary gallery, and education-based mission are nationally recognized in the field of ceramics and continue to grow every year. The community of Red Lodge is a small, rural town in south-central Montana with a vibrant tourist-driven economy nestled on the edge of the Beartooth Mountains. We are in close proximity to some of the greatest natural beauty in the US including National Parks such as Yellowstone, as well as pristine rivers, mountains, and a myriad of outdoor activities. We are dedicated to fostering the success of our employees through their own professional practice as well as through the collective effort and dedication of the Clay Center’s mission.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have knowledge of contemporary ceramics, an active studio practice, and previous gallery/curating experience. In addition, we expect candidates to have the necessary interpersonal/communication skills and organizational capability to manage our Resident workforce, as well as maintain excellent relationships with our clients and artists in addition to the other duties required of the Curator & Gallery Coordinator.

Preferred Qualifications: MFA, prior sales/marketing experience, proficiency in Adobe Suite and online sales platforms (Shopify) as well as WordPress and Microsoft Office. Also, prior experience and proficiency with digital photography and photo editing is desired. In addition, we are interested in candidates that are able to develop and implement a short and long-term set of goals and strategies for the continued success of our Retail and Gallery spaces.

The Curator and Gallery Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Work with Executive Director to establish annual Exhibition Calendars
  • Curate and install monthly gallery exhibitions
  • Maintain Retail Inventory and RLCC Gallery website
  • Managing Resident Staff
  • Facilitate public relations and advertising, including the RLCC monthly newsletter
  • Monitor and update inventory and sales through the point of sale software
  • Maintain excellent relations and communication with Represented Artists
  • Oversee logistics of packing & shipping InventoryTo apply:

    Send cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three references, artist statement, and 20 images of current artwork, as well as writing/curatorial samples (3 Exhibition proposals and accompanying press release) to David Hiltner via email at director@redlodgeclaycenter.com. Application deadline: January 31st, 2018 Applications will be reviewed on upon receipt.

    Starting annual salary commensurate with experience. Other benefits include: private 24/7 studio space, Discounted materials/Firings, paid leave for professional development, as well as being part of a strong community of makers and artists.
    If you have questions, please call (406) 446-3993, or, email: director@redlodgeclaycenter.com

    Learn more about the Clay Center at: www.redlodgeclaycenter.com