AX Ceramics Centre Coordinator AX, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex, is seeking a Ceramics Centre Coordinator to help launch our ceramics centre, coordinate ceramics classes for the public,maintain inventory and studio equipment, fire kilns, and help us launch and coordinate our AX Evolution [Emerging Artist]program.This is a contract position for 30 hours/week, paid for,in part,through the provincial Youth Employment Fund, so candidates must be between the ages of 18-29 to qualify; we can help you navigate the enrolment process. As the successful applicant, you will have your own office and studio in a new, fully equipped ceramics centre. You will benefit from working with experienced ceramists and will be essential in helping to launch our Evolution [Emerging Artist] ceramics program. You will have access to kilns and a wheel as well as other professional equipment. Because the position is only 30 hours per week, you’ll have time to pursue other professional goals while earning a reliable income. Along with other artists and administrators, you will help organize AX’s ceramics arts programming, with opportunities to earn additional income as an instructor.

Responsibilities:

•Work with other ceramists, volunteers, and AX staff to help create and launch the AX Ceramics Program•Organize and coordinate AX’s ceramics programming and workshops, with opportunities to earn additional income as an instructor

•Determine and contact appropriate mentors for the Emerging Artist program,and schedule meetings in collaboration with the Ceramics Committee; track and report on program milestones

•Coordinate a biannual emerging artist ceramics exhibition

•Other duties as determined by the AX Executive and Artistic Director and the ceramics committee. Ideally, you are enrolled in or are a recent graduate of a ceramics program.

There will be some on-the-job training.

Qualifications

•Excellent interpersonal skills.

•Strong team player and also able to work independently.

•Excellent communication skills,including written and verbal.

•Excellent time management and problem-solving skills.

Join Our Team – Please apply with a cover letter and resume by November 29, 2019. You may email your application to execdirector@axartscentre.ca.

We thank everyone who applies for their interest in this position; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Hours of work: 30hours per week. Some weekends and evenings may be required. About AX Officially opened in June 2017 following extensive renovations, AX has quickly become a vibrant regional hub for arts and culture to the more than 500,000 people living within a 100 km radius. AX is housed in a beautifully restored heritage building in the centre of Sussex, NB, and has been identified as a key component in the town’s efforts to boost regional economic development. Receiving between 1,600 –2,000 visitors per month, the AX centre includes:

•The only environmentally controlled exhibition space in the region;

•Independently rented artist studios;

•A multifunctional workshop facility used by AX and available to rent for meetings;

•AX Ceramics Centre, a fully equipped ceramics facility with a large workroom;

•A multitude of ongoing educational programs, workshops, rotating exhibitions, musical and literary events, and art-making incubators hosted for children, youth and adults through the year;

•An onsite, licensed restaurant and outdoor patio called Knocks Café;

•A volunteer base of more than 50 artists and residents engaged in running its programs and gallery space.

For more information about AX and its programs, please visit www.axartscentre.ca.