job posting: Fusion Magazine Editor

Application deadline: June 5, 2017 by 9:00 am

Please submit your applications to: fusioncg.jobs@gmail.com

FUSION grew out of the Ontario Potters’ Association, which was incorporated in 1975, and evolved into the Ontario Clay and Glass Association (1985).

Historically, FUSION has focused on the promotion of hand-crafted clay and glass.

As a not-for-profit, charitable organization, it is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The mission of the association is to encourage and promote excellence and quality in clay and glass, provide opportunities for fellowship and a sense of community involvement. Fusion provides opportunities for continuing education for members and people interested in clay and glass. Fusion is committed to reaching out by demonstrating tolerance, caring, and acceptance for the diverse aspects of expression in clay and glass.

Fusion is the only Ontario arts organization dedicated solely to makers and collectors of handmade clay and glass. It is comprised of a diverse membership of artists, students, teachers, guilds, collectors, libraries, hobbyists, businesses from, not only, Ontario but around the world.

FUSION acts as both local and global voice of the Ontario clay and glass community to government, business and the general public, using an increasing variety of well-managed, innovative and cooperative activities to accomplish its mandate.

FUSION MAGAZINE is published digitally three time a year in full colour with timely, informative articles on clay and glass, new and established practical techniques, personal profiles, philosophies and methods, exhibition reviews and listings, book and video reviews, calls for entry and grant information of a national scope are featured.

The digital edition is currently emailed as a PDF document to FUSION members including artists, students, teachers, guilds, collectors, colleges and businesses, suppliers, galleries. We estimate our readership at over 3,000 across Canada.

Editor Duties

  • Coordinate online publishing cycle and manage content areas.
  • Set publication standards and establish goals and expectations.
  • Determine which articles will be published.
  • Assign selected topics to roster of writers.
  • Participate in selecting which artists will be featured in the “Featured Artist Column.”
  • Oversee layout (artwork, design, photography) and check content for accuracy and errors.
  • Proofread, edit and improve stories or pieces.
  • Cooperate and liaise with designers, photographers, advertising reps, writers, artists etc.

    Requirements

  • Proven working experience as an editor.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong writing/editing/proofreading skills and an excellent portfolio.
  • Hands on experience with MS Office or Pages.
  • Excellent written skills in English.
  • An eye for detail along with critical thinking.
  • Familiarity with the not for profit and the arts sector would be an asset.
  • The magazine is published three times a year: January, May and September. Although there is some flexibility the expectation is that the editor will be available during these periods to ensure that the magazine is published in a timely manner.
  • The magazine needs to be rejuvenated. Hence, in addition to the above responsibilities, we are looking for an editor that can bring to it some fresh and innovative ideas to increase the value to subscribers. We are open to hearing these ideas during the selection process

    Remuneration

    We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience. The compensation is paid per issue/project. Please provide your compensation expectations.

    To view recent copies of the magazine, please go to https://www.clayandglass.on.ca/page- 1863415

    Application deadline is June 5, 2017 by 9:00 am. Please submit your applications to: fusioncg.jobs@gmail.com.

    We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

job posting: Communications Manager @ Pottery Northwest

Pottery Northwest is the Pacific Northwest’s premier ceramic facility. Founded in 1966 as a nonprofit arts organization, Pottery Northwest is a longtime and vibrant source of programming in the Seattle arts community. Artists from around the world come to Pottery Northwest in the spirit of artistic dialogue and as a formative step in their professional careers. World-class professional artist residencies, exhibitions featuring traditional and contemporary work, community classes and an engaging lecture series spanning many years are all features of this fixture at Seattle Center.

Pottery Northwest is currently seeking a Communications Manager. The position will remain open until filled. Anticipated start date is early-June.

Job Title: Communications Manager

Hours: Part-time/16-24hrs per week

Reports to: Executive Director
Rate: $16-$20/hr

Communications Manager will be required to work in shared office, with flexibility to work remotely. Some weekends and evenings will be required. A PC computer may be available for use, but provision of own device is preferred.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work collaboratively with staff to develop and coordinate ongoing local and national publicity efforts
  • Write and distribute press releases and media advisories for all programs
  • Cultivate media relationships and work with Executive Director to pitch feature stories, reviews, and other media coverage to mass media and target markets
  • Archive media coverage
  • Document exhibitions and events
  • Assist with donor research, organization and storage of information
  • Coordinate the ongoing assessment and evolution of marketing and community outreach plan
  • Develop, produce and distribute marketing materials
  • Manage Pottery Northwest’s online presence, including website, social media, and other information portals
  • Ensure that online content is relevant and up to date
  • Assist Executive Director in writing and editing program descriptions and grant narratives.
  • Conceive and implement targeted marketing and program outreach
  • Monitor online engagement
  • Design materials for print, promotion and the web
  • Manage organization newsletter and listserv via Constant Contact
  • Assist in creating web forms for receiving applications for various programs

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience working in a professional marketing and public relations environment
  • Strong written communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability interact positively and professionally with staff and constituents and to perform job duties while in stressful situations
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to complete tasks on deadline thoroughly and efficiently
  • Solid professional computer experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Basic knowledge of WordPress and Constant Contact

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and HTML
  • Familiarity with Seattle arts and culture landscape
  • Familiarity with the national ceramics community
  • Photography and design skills
  • IT problem solving abilities
  • Grant writing and grant reporting experience
  • Experience working within a nonprofit arts organization
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines with a quick turn around

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Receive, process, and maintain information through oral and written communications effectively
  • Substantial physical movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Ability to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction with good eye and hand coordination
  • Lift, move, and carry up to 20 pounds on occasion

COMPENSATION

  • Salary DOE
  • Somewhat flexible schedule (some evening/weekend hours may be required)
  • Free entry into a ceramics class each quarter

TO APPLY

Send a cover letter, resume, work sample(s), two professional references to gallery@potterynorthwest.org. Please submit 1-3 work samples including at least one press release or similar writing sample. Please submit samples as URLs or PDFs.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Pottery Northwest fosters a creative and professional environment that reflects the diversity of Seattle. We strongly encourage qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

job posting: Visual Arts Fellow, Ceramics

Marlboro College invites applications from broadly trained, dedicated teachers for a Visual Arts Fellow in Ceramics for the 2017-18 academic year. The fellow will teach introductory and intermediate courses in Ceramics and maintain the ceramics studio and teaching spaces. Applicants should be solidly grounded in the vessel tradition; should have knowledge of form, function, and design principles; and should also have knowledge of the diverse field of contemporary ceramics.  The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for and ability to maintain the studio, kilns, and glazing facility. College teaching beyond the graduate assistant level desired. MFA or equivalent professional experience required.

Marlboro College is noted for its intellectual rigor and lively classroom discussion. We are committed to the development of clear writing and a global perspective. Our over 200 undergraduate students enjoy a 5:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community, and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro College is an Equal Opportunity employer. The faculty, students, and staff share a commitment to diversity and the values of equality, inclusion, and respect for all human differences.

Application consideration begins immediately; position begins September 2017. Electronic attachments to the online application should include: a letter of application including statements on teaching philosophy and teaching experience; a curriculum vitae; artist statement; images of artwork and, if available, student work; and evidence of effective teaching, including course evaluations if available. In addition, applicants will need to provide the names and contact information for three references, at least one of whom should be able to speak to their teaching.

Full details and application process here.

job posting: Exhibitions Coordinator – Lawrence Arts Center

The Lawrence Arts Center is seeking a part-time Exhibitions Coordinator to join our Exhibitions Team. Strong administrative skills are a must for this position – experience with Microsoft Office, especially Excel, is necessary, as well as the ability to use database and donation software. Previous gallery and installation experience is preferred.

Learn more at https://lawrenceartscenter.org/about-us/employment/

job posting: Studio Manager @ Lawrence Arts Center

The Lawrence Arts Center is seeking a Studio Manager. Located 35 minutes out of Kansas City, in the college town of Lawrence KS, the Lawrence Arts Center is a hub of arts and culture in the region. The Studio Manager at the Arts Center is responsible for keeping all studios in top working order and for ensuring that teachers, staff and students have the supplies, equipment and facilities needed for a superior educational experience. The Studio Manager acts as the chief procurement officer for the education programs at the Lawrence Arts Center, is the primary liaison between education programs and facilities, and provides programmatic support to the arts education programs. The Studio Manager is a core member of the Education Team who works closely with faculty, and in partnership with the Director of Youth Education, Director of Adult Education and Residencies, Director of Early Education, Print Studio Fellow, and reports to the Chief Program Officer. Position is full time, flexible schedule. Salary is commensurate with experience, and offers an excellent benefits package that includes health insurance, vacation, sabbatical opportunities, retirement and employee assistance plan. Starting date for position is June 2017.
  The ideal candidate will possess:
  • A graduate degree in visual art
  • Advanced experience in ceramics, especially firing gas and electric kilns
  • Established experience running visual art studios
  • Firsthand experience with artist in residency programs
  • Wide range of knowledge in a variety of visual art mediums, studios and procedures
To apply, send resume, cover letter and references to: Margaret Weisbrod Morris, Chief Program Officer: margaret@lawrenceartscenter.org