job posting: Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Australian Ceramics

The Australian Ceramics Association Board regrets to announce the resignation of Claire Atkins as Editor (Content) of The Journal of Australian Ceramics. We are grateful for her contribution to the magazine this year and for the changes that have been implemented. We thank Claire for the hard work, enthusiasm and creativity she has put into the role, and wish her all the best in her career, both in ceramics and as a writer and editor.

Position Vacant: Editorial Assistant
The Journal of Australian Ceramics

Applications close 5pm, Monday 18 December 2017.

OVERVIEW

  • The Editorial Assistant (EA) reports to the Editor.
  • The EA will support the Editor to administer and plan The Journal of Australian Ceramics.
  • The EA will need to prioritise deadlines so magazine copy is always accurate, original and relevant.
  • The EA needs be able to deliver exceptional and informative content to meet audience preferences.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with the Editor to research and plan new articles
  • Commission articles
  • Liaise with artists, authors and photographers to ensure deadlines are met and changes to content are approved
  • Write and edit articles
  • Proofread and check articles for accuracy
  • Choose supporting material – images and illustrations
  • Work closely with the Editor and graphic designer on layout of articles and pages
  • Follow current events and developments and suggest original ideas
  • Use social media to draw attention to articles
  • Provide administrative support to the Editor

REQUIREMENTS

  • Understanding of ceramics from an aesthetic and technical point of view
  • Relevant previous employment  and/or employment experience
  • Excellent computer skills – word processing (Microsoft Office) and image processing
  • Understanding of deadlines and the ability to work to an inflexible deadline
  • High level writing skills and a good command of the English language
  • High level attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team and with a management board
  • Ability to work unsupervised and to initiate ideas
  • Ability to prioritise and multi-task
  • Familiarity with social media platforms
  • Ability to work flexible hours over any 4 month cycle (per Journal publication). Weekly hours could range from 0 hours to 40 hours depending on the time in the cycle of production and publication.
  • Ability to work in Sydney

DESIRABLE SKILLS

  • Tertiary arts training, high level interest in contemporary Australian ceramics, specifically, and the arts in general

REMUNERATION

  • The position is offered on a contract basis; approx. $6000 per issue (3 issues per year); 4-month probation period; 12-month contract

APPLICATIONS

  • To apply, please send an email to mail@australianceramics.com, ATT: EDITORIAL ASSISTANT POSITION, outlining how you meet the requirements of this position, along with a 1-page CV/resume.

Applications close 5pm, Monday 18 December 2017.

If you require further information about the position, please contact me by email, mail@australianceramics.com, giving your name and best contact details.

Regards,

Vicki Grima
Executive Officer, The Australian Ceramics Association
Editor, The Journal of Australian Ceramics
E: mail@australianceramics.com
T: 1300 720 124; 0419 250 282

employment opportunity – Curator & Gallery Coordinator @ Red Lodge Clay Center

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

job posting: Educational Art Technician, Ceramics

Do you believe in the power of ideas, possibility, and in building community? ACAD is looking for an innovative Educational Art Technician, Ceramics who is excited to contribute to a creative learning environment and provide support to our faculty and guidance to our students in Ceramics.

This position normally has an annual recurring start of late August to end of May and regular hours of work are 35 hours per week.

Why ACAD?

A leading centre of education and research since 1926, ACAD energizes art and design in Canada and internationally. We engage the world, create possibilities, and connect with brilliant minds in all corners of the globe. Above all, we are passionate about art and design and the people who create it. Calgary is our home base – a vibrant, cosmopolitan urban centre, a safe and friendly atmosphere, and outstanding potential for adventure in nearby mountain parks. We hope you will join us at ACAD (where creativity matters).

About the School of Craft + Emerging Media, Ceramics Program

In the Ceramics program students explore the role of function, sculptural approaches, emerging technologies, historical precedents, and contemporary practice within a comprehensive, studio-based and theoretical program of study.

>>Click here to find out more about SCEM, Ceramics Program

The Opportunity

(Competition #1718-SE-AP-06)

Reporting to the Manager, Academic Administration and accountable to the Chair of the School of Craft + Emerging Media and working with the Lead Educational Art Technician, the incumbent provides general supervision and oversight of the facility, equipment, processes and materials to ensure safe and effective instructional support during class time and ensures standard operating practices are followed to support student studio practice during general facility access hours.

Primary duties/responsibilities include:

  • Conducts demonstrations, training and orientation for faculty, students and staff on standard operating practices for the uses of equipment, processes and materials handling, including daily clean-up and equipment/materials storage
  • Advises students with respect to program-related technology, equipment, processes and materials to meet curricular objectives; provides guidance and support for the installation of student work
  • Works in consultation with the Health and Safety Officer and other Educational Art Technicians to maintain current and consistent documentation of hazard assessments and standard operating practices
  • Prepares and maintains program spaces including classrooms, studios, workshops and monitors facility users to ensure appropriate health and safety practices are followed
  • Maintains  materials and equipment inventory, performs preventative maintenance and repair as necessary

The successful candidate will have:

  • A Four (4) Year Diploma or Baccalaureate Degree in fine art with a relevant subject area specialization
  • A Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years’ experience as a practicing artist or technician, with knowledge of relevant studio practices and experience in training students
  • A Current Standard First Aid certification and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS training). Proficiency with ceramic technologies, including 3D modelling, printing and decal printing is preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency with electric and gas kin operation (reduction, oxidation and soda), hand building and wheel techniques, glaze technology, studio and equipment maintenance, clay reconditioning, slip casting and mold making
  • Demonstrated experience with wood and metal fabrication
  • Demonstrated experience with art installation and preparatory techniques
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to provide constructive support, guidance and mentorship to students, faculty and staff
  • Demonstrated ability to promote home studio etiquette, best practice and conflict management
  • Excellent organization and planning skills, meeting multiple deadlines and commitments
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Rhino and Adobe Creative Suite applications.
  • Comfortable and able to work safely at heights

Working Conditions

  • Works in a studio environment which includes contact with hazardous equipment and materials. Heavy lifting of up to 50lbs is required regularly. Personal protective equipment is required for operation of certain equipment and processes. Standing and/or sitting for lengthy periods. Occasionally works in an office environment.

As a member of the AUPE bargaining unit (Local 071/006), this regular recurring position falls under a classification 7 (seven). The starting annual salary is $59,244 – 63,468 dependent upon skills, education and experience, and is pro-rated based on actual hours worked.

Full details here.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY: Membership Director @ The Studio Potter

Easthampton, Massachusetts—Studio Potter seeks a Membership Director responsible for circulation management and strategic membership development. Studio Potter journal is a nationally and internationally recognized publication in its 45th year. It is the leading independent, non-profit ceramics publication in print and digital formats.

Preferred Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree. Priority will be given to candidates with a degree in art, crafts, or design, knowledge of and experience in the ceramics field, and experience in non-profit administration or marketing and public relations.

Desired Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (particularly Excel), cloud-based computing, content management systems, customer relationship management (CRM) systems, and e-commerce platforms; graphic design and photo editing; organizational, research, and innovative thinking; public relations and social media.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Manage, maintain, and develop circulation, membership, and donor rosters
  • Act as the primary service representative to members of SP
  • Organize mailings and all promotional materials, both physical and electronic
  • Manage online retail sales of back issues and other SP merchandise
  • Attend major SP events to assist in sales management
  • Manage, maintain, and organize all contact lists and records
  • Assist in the development and execution of marketing campaigns in all media
  • Provide administrative and clerical support as needed
  • Be generally awesome

Hours and Pay: Up to 25 hours per week, flexible schedule, pay commensurate with experience

Contact: Interested and qualified applicants please send a brief cover letter and one-page resume to: Elenor Wilson, Executive Director/Editor at editor@studiopotter.org. Position is open until filled.

job posting: Montgomery College – Ceramics (full-time faculty)

Montgomery College (Maryland), Rockville Campus, is seeking a full-time Art faculty member to fill an Art Ceramics position beginning Spring 2018. We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher who exhibits a high degree of professionalism, a strong commitment to our students, and demonstrates the ability to motivate and educate in an engaging manner.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Teach 3 studio courses in Ceramics per semester, including Ceramics I; Ceramics II; Studio Practicum-Ceramics; Individualized Art Workshop-Ceramics.
  • Coordinate and manage the Ceramics studio facility, oversee the supply and equipment budget, order and inventory supplies, and hire and oversee adjunct faculty in the Ceramics area. These responsibilities will include weekend hours during peak kiln firing schedules.
  • Design, fabricate, install, maintain, and repair equipment for the Ceramics studio, including 3 kilns.
  • Oversee and insure that required studio safety protocols are followed and maintain required records to comply with State and Federal safety guidelines
  • Teach 30 semester hours per academic year of courses related to the discipline.
  • Teach a varied schedule of courses that may include day, night, early morning, weekend and/or accelerated sections, or possibly be asked to teach on another campus if needed. Opportunities may exist for teaching summer classes.
  • Serve on, or lead, department, discipline, campus and college committees, and take an active role in advising students and supporting Art department promotional initiatives.
  • Maintain an active program of professional development and participate in professional organizations and activities.

Find out more here: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000378555-01

 

job posting: NCC – Director of Learning and Engagement

NCC’s in search of the next great Director of Learning and Engagement!

Applications for this incredibly rewarding, field-shaping, heart-pounding feat of clay are now being accepted for a position that starts later this fall! Seeking candidates with strong knowledge of and experience in arts education, experience with managing the teaching of art and craft, and a background in ceramic arts. Applicants must have at least a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree; a Masters degree is preferred. A minimum of five years of management and administrative experience is required, as are excellent written and oral communication skills. 

Extra points awarded for those who can lift regularly 50 pounds of clay, hold their breath for one minute, perform the ultimate cartwheel, and be able to provide stand-up comedic routines to staff and constituents.

More information and full job description is available here: https://www.northernclaycenter.org/apply/employment