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

job posting: Studio Manager @ Clay Art Center

Clay Art Center seeks a Studio Manager to be responsible for managing the facilities and day to day studio operations of a vibrant non-profit ceramic art organization in Port Chester, New York.

Individual must have worked at least 1-2 years of experience in a similar ceramic studio environment, have excellent people skills, and experience with supervising others. Must be well organized, possess technical knowledge of kilns and glazes and have enough experience to initiate improvements to the studio as needed, with approval from the Executive Director.  ~35 hours per week.

To Apply: If your qualifications meet the above requirements and you are interested in working at the Clay Art Center, please send your resume, two references and a cover letter stating the reasons why you stand out as a candidate for this position to leigh@clayartcenter.org.

Questions? Contact Leigh Taylor Mickelson, Executive Director at 914-937-2047 x222 or leigh@clayartcenter.org

Clay Art Center is a nationally recognized not-for-profit ceramic art organization offering exhibitions, clay classes for adults and children, studio spaces for clay artists and outreach programs in the community.  EOE Employer.  914-937-2047.

Clay Art Center
40 Beech Street
Port Chester, NY 10573
www.clayartcenter.org

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.