job posting: Visiting Assistant Professor in Ceramics/Sculpture – U of Florida, Gainesville

Position: Full-time, nine month, faculty position, 1.5 years (3 semesters, Spring 2019, Fall-Spring 2019-2020

Date of Expected Hire: January 1, 2019

See the complete posting here: http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/508254/visiting-assistant-professor-in-ceramicssculpture

The University of Florida’s School of Art + Art History (SA+AH) seeks a full-time assistant professor in studio art with expertise in ceramics to contribute to the growth of our vibrant program. We seek a forward-looking educator with strong intellectual, communication, organizational, and leadership skills to contribute to and advance the program through teaching and service. This faculty position will teach undergraduates in ceramics, sculpture and our first year studio foundation course, W.A.R.P. (Workshop in Art Research and Practice) as well as teach graduate students in Ceramics. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an understanding of contemporary art issues, methods, and technologies, and engage questions of culture and community.

Responsibilities: Teach a 3/2-course load at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Actively engage in service to the Ceramics area, the Sculpture area, the School of Art + Art History, the college and the community. The ideal candidate will have a vibrant practice engaged with contemporary ceramics and conversant with contemporary art theory and practice. We seek an innovative artist/educator who can engage students at all levels of undergraduate studio education as well as graduate students in ceramics.

arts.ufl.edu/academics/art-and-art-history/programs/ceramics/

job posting: Blue Sage Pottery and Art Gallery – Studio Assistant and Sales Associate

Blue Sage Pottery & Art Gallery is currently seeking a full time employee to work as both a Studio Assistant/ Potter and as a Sales Associate.  The studio and gallery is located in Amarillo, Texas on Historic Rt. 66.  Amarillo is a small friendly city with a low cost of living, great school system and easy access to Palo Duro Canyon State Park and other local attractions.

Job Title: Studio Assistant/Potter and Sales Associate

Salary: The salary for this dual position is $30,000 per year, and it is a 40 hour per week position.

About us: Blue Sage Pottery & Art Gallery is a pottery studio and retail art gallery owned by husband and wife, Kent and Megan Harris.  At Blue Sage we design and make high quality handmade stoneware pottery. We make over forty different types of pots on the potter’s wheel for the home, kitchen & garden.  All of our pottery is made by hand, so any experience throwing pots, glazing and loading/firing kilns is a plus! (We are very interested in hiring someone with experience as a production potter that can also “wear other hats” in the business).  In addition to making handmade pottery, we teach several group classes per week. Our studio is both a fully equipped production studio and teaching space.  In the adjacent art gallery, we sell our pots as well as fine art and handmade gifts by other artists.

Job Duties:

Studio Assistant/ Potter:

  • Prepare clay
  • Throw and trim production pots
  • Wax & glaze pottery
  • Keep student work organized
  • Help teach classes
  • Prepare for classes
  • Clean up after classes
  • Make and sieve glazes from raw materials
  • Prepare for firings
  • Load, fire, and unload kilns
  • Keep studio and kiln yard tidy

Sales Associate:

  • Greet and assist customers with their gallery purchases
  • Run register, make receipts, carefully wrap purchases etc.
  • Pack and ship orders
  • Deliver artworks
  • Clean gallery and packing room as needed
  • Operate online sales gallery as needed
  • Assist in photographing artwork & editing photos
  • Assist with marketing efforts

Required Skills:

  • Studio Pottery experience
  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds
  • Must be able to do repetitive movements for long periods of time
  • Must be able to work Saturdays and three evenings per week
  • Ability to work both as an individual and as a team member
  • Ability to pay attention to the details
  • Retail experience

Preferred Skills:

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Fine Arts or Studio Arts
  • Five or more years wheel throwing experience
  • Basic knowledge of clay and glazes
  • Adobe Photoshop proficiency
  • Proficiency with technology
  • Experience with e-commerce
  • Teaching experience of some kind

How to Apply:
Please apply by e-mailing a letter of introduction, a resume and contact information for three references to Kent Harris at bluesagepottery@sbcglobal.net.  The e-mail application deadline is June 31st, 2018.  We will then choose applicants for skype and/or local interviews that will be conducted in July.  Applicants with studio pottery experience will be asked to demonstrate pottery skills. Thank you for your interest!

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 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.

Start date: August 1, 2018

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. www.clayartcenter.org

 

call for artists: Pottery Assistant required

AYUMI HORIE SEEKS NEW POTTERY/CERAMICS ASSISTANT
FLEXIBLE START DATE IN LATE SUMMER/EARLY FALL 2018

Who Should Apply
I’m seeking an assistant who cares about quality in all aspects and forms. The applicant should be curious, a hard worker, direct communicator, self-motivated, respectful, be able to hustle, and be detail oriented. Applicants with academic degrees outside of the fine arts are encouraged. Someone with experience in 3D modeling and mold-making would be a plus, but not necessary.  The relationship between potter and assistant is an intimate one and needs to be the right fit personality-wise.  A sense of humor and ability to learn from mistakes with humility are a must. I’ve had many different assistants with a variety of skill sets, I can meet people where they’re at. I do require a positive, can-do attitude and love it when assistants are open and honest about their opinions.

Time and Timing
1-3 days of work a week with flexible daytime hours. No studio space or board is provided, and pay depends on experience. I value my quiet work time and find that having space apart makes for a better relationship for both parties. There are studio spaces in town that can be rented. Flexible start date between August 15 and September 15, with a two week trial period to make sure we have a good fit. One-year commitment.

Responsibilities
Responsibilities include all aspects of studio maintenance- preparing clay (applicant should be able to occasionally wedge 25 pound of clay), production using a RAM press, glazing, mixing slips and glazes, decaling, loading and unloading kilns, photographing and videographing, data entry, packing and shipping, research and copy writing. If you have 3D modeling and mold making skills, we’d be utilizing these as well. If you don’t know some of these things, it’s alright as long as you’re a fast learner and detail-oriented. Possibly some marketing as well, depending on skill level. Having a car is highly recommended, but not necessary as I’m on a bus route ten minutes from downtown Portland.

What You’ll Learn
You’ll be part of all aspects of the making process from start to finish and learn how a small business operates. I always have multiple side projects that I need help with. I’m very open about all the marketing and the strategy behind it. Depending on your interest, we can go further into social media and online presence.

How to Apply
Apply here.  Rolling application until August 1. Please take your time answering questions to the best of your ability. I value thoroughness and will review the applications as they come in. If you need an answer back within a certain time frame, please let me know. If you are a selected candidate, I will set up a Google Hangout interview with you. Please feel free to contact me with questions. Thanks and good luck!

via: http://ayumihorie.com/ayumi-horie-seeks-new-pottery-ceramics-assistant/

job posting: Executive Director @ Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery

 

Additional Information
Position Description

2017 Annual Report

2018-2021 Strategic Plan Executive Summary

Application Deadline: February 28, 2018

Start Date: August 1, 2018

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery seeks a dynamic, inspiring Executive Director to lead this contemporary ceramic and glass gallery as it grows and develops new audiences with greater outreach into the community, and onto the national and the international stage. The Executive Director will work to fulfil the Gallery’s artistic vision, tell its story, advocate publicly for the Gallery and lead development efforts to support the expansion of its programs and to ensure the Gallery’s financial stability.

The Executive Director is responsible for leading and mentoring a dedicated team of staff professionals, and for building strong collaborative relationships with other galleries and community partners, locally and in a wider context. The Executive Director will effectively manage the operation of the Gallery, adhere to Board policy and carry out its strategic vision. The Executive Director will report to a committed and engaged Board of Directors.

ABOUT THE GALLERY

With an emphasis on Canadian artists, the Gallery brings exhibitions to the public that are grounded in craft processes, engaged in contemporary experimentation and meaningful to diverse audiences. By exhibiting and collecting contemporary works in ceramics and glass, the Gallery inspires dialogue, critical discourse and new ways of thinking. The Gallery is committed to supporting artists at all stages of their career, from emerging to established, and actively seeks to feature artists from diverse cultural backgrounds. The Gallery’s media specificity is its distinguishing characteristic and greatest strength. Through exhibitions that address issues relevant to our times and intriguing public programs that engage, educate and inspire, we are accessible to all. The Gallery Shop, a fine-craft gallery in its own right, is an integral part of the Gallery, featuring exclusively Canadian artists from across the country. Having adopted a national mandate in the early stages of its organizational development, the Gallery continues to develop its reputation as a national centre of research, scholarship and artistic excellence.

GALLERY BACKGROUND

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery opened in 1993 in a purpose-built, award-winning building designed to showcase contemporary Canadian ceramic and glass art. Now in its 25th year, it has recently undergone a $1.3 million renovation to bring the Gallery to a new standard of excellence. The Gallery is supported by the City of Waterloo, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts, along with corporate, foundation and individual funders.

LOCATED IN WATERLOO REGION

The Gallery is located in Waterloo Region, an area of entrepreneurship, collaboration, fresh ideas, innovation, world-class technology, arts activity, economic initiatives and educational excellence on a world-class scale. Waterloo is one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada.

KEY FUNCTIONS

The successful Executive Director will raise the profile of the Gallery locally, nationally and internationally; lead its artistic vision; implement its recently completed Strategic Plan; lead its next level development and fund-raising; lead connections with other galleries; lead the Gallery to more diverse audiences; communicate the Gallery mandate; advocate for the Gallery; incorporate a digital strategy into the Gallery’s offering; and manage all administrative and functional assets of the Gallery.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 5-10 years experience as a senior manager in an visual arts institution
  • advanced degree in arts/arts administration or equivalent education or experience
  • in-depth knowledge of contemporary Canadian and international art
  • in-depth knowledge of best practices for Gallery management
  • strong leadership and mentorship skills and the ability to lead a team
  • the ability to forge innovative collaborations with other galleries and community partners
  • creativity and ability to develop programming to reach a wider, more diverse audience and engage with them in a meaningful way
  • demonstrated experience in securing major gifts and stewarding donor relationships
  • an optimistic problem-solver

Interested applicants are invited to submit, in confidence, a letter of application, and a detailed résumé outlining their qualifications for this position, along with names, titles, and contact information for their three professional references.

Canadians, permanent residents, and/or foreign nationals with a valid work permit will be given priority consideration. The Gallery is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from culturally diverse persons, Indigenous persons, Deaf persons and persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Applications should be submitted electronically in a single PDF file to the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery Executive Director Search Committee at: cgdirectorsearch@gmail.com

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position but regret that we are only able to personally contact those individuals whose backgrounds best match the requirements of the position.

www.theclayandglass.ca/about-the-gallery/jobs/