job posting: ACAD Visiting Faculty, Ceramics

The School of Craft + Emerging Media at ACAD welcomes applications for the following limited term faculty appointment commencing end of August 2018 until April 30, 2019: Visiting Faculty, Ceramics

The Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD), founded in 1926, is one of Canada’s most distinguished training grounds in art, craft, and design.  ACAD offers a broad and dynamic spectrum of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Its 14 academic departments offer courses in diverse disciplines including art history, theory, and criticism; ceramics; fibre; glass; jewellery and metals; painting and drawing; performance; photography; printmaking; sculpture; sound; media arts; graphic design; advertising; character design and illustration. In addition to studio-based education and training, a strong program in liberal studies emphasizes the critical role that the humanities and social sciences can play in students’ development.

Innovation and renewal in our curriculum is an ongoing process that responds to cultural and technological shifts in arts, crafts and design practice on students’ curricular needs. Our faculty comprises renowned professionals who are first-class instructors as well as active practitioners. As leaders in their fields, they are committed to building a diverse, stimulating environment for the exchange of ideas and the acquisition of technical skills and crafts.

ACAD is located in Calgary, Alberta in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Calgary is a cosmopolitan urban centre, with a diverse population of over 1.2 million people. This vibrant city has outstanding post-secondary and cultural institutions as well many varied recreational opportunities.

About the School of Craft + Emerging Media, Ceramics Program

ACAD’s Ceramics faculty is a diverse, engaged group of notable teachers and practitioners connected to the field at home and abroad. Each year, a new visiting artist complements the energy and expertise of ceramics faculty, teaching and working alongside students in the studio. The visiting artist contributes a fresh and diverse perspective, enhancing the learning experience and serving as a catalyst for critical dialogue within the college.

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-JA-FT-20)

To complement existing instructional resources, this position will instruct four (4) 4.5 hour-long studio courses at all levels of the undergraduate BFA in Ceramics program. Salary will be commensurate with experience and education. In addition, the successful candidate will be provided with two (2) course releases towards research and studio practice. They will be required to report and present on research activities as well as mount an exhibition of their studio practice and research at the College while in residence at the College.

The successful candidate will be capable of teaching all forms of Ceramic practice through core courses and studio supervision, including vessel, sculptural, figurative, installation and performance.  The candidate will possess an active studio practice that will contribute to the breadth of the program and demonstrate a critical and creative engagement with contemporary discourse on Craft and Ceramics.  In combination with a collaborative spirit and professional commitment to the field, experience in academic service, curricular innovation, and Ceramics studio management will be considered an asset.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching four (4) x 4.5 hour long studio courses at all levels of ACAD’s Ceramics program
  • Maintaining a research/studio practice, and contributing to research and scholarship in the field of contemporary Craft, specifically Ceramics
  • Creating and exhibiting a new body of work
  • Reporting and presenting on research activities in the form of artist talks and/or workshops
  • Demonstrating a commitment to pedagogical and academic excellence
  • Participating in academic service, curricular program development, and the management of the Ceramics studio environment (as appropriate)
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The successful candidate will have:

  • An MFA or an equivalent degree or combination of education and professional experience in Ceramics
  • Previous post-secondary teaching experience
  • A professional exhibition record as a Ceramist
  • Excellent technical skills, and a wide knowledge of all aspects of the discipline, with a particular regard for international practice in Ceramics
  • Be community-oriented; comfortable interacting with students, faculty, artists, and the public; and able to balance between research, practice, and pedagogy

Preference will be given to applicants with a strong studio practice in experimental or sculptural ceramics.

Full details and application process can be found here.

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.

job posting: ACAD

The
School of Craft + Emerging Media at ACAD welcomes applications for the
following nine (9) month limited term faculty appointment commencing in
August 2017:

 

Visiting Faculty, Ceramics

 

 

Why ACAD?

 

The
Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD), founded in 1926, is one of
Canada’s most distinguished training grounds in art, craft, and design.  ACAD
offers a broad and dynamic spectrum of study at the undergraduate and
graduate levels. Its 14 academic departments offer courses in diverse
disciplines including art history, theory, and criticism; ceramics;
fibre; glass; jewellery and metals; painting and drawing; performance;
photography; printmaking; sculpture; sound; media arts; graphic design;
advertising; character design and illustration. In addition to
studio-based education and training, a strong program in liberal studies
emphasizes the critical role that the humanities and social sciences
can play in students’ development.

 

Innovation
and renewal in our curriculum is an ongoing process that responds to
cultural and technological shifts in arts, crafts and design practice on
students’ curricular needs. Our faculty comprises renowned
professionals who are first-class instructors as well as active
practitioners. As leaders in their fields, they are committed to
building a diverse, stimulating environment for the exchange of ideas
and the acquisition of technical skills and crafts.

 

ACAD
is located in Calgary, Alberta in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Calgary is a cosmopolitan urban centre, with a diverse population of
over 1.2 million people. This vibrant city has outstanding
post-secondary and cultural institutions as well many varied
recreational opportunities.

 

 

About the School of Craft + Emerging Media, Ceramics Program

 

ACAD’s
Ceramics faculty is a diverse, engaged group of notable teachers and
practitioners connected to the field at home and abroad. Each year, a
new visiting artist complements the energy and expertise of ceramics
faculty, teaching and working alongside students in the studio. The
visiting artist contributes a fresh and diverse perspective, enhancing
the learning experience and serving as a catalyst for critical dialogue
within the college.

 

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.

 

 

 

The Opportunity

 

(Competition # 1617-FE-FT-28)

 

To
complement existing instructional resources, this position will
instruct four (4) 4.5 hour-long studio courses at all levels of the
undergraduate BFA in Ceramics program. Salary will be commensurate with
experience and education. In addition, the successful candidate will
receive a research grant of $5,000.00 towards research and studio
practice and will be required to report and present on research
activities as well as mount an exhibition of their studio practice and
research at the College while in residence at the College.

 

The
successful candidate will be capable of teaching all forms of Ceramic
practice through core courses and studio supervision, including vessel,
sculptural, figurative, installation and performance.  The
candidate will possess an active studio practice that will contribute
to the breadth of the program and demonstrate a critical and creative
engagement with contemporary discourse on Craft and Ceramics.  In
combination with a collaborative spirit and professional commitment to
the field, experience in academic service, curricular innovation and
Ceramics’ studio management will be considered an asset.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching four (4) x 4.5 hour long studio courses at all levels of ACAD’s Ceramics program
  • Maintaining
    a research/studio practice, and contributing to research and
    scholarship in the field of contemporary Craft, specifically Ceramics
  • Creating and exhibiting a new body of work
  • Reporting and presenting on research activities in the form of artist talks and/or workshops
  • Demonstrating a commitment to pedagogical and academic excellence
  •   

     

The successful candidate will have:

  • An MFA or an equivalent degree or combination of education and professional experience in Ceramics
  • Previous post-secondary teaching experience
  • A professional exhibition record as a Ceramist
  • Excellent
    technical skills, and a wide knowledge of all aspects of the
    discipline, with a particular regard for international practice in
    Ceramics
  • Be
    community-oriented; comfortable interacting with students, faculty,
    artists, and the public, and demonstrate a balanced approach between
    research, practice, and pedagogy

     

Preference will be given to applicants with a strong studio practice and teaching experience in pottery.

 

 

How to Apply

 

>>> Please
submit applications by clicking on the Apply Now tab at the bottom of
this page. The application must cover letter, a current CV, and the
following:

  • Artist statements outlining philosophies and practices regarding teaching and studio practice
  • A
    digital portfolio of your recent studio work containing twenty (20)
    images accompanied by a corresponding numbered list including titles,
    medium and size
  • A
    statement on your proposed research topic (topics can include
    explorations in creative practice, technical process, content
    development, etc.)

     

Letters
of recommendation are not required with application but will be
requested at a later stage, if application is successful.

 

Applications must be submitted in a single PDF document.

 

Once you have created an account, choose the “Upload Resume” option.  You will only be able to upload one file, so make sure all required material is combined into a single PDF document. Incomplete submissions may not be considered. Once you have submitted your application, you will not be able to make changes or add additional documents. Please visit ACAD’s How to Apply page to ensure your application is complete prior to submission.

 

Review of applications will begin on April 8th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

 

Further information about the College is available on our website at www.acad.ca.

 

ACAD is an equal opportunity employer and is
strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We
welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of the
College. We encourage expressions of interest from all qualified applicants for consideration for this or other suitable vacancies.

 

The
collection of personal information is for the purpose of determining
eligibility and suitability for employment as authorized by the Freedom
of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act, section 33(c). If
you have any questions about the collection of your information, please
contact Human Resources at hr@acad.ca or (403) 284-7683.

 

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.