job posting: Anderson Ranch Arts Center

SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colorado —   Anderson Ranch Arts Center

The Studio Coordinator supports the Artistic Directors in the vision,
operation, maintenance and technical aspects of the program, studio,
facilities and equipment. The Studio Coordinator is responsible for
overseeing and performing the day-to-day operations of the studio
programs: maintaining supplies, general upkeep and maintenance of their
specific studio facilities, including technical and educational
assistance to residents, visiting artists, summer faculty and students.
In addition, the Studio Coordinator supports the Artistic Directors with
administrative duties in all programs for which the Artistic Director
is responsible. All Studio Coordinators are expected to collaborate and
work together as a team with all ranch staff. Studio Coordinator
positions are year-round, full-time positions, usually 40 hours per week
from October through mid-May and 60-plus hours per week from mid May
through September.

Position starts: September 5, 2016

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day maintenance of the studio building and
    facilities, such as cleaning, changing lights, trash removal, heating,
    plumbing and mechanical needs.
  • In collaboration with the Artistic Director, order, design and
    install major and minor equipment, oversee the safety of studio
    facilities including first aid supplies, maintain fire alarm systems
    with regular walk-throughs and inspections.
  • Assist with summer and non-summer workshops, work with Artistic
    Director to manage supply lists, order all supplies, work with faculty
    regarding workshop curriculum and help to coordinate 20 to 30 workshops
    per year. During summer, the Studio Coordinator trains and supervises 3
    to 4 interns within their department, and provides assistance to the
    faculty and students. Studios are cleaned and readied each week for new
  • Promote and market summer and non-summer workshops.
  • Teach at least two weeks of workshops per year.
  • Support the Artists-in-Residence Program, Visiting Artists, Gallery,
    Summer Programs, Development and Administration departments at the
  • Train and supervise interns consistent with Ranch policies.
  • Participate in all staff, art team and departmental meetings.
  • Provide technical support and assistance to residents and visiting artists.
  • Support Ranch outreach activities through studio tours, short talks,
    demos, etc. Participate in the educational component of community-based
  • Support staff and board to cultivate positive relationships with
    volunteers, to include donor cultivation and board/staff committees.
  • Support publications by providing descriptive materials about Ranch
    programs to Marketing staff for the newsletter, workshop catalog,
    website, blogs, PR images, etc.
  • Encourage and maintain sponsorship arrangements and cultivate giving
    opportunities among students, donors, faculty and visiting artists.
  • Participate in Anderson Ranch special events.
  • Support the Artistic Director in the production of his/her artwork and research.
  • Be a leader, be a team player and a contributor. Embrace leadership with a positive and flexible attitude.

Candidate Qualifications/Skills:

  • Demonstrated organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. Effective people skills are crucial.
  • Desire and interest in working with an alternative non-profit arts educational organization.
  • A broad appreciation and understanding of the ceramics arts.
  • A strong understanding of ceramic processes and technologies;
    including all aspects of kiln firings, repairs and maintenance.
    Knowledge of gas, wood and electric kilns as well oxidation and
    reduction firings. Electric computer kiln understanding and knowledge.
  • A thorough knowledge of plaster, glaze and clay body chemistry and applications.
  • Experience in running and operating a ceramics studio department.
    Ability to manage a team of interns for summer workshops and winter
    residency programs.
  • Have effective experience in ceramic workshop experience and problem
    solving. Faculty, student and artist in resident experience desirable.
  • Basic knowledge and experience of clay forming techniques; throwing,
    hand building and slip casting using the wheel, slab rollers,
    extruders, etc.
  • Computer skills; word processing, Photoshop basics, digital camera
    skills, scanning and printing. Some knowledge of basic 3D modeling
    programs such as Rhino and CAD software would be helpful.
  • Be a quick learner.
  • BFA or MFA desirable, but not necessary.
  • A love and passion for the ceramic arts.

Salary and Benefits

Anderson Ranch Arts Center offers an excellent and competitive
benefits and compensation package. This position provides salary,
housing, vacation, health insurance and other benefits.

Application Instructions

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, 10 images and the names
of 3 references to Include in subject line:
Studio Coordinator of Ceramics Application. No phone calls please.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until
the ideal candidate is selected.

Application Deadline: July 1, 2016

To Note

This job summary is not to be interpreted to be all-inclusive. It is
intended to identify the essential functions and qualifications of the
job. The applicant may be required to perform job-related
responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job
description. Certain functions not explicitly stated above are
nevertheless understood to be essential to this position. Anderson Ranch
is an equal opportunity employer.

Final Days of The Anderson Ranch Auction

Heidi Grew

Jul 29 through Aug 8

2 days left
This auction is Anderson Ranch’s largest fundraiser of the year and a
highlight of the Aspen summer season. Over 200 works will be available
in silent and live auctions. Donated by artists, collectors and
galleries, much of the work was made at the Ranch or produced
specifically for this event. The Auction is free and open to the public.
All proceeds support Ranch programs. Advance bidding is available from
July 29th to August 8th at 5pm EST. 

Any Means Necessary: Building Composite Forms In Porcelain

Gwendolyn Yoppolo is currently a spring resident artist at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. She recently completed a two-year residency at the Archie Bray Foundation. Prior to that, she worked as a kiln technician at Alfred University, and as Assistant Professor of Art at Juniata College. She holds an MFA from Penn State University, an MA from Teachers College Columbia University, and a BA from Haverford College. She creates sensuous kitchen and tablewares that use the physical experience of hunger and satiation to allude to larger issues of human desire and consumption.

Bring your recurrent themes and formal obsessions to this workshop, where techniques evolve out of your visionary designs for contemporary food-related vessels and utensils. Starting from lived experience, each student develops a unique language of process and form to articulate ideas that are thoughtful and relevant to the food cultures we exist within. We interrogate the role of ceramics in the kitchen, on the table, in the hand, at the market, and on the go. Historical and contemporary ceramic practices are discussed as relevant to issues of design, aesthetics, and meaning.

For all workshop details and many other workshop opportunities please visit The Anderson Ranch Arts Center Website.

Anderson Ranch Arts Center Continues to Expand Year-round Workshops, Artist Opportunities & Studio Access

Snowmass Village, CO – Anderson Ranch Arts Center is pleased to announce its continued efforts to offer expanded year-round educational programs, artists’ opportunities and studio access. New and expanded programming include the second year of Fall and Spring Weekend Workshops, January Studio Immersive and increased Artists’ Opportunities which includes call for entries for exhibitions, studio rentals, private lessons, open studios, equipment and facility collaboration and rental and portfolio review. These innovative programs complement the robust Summer Workshops program for which the Ranch is most recognized and were conceived with the purpose of increasing year-round access to the Ranch’s talented artistic staff, state-of-the-art facilities and open and supportive community and campus. WEEKEND WORKSHOPS Weekend Workshops will be offered on the first weekend of every month in the fall: October, November, December and in the spring: February, March & April. Available in a wide spectrum of disciplines for artists of all levels these affordable one- and two-day workshops are taught by our amazing staff of artists. Most classes are open to all levels, so the program is equally suitable for the professional artist as for the novice who has always wanted to try their hand at art making or to experiment with a new medium or technique. The purpose is to stimulate the creative mind at any level of skill or experience.

November 6-7
WOODWORKING: Woodturning: Bowls
CERAMICS: Color in Clay – Monoprints on Clay
PHOTO/DIGITAL: Introduction to Final Cut Pro
PAINTING: The Collaborative Still Life
SCULPTURE: Mold Making
December 4-5
WOODWORKING: Techniques with Milk Paint: Exploring Color and Texture on Wood (Dec 4 only)
PAINTING & DRAWING: Making and Caring for Large-scale Drawings
PHOTO/DIGITAL: Digital Montage in Photoshop CS5
CERAMICS: Decorating Dinnerware
PRINTMAKING: Linocuts for Beginners The 2011 Spring Weekend Workshops schedule is available at JANUARY STUDIO IMMERSIVE, JANUARY 3-21, 2011 Anderson Ranch is proud to announce another major program initiative—the three-week January Studio Immersive. In its second year, this program is designed as a mix between the Artists’ Residencies and our Workshops programs. Approximately 30 students (accepted via juried review) will receive a generous studio and access to every technical facility on the Ranch. This is an incredible opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary study with the assistance of the Ranch’s artistic staff, as well as critical dialog with visiting critics. Participants will be encouraged to diversify their practice and explore the broad array of mediums including painting/drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, woodworking/furniture design, film and digital photography and new media. Visiting critics from some of the best MFA programs will be present to provide critical and professional advice to every participant. The 2011 Studio Immersive critics will include David Humphrey and Charles Long. Previous visiting artists/critics at Anderson Ranch include Judy Pfaff, Stephan Westfall, Polly Apfelbaum, Brian Toll, Mala Iqbal and Sanford Biggers. The January Studio Immersive runs January 3-21, 2011. For more details on the January Studio Immersive program, to download an application, or for more information on the fall workshops and for online registration visit or contact Artistic Director Paul Collins at 970/923-3181 x236. ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES AT THE RANCH CALL FOR ENTRIES
Anderson Ranch is currently hosting a call for entry to artists to submit a proposal for two exhibition opportunities at Anderson Ranch. Anderson Ranch is accepting applications for exhibition proposals for artists to show their work in the Gideon Gartner and Hansen Galleries. The Gideon Gartner Gallery showcases experimental and site-specific artwork. The Hansen Gallery, located on our first floor, is open to a wide range of exhibition possibilities. Each exhibition will feature a single artist or artist collaborative and will showcase the Ranch’s long history of creating dynamic and ground-breaking work. Exhibition Dates:
December 6, 2010 – February 25, 2011 and March 14 – May 15, 2011. Deadline for submitting work:
The deadline for submitting a proposal for any of these opportunities is November 15, 2010. Exhibition Guidelines:
All artists, individuals or collaborations are welcome and invited to submit a proposal. We encourage proposals from across the diverse spectrum of the visual arts. Please visit for details and application information or contact Paul Collins with any questions at or by phone at 970-923-3181 ext 236. STUDIO ACCESS Anderson Ranch offers artists at all levels expanded access and opportunities to work in our studios and facilities and receive instruction from our talented staff. These opportunities are for specific studio access, not interdisciplinary activities.Opportunities include: Studio Access:

  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Woodworking
  • Photo/Digital

Types of Access and Activities.

  • Studio Rentals (both short term and monthly studio rates): 1 to 6 months
  • Private lessons (group and individual): 1 to 8 hours
  • Open Studio Evenings: 3 hours a night once a week
  • Open Studio Saturdays: 6 hours once a month
  • Equipment and Facility Access & Rentals: includes woodshop, sculpture, and kiln yard
  • Portfolio Review: scheduled individually, 2 to 3 hours.
  • Printshop Collaboration & Rental: 1 to 2 day artist projects

For more information and details on studio access and rentals contact Anderson Ranch at 970-923-3181 or