Ceramic Studio Assistant/Residency

Bard College at Simon’s Rock is seeking applications for a Ceramic Studio Assistant for the fall and spring semesters of the academic year 2016-17 (mid- August through mid-May). This position pays $12 per hour and is open to either one person at 24 hours per week, or two people who would function as a team and each work 16 hours per week. The position grants 24-hour studio access to a private but shared studio, as well as all ceramic, woodworking and metalworking facilities. The appointment begins and ends one week before and after each semester. This is a one-year position with the potential of renewal for a second year.

The primary responsibilities of this position are to help maintain
studio cleanliness, keep the studio and equipment organized, clean, and
functioning smoothly, oversee the loading/firing/unloading of
gas/electric/wood kilns, oversee clay reclamation, keep dry materials
and glazes inventoried and organized, manage work-study students, and
assist with wood firings and wood preparation. Additional
responsibilities may require supervising the wood/metal shop during open
studio hours as well as ongoing projects or tasks that help to make the
ceramic and design studio a more user-friendly, efficient, and
technically advanced place to work.

Standards of performance for both positions include a working
knowledge of clay/ glaze materials and plaster, loading/firing/unloading
of electric and gas kilns and a wood kiln. The ability to train
students on safe studio practices, the ability to work with students at
various skill levels, and the ability to successfully interface with
faculty, staff and administration are required.

Actively creating and developing one’s own ceramic work in the studio is an essential part of this position.

To apply, please email a letter of interest, artist statement,
contact information of at least 2 references, resume, and a link to your
website OR 10 images of your work in .jpg or .gif format with a maximum
total size not exceeding 2 MB to studioposition@simons-rock.edu. For
questions regarding these positions please email
studioposition@simons-rock.edu. Applications received by March 15 will
be given priority.

Bard College at Simon’s Rock is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All
qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Employment is contingent
on a successful background check. Review of applications will begin
immediately and search will remain open until the position is filled.
For more information about the College, please visit our website at www.simons-rock.edu.