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:

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.


  • 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



  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Salary DOE
  • Somewhat flexible schedule (some evening/weekend hours may be required)
  • Free entry into a ceramics class each quarter


Send a cover letter, resume, work sample(s), two professional references to Please submit 1-3 work samples including at least one press release or similar writing sample. Please submit samples as URLs or PDFs.


Pottery Northwest fosters a creative and professional environment that reflects the diversity of Seattle. We strongly encourage qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

job posting: AB Craft Council Gallery

Gallery Staff
Part-time job
Competition deadline: March 30, 2017 | Start date: May or June 2017

All three positions will share duties and schedules, and will be hired
to work as a team. One position will be focused on exhibitions. Another
will be focused on retail marketing and sales. The third position will
be focused on communications, media relations and events. All three will
work closely with ACC’s provincial staff.

Full job posting:

10186 106 St NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1H4

job posting: Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon’s Department of Art is
accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Ceramics.
This position is at the rank of Assistant Professor and the salary will
be commensurate with experience. Start date is September 2017.

We are seeking a colleague with a dynamic approach to creative practice
and pedagogy that will contribute to an established and progressive art
department. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge and experience in
teaching a range of traditional, experimental, and extended forms within
the field of Ceramics. The successful candidate will possess a broad
knowledge of scholarship, including critical histories and theories
related to Ceramics and the field of craft within the larger context of
contemporary art. The competitive applicant should have a research and
creative practice that is grounded in Ceramics, with fluency in
interdisciplinary and experimental approaches. The candidate will
exhibit an ambitious professional record that indicates a commitment to a
sustained and evolving creative practice. The candidate must be able to
work cooperatively with diverse faculty and student populations. This
position requires experience in teaching beyond graduate school, a MFA
or equivalent degree, and an active professional practice.

Primary Responsibilities:
Primary teaching responsibilities will be focused in Ceramics with
opportunities for teaching across media areas, including graduate
seminars, advanced studios, and foundations. All of the Department of
Art faculty contribute to the interdisciplinary graduate program. The
University of Oregon operates on a system of three, 10-week quarters
with 1 additional week for final exams. Faculty in the Department of Art
have a teaching load of five courses per year. The candidate will work
collaboratively with another Ceramics faculty member to oversee the
Ceramics area, which includes curriculum and facilities development, and
the supervision of a 1.0 FTE lab technician, student employees
(undergraduate and graduate), and nontenure-track faculty. Service
responsibilities include various departmental and school committees, as
well as student advising and participation in shared governance. The
candidate will be expected to maintain an ambitious professional record
that indicates a commitment to a sustained and developing creative

The Ceramics area (
has a dedicated studio technician who supports a broad-based,
technically comprehensive facility. The area resources extend through
the department and School of Architecture and Allied Arts to include
laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC routers, multiple wood shops, metal
shops, a plastics shop, a motion capture lab, physical computing shop,
printing services and computing labs. The University of Oregon supports
faculty by providing a dedicated studio space and a fund for
professional development. Additionally, the Pacific Northwest and the
state of Oregon have a vibrant range of accessible funding,
opportunities, and resources for artists.

The Department:

Situated within a nationally recognized research institution, the
Department of Art attracts students and faculty who value the study of
studio art in the context of a larger intellectual and critical
environment. Our curriculum reflects a diverse and fluid set of creative
practices and critical methodologies. Students engage broad and
interdisciplinary approaches, as well as depth within specific media and
practices. A robust visiting lecture series, bringing 10-15 artists,
critics and curators to campus each year, complements the curriculum.
Nationally and internationally active, the faculty thrive on making
connections between their individual studio practices and teaching.
While we have diverse backgrounds, philosophies and approaches, we have a
strong commitment to a collective mission and a shared governance

The Department of Art (
is one of the two largest departments within the School of Architecture
and Allied Arts (A&AA), which also includes Architecture, the
History of Art and Architecture, Arts Administration, Product Design,
Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation, and Planning, Public
Policy and Management. With roughly 500 undergraduates and 30 graduate
students, the Department of Art offers BA/BS, BFA and MFA degrees; the
curriculum encompasses ceramics, art & technology (print media,
animation, video and interactivity), fibers, jewelry and metals,
painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. The
Department includes 20 tenure-track faculty and 12 Career Instructors.

The University and Community:
The University of Oregon is an AAU Research I institution and has over
24,000 undergraduate students and approximately 4,000 graduate students.
The UO is known for its spirit of cooperation and collaboration, and
for its ability to provide a variety of personal and professional
opportunities that enrich the academic community. The University
actively supports an institutional commitment to diversity and
multiculturalism. Through this search, the Department of Art seeks to
further this commitment and strongly encourages applications from women
and underrepresented groups.
The University of Oregon is located in
Eugene, Oregon’s second largest city. Located 110 miles south of
Portland, the Eugene metro area (pop. 216,000) is in a region noted for
its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. Within
only an hour’s drive are ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high
desert, and the Cascade and Coast mountain ranges.

Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin February 3, 2017. While the position
will remain open until filled, please submit application materials by
February 3, 2017 to ensure consideration. No incomplete applications
will be reviewed.

A complete application must
include a cover letter outlining specific interests and qualifications, a
CV that includes activities related to one’s art practice and teaching
(i.e. courses taught, service, etc.), an artist statement, a teaching
philosophy, 20 images of he candidate’s own work, 10 images of student
work, and an image identification information describing the title,
size, media, date work was completed and project details, and in the
case of student work, include the course title. A list of three
references must be submitted at this time, with the possibility that
reference letters and syllabi may be requested at a later date.

To apply, go to:…/5…/assistant-professor-ceramics

EO/A/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity. The University
encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate
on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability

job posting: Head of Ceramics Department @ Cranbrook Academy of Art

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan — Cranbrook Academy of
Art, ranked nationally as one of the top ten programs in graduate art
education, seeks a new leader for the Ceramics department. The
successful Ceramics candidate should demonstrate a strong record as a
professional artist at the highest level in the field, have teaching
experience at the graduate level and strong interpersonal and
communication skills to lead the department of 15 students.

Cranbrook Artists-in- Residence are the singular leaders of their
departments. They are given the autonomy to determine the department’s
pedagogy and the responsibility for its success. At Cranbrook,
Artists-in- Residence are not typical faculty members. They are
full-time artists and designers who live on campus, and whose personal
studios are located within their departments. During the academic year,
September-May, the Artist-in- Residence mentors 15 graduate students in a
collegial environment including nine additional departments: 2D
Design,Architecture, 3D Design, Fiber, Metalsmithing, Painting,
Photography, Print Media and Sculpture. Within the Department, each
Artist-in- Residence selects their students, guides the development of
each individual and nurtures a productive and interactive environment.
The degree program culminates in an exhibition and written
masters-statement approved by the department head.

Candidates for this position must be unusually well qualified to
provide open, independent learning, resulting in rigorous production,
critique and discussion, and inspire research,innovation and
experimental paradigms. It is anticipated that the Artist-in- Residence
will also advocate the program via the web, publication and
national/international lectures as an active component of recruiting
future students.

Cranbrook is not simply a graduate program; it is a community of
artists and designers, living and working together on a campus that was
designed specifically for that purpose. Cranbrook Artists-in- Residence
are provided with a private studio, housing on campus and benefits in
addition to salary.

The Ceramics Artist-in- Residence should respect the history of
ceramics while embracing the visual and conceptual elements of the field
through a wide-range of formats and methods, including new
technologies. Conceptual models for Ceramics should be characterized by
an interdisciplinary, expansive approach that can be used as an open
framework for building new visions that will evolve the future of the
discipline. The department boasts five large, energy efficient,
state-of- the-art, Blaauw gas kilns- three fully computerized and two
manual, and several medium and small electric kilns. The studio is
equipped with all the essentials and more: blunger, hydraulic extruder,
tile saws, spray booth, grinders, sandblaster etc. In this way we hope
not only to cater to the already established ceramic tradition- we aim
for the department to be at the frontline of contemporary ceramic art
and design.

Candidates for this position must be working artists with a sustained
record of peer recognition; a demonstrated commitment to college-level
teaching; a Master’s Degree or higher; excellent communication skills
and leadership skills; the ability to provide a productive and
interactive learning environment; the capacity to make a significant
contribution to their field and to the Academy.

Position commences September 2017.


Applications consist of two pieces: a single PDF document and a completed Cranbrook Faculty Application form.

Cranbrook Faculty Application Form

The PDF should contain a cover letter, departmental philosophy,
curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. It should
also include a portfolio of the candidate’s work (20 images). The PDF
should be labeled with FirstInitial.LastName.pdf

Applications received by January 11, 2017 will be given priority
consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is

Materials should be sent to

For more information about the Academy and our programs, please visit our website: