job posting: SIU Edwardsville is accepting applications for a Visiting Scholar/Faculty in Ceramics.

Position:

Full-time, nine month, non-tenure-track faculty position, beginning August 16, 2020.

SIU Edwardsville Ceramics

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Job Description/Responsibilities:

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, located 25 minutes east of downtown St. Louis, Missouri, seeks dynamic applicants for a Visiting Scholar/Faculty position for Ceramics in the Department of Art and Design. This is a 3/3 teaching load with an additional studio support role in ceramics. Primary responsibilities include supervision/instruction within the graduate and undergraduate Ceramics programs, mentorship of BFA/MFA students, and management of the studio facilities in the newly expanded art and design building. In addition, applicants will be required to pursue an active research and exhibition practice.

Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and expertise.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MFA in Ceramics or related media, received before position begins (August 2020).
  • Broad knowledge in both traditional and contemporary ceramic techniques, including beginning to advanced hand building, wheel throwing, mold-making, clay and glaze chemistry, kiln operation and maintenance, and mixed media.
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of contemporary trends and concepts in the field of ceramics and must have an active exhibition record.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in ceramics at the university level (beyond graduate school).
  • Digital fabrication experience: 3-D printing/rendering software.
  • Experience in non-ceramic materials: wood, metal, plaster, mixed media.

Application Materials/Process:

  • Letter of application, curriculum vitae, artist statement, statement of teaching philosophy, contact information for three references (address, phone, and email), unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required at time of hire) as a single PDF, 1MB max.
  • Portfolio of 20 images of personal work with image list as a single PDF, 10MB max.
  • Portfolio of 20 images of student work with image list (if available) as a single PDF, 10MB max.
  • Send all documents in a single email with the subject: “Visiting Scholar/Faculty in Ceramics” to jospage@siue.edu

Application Deadline:

Review of applications will begin on April 10, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.

For Inquiries, Please Contact:

Joe Page (jospage@siue.edu)
Associate Professor of Ceramics
Department of Art and Design
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

job posting: Professor in Craft specializing in Ceramic Art

On the 1st of January 2020, Valand Academy and HDK – Academy of Design and Crafts merged and formed HDK-Valand – a new University department for design and art. This merger will enable the better utilisation of our broad range of subjects, comprising of Crafts, Design, Film, Fine Art, Literary Composition and Photography, as well as teacher education in Visual Arts. Our goal is the formation of a strong arts academy, and our focus the promotion of cutting-edge research, education and outreach.

Subject

Craft

Craft at HDK-Valand in Gothenburg is an all-encompassing environment that involves constant exchange between education, research and society. The Craft programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate level include specialisations in Ceramic Art, Jewellery Art and Textile Art. HDK-Valand provides Doctoral studies in the field of Craft and the University of Gothenburg is the only institution in Sweden entitled to award Doctoral degrees in the subject.

Ceramic Art at HDK-Valand is a meeting place for the development of ideas and expressions with clay as artistic medium. Based on a broad range of attitudes, perspectives and influences the concept of Ceramic Art is investigated through a variety of techniques, forms of expression and contexts. Familiarity with the material is developed in parallel with artistic language and an attentive attitude to the diverse possibilities within the field.

HDK-Valand has well-equipped workshops and studios in central Gothenburg. In addition, Ceramic Art has access to unique wood-fired kilns and a studio at Nääs, outside Gothenburg.

Job description

The Professor in Ceramic Art is expected to support the development and critical contextualisation, artistic and research development of the subject Ceramic Art and more broadly Craft.

The candidate is expected to have an understanding of the full range of higher educational needs including the exchange of theoretical and artistic perspectives and knowledge production.

The position involves curriculum development and teaching, primarily within the Master’s programme in Craft, working in close cooperation with the disciplines Textile Art and Jewelry Art and within the newly formed collegiate of Craft and Fine Art. A successful candidate is expected to contribute to the development of the new collegiate, supporting knowledge exchange of practices in education, research and artistic fields of Craft and Fine Art, within HDK-Valand and national and international contexts.

The position requires the ability to conduct teaching in English and a proficiency in English, both oral and written is expected.

Read the full job posting HERE.

Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative- Paid Summer Internship Application Now Open

Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative

2020 Summer Cohort Internship Program

Application Deadline: March 15, 2020, or when 350 applications are received (please see details below)


This summer, be a part of a transformational experience that goes beyond just another internship. Through hands-on activities and original research, you will contribute to a national effort to share a diversity of women’s voices from the past and present. You will learn to use unique tools for civic engagement and representation in museum and other community spaces. You will develop familiarity and experience with museum practice and American women’s history.

Who? Undergraduate and recent graduates with a commitment to women’s history

What? Eight-week long cohort internship experience, with paid group housing, reimbursable travel to and from Washington D.C., and a weekly $382.50 stipend. The total value of this internship, including the weekly stipend and the paid group housing, is $6,300 (not including travel reimbursement).

Where?  Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

When? June 14 – August 8, 2020

Why? Opportunity to explore various career paths, networks, leadership and mentorship experiences, and build practical professional skills.

Application deadline: Be advised that this application will close on will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on either: (A) Sunday, March 15, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time or (B) The date that 350 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 350 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 350.


Program Information

Because of Her Story 2020 Summer Internship Program Description 

Because of Her Story 2020 Summer Internship Project Descriptions

Because of Her Story 2020 Summer Internship Application Guide


Application Process

To apply:

  1. Create an account on the Smithsonian Online Academic Appointment System (SOLAA).
  2. Search under “Provost and Under Secretary for Museums, Education and Research” and select the “Because of Her Story Internship Program” from the drop-down menu.
  3. Start an application for this program.
  4. Be sure to complete all sections and include the email addresses for your references before you click submit.

For questions: Email BOHSinternship@si.edu

job posting: Art Centre Manager – Hermannsburg Potters

Hermannsburg Potters, Hermannsburg

Applications close March 13, 2020

Hermannsburg Potters have an exciting position available for an Art Centre Manager

The Hermannsburg Potters belong to a small community 130 kilometres south-west of Alice Springs. They are famous for their colourful terracotta pots which tell stories about their culture and where they live; their Country, the mission days, bush tucker and their daily community life.

The role of the Art Centre Manager at Hermannsburg Potters is the management of the Art Centre including arts and artist support, administration, financial management, servicing an Aboriginal governing body, marketing, sales, promotion, funding, supporting cultural maintenance and project support as instructed by the Hermannsburg Potters board of Directors. The Manager also supervises and works with part-time Aboriginal Arts worker and support staff.

If you would like to apply or find out more about this exciting opportunity please download the job package below.

Please email applications to hr@desart.com.au. All applications must include a cover letter, current CV, and letter addressing the above selection criteria.  Applications must reach our office by 5:00pm CST on Friday 13th March 2020.

Full Details on Job HERE.

Two Positions for inagural exhibition in The Clay Studio’s new building: Making Place Matter  

Project Overview:

Making Place Matter will be an ambitious and experimental exhibition, symposium and publication that will inaugurate The Clay Studio’s (TCS) newly built home in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, set to open in Spring 2021. As TCS begins this new chapter in its own history, the idea of ‘place’ takes on critical importance as we seek to understand and grow into our new home. Building a resonant conversation between clay, artists and audiences in our new gallery, Making Place Matter will be organized around the complex meanings of place in our contemporary social conversation.

As a new member of a culturally rich neighborhood that is experiencing the challenges of rapid growth, The Clay Studio must work to demonstrate our commitment to being a positive force within this changing environment. We are responsible to our existing community, and to the local, national, and international art spheres as a place to experience the best of ceramic art. With this project we have the opportunity to thoughtfully advance our methodological approach to reflect the founding principle of The Clay Studio: collaboration and creative expression.

Engaging community members in the planning and implementation of Making Place Matter (and future exhibitions), is integral to forming a robust long-term relationship. As such, we will develop an Exhibition Council for Making Place Matter, bringing together the voices of many constituent groups. This widely encompassing Council will design and create programming for a Visitor Engagement Gallery adjacent to the main gallery. Visitors will have the opportunity to respond through art making activities designed to connect their own ideas of place to the exhibition, and interact with Kukuli Hatch, Ibrahim Said, and Kukuli Velarde during each artist’s short residency in the Visitor Engagement Gallery.

– Exhibition Project Coordinator

Job Summary:

  • Work with the Curator of Artistic Programs and Consulting Curator to manage planning and production of major inaugural exhibition, Making Place Matter.
  • The exhibition constituents are: 3 Lead Artists, Community Advisory Committee, Community Partner, including Tiny WPA, and the Exhibition team: TCS Curator, TCS COO, Consulting Curator, Project Coordinator, Community Organizer
  • Coordinate studio visits, meetings, and registrarial paperwork for 3 Lead Artists
  • Assist Curator to keep project on schedule and within budget
  • Assist in assembling images, didactics, and other materials for publication as well as web module, social media, press release, exhibition wall text, etc.
  • Support all facets of organizing exhibition, publication, events, track expenses and related record keeping
  • Provide general administrative support including note-taking, filing, scheduling meetings, preparing presentations, and other tasks as needed
  • Research related projects and compile filing system for research and working documents
  • Assist with grant reporting writings and paperwork
  • Assist with planning, attend and provide support at events, with some evening and weekend hours

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors or Masters (preferred) in art history, museum education, community arts, social practice art, or related field
  • Experience with research, audience engagement, exhibition planning (at least one)
  • Ability to assess, prioritize, and manage multiple aspects of the project
  • Exceptional organizational skills, advance planning capabilities, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively is essential
  • Spanish Language Skills
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Schedule – March 2020-November 2021                Average 15 hours/week (variable 10-20)                     Compensation:$23/hour

To Apply:

  • Please send cover letter, resume, and 2 references to Jennifer Zwilling, Curator of Artistic Programs at jzwilling@theclaystudio.org
  • Write in the subject line: MPM Exhibition Project Coordinator

– Project Community Organizer

Job Summary:

  • Act as an ambassador for The Clay Studio to the neighbors and community members of South Kensington. Cultivate members of The Clay Studio Community Advisory Committee
  • Present engagement opportunities to community members, provide follow up, and encouragement for participation
  • Logistical planning and implementation of 8 meetings over 20 months, and 4 special events, including:
    • Communication with participants from the following groups: TCS staff, advisory groups, teaching artists, neighbors in South Kensington, current Clay Studio constituents, SK neighborhood organizations.
    • Assist with marketing the events to neighborhood constituents
    • Scheduling location and on-site needs
    • Arranging for Hospitality and Childcare
  • Spanish language skills required
  • Work hours for planning will be M-F, 9-5, events will occur on evenings and weekends

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 3 years of experience in a relevant field (which can include undergrad/grad studies) ie art education, community organizing, community/public art coordinator, arts administration, museum education
  • Ability to work collaboratively is essential
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively via oral and written communications
  • Experience working in an environment with multiple stakeholders and interests, managing multiple projects simultaneously with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Experience in group facilitation and making public presentations.
  • Proficiency with Instagram, Facebook, email, Google Docs, Word, and Excel required

Schedule: March 2020-November 2021                  Average 8 hours/week (variable 8-12)                  Compensation: $18/hour

To Apply:

  • Please send cover letter, resume, and 2 references to Jennifer Zwilling, Curator of Artistic Programs at jzwilling@theclaystudio.org
  • Write in the subject line: MPM Community Organizer

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately with deadline of Monday, February 17.

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