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.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY: Membership Director @ The Studio Potter

Easthampton, Massachusetts—Studio Potter seeks a Membership Director responsible for circulation management and strategic membership development. Studio Potter journal is a nationally and internationally recognized publication in its 45th year. It is the leading independent, non-profit ceramics publication in print and digital formats.

Preferred Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree. Priority will be given to candidates with a degree in art, crafts, or design, knowledge of and experience in the ceramics field, and experience in non-profit administration or marketing and public relations.

Desired Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (particularly Excel), cloud-based computing, content management systems, customer relationship management (CRM) systems, and e-commerce platforms; graphic design and photo editing; organizational, research, and innovative thinking; public relations and social media.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Manage, maintain, and develop circulation, membership, and donor rosters
  • Act as the primary service representative to members of SP
  • Organize mailings and all promotional materials, both physical and electronic
  • Manage online retail sales of back issues and other SP merchandise
  • Attend major SP events to assist in sales management
  • Manage, maintain, and organize all contact lists and records
  • Assist in the development and execution of marketing campaigns in all media
  • Provide administrative and clerical support as needed
  • Be generally awesome

Hours and Pay: Up to 25 hours per week, flexible schedule, pay commensurate with experience

Contact: Interested and qualified applicants please send a brief cover letter and one-page resume to: Elenor Wilson, Executive Director/Editor at editor@studiopotter.org. Position is open until filled.

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: https://www.northernclaycenter.org/apply/employment

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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • 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

COMPENSATION

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

TO APPLY

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

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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: http://ow.ly/qGGD309iUQ0

10186 106 St NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1H4