job posting: Hood College – Visiting Assistant Professor of Ceramics/Director of Ceramic Arts Graduate Program

Description

Under the general supervision of the Department Chair of Art and Archaeology, the full-time, (one year with possibility of renewal), Visiting Assistant Professor of Ceramic Arts is responsible for teaching 18 credits per year in Ceramic Arts, and directing the Graduate Program in Ceramic Arts, including but not limited to foundation courses such as handbuilding and wheel, advanced and graduate classes. As Program Director, the successful candidate will also oversee graduate students working toward a certificate, M.A., or M.F.A. in Ceramic Arts, as well as assume responsibility for scheduling courses, graduate student exhibitions, program assessment, and coordination with the program’s Advisory Council.

Education and/or Experience

Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramic Arts required; a minimum of three years’ teaching experience within the context of an academically rigorous liberal arts institution and/or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred. Knowledge of the contemporary art scene, and an established record of professional exhibitions and/or published work preferred; knowledge of and ability to integrate computer/digital technology in the classroom. A strong service record and experience with committee and administrative duties. The applicant should have a wide range of experience in different types of art-based work outside of academia, including individual and team based work with artists, as well as experience with collectors and curators. Experience overseeing equipment maintenance and supplies, experience and knowledge of firing and problem-solving relating to kilns preferred.

See full position posting and listing of job duties here: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/HOO1003HOODC/JobBoard/58a51caa-edd5-4489-a43e-478413a6c821/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=11ae1914-4641-438f-a499-c2e491328d59

job posting: Center for Craft

Applications due July 1, 2019

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Center for Craft is looking for a full-time Craft Research and Innovation Manager to develop and support the Center’s national field building programs, which seek to increase the value and relevance of craft to society through awarding grants and fellowships, convening thought leaders, documenting and disseminating research, and creating leadership initiatives in the field.

The Craft Research and Innovation Manager will oversee the Center’s ambitious annual grant and fellowship program, including the management of data, counseling of applicants, coordination of the selection processes, and evaluation of grant impacts. They will organize and produce an annual convening of grant recipients to ensure their continued professional development, and provide key project support for the Center’s other national convenings including an annual Craft Think Tank and conference. The successful candidate will plan and develop dissemination strategies for the Center’s national field building programs, including overseeing the Craft Research Collection housed in the Center’s downtown Asheville gallery.

The Craft Research Manager is responsible for maintaining financial and administrative grant records with accuracy and timeliness as well as expenditures within budget. They will provide key support in grant writing and reporting for field building projects.

This position is full-time and exempt with occasional evenings/weekends and reports to the Assistant Director and Curator. The position will supervise contractual support and/or interns. Starting salary is $42,000 with full benefits to include Medical/Dental, Life Insurance, LTD and STD, and 401K as well as 3 weeks paid leave and recognized federal holidays.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have an MA in Art History, Design History, Decorative Arts, Material Culture, American Studies, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  A working knowledge of the American craft field is highly preferred. The following skills, qualities and experiences are also a priority:

  • Organized, self-motivated planner that may work independently;
  • Solid understanding of grant-making processes and reporting requirements;
  • Strong communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills with the intent to develop and maintain positive relationships;
  • Proven expertise in written communication, including texts developed for both general and specialist/scholarly audiences (social media, blogs, articles, reports, etc.)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in systems used to track, evaluate, and monitor grants and projects;
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail; and
  • Advanced computer knowledge to include Google Drive, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Suite.

 

JOB DUTIES

  • Manage grants and fellowship programs, including call for applications/nominations, developing the online application and review process (Slideroom), counseling applicants to ensure deadlines and requirements are met, preparing for the selection committee process, processing grant payments, and evaluating program outcomes.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with grant recipients and key external program partners; create content and storytelling related to grantees for marketing and social media; maintain grant archive on the Center’s website; oversee and plan annual Fellows Connect;
  • Increase the impact of the Center’s field building program by creating and implementing documentation and dissemination strategies for craft research, including overseeing the Center’s Craft Research Collection and organizing craft research related exhibits and events; keeping grant and project archive up to date; ensuring database contacts are current and relevant; evaluating grant database and content systems for effectiveness and updates.
  • Project planning and support for national field building programs, including the Craft Think Tank and national conferences; manage and track project timelines and budgets;  work with speakers, partners and other program constituents to develop content, asses and coordinate set-up needs, and meet marketing deadlines; conduct post-event evaluation and reports.
  • Support the organization’s grant-writing activities, including researching, preparing, and tracking grant proposals and reports; monitor grant prospects with a master schedule including deadlines for renewals and reports, archive previous grants; Collaborate with Development Director on the drafting of grant proposals and reports; Manage the grant application process by drafting and editing proposals and reports with input from the Development Director, solicit and/or draft letters of support and other documents .

The Center for Craft is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. The Center encourages applications from traditionally under-represented minority populations. Submitting an application does not constitute a promise or guarantee of employment.

SCHEDULE

This position will be regularly scheduled to work Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Occasional nights and weekend hours are required.

TO APPLY

All application materials are due by July 1, 2019. Please send the completed employment application, cover letter, C.V., and 2 writing samples (up to 500 words each) to Marilyn Zapf at mzapf@craftcreativitydesign.org.

Offer of employment is contingent on successfully passing a background check.

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR CRAFT

Founded in 1996, the Center for Craft (formerly The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design) is the leading organization in the United States identifying and convening craft makers, curators, and researchers, and matching them with resources, tools, and networks to advance their careers. Over the years, the Center has become a vital community resource, serving thousands of visitors annually. As a national 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the field of craft, the Center administers more than $300,000 in grants to those working in the craft field. Follow the Center at centerforcraft.org, and on Facebook and Instagram.

See job posting HERE.

job posting: Part-time School Director | Ceramic League of Miami (Miami, FL)

The Ceramic League of Miami (CLM) is a nonprofit, ceramics arts organization founded in 1950. CLM is seeking a ceramic artist with program coordination and teaching experience to be its School Director. The School Director provides leadership, management and coordination for CLM’s School which offers its members and the public varied classes in the area of ceramic arts. The Director is responsible for overall class offerings and administration of the School. The Director works collaboratively with the Board of Directors to ensure smooth operation of the School, develop classes that reflect the interests of the members and execute other School related initiatives and duties as designated by the Board of Directors that fulfill the mission of the organization.

Duties and responsibilities include:
• Recruit and hire skilled and capable teachers.
• Perform supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Bylaws and Board policies.
• Conduct new teacher orientations on the procedures and policies, safety of students, and maintenance of equipment.
• Manage and track class registration, enrollment rosters, and payments
• Work collaboratively with appropriate personnel to ensure the facility, clay-related equipment and tools necessary for the proper functioning of the school are in good operating condition and clay and glaze inventory are maintained.
• Assist the Publicity Committee Chair to publicize classes and other School-related activities.
• Prepare a financial report at the close of each session and cumulative year-end report and at the end of the fiscal year.
• Develop and monitor annual school budget. Manage school budget and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.
• Foster positive, collaborative, and harmonious working relationships.
• See Job Description for a full and detailed list of duties

Qualifications:
• BFA in ceramics or equivalent experience
• Minimum of two (2) years teaching experience
• Program management or coordination experience
• Extensive knowledge of and experience in ceramics
• Excellent organizational skills and high level of attention to detail
• Strong supervisorial and interpersonal communications skills
• Commitment to maintaining positive, respectful relationships with a variety of people.
• Possess a natural curiosity and desire to build upon the past.
• See Job Description for a full and detailed list of desired qualifications

Reports to: Executive Board of Directors and Chair of the School Committee
Terms of Employment: Part-time (10-15hrs/wk). Salary: $10K plus bonus. Salary, bonus, and work reviewed annually by the Executive Board of Directors

TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should submit the following materials: cover letter and current CV
Email to: jobs@ceramicleaguemiami.org

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 1, 2019
For more information on the Ceramic League of Miami visit our website at www.ceramicleaguemiami.org

Three opportunities @ Northern Clay Center – Deadlines are right away!

Digital Marketing Intern – Position now open, applications due Monday, May 20, 2019 by 5 pm
Put your marketing skills to work while learning about SEO, content creation, and digital advertising campaigns.

Northern Clay Center seeks a current college or university student or recent graduate in marketing, business, or other relevant field to assist the Digital & Marketing Manager with search engine optimization research, social media and web traffic analysis, content creation, and digital advertising campaigns. This is a volunteer position that earns full-time adult education classes at Northern Clay Center. The intern will work 8 hours per week, during NCC’s office hours (Mon – Fri, 9 am – 5:30 pm) and the position is for a full academic term, with the potential to extend for further terms.

Applications are due Monday, May 20 by 5:30 pm.

Full job description and details on how to apply are found here: https://www.northernclaycenter.org/sites/northernclaycenter.org/files/marketing_seo_intern_jd_5.19.pdf

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Clay Camp Assistants – Positions open for application early spring 2019
Northern Clay Center seeks college students and recent graduates, ages 18 and up, for our summer camp positions. Each summer, we provide opportunities for over 15 assistants to help run our camp programs and to gain classroom experience.

The Clay Camp Assistants will work closely with the education program head and clay camp teachers to provide classroom support for weekly summer clay camps at NCC.

Application deadline:
For priority consideration, apply by April 1. Applications will be considered as long as
space is available, through July 2018.

A complete description and application details are available here: https://www.northernclaycenter.org/sites/northernclaycenter.org/files/clay_camp_assistants_2018.pdf

Northern Clay Center is an equal opportunity employer.

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Dona Turbes Summer Studio Internship — Accepting applications for 2019

The Dona Turbes Summer Studio Intern will work closely with the studio technicians to provide studio and classroom support for summer clay camps at NCC. The Intern will gain broad experience in the behind-the-scenes technical operations of a large community art center, including technical work and help with special events. In addition, s/he will have the opportunity to work as an assistant in the Clay Camp programs as described above.

Interns will be responsible for:

Preparing materials and supplies for weekly youth camps at NCC, including loading and unloading kilns
Leading by example through safe use of materials and equipment in the studio
Sorting and packing camper projects to prepare them for pick up
Other special projects as they arise

Intern Requirements:
Experience working with clay is essential. Interest in working with young people, or adult education, is helpful. Dependability, attention to detail, and strong interpersonal skills are a must.

Internship Duration:
The start and end dates of the internship are somewhat flexible. Preferred start date is June 3, 2019. Interns must be able to commit to at least 10 weeks from June 10 to August 16, 15 – 20 scheduled hours per week, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. Specific dates will be discussed with interns.

Compensation: A stipend will be paid on a weekly basis, dependent on the number of weeks scheduled. The total of the stipend shall be no more than $1000.00. The intern will have studio access, and may also choose to enroll in a free NCC summer adult class, or have studio visits with one of our teaching artists. The intern may request limited days off for other obligations, travel, family time, etc.

Application deadline:
For priority consideration, applications must be received by April 5, 2019. The final deadline for internship applications is May 3. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. You may still apply for the assistantship after this deadline.

About the Internship:
Dona Turbes was a long-time staff member at Smith-Sharpe Fire Brick Supply, a Minneapolis-based refractory supply, founded in 1924. She helped many potters and teachers across the country purchase kiln building materials and kiln furniture. This internship is funded by SSFBS and contributions in honor of her memory.

TO APPLY
Your application should include:
A letter of interest describing your qualifications for the position and how you will benefit from a summer at NCC. Send your letter as a PDF.
A resume (not more than 1 page) outlining your clay and teaching experience. Send your resume as a PDF.
Contact information for 2 references who can speak to your clay experience and/or work ethic. Send your reference sheet as a PDF.
3 images of current ceramic work. Submit images as JPEGs at 72 ppi.

Email your application to Kyle Rudy-Kohlhepp at kylerudyk@northernclaycenter.org. Documents should be submitted as PDF files and images as JPEGs at 72 dpi. Applications may be mailed (with images on CD) to: Northern Clay Center, attn. Kyle Rudy-Kohlhepp, 2424 Franklin Avenue East, Minneapolis, MN 55406.

All applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Please specify if you are interested in the Assistant or Intern position, or both. Applicants not offered the internship may be offered assistantships.

Northern Clay Center is an equal opportunity employer.

job posting: Ceramic Designer & Studio Manager (Ottawa, Ontario)

LOAM Clay Studio is accepting applications for the position of ‘Ceramic Designer & Studio Manager’. This is a 35-40hrs. per week paid position.

LOAM Clay studio is a growing ceramic centre in Hintonburg, an Ottawa neighbourhood known for its vibrant arts community. The studio offers all levels of pottery classes and studio space for independent work. We design and produce dinnerware for restaurants as well as sell our own brand of pottery. We also carry pottery supplies which are available in the studio and online.

LOAM is currently growing its production capacity for in-house designs and custom work for restaurants and individuals.

Applicants must have a solid foundation in the ceramic arts, experience managing a ceramic studio and an eagerness to be an integral part of a growing pottery studio. As the business is growing rapidly, all employees have a broad range of responsibilities. The successful applicant will have a significant roll in defining the future direction of the business.

This position requires a physically strong and motivated individual. Specific duties will include, efficiently managing the studio, teaching classes & workshops, designing and making tableware.

Successful applicants must have a passion for working with clay.

The following skills are assets for applicants in order of priority.

  • Very strong throwing abilities
  • Handbuilding
  • Design
  • Teaching
  • Firing
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Studio Management
  • Cost/Profit Awareness
  • Customer Relations
  • Photography
  • Social Media
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • CAD
  • Mold making
  • Slip casting
  • Glaze development
  • Retail
  • Bilingual

Interested applicants should send their CV and digital portfolio or website to info@loamclaystudio.ca by April 30th, 2019 . The salary will be commensurate with experience.

https://loamclaystudio.ca/blogs/news/we-are-hiring-ceramic-designer-studio-manager