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

job opportunity: Seeking Pottery Northwest Studio Technician

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 a professional clay facility comprised of 7200 square feet in an early 1900s brick building with an adjoining outdoor kiln yard in the heart of Seattle at Seattle Center. Our equipment includes 21 potter’s wheels, a slab roller, extruder, spray booth with compressor, clay mixer, and various workshop tools (saws, grinders, etc.). A dedicated glaze area stocks a full complement of materials. We have both electric and gas fired kilns, including soda and raku kilns, a 40 cubic foot shuttle kiln, and a wood-fired pizza kiln. We have recently upgraded our studio heating and lighting systems and added air filtration.

Pottery Northwest (PNW) has an opening for a Studio Technician, who will become the 3rd full time employee on our small 4-person staff. The Studio Tech reports directly to the Executive Director and is the staff member primarily responsible for the studio used by students, resident artists, and guests. As one of the most visible and accessible staff members the Studio Technician is often the first line of customer service and ensures the best possible experience for our community. PNW hosts 4 10-week quarters for approx. 185 students per quarter. This position is a 40 hour a week, full-time, non-exempt position, with frequent weekend and evening hours required.

Key Responsibilities:
Studio facility (30%)

– maintaining equipment (kiln/wheel repair, etc.)
– maintaining materials (ordering dry materials and clay, mixing communal glazes, etc.)
– facilities maintenance (sinks and plumbing, physical plant, etc.)
– leading projects to update facilities (building, new furniture, physical improvements, etc.)
Moving student work through the studio (30%)
– loading, firing, and unloading greenware in bisque kilns
– loading, firing, and unloading glazeware in glaze firings
– reclaiming clay
– maintaining student glaze, slips, & washes
Manage work study students & resident shop jobs (20%)
– train and delegate tasks to 4-5 work study students each quarter to ensure the studio functions during classes.
– delegate tasks to 6-8 artists in residence to ensure studio cleanliness
Gallery (10%)
– assisting with transition between exhibitions (patch & paint, moving pedestals, packing/shipping work)
– assisting with prep for large-scale shows
Admin (10%)
– emails, meetings, etc.
– working with staff to plan classes and studio improvements

Desired Qualifications:
– A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a full-scale ceramic studio
– Ability to troubleshoot facility issues and work with service providers/vendors when necessary
– Excellent knowledge of glaze chemistry and glaze mixing
– Ample experience firing gas and electric kilns
– Customer service experience; experience working with diverse populations a plus
– A collaborative attitude and the ability to troubleshoot problems as they arise
– Eagerness to contribute to the unique and supportive community Pottery Northwest has cultivated over the last 53 years
– This position requires the ability to bend, reach, and lift at least 50 pounds
– There is room for ample growth within this position in multiple areas
– Flexible availability to accommodate weekend and evening hours

Benefits:
– Employer sponsored health & dental insurance
– 2 weeks paid vacation
– Access to a communal clay studio
– Studio closure between Christmas and New Year’s day

Salary:
– Salary is dependent upon qualifications
– $36,000 – $40,000

Points of Clarification:
This position is not a resident artist position or in any way a guarantee of a future residency. Employment at Pottery Northwest is not a guarantee of teaching opportunities, private studio space, or exhibition and sales in the gallery. Employment is not based upon artistic ability, although an appreciation for the ceramic arts is a plus.

To Apply:
Send cover letter, resume, and 2 professional references to gallery@potterynorthwest.org with the subject “Studio Tech Opening.” Applications due by April 12, but the position will remain open until filled. Projected start date May 15.

PNW is committed to equal opportunities of employment for all qualified persons without regard to race, age, ethnicity, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws or guidelines related to employment.
PNW strongly encourages qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply; especially candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in ceramics.

Find out more HERE.

job posting: Ceramics Assistant Professor @ Anne Arundel Community College

Instructor/Assistant Professor, Visual Arts (Ceramics)
12/07/2018
01/30/2019
The Visual Arts Department at Anne Arundel Community College is seeking applicants for a full-time professor of ceramics, beginning in Fall 2019. Successful applicants will be able to teach beginning through advanced levels of ceramics as well foundational courses, such as 3D design. Candidates with expertise in the areas of hand-building, wheel throwing, glazing and oxidation and reduction firing are encouraged to apply. Additional responsibilities include all aspects of managing an active ceramics studio, including supervision of studio technicians and work-study aids, managing a budget, mentoring part time faculty, and oversight of safety protocols. Experience teaching college level courses while maintaining an active studio practice and a strong exhibition record is required.
Full details can be found HERE.

job posting: Executive Director Taoxichuan JAEA International Art Center

Taoxichuan JAEA International Art Center
Located at Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, PR China

Job opening: Executive Director
• Age 35-65 years old

Salary:
• Annual salary 250,000-300,000 RMB

Qualification:
Good health, team spirit, oversea working experience related to art in education, organization activities. Mastering English and Chinese is essential. Additional languages are an asset, requires excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Benefit:
• No less than 30 days ANNUAL LEAVE, and ONE ROUND TRIP TICKET for reimbursement;
• Accommodation and Meals are provided.

Duties:
1. Responsible for the operation, management and daily international exchange activities of Jingdezhen Taoxichuan JAEA International Art Center, Jingdezhen International Studio and Taoxichuan Education Center.

2. Responsible for the annual invitation of the studio guest artists, the implementation of the resident’s creation plan, the duration of the artist’s solo exhibition, group and joint exhibition, and the sales of works.

3. Responsible for international cultural and educational projects, promote exchanges and cooperation between international art center and institutions and meet the expected goals of Taoxichuan.

4. Managing International Projects assigned by the Artistic Director

5. Advising the art gallery, museum and the economic development of Taoxichuan.

Require information for the application:

1. Cover letter
2. Contact information: mobile, mailing address, email address
3. Resume
4. Name of reference
5. Photos
6. ID

Please send the required information to the following
Contact person:
Name:Linn
Email:xuanlin.jaea@outlook.com
Address:Taoxichuan Ceramic Art Avenue
Phone number: 18979808895

Applications will be reviewed immediately until the position is filled.

Find more info HERE.

job posting: Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Ceramics

Concordia University’s Department of Studio Arts in the Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Ceramics to begin August 1, 2019.

Position Description

As the only dedicated university-level program in Quebec and one of only seven in Canada, Ceramics at Concordia University is a fast-growing and dynamic program that promotes the development of new approaches and interdisciplinary exploration. Courses offer a strong material grounding while addressing a broad range of contemporary art practices including object-oriented, space and time-based approaches. This year the program received a major capital investment in state-of-the-art equipment and renovated facilities to increase firing capacity and facilitate innovation.

We are seeking applicants with an established practice in ceramic sculpture or installation. Candidates should demonstrate a strong understanding of both discipline-based and expanded approaches to ceramics, as well as a sound knowledge of art history and theory in ceramics and sculpture. The ideal candidate will have an advanced working knowledge of ceramic materials and processes, including expertise in hand-building and slip-casting techniques. Interest and experience in 3D digital fabrication would be considered advantageous. Since this position will play a strategic role in the ongoing development of new curriculum and research initiatives both inside and outside the Studio Arts Department, preference will be given to candidates with the strongest research-creation and exhibition record who demonstrate the potential to meet the steering and leadership goals of the program and the department.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in ceramics and graduate-level studio seminars in ceramics and sculpture, recruit and supervise graduate students, provide direction and leadership in the program and engage in administrative duties. Other responsibilities include the expectation to maintain an active professional practice and to participate in service within the larger university community.

Qualifications

Applicants should hold a MFA degree (or equivalent), have a strong exhibition/research record, a minimum of two years college and/or university teaching experience and administrative experience. Prior activities demonstrating leadership, service and commitment to diversity is strongly sought. Although courses are taught in English, fluency in French would be considered an asset.

About the Faculty and Department

With over 4,000 students, faculty, and staff, the Faculty of Fine Arts is among the five largest visual and performing arts schools in North America. Montréal, our home, is exceptional: with 170,000 university students, a vibrant cultural scene, and the most affordable tuition in Canada, the city ranks among the top ten best destinations in the world for tertiary education. While supporting a significant Anglophone population, Montréal is the second largest French-speaking city in the world after Paris. North America’s number one choice for international events and festivals, Montréal was the first metropolis to be designated a UNESCO City of Design by the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity. Nestled in the heart of this pulsing city, embraced by a dynamic research university, the Faculty of Fine Arts benefits from extraordinary access to brilliant practitioners, thriving venues, cross-cultural perspectives, and an extensive network of outstanding facilities for research and production.

Taking advantage of our place within the rich fabric of a research university and our long history as one of the premier sites in Canada for the study and creation of the arts and arts-based scholarship, the Faculty of Fine Arts is currently engaged in a transformative movement in which pedagogical, conceptual, theoretical, and material practices find resonance with a significant diversity of approaches. In our university community, we value equally those practices that embrace aesthetic activism, live performance, historical scholarship, technical experimentation, skills-based production, community fieldwork, as well as traditional and digital fabrication. At the heart of this dense array is the Department of Studio Arts, which, with more than 90 full-time and part-time professors who are among Canada’s most celebrated artists, occupies a significant place within the Faculty’s long-term plan to support both medium-specific training and multi-disciplinary experimentation. The internationally renowned MFA program has been active for over three decades and is one of the few to incorporate a third year for graduate students to prepare thesis work and transition into the next phase of their career. Attracting one of the most talented cohorts in the nation, undergraduate programs are offered in Ceramics, Fibres and Material Practices, Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts), Painting and Drawing, Photography, Print Media, Sculpture and Studio Art.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted electronically as a single, multi-page PDF document to cera.hire@concordia.ca on or before November 15, 2018. Please name your document file using your last and first names only (e.g. “LastName, FirstName”). For video and/or other media files, please provide a link to a website in the PDF document. Submissions should include the following items in the order specified below:

  1. Cover Letter;
  2. Curriculum Vitae;
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy and interests;
  4. Research statement;
  5. Documentation of artwork (20 images);
  6. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (including course syllabi with assignments, student evaluations and 20 images of student work); and
  7. Names and contact information of three referees.

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide an attestation of terminal degree. All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to chair.studioarts@concordia.ca.

 


To learn more about working at Concordia, applicants are encouraged to consult the following webpages:


Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a start date of August 1, 2019. Appointments at a more senior level may also be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.