employment opportunity – Curator & Gallery Coordinator @ Red Lodge Clay Center

Red Lodge Clay Center is pleased to announce a search for the full-time position of Curator & Gallery Coordinator. This individual will work closely with the Executive Director, RLCC Staff, and Residents to fulfill the mission statement set forth by the Red Lodge Clay Center.

About the Red Lodge Clay Center: The RLCC was established in 2006 by Executive Director, David Hiltner. The Center’s residency programming, contemporary gallery, and education-based mission are nationally recognized in the field of ceramics and continue to grow every year. The community of Red Lodge is a small, rural town in south-central Montana with a vibrant tourist-driven economy nestled on the edge of the Beartooth Mountains. We are in close proximity to some of the greatest natural beauty in the US including National Parks such as Yellowstone, as well as pristine rivers, mountains, and a myriad of outdoor activities. We are dedicated to fostering the success of our employees through their own professional practice as well as through the collective effort and dedication of the Clay Center’s mission.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have knowledge of contemporary ceramics, an active studio practice, and previous gallery/curating experience. In addition, we expect candidates to have the necessary interpersonal/communication skills and organizational capability to manage our Resident workforce, as well as maintain excellent relationships with our clients and artists in addition to the other duties required of the Curator & Gallery Coordinator.

Preferred Qualifications: MFA, prior sales/marketing experience, proficiency in Adobe Suite and online sales platforms (Shopify) as well as WordPress and Microsoft Office. Also, prior experience and proficiency with digital photography and photo editing is desired. In addition, we are interested in candidates that are able to develop and implement a short and long-term set of goals and strategies for the continued success of our Retail and Gallery spaces.

The Curator and Gallery Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Work with Executive Director to establish annual Exhibition Calendars
  • Curate and install monthly gallery exhibitions
  • Maintain Retail Inventory and RLCC Gallery website
  • Managing Resident Staff
  • Facilitate public relations and advertising, including the RLCC monthly newsletter
  • Monitor and update inventory and sales through the point of sale software
  • Maintain excellent relations and communication with Represented Artists
  • Oversee logistics of packing & shipping InventoryTo apply:

    Send cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three references, artist statement, and 20 images of current artwork, as well as writing/curatorial samples (3 Exhibition proposals and accompanying press release) to David Hiltner via email at director@redlodgeclaycenter.com. Application deadline: January 31st, 2018 Applications will be reviewed on upon receipt.

    Starting annual salary commensurate with experience. Other benefits include: private 24/7 studio space, Discounted materials/Firings, paid leave for professional development, as well as being part of a strong community of makers and artists.
    If you have questions, please call (406) 446-3993, or, email: director@redlodgeclaycenter.com

    Learn more about the Clay Center at: www.redlodgeclaycenter.com

residency opportunity: Red Lodge Clay Center

The Long-Term Residency (September 1 – July 31)
is ideal for committed individuals interested in pursuing the
development of their professional, artistic careers. We accept
applications from emerging, post-bacc, post-grad, and artists with
equivalent educations. Individuals searching for the time, space, and
resources needed to explore new ideas and create work will enjoy
our friendly community and the rural mountainous setting. Accepted
residents will be provided with studio space, furnished private
apartments in a large house downtown, utilities, and a monthly stipend
in exchange for twenty hours of work per week at the Clay Center.
Responsibilities will include assisting in the retail operation of the
gallery, teaching community clay classes, as well as cleaning and
maintenance of the studio and gallery. Residents will be responsible for
personal living expenses, as well as all material and firing expenses.
The application deadline is February 1st annually.

Red Lodge Clay Center

Job Posting: Education and Communications Coordinator – Red Lodge Clay Center

 DEADLINE is July 15th

The Education and Communications Coordinator will work with the
Executive Director, Curator of Exhibitions, and the Program and
Facilities Coordinator to fulfill the mission statement set forth by the
Red Lodge Clay Center.

The Education and Communications Coordinator will act as a liaison
for the Long-Term Residents, Short-Term Residents, Visiting Artists, the
Advanced Student Project Network, and AIA Groups helping to orient the
artists to the studio, housing and the Red Lodge area. This job also
includes recruiting and management for the community classes and
outreach programs. Other responsibilities include developing community
relationships and dialogue in an effort to broaden the Centers audience
and its educational mission.

The Education and Communications Coordinator will be responsible for:

• Create Resident Artist web pages
• Workshop and Community communications
• Develop procedures and policy for resident program
• Coordinate residencies and housing
• Develop new programs
• Maintain and develop existing programs
• Hosting and coordinating artists and tours
• Marketing through social media for programs
• Manage community classroom and outreach

In addition to the job description there are general duties
pertaining to the daily operations of the retail and exhibition gallery
space that include: inventory management, website maintenance,
photographing artwork, shipping and receiving, customer service,
preparing exhibitions, and working in the retail gallery.

The ideal candidate will be well organized, energetic and highly
motivated with strong interpersonal, communication, and management
skills. Previous experience in the Arts preferred, and the ability to
adapt to the needs of a growing ceramic arts center in rural Montana is a

Must have excellent proficiency using: Word Press, Mac based
platforms, Microsoft office, Adobe Creative Suite, digital photographic
media, and e-mail.

Send cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three
references, artist statement, and 20 images of current artwork to David
Hiltner via email director@redlodgeclaycenter.com.