The Clay Studio (TCS) seeks a Studio Technician to provide technical and administrative support to our Education Department and building maintenance as needed.
The Clay Studio is looking for an individual with the following competencies:
- Customer focus and effective communication
- Planning and organizing
- Occupational knowledge and skills
- Great attitude
The Studio Technician will support the Educational Program by:
- Supervising of interns and volunteers
- Updating and monitoring schedules
- Tracking inventory
- Firing reduction and oxidation kilns
- Maintaining safety of facilities and studios
The Studio Technician establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their respect & trust. Views students, artists, faculty and staff as key customers and communicates with them to ensure an excellent educational experience and positive perception of TCS. Orchestrates multiple activities at once to maintain smooth running operations. Accurately scopes out projects to assess key challenges, objectives and outcomes. Maintains a safe environment by using the technical skills and knowledge of operating and repairing equipment. Uses education of firings and materials to process student work and to educate others. Provides assistance and information to all within the TCS community, having patience and a great attitude while remaining productive at work.
Qualifications & Compensation
- A Bachelors degree in Arts, Arts Education or related field
- 1+years studio technician experience in a studio
- Salary of $25K, depending upon qualifications, experience, and performance
- Studio space is included
The Studio Technician reports to the Vice President on all matters related to job description, obtaining appropriate and final approvals from manager to build alignment.
The Studio Technician works 40+ hours per week, on salary. Normal hours for the position are 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. The Studio Technician is expected to be present for all scheduled gas firings for the School and special events that regularly occur outside of normal business hours; in these instances hours are adjusted accordingly. The Studio Technician also works First Friday events as scheduled.
E-mail cover letter and resume to Jennifer@theclaystudio.org with Studio Technician in the subject heading.
June 1, 2013
The Clay Studio Intern Program: Teaching Assistant for Clay Camps
The Clay Studio’s Intern Program is geared towards college students, recent ceramics graduates, as well as ceramic artists who are interested in teaching or furthering their ceramic education. Teaching Assistants perform a wide variety of functions throughout the Clay Camp program at The Clay Studio in exchange for classes and open studio time. This is an opportunity for artists to join a supportive educational environment while building their resume with essential teaching and technical skills.
Interns work either 15 or 30 hours per week, for a total of 60 hrs. In exchange for this work they will receive access to summer open studio hours. Each person will receive an 18” x 18” x 18” shelf space and free access to all school glazes and firings. In order to maintain a rigorous educational atmosphere, students will be given access to all summer workshops at TCS, as well as the opportunity to participate in one free class.
Minimum job requirements
Education: HS Diploma, BFA preferred
Special Skills: Knowledge of ceramic materials and processes is preferred, however, The Clay Studio is willing to train individuals who are sufficiently motivated to learn. Wheel throwing experience is a plus.
Applicants must have good people skills, a desire to teach, and be able to function well in a classroom setting. This position requires Heavy Lifting.
Duties shall include but not be limited to:
- General classroom assistance.
- Responsibility for processing artwork and loading and unloading kilns.
- Classroom set up and clean-up.
- Hands-on assistance to children ages 6 – 12 years.
- Assist with classroom and lunch supervision.
- Attendance at Clay Camp faculty meeting.
The Teaching Assistant for Clay Camps reports to the School Coordinator on all matters related to the job description.
It is important to both the educational value of your experience as well as the stability of our program that applicants are prepared for a 4-week (60 hour) commitment to The Clay Studio’s Intern Program.
The Clay Studio offers a variety of volunteer opportunities in the School and Gallery. Volunteer duties include assisting in classes and workshops, performing administrative work, staffing the School Store, helping in the Gallery & Shop, and assisting at Clay Studio special events and First Friday openings. Dates and hours vary. We are looking for friendly volunteers with an interest in ceramics.
Application can be downloaded HERE. E-mail application and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with Volunteer in the subject heading. For more information please contact Jennifer Martin at Jennifer@theclaystudio.org.
Founded in 1974, The Clay Studio is a non-profit educational arts organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the ceramic arts and the work of new clay artists. The Clay Studio supports the ceramic arts through its artist residencies, gallery, studio space, school, educational and outreach programs, and permanent collection. The Clay Studio believes in promoting broad access to the ceramic arts; accordingly, it gears its programs to all levels of interest and proficiency.