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Are you a ceramic artist, potter or clay focused business/organization and would like to have a position or opportunity posted here?

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  • Wed, May 18, 2022 10:28 AM | Miranda DeVore (Administrator)


    Ceramics Studio Manager

    Summary

    Radius Art Studio is looking for a ceramics studio manager to join our clay community. 

    • The Ceramics Studio Manager provides managerial, administrative, and operational support to ensure the efficient day-to-day functioning of Radius Art Studio. 

    • The Ceramics Studio Manager ensures clean and efficient operations, consistent materials and supplies, studio safety, and maintenance of studio facilities and equipment. This includes helping with kiln firings, clay recycling, and general studio cleaning.

    • The Ceramics Studio Manager supervises and directs the work of a team of studio assistants. They work collaboratively with ceramic instructors and community members to ensure all programs run smoothly and that the goals of the organization are met.

    • The Ceramics Studio Manager collaborates with the studio owner on event planning and programming. 

    • 30 hours a week


    About Radius Art Studio

    Queer/woman-owned business located in Portland, OR.

    Since 2002, Radius Art Studio has been a creative community offering ceramics workshops, clay studio memberships, and a handmade retail shop. Our vision is to offer work space and ceramics education for all skill levels in a fun and supportive environment.

    Radius Art Studio is conveniently located in the heart of the Buckman neighborhood. Our studio is fully equipped with 18 pottery wheels, 4 electric kilns, and a large gas kiln. Additional equipment includes a slab roller, multiple large work tables, and in-house glazes. 

    Learn more about our studio at Radiusstudio.org 

    Follow what we are up to on Instagram @radiusartstudio 

    Job Qualifications

    • Strong organizational and problem solving skills

    • Self motivated

    • At least one year of experience in a management role and/or administrative role

    • Proficient in or quick to learn Google Drive, Mailchimp, Wordpress & Square

    • Team player with studio owner and assistants

    • Strong spoken and written communication skills

    • The ability to work with members from diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds

    • The ability to respond to cultural shifts and changing community support needs

    • Community minded and a supporter of the arts

    • Proof of vaccination

    • Able to lift 50lb boxes of clay


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Basic understanding of the ceramic process

    • Experience in event planning 

    • Background in the arts 

    • Experience working in a creative and collaborative environment

    • Graphic design abilities 

     Responsibilities

    • Oversee daily operations of the studio

    • Work with studio owner to plan and organize curriculum and special events

    • Make necessary purchases of equipment, tools, and materials to ensure the studio is fully equipped; manage resources and supplies

    • Update website with current workshops and events 

    • Create and send weekly internal and external newsletters

    • Collect and organize payments

    • Onboard new members

    • Maintain our google calendars

    • Answer customer emails

    • Schedule social media posts

    • General studio maintenance (fire kilns, wedge clay, clean and organize)

    • Attend a monthly staff meeting 

    Compensation

    Pay starts at $20-$25/hour depending on experience

    Full Membership to Radius including studio access and storage

    Scheule 

    30 hours per week 

    Tuesday-Saturday 

    How to Apply

    Please fill out the application form. This form may also be found on our website radiusstudio.org, and in our instagram bio (via linktree). 


    Interview process will start with a video call. Second interviews will be held in person. A third, paid working interview may be required. 



  • Mon, April 04, 2022 2:00 PM | Miranda DeVore (Administrator)

    About Pottery Northwest & the role
    Founded in 1966, Pottery Northwest is a regionally-renowned arts institution that celebrates innovation and access to education in ceramics, with a mission of fostering an inclusive community around clay. As we move beyond the disruptions of the pandemic, we look forward to re-opening a newly renovated 8,000 sq ft studio and expanding access to ceramics in new communities this spring.
     
    The incoming Executive Director will inherit a financially sound organization, and will be supported by an engaged board of directors and an optimistic staff of 7; This is a full time role based in Seattle, Washington; $85,000-95,000 with a comprehensive and generous benefits package!

    More information here

  • Wed, February 16, 2022 1:54 PM | Miranda DeVore (Administrator)

    CERAMICS INSTRUCTOR POSITION

    Applications Due by March 4th, 2022

    Radius Art Studio is looking for Ceramics Instructors to join our clay community. 

    We are seeking outgoing, creative and compassionate persons with a desire to share knowledge and uplift the ceramic community through education and connection. Instructors will be responsible for teaching a 12-week wheel throwing course including glazing and firing fundamentals. The classes meet once a week for 2.5 hours but the weekly commitment is closer to 3 hours with setup/ cleanup..

    Come teach at our brand new clay studio conveniently located in the heart of the Belmont neighborhood. Our studio is fully equipped with 18 pottery wheels, 4 electric kilns, and a large gas kiln. Additional equipment includes a slab roller, multiple large work tables, and in-house glazes. 

    ABOUT RADIUS 

    Queer/woman-owned business located in Portland, OR

    Since 2002, Radius Art Studio has been a creative community offering ceramics workshops, maker memberships, a gallery, and a handmade retail shop. We believe that creativity is power, and our vision is to provide opportunities for everyone to explore that power within themselves. We are artists, makers, and friends who welcome the contributions and perspectives of all people. We strive to offer space and accessible ceramics education for adults of all skill levels in a fun and supportive environment. We also partner with Ulna Studio and other artists/art organizations to cross-promote art events and workshops beyond the medium of clay. 

    Follow what we are up to on Instagram @radiusartstudio 

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Academic and/or professional background necessary to teach an in-depth ceramic course to adults.
    • At least one year experience in a teaching or mentorship role. 
    • The ability to work with students from diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
    • The ability to respond to cultural shifts and changing community support needs 
    • Proof of vaccination 

    Preferred Qualifications

    • BFA or MFA in ceramics
    • Knowledge of kiln design, repair, and firing
    • Knowledge of glaze formulation and composition
    • CV with an artist residency experience and gallery shows

     RESPONSIBILITIES

    • A weekly 2.5-hour instructional workshop. Instructors will demonstrate techniques and assist students as they work on their pieces. 
    • Brief weekly check-in with management.
    • Studio cleaning and closedown after each class
    • Creating an environment where students feel comfortable and engaged with the instructor, the space, and the medium.
    • Some on-the-job training before the workshop starts to become familiarized with the studio and our syllabus.  Amount of training required will depend on previous experience teaching. 

    COMPENSATION

    The pay range starts at $50/hour and increases depending on experience.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please fill out the application form. This form may also be found on our website radiusstudio.org, and in our instagram bio (via linktree). 

    Applications close March 4th. We will reach out to those we wish to interview shortly after reviewing.

    The interview process will start with a video call. Second interviews will be held in person, and the final interview will be a paid working interview. 



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