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We are now hiring for the following positions:
Position Summary: The Studio Manager (SM) oversees daily studio operations of the studio. The SM provides instructional assistance and supervision to the community members and Resident Artists. Organizes and maintains the studios including but not limited to glaze mixing, teaching, programming processing, inventory, firing clay and glass kilns, to increase weekly Studio efficiency, to maintain a consistent studio firing schedule, to staff the office when needed, to maintain materials and inventory, to maintain studio glazes, to delegate studio tasks to the RA. The position includes but is not limited to: Administrative and office work with Director and Administrative Staff including creating signs, printing/emailing pickup documents, gallery alerts, writing new staff/studio policies, workshop and class paperwork. The position includes but is not limited to: teaching weekly classes, special events, workshops, and parties.
Position is supervised by and reports to the Executive Director of the ICCGS. The position supports the Executive Director in the execution of Center’s overall mission. This position works closely with the Programming Coordinator and Executive Director and is a ICCGS Representative in the community.
- Be present during open studio hours
- Monitor and educate use of equipment and materials
- Facilitates cleanup and storage of tools / materials
- End of shift verifies equipment is turned off and studio is locked following class
- Provides excellent in studio, in office, and over the phone customer service
- Maintains regular correspondence with Executive Director, Studio Tech, and Glass Director to communicate supply needs, maintenance issues, production updates, and related matters
- Must be able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with Director, RAs, students, and studio members
- Maintains a safe, clean, well-stocked, well-organized ceramics studio
- Cleans studio surfaces and floors
- Maintains the cleanliness of tools and equipment to extend the life of studio implements
- Monitors clay and sale items inventory
- As needed doing or delegating kiln tasks: loading, firing, and unloading, keeping paperwork for kilns stocked and updated
- As needed doing or delegating: mixing, testing, integrating glazes
- As needed doing or delegating: prepare and pugging clay
- Create weekly task lists, direct RAs for studio tasks
- Ensure RA work is done properly, training on new tasks when needed
- Professionalism, responding daily to emails
- Teaching workshops and classes as needed
- Being present on First Thursdays and special events
- Assisting in workshops, conferences, and outreach programs
- Leading RA monthly staff information meetings
- Meet with Exec Director weekly
- Act as kiln supervisor
- While in the main studio, maximize face-to-face time with RA’s and patrons
- Overseeing materials inventory and placing orders with companies
- Assisting in maintaining kilns with the Studio Technician
- Organizing monthly staff meetings, assisting in prep for Board of Directors meetings
- Assisting in office with program scheduling, sales, and customer service
- Fire, glaze, finish, and deliver work back to the Mobile Clay Lab workshop participants
- Organize Open Studio Members
Qualifications for the Position
- MFA in Ceramics or BFA with significant equivalent work experience
- Community Studio experience
- Demonstrate the organizational, interpersonal and supervisory skills necessary to work effectively with ICCGS staff and community, as well as the general public
- Working knowledge of ceramic equipment, materials, and gas / electric kilns
- Microsoft office and G-suite literate
- Strong organizational skills, detail oriented, and professional communication skills
- Approachable and able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with supervisors, peers, students, parents, and studio monitors
- Able to follow written and oral instructions; is able to complete multiple tasks with minimal supervision
- Takes initiative to implement solutions and solve problems
- Physically capable of lifting 50lbs
- Able to load, unload and operate electric and gas kilns; ability to fire kilns is highly preferred
- Currently a max of 20/week, additional hours per pay period will be strict per approval
- Schedule must be flexible to work nights and weekends as well special events come up
- Additional teaching hours may be available for weekly clay classes
- Must have a flexible schedule with available weekends and evening.
15 -20 paid hours a week with additional teaching opportunities. Starting wage based on skill and experience.
In addition to paid hours
- 24/7 common studio space and access to facilities
- Material Discount
- Firing Stipend
- Exhibition opportunity
Equal Employment Statement
ICCGS is dedicated to equal employment and advancement opportunities. It is the Center’s policy to hire and promote qualified individuals on the basis of their qualifications, interest and aptitude, without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected group under applicable state, federal or local law.
Ready to apply? All applications accepted via the link below. Please fill out our form, and submit your cover letter and resume. Applications will be accepted through October 8th.