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Sales Gallery & Special Events Manager

This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position, responsible for managing Northern Clay Center’s Sales Gallery, American Pottery Festival, and other special events.  It requires an ability to work well with a wide variety of people in a public sales situation.  It also requires an ability to work independently, as well as within a group of peer colleagues.  The position requires a flexible schedule, with an anticipated one evening per week and one weekend day per month, plus additional hours related to special events.

There are several direct reports to this position: the Sales Gallery Coordinator, the Sales Gallery & Special Events Associate, seasonal Sales Gallery Assistants, and the Online Sales Associate. The Manager is responsible for hiring and managing the regular sales gallery staff of three, with additional staff members on limited tenures during peak sales times.  Additionally, the Manager oversees Sales Gallery and online sales-related tasks of the Web and Communications Associate.

For more information, please download the Sales Gallery & Special Events Manager job description.

Design Department, Visiting Studio Technician

Alma College Art and Design Department seeks applicants for a full-time, visiting studio technician to begin August, 2015.  Primary responsibilities are for studio maintenance and supervision of the ceramics and sculpture facilities.  Qualified candidates might also have the opportunity to teach a studio class each semester in Alma’s BA/BFA program.  Experience with firing of kilns, metal fabrication techniques, and environmental safety policies is required.  Expertise in ceramics, sculpture, 3D design and/or other studio art areas is desired.

Successful candidates will have: Completed the MFA degree; experience in lab/studio maintenance; knowledge of environmental safety policies.

All applicants must include the following materials:  letter of application; artist’s statement; 20 images of personal work; a statement addressing the candidate’s teaching interests; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; graduate transcripts.

Send application materials by May 20, 2015 to: Rosella LaPaugh, Department of Art and Design,

Alma College, 614 W. Superior St., Alma, MI  48801.

A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Alma is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. For more information about the College, visit