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THE ROBERT CHAPMAN TURNER TEACHING FELLOW IN CERAMIC ART
Alfred University

The School of Art and Design, the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University is seeking candidates for The Robert Chapman Turner Teaching Fellow in Ceramic Art. The Turner Teaching Fellow will be an emerging artist with an MFA or equivalent degree. Broad-based knowledge of contemporary art is expected. Prior teaching experience is welcome. The fellowship is non-tenure track and renewable up to three years.

All ceramic genres are eligible. Teaching responsibilities will be at the undergraduate level. The candidate’s area of expertise will factor into the teaching assignments.

For the complete job description, go to http://www.alfredceramics.com/

Application Process

Email, as one PDF document, your letter of interest, CV, artist statement, 20 labeled images of personal work, and contact information for three references (address, phone number, and email) to Ms. Shelly Grant (grantsh@alfred.edu) or on a CD via mail to:

Turner Teaching Fellow
School of Art and Design

NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University
2 Pine Street
Alfred, NY 14802

For additional information, contact Search Chair Professor Anne Currier at curriera@alfred.edu
Application reviews begin on November 17, 2014 and remain open until the position is filled.

ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR, TENURE TRACK POSITION: CERAMIC ART
Alfred University

The School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University is seeking candidates for a tenure track faculty position in the Division of Ceramic Art at the rank of associate or full professor with an emphasis in sculpture/ceramic sculpture.

Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include an M.F.A. in studio art or design or its equivalent, an active professional creative practice including a record of exhibitions and projects beyond the local and regional level. Three or more years previous college-level teaching experience is required.

For the complete job description, go to http://www.alfredceramics.com/

Application Process
Email, as one PDF document, your letter of interest, CV, artist statement, teaching philosophy, 20 labeled images of personal work, 20 labeled images of student work, and contact information for three references (address, phone number, and email) to Ms. Shelly Grant (grantsh@alfred.edu) or on a CD via mail to:

Ceramics B Search
School of Art and Design
NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University
2 Pine Street
Alfred, NY 14802

For additional information, contact Search Chair Professor Walter McConnell at mcconnw@alfred.edu
Application reviews begin December 1, 2014 and remain open until the position is filled.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, TENURE TRACK POSITION: CERAMIC ART
Alfred University

The School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University is seeking candidates for a tenure track faculty position in the Division of Ceramic Art at the assistant professor rank with an emphasis in functional pottery, vessel, and design.

Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include an M.F.A. in studio art or design or its equivalent, an active professional creative practice including a record of exhibitions and projects beyond the local and regional level. Three years previous college-level teaching experience is preferred.

For the complete job description, go to http://www.alfredceramics.com/

Application Process
Email, as one PDF document, your letter of interest, CV, artist statement, teaching philosophy, 20 labeled images of personal work, 20 labeled images of student work and contact information for three references (address, phone number, and email) to Ms. Shelly Grant (grantsh@alfred.edu) or on a CD via mail to:

Ceramics A Search
School of Art and Design
NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University
2 Pine Street
Alfred, NY 14802

For additional information, contact Search Chair, Professor Linda Sikora at sikoral@alfred.edu.
Application reviews begin on December 1, 2014 and remain open until the position is filled.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Pewabic Pottery - Detroit, Michigan

Pewabic, founded more than a century ago, is today a center for the promotion and development of contemporary ceramics and the living repository of an influential tradition with a thriving manufacturing, retail and design operation as well as a commitment to the work of ceramic artists throughout the region. Like Detroit, Pewabic is writing a new chapter in its history as a leader among Detroit’s arts institutions. It operates with an annual budget of $2,850,000.00.  It has a full and part-time staff of 45 and a 23 member Board of Trustees. See www.pewabic.org.

The new Executive Director must be a person of vision able to inspire and excite a committed board, dedicated staff and extensive community of ceramic artists, designers, collectors, students, faculty, administrators, as well as residents of and visitors to Detroit. Prior experience in the arts or related field, appreciation of ceramic art and proven management skills are required.  The successful candidate must possess exemplary personal and leadership qualities.

Submit a resume, a one-page narrative and the names of three references.

Send resume and accompanying materials to:

Linda Sweet, Partner
Subject: Pewabic
Email: Christy Wall at MCAWall2@gmail.com

VISITING ARTISTS, CERAMICS
The Alberta College of Art + Design

Visiting Artist, Ceramics (Competition # 1415-DE-FT-30)

The Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) is committed to an academic studio-based education for students in fine art, design, craft and digital media.

The Role:

This is a nine (9) month appointment over two (2) terms commencing August 20, 2015 to May 31 2016.

To complement existing instructional resources, this position will instruct four (4) six (6) hour-long studio courses at all levels of the undergraduate BFA in Ceramics program. Salary will be commensurate with experience and education, as per our current salary schedule for Sessional Faculty. In addition, the successful candidate will receive a stipend of $16,000.00 towards research and studio practice and will be required to report and present on research activities as well as mount an exhibition of their studio practice and research at the college.

The successful candidate will have:

  • MFA or equivalent degree or combination of education and professional experience in ceramics
  • previous teaching experience
  • professional exhibition record as a ceramist
  • excellent technical skills and wide knowledge of all aspects of the discipline, with a particular regard for the international ceramics profession

For full posting and position details, please visit our careers page at https://acadcareers.silkroad.com/

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Deer Isle, Maine

Haystack is a research and studio program in the arts, offering intensive workshops, conferences, and a residency program. http://www.haystack-mtn.org/

Year-round and full-time, working with board and staff, the director conceives of and plans the school’s programs and initiatives in keeping with Haystack’s mission. The director supervises the maintenance of the physical plant and studio facilities, manages the finances of the institution, and, most important, fosters the development of an intensive creative community at the school.

Candidates should have experience in managing people, fundraising and working with a board.  Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to craft and share a compelling story to inspire individuals and diverse audiences.  A passion for and broad appreciation of contemporary crafts and have the ability to connect easily with others, including students, staff, faculty, donors and members of the local community.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Housing and meals on the Haystack campus are provided to the director and his/her family when the school is in session. Benefits include health insurance, pension plan, vacation and sick days.  Haystack is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For complete application and submission requirements, write search@haystack-mtn.org

Application deadline February 15, 2015

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ART IN CERAMICS
University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake seeks to fill a tenure-track position in ceramics. Applicants must be practicing artist with higher education teaching experience and a PhD or MFA in Ceramics or related field. Successful applicants must be willing to participate in international exchanges and local community activities. Preferred experience in: both traditional and non-traditional ceramic practices in both vessel and sculptural ceramics. Although the position is open to a wide range of skills and interests, the ability to teach courses that integrate all realms of art making with ceramics is important. The successful candidate has the opportunity to help continue a rich ceramic program as well as to bring a new perspective to the ceramic area. Applicants should provide evidence of teaching effectiveness. The 3/3-course load position, which begins fall of 2015, offers summer teaching opportunities and a competitive salary.

Applicants accepted only online at https://jobs.uhcl.edu. To apply, please complete the online faculty application and attach a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae that includes a link to a portfolio of current work (min. 24 images) and student work (20 images), and contact information for three professional references. Three letters of recommendation, to be submitted online by the reference, will be required only from final candidates selected for further consideration.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, TENURE TRACK: to head the Ceramics program
The School of Art at Kent State University

The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and will serve as advisor for senior and graduate theses in the discipline.  This position also includes the training and mentoring of graduate teaching assistants, lab technicians and general oversight maintenance of a large and complex studio.

Candidates are required to have an MFA in studio art with a specialty in ceramics and at least two years’ full time teaching experience beyond the graduate assistantship. The candidate must demonstrate working knowledge of a wide variety of ceramic processes. Knowledge of craft and ceramic history within a broader context of art and culture is required, as well as currency with contemporary issues and practices in the field and beyond. Equally important is continued rigorous engagement in research and creative practice as evidenced through national and international dissemination.

For full listing, please apply through Kent State University Human Resources website: https://jobs.kent.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1412016299750

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014. We will interview at CAA if the position has not been filled by that time.

CIRCULATION MANAGER
Studio Potter

Desired Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree; priority will be given to candidates with a degree or comparable experience in arts administration, non-profit administration, or marketing.

Desired Skills: Candidates should be extremely proficient in Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel, and have excellent knowledge of cloud-based computing and e-commerce platforms. Organizational, research, and innovative thinking skills are mandatory, and public relations skills and experience are highly valued. Also: Attention to Detail, confidentiality, thoroughness.

Principal Accountabilities:

Manage, maintain, and develop the journal’s current and former, national and international memberships, subscription, and circulation rosters, including individual, agency, and wholesale.

Act as the primary service representative to subscribers and members of SP: field member/subscriber requests via phone, e-mail, and snail mail.

Organize mailings; including each published issue, all promotional materials, and appeal letters.

Manage online retail sales of back issues and other SP merchandise

Attend major SP events to assist in sales management

Manage, maintain, and organize all contact lists and records

Assist in the execution and development of marketing campaigns through both traditional and online media

Provide administrative and clerical support as needed

Hours and Pay: 20 hours per week, hourly pay commensurate with experience

Contact Information:

Elenor Wilson
Executive Director/Editor

The Studio Potter
PO Box 1365
Northampton, MA 01061

O: (413) 585-5998
E: editor@studiopotter.org
W: www.studiopotter.org

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Pottery Northwest

Pottery Northwest is seeking an Executive Director to Lead Us into Our 50th Year and Beyond
Seattle, WA

Overview
Founded in 1966 as a community arts organization, Pottery Northwest has become the Pacific Northwest’s premier nonprofit ceramic arts facility and education center. It is a home for community classes, a studio for resident ceramic artists who are building their careers, and a gallery and lecture space for exhibitions of traditional pottery and contemporary sculpture. “The Pottery” is a collaborative setting where artists, hobbyists, collectors, academics and enthusiasts gather to share their passion for the ceramic arts. Clay lives here.

The Executive Director is responsible for fulfilling Pottery Northwest’s mission “to develop and promote excellence in the ceramic arts.” This includes administration, marketing, fund-raising and programming and requires an active, creative studio presence as well as involvement in the ceramic arts community at the regional and national levels.

Info: For information including responsibilities, qualifications, and compensation, visit www.potterynorthwest.org

To Apply
Submit a letter of intent, résumé and non-returnable CD of images representing artwork, with corresponding inventory, postmarked no later than October 31, 2014.
Send to: Pottery Northwest, 226 First Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109.

VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS ADJUNCT - CERAMICS
Glendale Community College

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s in fine arts, art or art history OR Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in humanities OR the equivalent.
NOTE: Master’s in fine arts as used here refers to any master’s degree in the subject-matter of fine arts which is defined to include visual studio arts such as drawing, painting art and also art education and art therapy. It does not refer to the “Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree when that degree is based on specialization in performing arts or dance, film video, photography, creative writing or other non-plastic arts.

Additional Information:
Academic positions require the following documents to be attached to your application in order to be considered:
• Glendale College online employment application
• Current resume
• Transcripts showing completion of required degree must be submitted. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted only during the application process. Official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.

For full description and to apply click here

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - CERAMIC ARTS
Ilovetocreate.com
Purpose

The Research & Development Manager – Ceramic Arts (hereafter referred to as RDM) is responsible for developing high quality and profitable high temperature and acrylic based Ceramic coatings and specialty products. The RDM collaborates closely with New Product Development – Ceramic Arts and the RDM for the craft business to leverage technology and innovation for the benefit of the organization. The RDM will spearhead new product development ventures with industry partners worldwide. The RDM provides new product startup guidance including manufacturing and quality control methods for domestic and international companies. The RDM provides technical assistance to Manufacturing, Marketing, Customer Service, Sales, and other departments as needed.

Position Accountable for the Following Key Results

  • Acrylic based Ceramic coating sciences, and rapidly assimilate new technologies in other disciplines.
  • The RDM must provide strong leadership and teambuilding skills for domestic and international new product development ventures. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills are essential.
  • The RDM must keep abreast of existing and new technologies via online searches, CD’s, DVD’s, text and reference books, journals, industry contacts, professional organizations, vendors, seminars, and continuing education programs.
  • Technical inquiries and customer complaints.
  • The RDM must author new product MSDS’s, respond to health and transportation emergency calls, and collaborate with toxicologists and allied professionals to establish and maintain product conformance to all applicable health and safety regulations.
  • The RDM must establish standards and specifications for new products, quality control protocols, and manufacturing processes.
  • The RDM must spearhead new product development ventures with industry partners worldwide.
  • The RDM must periodically visit domestic and international companies for technical meetings, new product brainstorming and new product launches. Travel is also required for seminars, trade shows, and continuing education.

Talent Profile

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to Duncan’s Vision Framework, Guiding Principles, and strategic directions
  • Excel in original research, product formulation, color science, troubleshooting, quality control, manufacturing, health & safety, and analytical testing
  • Be well organized and able to manage multiple short and long – term projects with exceptional attention to detail
  • Possess strong creative, analytical and decision making skills
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate strong leadership, interpersonal and team building skills

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