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THE ARCHIE BRAY FOUNDATION FOR THE CERAMICS ARTS
Gallery and Exhibitions Manager

Company
The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts (Bray) is located in Helena, Montana. Founded in 1951, the Bray is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the enrichment of the ceramic arts offering artist residencies, specialized workshops and community classes to adults and children throughout the year. The Bray’s facilities include year-round and seasonal artist studios, a community ceramics studio, sales gallery, rotating exhibition spaces, kiln facilities and a retail ceramic supply business.

Summary of Responsibilities

The Gallery and Exhibitions Manager provides leadership for the gallery and exhibitions program by working to meet its financial goals and encouraging growth; overseeing the management of the Bray’s Sales Gallery, Historic Pottery Gallery, Warehouse Gallery and Online Gallery; organizing seven on-site and three off-site exhibitions including NCECA; managing the inventory and sales for the Mother’s Day Pots and Plants Sale and the Holiday Sale; and manages the annual Bray Benefit Auction. In addition, this position oversees the cataloguing, storage and display of the Bray’s permanent collection. The Gallery and Exhibitions Manager oversees staff and volunteers and reports to the Director of Operations.

Application Process

Please email a cover letter, résumé/cv and 3 references to Brad Robinson by July 20, 2015. Position open until filled. Get contact info and see the full position description on the Archie Bray’s website at:
http://www.archiebray.org/about_us/abf_employment.html

THE PARKS RECREATION DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF MANHATTAN BEACH
Ceramics Studio Supervisor

The Parks Recreation Department of the City of Manhattan Beach has an opening for a Ceramics Studio Supervisor (Recreation Supervisor).

This position has primary responsibility of planning, developing, and supervising recreation programs, including classes, activities, workshops, special events, and art residency/studio programs for all ages and abilities.  The Ceramics Supervisor is responsible for all operations of the studio including developing classes, camps for youth, and programming for adults; organization and maintenance of studio; operation of the studio kilns (both gas and electric); supervise glaze room; maintain supply inventory.  The Recreation Supervisor will assist in the development of the studio budget, including operating and personnel expenditure allocations and evaluate actual costs for conformance to plans. The Ceramic Supervisor must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, management, executives, consultants, contractors, and members of the public with the outmost use of tact, prudence and courtesy. The City prides itself on providing exceptional customer service.  This position may work and require to work shifts, weekends, evenings and holidays.

BENEFITS: Salary Range:  $55,476-$76,164  Retirement:  If hired after Jan. 1, 2013 or are a returning member of CalPERS with a break in service greater than 6 months you will be enrolled in the 2%@ 62 formula plan.  Employee pays 7% of contribution.

For more benefit information and the memorandum of understanding, please visit our website at www.citymb.info.

HOW TO APPLY: A city employment application along with a supplemental application and a criminal conviction form  are required and will be accepted by the Human Resources Department until Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 5:00 PM.  The selection process may consist of the following components and exam weights:  Oral Interview 100% With a tentative oral date scheduled for Tuesday, August 11th. Applicants must submit a concise, clear, completed City Employment Application, Supplemental  Application and Criminal Conviction forms to the Human Resources Department by mail or in-person Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Facsimiles, photocopies, and  electronic mail are not accepted.  Applications may be obtained by visiting www.citymb.info or from the Human Resources Department, City Hall, 1400 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. If you need special assistance in the recruitment process, please contact the Human Resources Analyst at (310) 802-5258  TDD: (310) 546-3501. (Hearing Impaired  Only)

For more specific information contact Martin Betz, Cultural Arts Manager  mbetz@citymb.info

SONOMA COMMUNITY CENTER
Part Time Ceramics Studio Technician

Nonprofit arts and cultural center in Sonoma, CA seeks experienced technician to work part-time in its growing ceramics studio. This position oversees the technical and operational aspects of studio, including day-to-day studio operations, firings, and materials management for ceramics classes and studio members, and works directly with the Ceramics Program Director to ensure an organized, cohesive working environment.

$15.50 per hour plus paid sick leave and use of studio facilities.

Contact Josh Cutler, Registrar, with questions and for a full job description: josh@sonomacommunitycenter.org

No phone calls please.

Learn more about the Sonoma Community Center’s ceramics program at www.sonomacommunitycenter.org

ST. OLAF COLLEGE
Tenure track faculty position in ceramics

St. Olaf College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in ceramics in the Department of Art and Art History beginning mid August 2016. The department is looking for a dynamic, innovative artist and educator who can help to shape the future of our studio art program. A full-time teaching load includes three courses in ceramics and three courses in a secondary area of expertise other than sculpture, such as drawing, painting, photography, or new media. Less traditional modes of art practice, including socially or civically engaged art, are also of interest to the department. In addition to teaching, responsibilities include overseeing a complete ceramics studio, ongoing professional/creative work, advising of students, service on department and college committees, and curriculum development.

St. Olaf has a rich tradition in ceramics and unusually strong ceramics facilities steeped in the rich ceramics tradition of this area with such resources as Warren MacKenzie, the famed Northern Clay Center, St. Johns  Pottery, and the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists. St. Olaf is located 45 miles south of the Twin Cities, a vibrant cultural and urban center.

Visit https://stolaf.hiretouch.com/faculty-postings after July 22 for position details and application procedures. Application review begins September 15.

STARworks Center
Clay Program Director Star, NC

STARworks Center in Star NC is currently seeking a Clay Program Director.  She/he is responsible for the overall creative and artistic direction and management of STARworks’ new (and still developing) Ceramic Artist Residency Programs.

Requirements:

  • Masters degree in ceramics or a combination of education and experience
  • Professional experience in artist residencies, public art programs, or public practice programs
  • Excellent communication, writing and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently and within a team
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Some travel required
  • Available weekends and evenings

Other related duties as assigned.

Compensation: This is a full time, exempt salaried position with generous paid time off, holidays and 403(b) contribution plan. STARworks is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply:  The position will remain open until filled, however the initial review of applications will consist of applications received by August 21, 2015. Send resume and cover letter addressing relevant experience and interest in the position and contact information for at least 3 references to Nancy Gottovi, STARworks, PO Box 159, Star, NC 27356 or nancy@centralparknc.org.  For more information about STARworks, go to www.starworksnc.org