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INTERLOCHEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Richardson-Spica Fellow, Artist in Residence- Ceramics (Fall Semester, August-December)

Interlochen Center for the Arts, one of America’s most prestigious institutions for arts education, performance and fine arts presentations seeks to hire a Richardson-Spica Fellow, Artist in Residence- Ceramics (Fall Semester, August-December)

The purpose of the Instructor of Visual Arts is to provide instruction to students in grades 9 -12 and post-graduates at both the foundational and advanced levels.  This one-semester full-time position will be responsible for teaching ceramics courses with the possibility of teaching an interdisciplinary course as well.

Preference will be for candidates who have experience teaching a wide array of forming methods and surface treatments such as wheel throwing, slip casting, hand-building, glazing, under-glazing, sgraffito, slip trailing and sprigging. Experience with gas, electric, raku, soda and salt firing is preferred. Emphasis is placed on the use of clay as an expressive material.

To learn more and to apply for this position, please visit www.interlochen.org/careers

JOHN MICHAEL KOHLER ARTS CENTER
Arts/Industry Pottery Technician

Hundreds of artists have benefited from the celebrated Arts/Industry residency program since its beginning in 1974. Undoubtedly one of the most unusual ongoing collaborations between art and industry in the United States, it is conceived and administered by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and hosted by Kohler Co.

Summary 

The Pottery Technician’s primary responsibility is the facilitation of all technical and physical aspects of artists’ residencies. They directly support artists-in-residence through facility, process, and materials instruction. The Pottery Technician meets with artists-in-residence on a daily basis and guides the technical development of their progress in the studio. The Pottery Technician also engages in other Arts/Industry and John Michael Kohler Arts Center programming.

Bachelor’s degree is required with an emphasis in ceramics or sculpture, 2–3 years experience with technical requirements, facilities management abilities including equipment maintenance and repair, excellent communication and organizational skills.

Technical requirements include slip-casting, model-making and mold-making skills. Experience with plaster, clay, and glaze technology and formulation, and firing procedures is essential.

Email cover letter, detailed résumé, and list of professional references to:

atritz@jmkac.org  
EEO www.jmkac.org

NORTHERN CLAY CENTER
Exhibition Manager

Northern Clay Center seeks an Exhibition Manager. This is a permanent, salaried position. The Exhibitions Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, and installing eight to ten exhibitions each year. Exhibitions include a range of work by regional and national artists, one of which travels to venues around the state. The Exhibitions Manager jointly manages, with the Sales Gallery Manager, the installation of the American Pottery Festival and the Holiday Exhibition. The Exhibitions Manager also works closely with the Sales Gallery Manager to ensure NCC’s presence at the annual NCECA conference. This position oversees the work of a part-time program assistant. This position is a member of NCC’s senior team, which helps to support all general operations of the Center, in addition to exhibition-specific duties.

Applicants should have a strong knowledge of and experience in a gallery or museum. The ideal applicant should have at least a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree; a Masters degree is preferred, with a focus in ceramics. A minimum of five years of management and administrative experience is recommended; excellent written, oral communication, and people skills are a must. Proficiency with Macintosh-based programs (Microsoft Office) is required; proficiency with database, online sales, and point of sale software is preferred. Applicants must have demonstrated ability to work well with artists, collectors, gallerists, staff and volunteers. Applicants must be able to lift and move substantial weight for the exhibition installation portion of this position. Additionally, this position requires a flexible schedule and strong time management skills.

Complete job description and minimum qualifications may be found at: www.northernclaycenter.org/apply/employment

To apply: 

Please send a cover letter describing your interests and experience, a résumé, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to: Sarah Millfelt, Director, at sarahmillfelt@northernclaycenter.org.

Applications being accepted immediately with interviews to commence beginning mid March, 2017.  

The Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD)
Visiting Faculty, Ceramics

The Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) welcomes applications for the following nine (9) month limited term faculty appointment commencing August 2017:

Visiting Faculty, Ceramics

(Competition #1617-FE-FT-28)

To complement existing instructional resources, this position will instruct four (4) 4.5 hour-long studio courses at all levels of the undergraduate BFA in Ceramics program. The successful candidate will receive a research grant of $5,000.00 towards research and studio practice and will be required to mount an exhibition of their studio practice and research at the College.

The successful candidate will be capable of teaching all forms of Ceramic practice through core courses and studio supervision, including vessel, sculptural, figurative, installation and performance.  The candidate will possess an active studio practice that will contribute to the breadth of the program and demonstrate a critical and creative engagement with contemporary discourse on Craft and Ceramics.  In combination with a collaborative spirit and professional commitment to the field, experience in academic service, curricular innovation and Ceramics’ studio management will be considered an asset.

>>> To find out more about this opportunity and submission requirements, please visit www.acad.ca/careers. Review of applications will begin on April 8th, 2017.

UW-Platteville
Art Program Academic Staff Ceramics Instructor Position

UW-Platteville is seeking an energetic and innovative instructor for its Ceramics studio courses to begin Fall semester 2017. This is an 80% appointment teaching 4 classes per semester.

Teaching responsibilities include all levels of ceramics (including hand building and wheel) courses and functional and sculptural forms. Additional teaching responsibilities will include two other studio areas (drawing, painting, sculpture, etc.) in addition to an ability and willingness to teach Art Survey as needed.

Qualifications:

  •  An earned MFA in ceramics or equivalent studio experience.
  •  Evidence of a minimum of 2 years effective teaching experience at the college level.
  •  Demonstrated evidence of professional accomplishment in ceramics.
  •  Demonstrate a commitment to issues of diversity.
  •  Experience in teaching Art at the Middle or High School level preferred.

To Apply:

Application must be submitted through the University’s applicant portal. PLease be sure to include the following:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications;
  • A current resume; and
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for three (3) professional references.

Questions about this position may be addressed to Amy Udelhofen – udelhofena@uwplatt.edu

http://www.uwplatt.edu/employment-opportunities?job=492548

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON – Eugene, Oregon
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Ceramics

Position:

Studio Artist: CERAMICS. University of Oregon. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Ceramics. Salary commensurate with experience. Starting Sept. 2017. MFA, active professional practice, and college teaching required. The ideal candidate should possess a solid foundation in a wide range of ceramic-related methodologies and familiarity with contemporary approaches to creative practice and pedagogy. Candidates should have a fluency in critical theory and historical precedents within a contemporary art and craft discourse. Teach introduction through advanced courses in Ceramics while contributing to the department’s interdisciplinary graduate program. Additional interdisciplinary opportunities in foundations and graduate coursework available. Ability to work cooperatively with diverse faculty and student populations.

See full position announcement and application procedures at http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/519404/assistant-professor-ceramics

Application: Must include cover letter stating your interests and qualifications, CV, artist statement, teaching philosophy; 20 digital images of own work, 10 images of student work, image identification information, and list of three references. Review of applications will begin February 3, 2017.

The UO is an EO/AA/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.