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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

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