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Pottery Northwest is seeking an Executive Director to Lead Us into Our 50th Year and Beyond
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
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
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.
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.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER – CERAMIC ARTS
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.
- 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