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The Smithy Clay Studio is seeking a studio manager.  Candidate must have a BFA in ceramics or equivalent experience.  Candidate must have excellent communication and organizational skills, show initiative, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.  Teaching experience and knowledge of wheel throwing and hand building techniques is preferred.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to: programming development, clay and glaze preparation, kiln firing and maintaining a safe studio environment.  A successful candidate will be compensated for teaching courses separately and in addition to the base salary.

Please send cover letter, resume, three references, and five images of your ceramic work to the Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main Street, Cooperstown NY  13326 or email to

Application Deadline:  June 1, 2019 

The Marks Project, Inc. (TMP) is looking for a technology-savvy paid junior research assistant for an 8-week training period in preparation for a staff position working independently within a small collaborative group. We are looking for a team member who will learn website quality control and become familiar with documented artists, research tools and approaches, the mission and ethics of TMP. The intern will assist our Database and Work Flow Manager. Preference is given to ceramists with an interest in the history of ceramics as well as its technical aspects and terminology. Applicant should have:

● Minimum 4 year degree: ceramics, art history, library science, and archival studies. 

● Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, cloud storage with an 

    ability to develop research resources. 

● Work from home within 90-minute drive of Riverside, CT or Springfield, MA.

● Applicant must provide own high-speed internet access. 

To schedule an interview at the upcoming NCECA conference in Minneapolis or to apply:
Send your cover letter and resume including 

2 recent references and your contact information with phone number to: Subject Line: “Request NCECA Interview”.  We’ll contact you to set up an interview. After May 2, 2019, Subject Line: Junior Research Application. 

TMP is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit publically supported by contributions. 

The Department of Art and Art History at Gettysburg College invites applications for an Adjunct Assistant Professor to teach four courses, Introduction to Ceramics and Intermediate Ceramics in the Fall of 2019 and Introduction to Drawing and Introduction to Ceramics in the Spring of 2020. An MFA in Ceramics, or the professional equivalent, is required. Teaching experience is highly preferred. The candidate will join a department committed to professional excellence and excellence in teaching. Candidate will be eligible for reimbursement for commuting cost if the roundtrip mileage is 50 miles or over. Please send a cover letter, a C.V. and a portfolio link by April 25, 2019 to Leslie Casteel at with the subject heading of Part-Time Ceramics Faculty.  

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of 2,600 students. Gettysburg College celebrates diversity and welcomes applications from members of any group that has been historically underrepresented in the American academy. The College assures equal employment opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability.


The Artistic Director of Ceramics will provide professional leadership, artistic expertise and institutional support to the Ceramics Program and potentially have additional experience in Sculpture or Wood/Furniture Design. The Artistic Director will be current in digital fabrication technologies. The Artistic Director is expected to be a practicing artist with a national and international exhibition record who has direct involvement in the Ranch community as an artist, teacher and administrator. As part of the team of Artistic Directors, representing the major disciplines offered by the Ranch, the selected individual is expected to collaborate as a team member on envisioning and implementing the organization’s strategic goals and objectives. The position requires a strong professional network to enhance the level of programming in his/her practice area. This full-time, year-round position reports to the Director of Artistic Programs.

Position Description

The Artistic Director will: develop curriculum and invite guest faculty to teach; supervise studio coordinators, workshop instructors and interns; work with administrative staff on course development, promotion and student recruitment.

Core Responsibilities

  • Developing curriculum and programs.
  • Developing and managing an annual budget.
  • Additional responsibilities include maintenance and supervision of the ceramics studio and program, including managing the budget, material ordering and inventory of studio materials, equipment maintenance, and overseeing risk management and safety procedures with Studio Coordinator.
  • Expertise in hand building, wheel throwing, and glazing at multiple levels, and expertise in firing wood, gas and electric kilns.
  • Supporting the organization’s outreach activities through studio tours, lectures and demonstrations.
  • Soliciting artwork for and participating in the Annual Art Auction.
  • Be responsible for and oversee these functions within the work areas: Supervise, manage and collaborate with artistic staff to coordinate programming of the “Fab Lab” of digital fabrication technologies, including 3-D printers and scanners, CNC router, plasma cutter and other digital equipment.


  • Master of Fine Arts Degree; capacity to engage with professional artists and educators, and balance professional duties while maintaining and developing an artistic practice.
  • Extensive teaching experience as well as experience in managing and maintaining studios in ceramics.
  • Experience running wood, soda and electric fire kilns.
  • Experience with glazing methods.
  • Experience with CAD, Rhino, Mastercam and softwares appropriate for digital technologies. Mac proficiency.
  • Preferred experience in non-profit, entrepreneurial endeavors, fundraising and grant writing.

Compensation and Benefits

Anderson Ranch Arts Center offers a competitive salary and benefits package and a supportive work environment. Salary depends on level of experience. Compensation may include on-campus private housing. Relocation assistance will be provided for the successful candidate. All inquiries and conversations will remain strictly confidential.

Submit complete application on-line at: (note: slideroom has a $10 application fee.)

Application materials to include:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of intent indicating potential and desire in the position.
  3. 20 images of personal artwork.
  4. Artist statement.
  5. Three references and contact information

Application review will begin February 15, 2019 and will remain open until the position is filled. Start date is August 2019.

This job summary is not to be interpreted to be all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and qualifications of the job. The applicant may be required to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description. Certain functions not explicitly stated above are nevertheless understood to be essential to this position.

Anderson Ranch is an equal opportunity employer.