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Arts/Industry Pottery Assistant: Full Time

ABOUT: The Arts/Industry residency program is 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. in Kohler, Wisconsin. Since its founding  in 1974, Arts/Industry has given over 500 artists-in-residence the opportunity to work at the Kohler Co. factory in the Pottery or Foundry.

QUALIFICATIONS: MFA desirable with emphasis in ceramics or sculpture, two to three years’ experience with technical requirements specific to area, and excellent communication and organizational skills. Technical requirements for the Pottery Assistant include slip-casting, model-making, and mold-making skills. Experience with plaster, clay, and glaze technology and formulation, and firing procedures is essential.

BASIC FUNCTION: The Pottery Assistant’s primary responsibilities are assisting with all aspects of JMKAC’s artist designed washroom production at the Kohler Co. factory. Washrooms will be installed at our new building, the Art Preserve, opening in August 2020. The assistant position’s focus is on facility, process, and material instruction; and maintaining studio facilities, equipment, tools, and materials under the direction of the Pottery Studio Technician.

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Send cover letter, résumé, references, and work samples to:

John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Human Resources Manager
608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081
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Lillstreet Art Center is a large community of artists and students working side-by-side in a friendly environment which encourages and inspires artistic growth in the individual. Lillstreet Art Center supports the arts through our educational programming, artist residencies, gallery exhibitions and retail sales opportunities, studio rentals and arts-based professional development.

Lillstreet Art Center is looking for instructors to teach in our Ceramics Department. We are specifically looking for those that can teach either one or more of the following subjects:

-First-Time and Beginning Wheelthrowing
-Figurative Sculpture

-Bachelor’s degree in arts or higher or 5+ years as working artist.
-At least two years previous teaching experience, or an equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience.
-Positive, professional and motivational.
-Excellent people skills.
-Must be comfortable working with adults of all skill levels and abilities.

We need from you:
-Cover letter
-8-10 image portfolio of personal work
-Teaching philosophy
-3 references (both personal and professional)
-Up to 6 images of student work (if available)

Please send all information to
with the subject line “Ceramics Instructor application”

Creating > Sharing > Inspiring


Contemplate, explore, and expound upon the subject you love. Bring your enthusiasm to life as an instructor at Harper College, where your work can have its greatest impact upon individuals from a wide variety of cultures. Feel the elation, as our students take your desire for excellence and make it their own.

We welcome you to inspire others, contribute to your profession, and enjoy the complete educational experience, collegial setting, and advanced technological resources of Harper. Teach more than your discipline. Teach your passion.


Harper College seeks a dynamic instructor of art for a full-time tenure-track position. Teaching experience should include hand building, wheel throwing, and glazing at multiple levels, and expertise in firing gas and electric kilns, including raku. 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. This position assists with the hiring, training, and overseeing of lab technicians and student aides. The successful candidate will also work cooperatively with non-credit programming at the college.

The Art Department is composed of six full-time faculty who teach foundation courses, painting, sculpture, ceramics, digital photography, printmaking, figure drawing, art history, art appreciation, and film appreciation. Our facilities include a ceramics studio with multiple kilns, a sculpture area with wood and metal studios, printmaking facilities, and Mac lab.

We are looking for candidates who are committed to teaching art within the community college environment and maintain a safe and thriving ceramic studio program.


  • A Master’s of Fine Arts degree is required.
  • Two years of post-secondary teaching experience required 
  • The successful candidate should demonstrate commitment to teaching a diverse student population informed by course-level learning outcomes, and should use instructional strategies appropriate to the community college student and the discipline. 
  • Experience teaching in the community college setting while maintaining a professional studio practice and active exhibition record is desired.  
  • Strength in teaching both sculptural and functional ceramics is preferred.

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Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Southwestern University – Georgetown, Texas – Assistant Professor of Art (Ceramics) – Tenure-Track

Southwestern University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art position in ceramics to begin August 2019. We are particularly interested in candidates with interdisciplinary approaches to artmaking and teaching and who cultivate meaningful collaborations with other departments and constituencies. Applicants’ creative practices may follow any genre of ceramic art (vessel, functional pottery, sculptural, experimental) with knowledge of ceramics technology, theory, and methodology, supported by a design and drawing practice. The University’s standard teaching load is five courses a year supporting a B.A. and B.F.A. degree in art along with departmental responsibilities, advising, and university service.

Minimum Requirements: MFA in the ceramic arts; practicing artist with a record of professional achievement and evidence of sustained artistic growth; commitment to diversity and social justice and to teaching an increasingly diverse student body. Some successful college level teaching experience in a variety of ceramic genres strongly preferred.

For a complete description of the position requirements and how to apply, go to: All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process.  Southwestern University is an equal opportunity employer.  EOE/M/F

Responsible to prepare and deliver Art History coursework in engaging, innovative, and discipline-appropriate ways that reflect a commitment to success equity, respect for diversity, an understanding of culturally responsive teaching, and knowledge of the teaching field. Meets professional standards for faculty in accordance with college policies and procedures. Instructs students in core curriculum courses of Art History I and II and Art Appreciation.

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Responsible to prepare and deliver Art Appreciation coursework in engaging, innovative, and discipline-appropriate ways that reflect a commitment to success equity, respect for diversity, an understanding of culturally responsive teaching, and knowledge of the teaching field. Meets professional standards for faculty in accordance with college policies and procedures. Instructs students in Art Appreciation and other studio foundation and/or Art History courses as needed by the department.

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Responsible to prepare and deliver Ceramic Art coursework in engaging, innovative, and discipline-appropriate ways that reflect a commitment to success equity, respect for diversity, an understanding of culturally responsive teaching, and knowledge of the teaching field. Meets professional standards for faculty in accordance with college policies and procedures. Instructs students in Ceramic Art and other studio foundation and/or Art Appreciation courses as needed by the department. Maintains an active exhibition record and demonstrates an ongoing commitment to professional research. Works alongside the studio technician on oversight and maintenance of the ACC ceramics facility including managing the budget and inventory of studio materials and equipment.

Oversees risk management procedures in a ceramic classroom, including educating students on safe handling, the disposal of hazardous materials, use of tools and equipment, and all other aspects of maintaining a safe working environment.

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Required: MFA in studio art/other relevant terminal degree. Active exhibition record, ability to communicate within one’s own disciplinary interest and across a broad range of contemporary and traditional ceramics practices, concepts and techniques. Preferred: A minimum of two years university-level teaching experience after graduate school. 

Teach all levels of ceramics in the undergraduate and graduate ceramics curriculum; emphasize critical decision making and execution throughout the creative process to positively affect the realizations of students’ efforts in a wide variety of media and approaches, including traditional methods and emerging new material processes and expanded notions of ceramics practice. On-going, active participation within the ceramics graduate and undergraduate concentrations, and on institutional committees is expected, as is student advising. The Ceramics concentration provides a comprehensive educational program designed to lay a solid foundation of basic skills and concepts, foster critical thinking, and inspire creativity so that each student may find his or her own aesthetic voice and develop a sustainable studio practice. 

DEADLINE Review of applications begins December 1, 2018, and continues until position filled. 

Submit your 20 examples of professional work and 15-20 examples of student work at and the other required materials online at 

Job Overview and Requirements
Hyde Park Art Center seeks a full-time Ceramics Department Head to oversee all aspects of its dynamic ceramics programming, including the management of day-to-day operations of the ceramics program and facilities, strategizing long-term vision and growth opportunities, and implementing high quality instruction for a diverse community of makers. In this capacity, the successful candidate will embrace a range of essential instructional and operational responsibilities.

Key elements of the ceramics department include:

    • The largest department within the Art Center’s Oakman Clinton School and Studios, with over 500 adult and 200 youth enrollments annually.
    • A diverse population of class-takers including functional potters, experimental sculptors, young people, first-timers, and professional artists.
    • Program offerings that include multi-level throwing and handbuilding, figurative sculpture, majolica, surface design, youth and summer camp programs..

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