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Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts seeks a new full-time Executive Director to serve as an inspiring, nurturing, and facilitative leader for the exciting next phase in the life of the organization.
The new visionary director will bring a fresh perspective and enthusiasm to this leadership role during a pivotal time in the organization’s development. With a new state-of-the-art studio, the stage is set to expand Watershed’s signature residency program and explore the next chapter of innovative and inclusive programming. Watershed seeks candidates with demonstrated fundraising and financial management experience, proven success managing a motivated team, an appreciation for the power of art and artmaking, and an understanding of artist residencies.
Working closely with the Watershed Board, the Executive Director will manage a new strategic planning process that aligns with Watershed’s mission and goals; develop financial plans and fundraising strategies focused on sustainability and capital campaign success; provide operational oversight of Watershed’s annual budget, programming, and facilities; manage a small and dedicated staff; and develop and steward meaningful relationships with Watershed’s local, national, and international stakeholders.
For a complete job description, qualifications, compensation and benefits package, and application details, please visit: https://www.watershedceramics.org/about/employment/edsearch/
The School of Art at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks a 3D Studio Technician. This is a full-time position with benefits, including insurance and retirement. The 3D Studio Technician manages the sculpture, ceramics and foundation studios ensuring safe and efficient daily operation. In addition, the position instructs students in the safe use of equipment, organizes, inventories, and repairs tools and equipment, and maintains material and supplies, coordinates orders, and tracks expenditures.
Must have at least a BA or BFA with five years of relevant experience/equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, or a Master of Fine Arts degree. Excellent time management, communication, organization, as well as phone and computer skills are essential. Preferred and relevant experience includes: experience in use and maintenance of sculpture and ceramics equipment and facilities, experience in metal fabrication, basic electrical and plumbing repairs, wood and carpentry skills, experience firing and maintaining kilns, and digital fabrication experience.
The application for this position includes providing a cover letter, CV, references, and portfolio of work samples and demonstrated skill.
Application review will begin June 13, 2022 and continue until filled.
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Position: Studio Coordinator of Ceramics
Start Date: July 25, 2022
Base Salary: $45,000 – $47,000 (Total Compensation Package Value (including housing/studio space): $68,000 – $70,000)
Anderson Ranch Arts Center seeks an energetic and dynamic individual to join our team overseeing our ceramic studio. This person will be driven, like us, by a belief that the power of artmaking can change individuals and the world. We enjoy working with career-minded people ready to fully immerse themselves in the day-to-day operations of a world-class teaching, learning and art making program that encourages cross disciplinary exploration and learning.
The Studio Coordinator of Ceramics supports the Artistic Director in two primary areas: the operation, maintenance, and technical aspects of the ceramics facility and administrative duties essential to the department’s programming. The Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the day-to-day operations of the ceramics facilities; has direct responsibility for equipment upkeep and repair, implements safety and security protocols for labs; provides technical and educational assistance to residents, visiting artists, and workshop faculty and students.
- Minimum BFA (MFA desired)
- Thorough knowledge and experience of how to maintain a ceramics facility.
- Experience with and knowledge of contemporary ceramics processes and equipment.