Position: Ceramic Instructor and Technician

Posting Date: Feb 1, 2018

Application Deadline: 12:00 NOON – March 1, 2018

Interviews will be held: TBD

Number of Openings: 1

Position Type: Permanent
35 hours a week (Tuesday-Saturday or Wednesday-Sunday)

Pay per hour: Range $16.00 – $18.00 per hour TBD (on experience)

Position start Date: Immediate

Position Summary and Essential Job functions

The hired candidate will be a team player with strong interpersonal skills and in-depth technical knowledge of ceramics. The candidate will have the following responsibilities:
• Instructing ceramics to the community we serve including: children, youth, and adults
• Techniques of handbuilding: provides in-studio demonstrations on various aspects and techniques in the specified medium appropriate to the skill level of the class
• Instruction of wheel courses and/or private lessons following the approved course curriculum
• Demonstrates and teaches students regarding tool use, equipment and technical aspects related to the art program
• Instructs all classes on the dates and times as agreed, being responsible for the safety and supervision of program participants
• Candidate will be expected to create new and innovative projects, help plan annual pottery sale
• Keeps track of attendance of classes and report weekly to administration
• Reports any changes to your regular class schedule (absent students, inclement weather) to administration promptly
• Communicates Gloucester Pottery School Health and Safety Policies and other pertinent information to students
• Prepares course curriculum to the administration
• Distributes course curriculum and surveys to the students
• Identifies and reports repairs to studio equipment as required
• Keeps abreast of current program information, attends and participates in meetings, workshops and training sessions
• Acts as ceramic technician when not instructing
• Flexibility with additional weekend and evening work as required for special events, bookings and exhibits
Qualifications Candidates should have:
• Ability to speak in both French and English
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to follow direction and multitask
• Love of creative art
• Degree or Diploma in the specified medium ORequivalent combination of education and experience
• 2 years instructional experience: instructing children, youth, or adults
• 2 years technical ceramic knowledge: technical knowledge and experience related to the specified medium including studio experience
• Knowledge of ceramics including glazing and kiln loading
• 2-5 years of consistent throwing
• Knowledge of Health & Safety practices in relation to working in the studio arts and specified medium
• Candidate must attend “New Employee Orientation” training run by the Gloucester Pottery School and/or the Shenkman Arts Centre (SAC).
• A Police Reference Check will be required as a condition of employment for this position.
Assets Preferred candidates would have these assets but not essential:
• First Aid and CPR

Attention: Wendy Snyder

Gloucester Pottery School
Please submit by email:

1. cover letter
2. resume
3. jpeg images of any art creation you have done