Description

The studio technician will assist the director with building and program operations and maintenance.  This position is 15 – 20 hours/ week, hours flexible.  Because this position potentially offers opportunities for artistic career advancement it is preferred that applicants have an active studio practice.

Requirements

– extensive knowledge of ceramic materials and process
– good organizational skills, ability to focus on details and big picture, punctual
– good interpersonal skills, helpful and friendly to students and residents
– ability to perform constant physical activity, including ability to lift 50 pounds; work safely with ladders, ceramic materials and dust; tolerate heat, cold and dampness.

Responsibilities:

– mix clay and glazes
– load, fire and unload bisque kilns
– maintain materials inventory
– assist director in oversight of work-study program
– keep wheels, kilns (gas and electric), slab roller, extruders, and other studio equipment in good working order at all times
– oversee building maintenance, including but not limited to all plumbing, electrical, gas, and waste
– assist director with other small projects as needed.

Compensation:

$15 – 20/ hour (dependent upon experience)

Potential for teaching opportunities, with extra pay

Direct questions to james@potterynorthwest.org

To apply send letter of intent, resume, and up to five images of your work to james@potterynorthwest.org or hard copy and/ or CD to Pottery Northwest c/o James Lobb 226 1st Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Applications received by March 20th will be given full consideration.  Applications received after 3/20 may be considered as the position will be open until filled.

Pottery Northwest is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in all aspects of its programming and organization.

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