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.


– 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.


– 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.


$15 – 20/ hour (dependent upon experience)

Potential for teaching opportunities, with extra pay

Direct questions to

To apply send letter of intent, resume, and up to five images of your work to 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.