The Umbrella Arts Center in Concord, MA is seeking a skilled ceramics staff member for our newly renovated and professionally upgraded ceramics studio. The Ceramics Studio Technician is responsible for the overall operation and daily maintenance of The Umbrella’s Ceramics Studio, facilitation of all ceramics programs, and support of all ceramics constituents.
The Umbrella’s Ceramics Studio includes two classrooms, kiln room (1 gas, 1 soda, and 5 electric kilns), glaze room and all associated ceramics equipment, tools, and materials. The ceramics program, during COVID-19, consists of online classes, curbside pick up and drop-off of clay, greenware, and glaze work, and very limited capacity studio use under COVID-19 protocols for public health and safety. The Umbrella’s ceramics constituents consist of registered students, volunteers, 6 resident studio artists, and teaching faculty.
Responsibilities of the Ceramics Studio Technician generally include but are not limited to, operation of kilns, fabrication of glazes, clay reclaim, identifying studio maintenance, cleaning and organizing the ceramics facility, restocking supplies, ensuring studio safety, and generally ensuring that the overall studio is in top working order.
The Ceramics Studio Technician, in consultation with the other members of the Education department, is expected to help implement and manage a robust ceramics program and consult on the ceramics curriculum as taught by the ceramics faculty for youth and adults. The Ceramics Technician helps to ensure that the program is meeting institutional and financial goals and accommodates constituent needs.
This is a temporary part-time, non-exempt position for 24 hours a week, during COVID-19. Optional teaching opportunities are available paid in addition to the above hours at an hourly rate commensurate with teaching experience or 50% of total tuition, if applicable.
SPECIAL NOTE: When The Umbrella’s Ceramics Studio is able to resume normal operations post-COVID-19 at a level consistent with historical precedent, The Umbrella will be seeking a full-time, 40 hour a week, salaried position, with competitive benefits package, under the title of Ceramics Program Manager. This part-time, temporary position is a great opportunity and holds the possibility for growth for the right candidate.
Supervisor Structure: Reports to the Director of Education.
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