Studio Technician & Instructor
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LOAM Clay studio is a growing ceramic centre in Hintonburg, an Ottawa neighbourhood known for its vibrant arts community. The studio offers all levels of pottery classes and studio space for independent work.
LOAM offers a fertile environment where potters come to learn, explore, create and collaborate. LOAM is a studio with supportive and knowledgeable staff who all share a passion for pottery and the ceramic arts. We strive to foster excellence in all aspects of pottery; instruction, design & craftsmanship.
What is a Studio Technician?
This position requires a physically strong and motivated individual. Specific duties will include, efficiently managing the behind the scenes, technical aspects of pottery for our classes and members, teaching classes & workshops.
Applicants must have a solid foundation in the ceramic arts and an eagerness to be an integral part of a growing pottery studio. As the business is growing rapidly, all employees have a broad range of responsibilities.
What would I be doing?
- Teaching and answering potter’s questions on a variety of techniques and troubleshooting issues
- Monitoring class work and ensuring it is ready for trimming & glazing
- Firing, loading and unloading kilns
- Kiln repairs, changing elements
- Developing and mixing glazes
- Making slips and underglaze
- Very strong throwing & trimming abilities
- Working with plaster, making bats and molds
- Reclaiming large quantities of clay
- Pugging Clay
- Upholding studio guidelines with members
- Assess inventory for ordering
What skills do I need to have?
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to provide direction clearly to students with different learning styles
- Knowledge and expertise in ceramics including back end technical experience
- Creativity and strong passion for ceramics, growing your knowledge and sharing knowledge with others
- Strong ability to prioritize effectively and multitasking
- Problem solving and ability to work independently
- Ability to lift up to 50lbs at one time for moving materials including clay
- Positive mindset and eagerness to contribute and make an impact
Interested applicants should send their CV and digital portfolio or website email@example.com
The salary will be commensurate with experience.
LOAM is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, we will make accommodations available during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities.