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The Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Department of Studio Art invites applicants for a full-time position as Ceramic Studio Coordinator to begin January 1st, 2015. MFA in studio arts is required with broad based knowledge of ceramic technology and equipment. Applicants should have teaching experience as well as hand-on familiarity with electric and gas kilns, gas burners, clay mixing equipment, basic shop tools and shop safety procedures.
The Ceramic Studio Coordinator may teach one class each semester. The subject matter of the course will be determined by enrollment pressure, student interest, and the educational needs of the program.
This position will oversee the operation of two ceramic studios by providing consistent and on-going expertise in managing and repairing studio equipment, including the preventive maintenance and repair of pottery wheels, clay mixers, electric and gas kilns, tools, maintaining inventory of supplies and materials, working with faculty to identify, research and order new equipment, and help students and faculty with projects, demonstrations and exhibitions requiring special materials, skills or equipment.
The Coordinator will be responsible for the supervision of the ceramic area’s Graduate Assistants (GAs). This includes training GAs in the skills necessary to assist with simple equipment repairs as well as instructing all students in the safe and effective use of studio tools and equipment.
Basic Qualifications: MFA in studio arts is required with broad based knowledge of ceramic technology and equipment. This should include experience with electric and gas kilns, gas burners, clay mixing equipment, basic shop tools and shop safety procedures.(Please DO NOT apply if you do not meet these criteria.) The successful candidate must have good organizational and communication skills, especially for working with students and faculty in an educational environment. Phone and computer skills are essential and familiarity with relevant 3-D software (Rhino, CAD/CAM) a plus. Teaching experience at the college level is preferred. Must be able to lift and carry 50#. Applicants must send a current CV, letter of application, artist statement, teaching philosophy, one PDF containing 20 images of personal work and relevant image list along with contact information for three references (no letters).
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