CFile’s Advisory Board Member Garth Johnson has been appointed to the key post of Curator of Ceramics at the Ceramic Research Center at Arizona State University, replacing founding director Peter Held. That means that Johnson’s job as Curator of Artistic Programs is now vacant in Philadelphia at The Clay Studio.
Below is a copy of the job listing on The Clay Studio’s web site. Please visit their page for more information about the qualifications they’re seeking and how to contact them. The deadline to apply is Oct. 15 at 5 p.m.
The Clay Studio, a nonprofit organization with a focus on the ceramic arts, seeks a dynamic and knowledgeable Curator of Artistic Programs to lead our residency, visiting artist, and exhibitions programs. The Curator of Artistic Programs plays a leadership role in formulating strategies that support The Clay Studio’s artistic and community engagement goals as well as the expansion of the organization’s reputation in the ceramic field, within our local community, and within international craft circles. As the member of a small staff, the Curator of Artistic Programming will be a strong team player who is willing to roll up their sleeves and manage details and execution of all programming, communicating among departments, and pitching in with the very real labor involved in exhibitions, artist talks, and special events.
The Curator of Artistic Programs is a vital senior-level staff member of The Clay Studio who reports to the President of The Clay Studio. S/he is responsible for oversight of support staff, achieving annual income goals, contributing to fundraising activities, working with the Board and Artistic Committee, and must be a highly visible member of The Clay Studio community. S/he collaborates with the President, Senior Staff and Board members to create, communicate and implement an array of artistic programming.
The Clay Studio has recently adopted a new strategic plan that outlines an extended period of growth and community partnerships. The Curator of Artistic Programs will play a key role in executing this plan by strengthening relationships with the Board & staff, local & national artists, collectors, customers, and varied members of the community.
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