To begin employment in May, the Ceramic Publication Company is seeking a Potters Council Manager to oversee and operate our membership organization for enthusiast and professional potters.  This is a full-time position located in our Westerville, Ohio, headquarters office.

The Potters Council Manager will implement the strategy and tactics for reaching the goals of the Potters Council.  Manage the operations of Potters Council in order to position it as the premiere membership organization in the field.  Build, and provide value to, membership through establishing and improving member benefits, effectively managing member services, and ensuring that the Potters Council is financially strong.


  • Develop meaningful membership value propositions and market them vigorously to achieve the goals for growing the Potters Council membership.
  • Develop topics and proactively recruit presenters, sponsors, and organizers for the conference program so that it is a continuously growing and profitable program.
  • Develop and implement marketing plans to promote Potters Council programs, build new membership, and increase member retention.
  • Support the Potters Council Advisory Board and any committees of the Council.
  • Develop new revenue streams for the Potters Council (Juried Show, Café Press merchandise, online webinars, etc.).INTERESTED CANDIDATES – SUBMIT A COVER LETTER, RESUME AND SALARY REQUIREMENT TO:

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of five years related experience is required.
  • A comprehensive membership marketing background is required (association management a plus).
  • Experience in the development and operation of educational meetings.
  • Knowledge of studio ceramics field preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of artists and volunteers (member advisory board).
  • A Bachelors’ degree is a must, as are excellent written and verbal communications skills and computer efficiency.
  • Extensive travel required to attend selected workshops and conferences (including over some weekends), with ability to lift and pack materials weighing 25+ pounds.
  • Must be able to work with a minimum of senior management guidance.


University of Washington Seeks Instructional Technician

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The School of Art + Art History + Design (SoA+AH+D) has an outstanding opportunity for an Instructional Technician II in the 3D4M program with an emphasis on ceramics.

Instructional Technicians in the 3D4M (ceramic/sculpture/glass) program provide and maintain safe, healthy and excellent facilities for students and faculty of the University of Washington. The 3D4M program has facilities located approximately one mile apart in the Seattle campus Art building and at the Ceramic and Metal Arts building (CMA) that fall under the responsibility of the technician. This full-time position shares responsibilities with one other full time sculpture technician and a part time glass technician in the 3D4M program. This position provides primary support to the ceramics program.

The position of Instructional Technician II/3D4M Ceramics is multifaceted and requires a variety of technical skills, organizational abilities and a personality that can accommodate and interact with a constantly shifting body of approximately 90 undergraduates and 8-10 graduate students as well as five full time faculty and numerous visiting artists. The structure of the program leads to rather hectic periods at the beginning and end of each quarter and classes are offered all four quarters of the academic year.

The technician is on the premises or doing related work during the standard five-day week. Exact hours may change in consideration of general university schedules and faculty needs as well as deliveries, physical plant scheduling, office hours, etc. The primary function of the technician is to supervise, maintain and oversee the safe and proper use of the many industrial pieces of equipment that a ceramic department needs for instruction. The technician’s presence is necessary to oversee all firing and to insure the overall safety of the program.

The technician acts as an area supervisor and is responsible for insuring proper use of the facility and acts as an invaluable resource to the students. The technician needs to have an understanding of all ceramic related procedures as well as basic carpentry, electrical and natural gas plumbing skills. Physical labor is involved in approximately 30% of the tasks performed.