Ceramic Studio Technician / Employment
September 7, 2022
Organization Name: Seward Park Clay Studio
Organization Location: Seattle, WA
Seward Park Clay Studio is looking for a part-time ceramic studio technician.. This is an hourly job paying $25-$30/hr, depending on experience. 100% on-site position, with some flexibility in schedule. We would ideally like someone to work on Mondays and Wednesdays, or Sundays and Mondays. We are hoping to hire someone by mid-September. We will take applications until September 7.
The studio technician will primarily be loading and unloading kilns, helping to mix glazes, and participating with all staff, resident artists, teachers and students to keep the studio organized, safe and clean. The studio tech will work in partnership with the Studio Manager and the Executive Director, and will also relate to students, teachers, and resident artists.
Important qualifications for this position include a strong working familiarity with electric kilns (and perhaps gas kilns), glaze chemicals and mixing procedures, and basic studio equipment. The ideal candidate will be patient and work well with others, have a collaborative problem-solving ethic, and will participate in communicating without judgement. We have a commitment here to learn from our collective mistakes. Respect and care for the students and resident artists is assumed. Also, if the candidate can occasionally help with some office work, that is a plus.
Seward Park Clay Studio
Seward Park Clay Studio’s mission is to promote the growth of the ceramic arts by providing a broad range of educational programs, events, and studio opportunities for artists, in a community clay arts facility. Located in the most beautiful park along Lake Washington, Seward Park Clay Studio has been a vital element in the Northwest’s visual arts community since 1970. We offer community classes in wheel-throwing and hand- building for adults and youth, in both low-fire and high-fire temperature ranges. Our teachers are among the most accomplished in the region with a broad range of experiences. Students are invited to make work outside of class time in our open studio hours available every day of the week.
Seward Park Clay Studio is committed to creating a diverse community and is an equal opportunity employer. Women, BIPOC folks and non-gender-binary/trans people are strongly encouraged to apply.
To receive a full job description please send an enquiry to PeterOlsen@sewardparkart.org. You will receive a prompt response.