Visiting Scholar opportunity @ New Brunswick College of Craft and Design

NBCCD is pleased to announce a new initiative, designed to give its students the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with a creative role model. 💡
Launching in January 2023, the Visiting Scholar program will provide a creative, dynamic environment for a visiting artist to build and accelerate their practice, while also sharing their knowledge with emerging artists.
Applications for the four-month, paid opportunity are now open. ✍

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Employment Opportunities

artist in residence opportunity: Midwestern State University

Artist in Residence: 2022-2023

Midwestern State University (MSU Texas) – Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts

Art Department (Ceramics)

Dates of Residency: August 22, 2022, through August 10, 2023 (one year minimum, with the possibility of one year renewal)

Application Deadline: The position will be open until filled.

Description: This self-directed residency is designed to provide a ceramic artist with university-based studio access, as they make the transition from or between academic settings. Furthermore, the program is intended to allow a resident the time and space to pursue a body of work in a creative and energetic environment, while enhancing the art program at MSU Texas. The accepted artist will participate within the ceramics area as an adjunct professor, an informal collaborator and mentor for students, while working in the common studio space. To see images of the ceramic studio at MSU Texas, please go to:

MSU Ceramics

Minimum qualifications: An MFA in ceramics (or related discipline) is required. All applicant reviews will be based on portfolio review, qualifications, and individual artistic and professional merit.

Duties and Expectations for the Resident Artist: This is a part-time position.  Work will include a combination of the below duties and activities up to a limit of 19 hours per week (final combination of duties may vary, and will be determined in consultation with the ceramics professor):

  • Assistance with studio management and maintenance, including but not limited to loading and unloading kilns, materials inventory, mixing clay, mixing glaze, firing kilns, equipment repairs and cleaning, etc.
  • Facilitate the making of bowls for the Wichita Falls Empty Bowls event
  • Teach one non-for-credit continuing education course per semester, with the possibility of one additional art foundations or general education (adjunct) class per semester (*)
  • Attend opening receptions and special events
  • Help set up and work the Mother’s Day Ceramic Sale
  • Help fire the wood kiln once per semester
  • Give one public lecture on her/his work
  • Donate one piece of artwork for MSU’s permanent collection
  • Other duties may be assigned by Ceramics professor or Chair of the department

Midwestern provides:

  • A rent subsidized apartment located on campus in a residence hall with all utilities paid including Wi-Fi (details to be discussed during the interview process)
  • Reasonable supply of materials and firing privileges
  • A small office with internet access and storage space
  • 24-hour/7 days per week access
  • Studio space in the common 4000 square foot studio area
  • Access to adjunct faculty privileges (library access, wellness center, etc.)
  • Compensation of $6,000 per year, divided throughout the year and paid on hourly rate basis. This is not a stipend.  The resident is paid by the hours worked, which are approximately 12 hours per week.  A timeclock must be used.
  • An exhibition (details to be discussed during the interview process)

* Optional and possible additional compensation of $2,500 for each art foundations or general education course taught as an adjunct professor (combination of all teaching and non-teaching duties to be determined each semester and will not exceed 19 hours per week or its equivalency for both teaching and non-teaching duties. Up to one adjunct course per semester may be allowed).

The ceramics studio at the Harvey School of Visual Art is equipped with the following (available to the resident artist):

  • Three computer controlled electric kilns
  • Large Brent slab roller
  • Two extruders
  • Three pugmills
  • Soldner mixer
  • Separate well equipped glaze room
  • Spray booth
  • Separate materials and clay mixing/storage room
  • Two 3D ceramic printers
  • 18 electric wheels
  • One wheelchair accessible wheel
  • Ball mill
  • 5,000 square foot covered kiln yard with the following:
  • Two 40 cubic foot computer controlled Geil car kilns
  • A 30 cubic foot “fast fire” wood kiln
  • Two older updraft kilns
  • A 30 cubic foot downdraft soda kiln
  • A 3 cubic foot updraft test kiln

Artist in residence may have access, by permission, to the following studios:

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Metals
  • Printmaking
  • 24 station Adobe Suite equipped Mac lab with large format printers

Application: For consideration, please use a PDF compression software such as SMALLPDF to compress your document, and email it to Steve Hilton at [email protected].  I will not receive your document if you do not compress it to less than 5MB

Please put your documentation in A SINGLE PDF, in the following order:

  • Letter of interest including a short paragraph on what you would like to accomplish while at MSU
  • CV
  • Artist’s statement
  • 20 jpegs of recent work (please note your website URL (web address) if possible) If you list your website address, you do not need to include images in your PDF
  • If available, a minimum of 10 jpegs of student work. These can be on your website as well.
  • Contact information (email and cell phone) for 3 references . . . Please make one reference a graduate ceramic professor and one an undergraduate ceramic professor.  A reference from a current employer is preferred for your third reference.

Questions or request for a meeting at NCECA may be sent to Steve Hilton at:

[email protected]

Midwestern State University is AN EEO/ADAAA COMPLIANCE EMPLOYER

This position is designated as security sensitive and requires the finalist to complete a criminal background check.

job posting: Educational Art Technician, Ceramics

The Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) is looking for a skilled and experienced Educational Art Technician, Ceramics to provide excellent studio support for faculty and guidance to students of the School of Craft & Emerging Media.

This is a permanent full-time position starting September 2022. Hours of work are 35 hours per week.

Why AUArts?  Alberta University of the Arts rests on the traditional Treaty 7 Territories of the Blackfoot people and in the spirit of our collective effort to promote reconciliation, we acknowledge the traditional territories and oral practices of the Blackfoot Confederacy, which includes Siksika, Piikani and Kainai, the Tsuut’ina, the Stoney Nakoda First Nations (Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley), Metis Nation Region III, and all those who make their homes in the Treaty 7 Region of Southern Alberta. AUArts is a community of thinkers, shapers, makers and risk takers. We are students, faculty, staff and alumni rich in diversity of culture and thought, challenged to fearlessly explore what moves us, drives us, and implores us to see the world differently.

The Alberta University of the Arts offers its 1,100 students studio-based programming that leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts in one of nine disciplines, a Bachelor of Design in one of two, and an MFA in Craft Media. It has deep roots in Calgary’s creative community and will soon be celebrating its centennial.

The Opportunity (Competition #2122-JU-AP-32)

Reporting to the Studio Manager, the Educational Art Technician (EAT), Ceramics provides support to the School of Craft & Emerging Media through general supervision oversight of the studio facility, equipment, processes, tools, and materials to ensure both safe and effective instructional support during class time and to ensure adherence to standard operating practices to support student studio practice during general facility access hours.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conducts demonstrations, training and orientation for faculty, students and staff on standard operating practices for the uses of equipment, processes and materials handling, including daily clean-up and equipment/materials storage.
  • Monitors and oversees shop, studio and home studio spaces and advises on safe and appropriate practices and etiquette for all facility users including daily clean-up and equipment and materials storage.
  • Advises students with respect to program-related technology, equipment, processes and materials to meet curricular objectives.
  • Works in consultation with colleagues to maintain current documentation of standard operating procedures, studio etiquette respecting the University’s health and safety policy and program and ensuring quality student and instructional experience.
  • Under the direction of the Manager, provides scheduling, training and supervision support to casual and student employees.
  • Provides training and orientation for non-credit instructors as required.
  • Maintains open studio hours to provide students with access and support for studio processes either under general supervision or by appointment as required.
  • Monitors inventory and coordinates purchases of equipment, tools, materials and supplies through operating and capital budgets.
  • Provides guidance and support for the installation of student work for end of semester critiques, exhibitions and institutional events.
  • In consultation with faculty, researches and maintains currency in processes, equipment and materials to complement instruction, meets occupational health and safety requirements, designs and constructs equipment for application as required, and maintains program technology in coordination with Computer and Technical Services and maintains software currency as required.

The successful candidate will have: 

  • Minimum 4-year Diploma or Baccalaureate Degree in fine art or design with a relevant subject area specialization. 
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a practicing artist or technician, with knowledge of relevant studio practices and experience in training students. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency with ceramic technologies, including 3D modelling printing and decal printing.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with electric and gas kiln operation (reduction, oxidation and soda), hand building and wheel techniques, glaze technology, studio and equipment maintenance, clay reconditioning, slip casting, and mold making
  • Experience with wood and metal fabrication.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Rhino and Adobe Creative Suite applications.
  • Current First Aid certification is an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to provide constructive support, guidance and mentorship to students, faculty and staff.
  • Excellent organization and planning skills, meeting multiple deadlines and commitments. 

This position works in a studio environment which includes contact with hazardous materials, equipment and resulting dust and noise. Heavy lifting of up to 50lb of material is required occasionally. Personal protective equipment is required for operation of certain equipment and processes. 

As a member of the AUPE bargaining unit (Local 071/006), this regular full-time position falls under a classification seven (7). The starting annual salary is $59,836 – $66,336 dependent upon skills, education and experience. 

How to Apply

Applications must include the following in a SINGLE PDF DOCUMENT:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume

Please upload your single document to the “Resume” section – do not upload any documents to the “Cover Letter” section. You will be required to create an account in order to submit your application. Please visit our How to Apply page to ensure your application is complete prior to submission. 

Applications will be accepted until July 1, 2022 with interviews to be held in late August. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Further information about AUArts is available on our website at

AUArts is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all University Community Members while on campus. For specific information and updates please visit our website.

AUArts is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversity of the university. We encourage expressions of interest from all qualified applicants for consideration for this or other suitable vacancies although applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The collection of personal information is for the purpose of determining eligibility and suitability for employment as authorized by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act, section 33(c). If you have any questions about the collection of your information, please contact our FOIP Coordinator at [email protected].

job posting: Executive Director of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

The ideal candidate for the Executive Director of Haystack
Mountain School of Crafts will demonstrate a passionate
commitment to the organization’s mission, vision, and
values, and to advancing the field of craft, art, and design.
This person will be a forward-looking leader who will sustain and cultivate Haystack’s
position at the vanguard of contemporary craft. Building on the strength of the
Strategic Plan, the Executive Director will engage and inspire a broad and diverse
network to build philanthropic support so that Haystack can meet the changing needs
of the 21st century, some of which include:
increasing accessibility physically to the campus, economically through
scholarships and other support, and virtually through digital programming and
other offerings;
advancing a more comprehensive and inclusive conception of contemporary
craft and making that holds true to Haystack’s commitment to excellence; and
continuing to pursue goals of equity in relation to staff, board, and participants
throughout the organization.
The Executive Director builds and stewards relationships with broadly diverse
constituencies, partners, and communities, locally, nationally, and globally; the
successful candidate will have genuine compassion for and curiosity about people
and will enthusiastically embrace the role of bridge-builder and “the face of
Haystack,” whether locally in the Deer Isle community or among international leaders
in the field of contemporary craft. This individual will bring experience and skill in
working collaboratively with an active and engaged board, particularly around
supporting the board in educating new members in best practices and expectations.
The next Executive Director will be transparent, collaborative, and inclusive, and
will use empathy and high emotional intelligence to partner with, support, and
motivate a committed staff. A strong systems thinker, the Executive Director will further
the professionalization of processes and procedures in place while maintaining
Haystack’s hands-on and experimental character. Given the significance and
uniqueness of the physical campus and its needs, the next Executive Director should
be comfortable with capital projects and have an understanding of facility needs, in
order to establish strong, trust-based reporting relationships with facilities staff and the
building and grounds committee.
The successful candidate will have a positive, “can-do” mindset, good humor, and
confident self-possession. Resilience and the ability to “grow and thrive where one
is planted” will be essential in sustaining balance through the program-intensive activities of the summer as well as the quieter but no less productive planning stages,
including the development of annual collateral materials during the winter months.
This individual will live in close proximity to Haystack year-round while also traveling
frequently to promote the work of the organization.

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