Ceramics Department Head

Submitted by jtremblay on Wed, 08/01/2018 - 11:39am

Job Title – Ceramics Department Head

Job Overview and Requirements

Hyde Park Art Center seeks a full-time Ceramics Department Head to oversee all aspects of its dynamic ceramics programming, including the management of day-to-day operations of the ceramics program and facilities, strategizing long-term vision and growth opportunities, and implementing high quality instruction for a diverse community of makers. In this capacity, the successful candidate will embrace a range of essential instructional and operational responsibilities.

Key elements of the ceramics department include:

  • The largest department within the Art Center’s Oakman Clinton School and Studios, with over 500 adult and 200 youth enrollments annually.
  • A diverse population of class-takers including functional potters, experimental sculptors, young people, first-timers, and professional artists.
  • Program offerings that include multi-level throwing and handbuilding, figurative sculpture, majolica, surface design, youth and summer camp programs.
Requirements
Skills & Qualifications: 

Essential Requirements

The successful candidate will have:

  • Expertise in ceramics processes (including glaze development and cone 10 reduction firing), materials, and equipment;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience teaching advanced curricula;
  • Experience managing a diverse ceramics studio;
  • Their own artistic practice;
  • Knowledge of contemporary ceramics practices with a curiosity to seek out new ideas and inspiring artists in the field;
  • A thoughtful and inclusive communication style with a personable demeanor;
  • Critical thinking skills, especially the ability to analyze program needs and make responsive improvements;
  • An eye for details and a desire to improve systems;
  • The ability to work with many different types of people in a hybrid public-private environment;
  • A sense of perspective and adaptability;
  • A commitment to equity, inclusion, and justice;
  • The ability to lift moderately heavy items (including clay and equipment);
  • Master’s Degree in ceramics or equivalent experience required.
To Apply: 

For a detailed position description and how to apply, please visit http://www.hydeparkart.org/get-involved/opportunities/

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Jeannette Tremblay
Contact Phone Number: 
773-324-5520
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