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Studio Technician & Instructor

Loam Clay Studio - Ontario
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posting Date October 14, 2021

LOAM Clay studio is a growing ceramic centre in Hintonburg, an Ottawa
neighbourhood known for its vibrant arts community. The studio offers all levels
of pottery classes and studio space for independent work.
LOAM offers a fertile environment where potters come to learn, explore, create and
collaborate. LOAM is a studio with supportive and knowledgeable staff who all share a
passion for pottery and the ceramic arts. We strive to foster excellence in all aspects of
pottery; instruction, design & craftsmanship.

What is a Studio Technician?
This position requires a physically strong and motivated individual. Specific
duties will include, efficiently managing the behind the scenes, technical aspects
of pottery for our classes and members, teaching classes & workshops.
Applicants must have a solid foundation in the ceramic arts and an eagerness to
be an integral part of a growing pottery studio. As the business is growing
rapidly, all employees have a broad range of responsibilities.
What would I be doing?
- Teaching and answering potter’s questions on a variety of techniques and
troubleshooting issues
- Monitoring class work and ensuring it is ready for trimming & glazing
- Firing, loading and unloading kilns
- Kiln repairs, changing elements
- Developing and mixing glazes
- Making slips and underglaze
- Very strong throwing & trimming abilities
- Working with plaster, making bats and molds
- Handbuilding
- Reclaiming large quantities of clay
- Pugging Clay
- Design
- Upholding studio guidelines with members
- Assess inventory for ordering

What skills do I need to have?
? Strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to provide direction
clearly to students with different learning styles
? Knowledge and expertise in ceramics including back end technical
? Creativity and strong passion for ceramics, growing your knowledge and
sharing knowledge with others
? Strong ability to prioritize effectively and multitasking
? Problem solving and ability to work independently
? Ability to lift up to 50lbs at one time for moving materials including clay
? Positive mindset and eagerness to contribute and make an impact

Other Information
Interested applicants should send their CV and digital portfolio or website to
The salary will be commensurate with experience.
LOAM is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, we will make
accommodations available during the recruitment process to applicants
with disabilities.

How To Apply

By email

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