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The Clay Studio

Job Opportunities

Community Engagement Coordinator

The Community Engagement Coordinator oversees the day-to-day operations of the Claymobile program and studio, and works closely with the Director of Education & Community Engagement to balance timelines, schedules, and budgets. The Claymobile program partners with schools, community-based organizations, and social service agencies around the Philadelphia region to provide disadvantaged youth and the community at large. The program provides innovative, hands-on approaches to learning that strengthen and enhance existing cultural programming, supplement educational curricula, and serve as a catalyst for community engagement.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties and responsibilities of the Community Engagement Coordinator are listed below, reflecting the tasks associated with their key competencies. The duties described below will be performed in conjunction with the Director of Education & Community Engagement (DOE), Claymobile Teaching Artists and Teaching Assistants, and the Community Engagement Assistant.

Residencies

Programming

Teaching Artists and Assistants

Claymobile

Outreach Education Assistant

Finances and Funding

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

The Community Engagement Coordinator reports to and works closely with the Director of Education & Community Engagement on all matters related to job description. The Community Engagement Assistant and Work Exchange all report to the Community Engagement Coordinator.

WORK SCHEDULE

The Community Engagement Coordinator is expected to work on average, 40 hours per week, exclusive of lunch time; At a minimum, expected to divide time as needed between the Claymobile satellite studio and The Clay Studio during normal office hours, which are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The Community Engagement Coordinator needs to be prepared to either drive, bike or take public transit between the two locations. The Outreach Coordinator will have to schedule her eight hours days with a mind to the schedule of the Claymobile's clients and so the exact time of entering and leaving work is flexible.

The Community Engagement Coordinator is also expected to attend First Fridays when scheduled, any fundraiser or exhibition related to the Claymobile program, and on average one other evening event a month.

QUALIFICATIONS

Salary range of $30,000-$35,000 depending upon qualifications, experience, tenure, and performance.

HOW TO APPLY

In order to be considered, please submit the following information:


Submit to Charity Thackston, charity@theclaystudio.org. No phone calls, please.

Review of applications will begin immediately with deadline of December 28th or until the position is filled.

The Clay Studio is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Minorities and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply.

Internship

The Clay Studio Intern Program

Become an active member in The Clay Studio’s community by participating in an internship. The Intern Program is geared towards ceramic enthusiast and those interested in the non-profit sector who want to further their experience and be part of a supportive educational community. Interns perform a wide variety of functions throughout the organization and can be required to do physical labor and heavy lifting.

Interns work 5 hours per week, one day a week during the Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer term. In exchange for this work, participants will receive a free class, access to open studio hours, and other class benefits such as shelf space, glazes and firings.

It is important to both the educational value of your experience as well as the stability of the program that applicants are prepared for a commitment of one full 12-week term, or 60 hours, to The Clay Studio’s Intern Program.

Internships are available in the following areas: Studio (School and/or Summer Clay Camps), Outreach/Education (Claymobile), Gallery/Shop, and Administration/Development.

To Apply

Application can be downloaded HERE. E-mail application and resume to Jennifer@theclaystudio.org with Intern Application in the subject heading. For more information please contact Vice President, Jennifer Martin at Jennifer@theclaystudio.org

The Clay Studio Clay Camp Intern Program

The Clay Studio’s Intern Program is geared towards college students, recent ceramics graduates, as well as ceramic artists who are interested in teaching or furthering their ceramic education. Teaching Assistants perform a wide variety of functions throughout the Clay Camp program at The Clay Studio in exchange for classes and open studio time. This is an opportunity for artists to join a supportive educational environment while building their resume with essential teaching and technical skills.

Interns work either 15 or 30 hours per week, for a total of 60 hrs. In exchange for this work they will receive access to summer open studio hours. Each person will receive an 18” x 18” x 18” shelf space and free access to all school glazes and firings. In order to maintain a rigorous educational atmosphere, students will be given access to all summer workshops at TCS, as well as the opportunity to participate in one free class.

Duties shall include but not be limited to:

  1. General classroom assistance.
  2. Responsibility for processing artwork and loading and unloading kilns.
  3. Classroom set up and clean-up.
  4. Hands-on assistance to children ages 6 – 12 years.
  5. Assist with classroom and lunch supervision.
  6. Attendance at Clay Camp faculty meeting.

It is important to both the educational value of your experience as well as the stability of our program that applicants are prepared for a 2-4 week (60 hour) commitment to The Clay Studio’s Intern Program.

To Apply

Application can be downloaded HERE. E-mail application and resume to josie@theclaystudio.org with Intern Application in the subject heading.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Clay Studio offers a variety of volunteer opportunities in the School and Gallery. Volunteer duties include assisting in classes and workshops, performing administrative work, staffing the School Store, helping in the Gallery & Shop, and assisting at Clay Studio special events and First Friday openings. Dates and hours vary. We are looking for friendly volunteers with an interest in ceramics.

To Apply

Application can be downloaded HERE. E-mail application and resume to volunteer@theclaystudio.org with Volunteer in the subject heading. For more information please contact Jennifer Martin at Jennifer@theclaystudio.org.

Artist Opportunities

Learn about residency opportunities.

About The Clay Studio

The Clay Studio is Philadelphia's only nonprofit solely dedicated to the education and promotion of the ceramic arts, and is one of the world's leading institutions in the field. Founded in 1974, The Clay Studio supports the ceramic arts through its artist residencies, gallery, studio space, and school, educational & outreach programs. The programs of the Clay Studio reflect the dual character of the organization: as a community centered institution involved with the life of the city and region, and as a national and international focal point for ceramic arts. The Clay Studio believes in promoting broad access to the ceramic arts, therefore programs are geared to all levels of interest and proficiency.

The Clay Studio is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, political affiliation or belief. Employment decisions are made without consideration of these or any other factors that are prohibited by law.