The Education Coordinator (EC) is integral to the Education Department, including The Clay Studio School adult and on-site youth programs. The EC is responsible for the functioning and excellence of the above programs and achieving revenue and expense goals. Coordinates classes, workshops, and on-site youth programs to ensure the smooth running of all in-house educational programs. Communicates on behalf and represents The Clay Studio with sound judgment and diplomacy. The EC is customer-focused, detail orientated and dedicated to TCS’s mission to create the space, support, and inspiration necessary for expression and learning in the ceramic arts where all can flourish.


The duties and responsibilities of the EC are listed below, reflecting the tasks associated with their key competencies.

Coordinator day-to-day administrative operations of Educational Programs

  • Coordinate the daily admin needs, including posting classes and workshops on the website, processing workshop artwork, supporting camps, and dealing with registration issues as they come up
  • Coordinate/hire 15-20 instructors quarterly and assistants for quarterly classes & workshops
  • Interview & Schedule interns each quarter
  • Help develop and coordinate a new after-school program at the new location
  • Work with the Deputy Director and the Studio Technicians to build solutions and modify School policies to address student, faculty, and artist needs and concerns
  • Maintain an excellent educational environment for the students
  • Facilitate learning, and encourage open communication with students
  • Schedule calendar of deadlines for processing students’ work each semester
  • Support TCS programs, workshops, and all special events
  • Maintain data/tracking #’s for school registration
  • Review summary reports for teacher evaluations to ensure excellence
  • Schedule classes and workshops for each semester, including Summer Clay Camp programming
  • Confers with Deputy Director and the Curator to bring artists in for workshops. Contact presenters, schedule dates
  • Conduct faculty quarterly meetings
  • Conduct student evaluations of faculty each term and review with faculty as needed
  • Maintain faculty bios/images on the website
  • Research and develop targeted contact lists (example: other art centers, higher education, etc.)
  • Provide tours to prospective students and other visitors interested in TCS School
  • Investigate new opportunities to increase and further the educational content of our programs
  • Coordinate private events at the TCS School* Subject to change
  • Back-up support for shop/gallery and answering the phone
  • Other duties as assigned

 Consistently analyze areas for continuous improvement & growth for the Education Programs

  • Participate in both short and long-term strategic planning and review revenue/expense goals
  • Continually modify the plan to cultivate new students, partnerships, and strengthen the program to increase enrollment
  • Evaluate improvement needs and implement necessary changes to the working environment
  • Train and prepare the instructors and assistants to lead/assist with Date Night & workshop events
  • Research potential partnerships with other organizations related to programming

Teaching Artists, Assistants, and Interns

  • Serve as direct supervisor for the Education Assistants & Studio Tech
  • Hire faculty and assistants
  • Effectively utilize and organize volunteers in support of operations

Customer Focus & Effective Communication

  • Ensures Attention to Detail, uses tact, and builds relationships
  • Follow up and communicate with students to obtain feedback.
  • Prepare quarterly student information in print and on the website
  • Attend first class of each term to make announcements and review and explain TCS Student Handbook, collect money, enroll last-minute sign-ups, and build rapport with as many students as possible.
  • Collect audience demographic survey.
  • Maintain communication with students through emails and posters to ensure they are informed about our programs and opportunities.
  • Act as the point person for students (mediating disputes when necessary).


  • Degree or 1-3 years of experience in arts administration, art education, community engagement, program management, or ceramics
  • Previous experience with teaching art, especially ceramics
  • Ability and interest in working with people of all ages
  • Being bilingual, especially in Spanish and English, is a plus
  • Must have a valid Driver's License
  • Position requires lifting up to 50 lbs. and climbing stairs regularly

Work Schedule:
The Education Coordinator works on average 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm. The Education Coordinator is required to attend events outside of regular business hours. Example: First Fridays, Artist Lectures, Educational Workshops, etc.

Reporting Relationships:
The Education Coordinator reports to the Deputy Director on all matters related to the job description. Teaching Artists, Teaching Assistants, Summer Camp & Afterschool assistants report the Education Coordinator.

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary range of $36,000-$40,000 depending upon qualifications and experience
  • A complete benefits package is included

Send resume and cover letter to No phone calls, please. The Clay Studio will review applications immediately.

The Clay Studio is an equal opportunity employer. The Clay Studio values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, and members of ethnic minorities to apply.


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The 2022–2024 FAO Schwarz Fellowship

The FAO Schwarz Fellow at The Clay Studio will split their time between direct service: working with our Claymobile Community Program and our After School Program and strategic project work. In addition, the Fellow will spend about 10 percent of their time on professional development, cohort gatherings, and their Fellowship role. The application deadline is February 10, 2022 by 11:59 pm ET.

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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, exhibitions, studios, classrooms, and 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, and programs are geared to all levels of interest and proficiency.