Pottery Instructor

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) - Bowmanville, ON (6 months ago)

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Wage: $30.00/hr

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (VAC) is a not for profit public art gallery and arts education centre located in Bowmanville, ON. The Centre occupies a four-story 1905 Mill, which holds exhibitions spaces and studio spaces including a fully-equipped pottery studio, a painting studio, and a loft gallery. The VAC is dedicated to the delivery of contemporary art and education to the Clarington Community, the wider Durham Region, and beyond. It has a 42-year history of community engagement, and connecting people of all ages and backgrounds in a creative place for learning and discovery. Educational and public engagement programs are offered to kids, youth, and adults, while exhibitions of contemporary art show the works of Canadian regional and national artists in various stages of their careers.

The VAC is seeking a friendly, energetic and organized pottery instructor with a versatile teaching style to teach pottery classes to children and adults.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Instruct and supervise VAC pottery classes for kids and adults
Instruct special workshops or school programs when needed
Instruct programs and workshops offsite for outreach programming
Meet with the Education Coordinator to coordinate programming plans and evaluate the success of projects and classes.
Provide class outlines, material lists, class descriptions to the Education Coordinator upon request.
Organize and create projects lessons
Prepare and gather materials before class
Perform demonstrations for the class on technique and process
Collect art materials, appropriate cleanup of the studio after class
Keep work areas clean and pottery supplies stored and organized
Provide sufficient notice to the Education Coordinator if unable to teach a scheduled class

Minimum five (5) years experience in teaching and working with pottery
Working knowledge of current ceramic and pottery techniques
Ability to teach various methods and practices to a wide range of age groups
Knowledge in kiln operation - knowledge in proper loading, unloading, and operations of kilns, pugmills, extruders, pottery wheels, and other clay related machinery

The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to employment equity and building strength through diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates and encourage women, visible minorities, and Indigenous peoples to apply. Acknowledging that we are not a fully accessible building, we attempt to be as inclusive as we can in our hiring process.

Please send your Cover Letter and CV to education@vac.ca