Ceramics Studio Job
Job Vacancy – Assistant for Pottery Studio & Gallery
Assist with all aspects or running our thriving little pottery and gallery.
Duties will include, administration, technician work, sales, marketing and house keeping.
Pay £7.50 per hour for 3 month trail and training period. £8.50 after.
20 – 30 hours a week. Days, hours and times are negotiable for the right candidate. Once agreed a contract will be draw up.
This position would be ideal for someone seeking an apprenticeship as a potter / ceramics designer maker. Between my husband and I we have a wealth of knowledge to share in ceramics field. You would become part of our pottery family and we are supportive and passionate about all things ceramic especially nurturing young talent.
We are a small but rapidly growing company and there is opportunity for progression with this position.
What we are looking for:
The successful applicant must be honest, organized, self-motivated, reliable & a good time keeper.
Also, cheerful, optimistic, flexible, comfortable working and communicating with a small team and the public.
Comfortable with a variety of people, as an arts establishment, we have and do attract
characters and interesting personalities. You need to be personable and open at all times.
Willing to do mundane work.
Have an interest in arts and crafts.
Experience and qualifications are desirable but an interest in the business and pottery are much more important. Full training will be given.
Social media, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram
Basic IT skills, documents and spreadsheets.
Health & Safety in Ceramic Workshop
Kilns & firing
Full list of duties.
This is an over-whelming list of things that happen in the studio beside making & teaching. You would not be expected to do all of this in 20-30 hours, however the suitable candidate should be willing to do/learn to do the following jobs:
Keeping display, clean and fresh and labels maintained.
Dusting valuable and fragile ceramics.
Welcoming visitors including making tea & coffee.
Telling them about the artists and the work.
Selling work, wrapping, taking payment, giving invoices and keeping records.
Helping at private views and events, approximately 3-4 a year which may be help at evenings and weekends.
Packing work for events.
Keeping floor/ table/sofa clean.
Shopping for tea, coffee, flowers and cleaning materials.
Helping with online marketing. Organising regular newsletters on WordPress.
Writing blog posts on WordPress.
Advertising courses, workshops and exhibitions. Also helping to promote Wigwam Ceramics and our Artist in Residence.
Using social media to keep in touch with customers and promote the business.
Also sharing relevant interesting events and posts.
Taking photographs in the studio of classes and events.
Sharing the above via Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram.
Regular e mail and phone checking.
Following up enquiries and bookings
Recording booking and payments
Checking stock levels
Grinding & cleaning kiln shelves
Lifting 12.5kg bags of clay
Occasional supporting in classes and workshops
Cleaning. (This is at times 25% of the job!)
Hoovering, mopping and steam cleaning the floor. Cleaning and tidying tools.
Washing ware boards and services.
Washing up. Cleaning fridge and surfaces. Cleaning the toilets.
Enforcing and adhering to health and safety standards. (Full training given.)
Putting bins out.
Dog sitting & walking.
Share all the knowledge we have regarding making and selling ceramics.
Support developing your own work if appropriate.
Free pottery classes and studio time.
Training from our Web support in using our WordPress websites.
Working in a very friendly and supportive environment.
Flexible days and hours.
Percentage of admin work can be done from home if it suits.
Challenging Points to be aware of:
A big percentage of work is mundane like cleaning and recycling.
Dusty environment. We work to keep this to a minimum.
Dog hairs and dogs. Need to be a dog lover.
How to apply.
Please read all the above carefully before responding and follow the instructions below.
If this is the perfect job for you please send an e mail to: email@example.com,
copied to firstname.lastname@example.org
and titled CERAMICS STUDIO ASSISTANT in capitals.
Please answer the following 3 questions, please be concise:
Why is this the perfect job for you?
Is your ideal job, temporary or long term? Why?
What has been your favourite job so far and why?
A phone number and best time to call.
Other information you feel is relevant, such as CV, website, images of art work (small jpegs only).
If we invite you for an interview we will require 3 references, one from employment, one character and one from a friend.
Closing Date. November 20th 2015