Arts & Creativity Clay Studio Manager

Burlington, VT
Jun 15, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Details Advertising/Posting Title
Arts & Creativity Clay Studio Manager

Diversity Statement
The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Posting Summary

The Studio Manager fosters a culture of creativity, learning, community, and inclusion in the Arts & Creativity Learning Community's ceramic studio. The ceramic studio offers co-curricular programming to an estimated membership, between 100 to 150 students and community members each semester, and 300 to 350 combined membership during winter and summer sessions.

Responsibilities include: Serving as part of Arts & Creativity team, planning, facilitating, and marketing non-credit classes, identify instructors from the University and larger community; training and supervising student employees and class instructors; teaching non-credit pottery courses from beginner to advanced levels and comply with all of the University's lab safety requirements.

The Studio Manager's goal is to create a physically safe space, promoting an excellent student experience, instill respect and foster a sense of community that creates, promotes and supports an inclusive and socially just community around the ceramic arts. All members and instructors are provided opportunities to understand, accept and appreciate each other through various means including conversations, advocacy, education, and relationship building.

Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)

Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts or related or specialized field and one to three years' related experience required. Professional experience in all levels of ceramics-hand building and throwing: glaze chemistry, firing and maintenance of down-draft gas kiln & electric kiln, and clay mixer and ability to teach those skills required. Administrative and supervisory experience, working knowledge of software applications used to support studio functions required.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, and fostering a collaborative multicultural environment.

Desirable Qualifications

Other Information

Special Conditions
Occasional overtime/weekend hours required, External candidates must complete a 4-month probationary period


Job Type


Hiring Min (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE))

Payband Max (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE))

Staff Hiring Band
Hiring salary budgeted at low end of pay band

Staff Union Code

Posting Details
Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is subject to removal without notice.

Job Open Date

Job Close Date (Jobs close at 11:59 PM EST.)

Open Until Filled

Position Information Position Title
Student Life Professional

Posting Number

Residential Life/30452

Position Number

Employee FTE

Employee Term

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    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    Optional Documents

      The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


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