JamFactory, Adelaide SA
Creative Director - Ceramics Studio
Part Time Position
JamFactory is seeking an inspiring Creative Director to lead our Ceramics Studio.
The successful applicant will provide training and mentorship for
studio associates and effective management of the studio’s business
The position requires an excellent knowledge of contemporary ceramics, particularly within the area of studio production, as well as an established reputation in the field.
Applicants should have well developed craft, design and communication
skills and relevant studio, organisational and budget management
The role is part time (approx four days per week) and includes access to studio space and facilities outside of these hours.
Applicants should address the selection criteria noted in the Position Description.
To obtain a copy of the Position Description or for further information
about the role, please contact Brian Parkes Chief Executive Officer
on (08) 8410 0727 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close 5pm Monday 7 October 2013 and should be addressed to:
Chief Executive Officer
PO Box 10090
Adelaide BC SA 5000
|Reports To:||Sales Gallery Manager and Education and Studio Program Head|
|Hours:||26 - 32 hours per week on average, part-time on an occasionally flexible schedule|
|Preferred Start Date:||September 18, 2013|
This is a part-time, hourly position that provides retail and NCC course registration assistance in Northern Clay Center’s Sales Gallery. When working in the Sales Gallery, this person serves as the primary receptionist for the Center, including responding to questions about NCC programs and registering students. The position reports directly to the Sales Gallery Manager, and supports other work of the Manager and the Education and Studio Program Head, including various special events planning. The schedule for the position will include Tuesday through Saturday shifts and occasional weekends, with other times as needed.
Customer Service/Front Desk at Northern Clay Center
- Greet the public, orient them to NCC, direct their inquiries to the correct program staff;
- Serve as primary receptionist and registrar, provide general information;
- Maintain the order and communications of front desk (NCC publications, promotions, SGA binder, member lists, etc).
- Serve as primary sales clerk and provide customer assistance to shop visitors;
- Manage staging of monthly Featured Artist inventory and other gallery artists in response to shifts and changes in inventory;
- Maintain artist biography cards; annually audit artist bio information;
- Order and maintain shop supplies: stickers, ribbon, bags, tissue, boxes, magazines, etc.; track spending and report to Manager support annual budgets;
- Maintaining the physical gallery through cleaning, staging, and various preparatory work;
- Manage Inventory: regularly conduct physical inventories, anticipate and communicate needs to Manager, check work out of inventory, track inventory with artists;
- Pack and ship online orders, support Manager in developing online gallery presence;
- Track trends in ceramics (view artist websites, peer galleries, events online and local, magazines, etc.
- Serve as primary registrar. Process class and workshop registrations, maintain online class listings, create class rosters, process refunds and cancelations, initiate new memberships, and enforce NCC registration policies in conjunction with the Education and Studio Program Head;
- Track inventory and order tools to coincide with classes.
- Support Gallery Manager in directing gallery volunteers and interns;
- Participate in annual selection of American Pottery Festival artists.
- Work with Exhibitions and Gallery Managers to manage various exhibition tasks, including price lists, inventory of work, and assistance with install and de-install as necessary;
- Provide information on current and upcoming exhibitions to visitors;
- Provide customer assistance; sell work from the current exhibition;
- Support front desk during exhibition openings (6 – 8 times/year).
- have a college degree, preferably a BFA or MFA in ceramics;
- have at least two years of demonstrated successful experience and skills in retail;
- have excellent oral communication skills and be comfortable responding to and working with a variety of individuals with diverse abilities and interests;
- have strong writing skills;
- be able to carry out assigned projects to their completion;
- be able to anticipate and initiate;
- demonstrate great attention to detail, tracking, and follow up;
- be proficient on Mac platform and have a working knowledge of Word, Excel, and web-based applications;
- be able to lift and move up to 50 pounds.
Please send a cover letter describing interests and experience, a résumé, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to:
Karen McPherson, Sales Gallery and Special Events Manager
Northern Clay Center is an equal opportunity employer.