AVC: Ceramic Studio Assistant (S9975C)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

The Ceramic Studio Assistant is responsible for maintaining the ceramic studio areas, including the kiln room. Light cleaning and re-organization of the tools, buckets, etc. will be the primary functions of the position, but it also includes periodic mixing of the glazes and slips, collection and storage of waste clay/materials, supervision of electric kiln firings, and preparation of demonstration materials.

Specific responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

  • Maintain the studio spaces suitable to appropriate working conditions, e.g., be sure buckets, bats, and waste clay are stored in their appropriate places, and that table and work surfaces are clear
  • Be available some evenings/nights to supervise and/or confirm shut off of the electric kiln firings
  • Monitor glaze and slip materials, and re-mix as needed or requested
  • Prepare demonstration materials

The Basics

Department: Art and Visual Culture
Supervisor: Susan Dewsnap
Office Location: Olin
Email: sdewsnap
Pay Grade: C
Workers: 1

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: The Ceramic Studio Assistant must have previous clay working experience.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE: Working knowledge of ceramic studio equipment


REPORTS TO: Classroom instructor

STUDENT SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES : Electric kiln firing turn-up and shut off


ENVIRONMENT: Ceramic studio areas, inc. kiln room


MACHINES & EQUIPMENT USED: Electric kiln, power drill, venting equipment

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