Seeking Professional Candidates

The Smithy Clay Studio Manager & Lead Instructor


The Smithy Clay Studio is seeking a studio manager and lead instructor. Candidate must have a BFA in ceramics or equivalent experience, MFA degree is preferred. Candidate must have excellent communication and organizational skills, show initiative, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Teaching experience and knowledge of wheel throwing and hand building techniques is required. Responsibilities include but are not limited to programming development, clay and glaze preparation, kiln firing and maintenance, and maintaining a safe studio environment. A successful candidate will be compensated with a fixed base salary. This position does not include healthcare or retirement benefits, but does include flexible schedule, generous vacation time, small private office and studio space, free firing and access to dry materials, and sale opportunities at both The Smithy Gallery and Cooperstown Art Association.

Studio Equipment Includes:
3 Skutt Electric Kilns
12 Electric Wheels
Designated Glazing Area
Multiple Hand Building Tables
Pugmill
Small Library
iMac in Office
Google Chromebook for mobile work
2 Go Pros w/ tripods
Small Printer

Please send cover letter, CV, three references, artist statement, ten images of your ceramic work, and an optional ten images of past student work if applicable to the Cooperstown Art Association, 22 Main Street, Cooperstown NY 13326 or email to [email protected]

Salary: $35k - $40k Commensurate With Experience

Application Deadline:
2/01/2023