Arcadia University, Domestic

  • Ceramics Studio Technician (part-time, 9 months)

    Location US-PA-Glenside
    Regular Staff Part-Time
    Visual and Performing Arts
  • Overview

    Studio Supervisor for Ceramics studio will maintain tools and equipment, oversee kiln facility, glaze lab, and ceramics studio spaces and load and fire gas and eclectic kilns.   This part-time, 9-month (academic year) position provides the opportunity to continue to develop a portfolio for graduate school.


    Arcadia’s College of Arts and Sciences offers programs in science, technology, and math; humanities; visual and performing arts; communications; and historical and political studies. These programs prepare students for careers that contribute to a global society and allow students to exhibit, perform, and publish on campus through a variety of campus media outlets, including an art gallery, a literary magazine, and an online journal.


    Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in Greater Philadelphia and promises a distinctly global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. A national leader in study abroad and international education, Arcadia has been named #1 in undergraduate study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report for the past seven years. Approximately 3,900 students attend Arcadia, and the University’s 2,500 undergraduate students choose from more than 65 fields of study.


    Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to hiring manager.

    For additional information and to apply, please visit: and submit a cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references.


    Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.


    Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check.


    Essential Functions

    • Daily maintenance and operation of the ceramics studios including kiln room, glaze lab, plaster room, and general studio spaces.
    • Supervise loading and unloading of kilns.
    • Supervise clay mixing and reclaiming.
    • Supervise glaze mixing.
    • Maintenance and repair of tools and equipment.
    • Safety compliance for kiln and glaze room. 
    • Materials ordering and inventory.

    Marginal Functions

    • Others duties as assigned 



    Received: Associate Professor
    Given: Student workers


    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


    1. Demonstrated experience working in a ceramics studio, which may include: firing gas and electric kilns, mixing and reclaiming clay, formulating and mixing glaze.
    2. Knowledge of proper safety rules, regulations and procedures.
    3. Having the ability to respond to change in the workplace environment. Working on multiple projects and meeting deadlines. Being able to work on projects autonomously, efficiently, and demonstrating initiative
    4. Collaborate with colleagues in the department to complete various tasks, projects, and goals to meet deadlines; including submission of appropriate requests for supply orders and maintenance.
    5. Demonstrates self-awareness, tact, and sensitivity in communications. Maintains a positive attitude and remains composed in stressful situations. Is an effective team player. Is responsive to and cooperates with colleagues and clients (internal/external).
    6. Communication: 
        1. Presents ideas and information clearly, concisely, and in an organized manner.
        2. Articulated clearly and effectively both orally and in writing including faculty, staff and student interactions.
        3. Listens actively and exercises sound judgment about the manner in which communication occurs. Actively listens to and understands needs of faculty, staff and students and is sensitive and responsive to them
        4. Demonstrates attention to detail in written work product.


    Minimum Qualifications

    • Recent (1-10 years) graduate of the Ceramics program with interest in pursuing advanced graduate studies.



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