Employment Opportunities

After 20 years in business, Queen City Clay is one of the largest public ceramics studios and clay retail shops in the United States. We serve a range of skill levels, from clay beginners to professional potters and sculptors, while offering activities for families, schools, corporations, and various groups. In addition, we play an important role in arts education in the community, supplying schools throughout the region with materials and training, offering internships and an artist-in-residence program.

Queen City Clay- Summer Camp Instructors

Queen City Clay is looking for art educators for Summer Camp 2023! We are an energetic team of artists and educators who have a passion for clay education, imaginative experiences and introducing students to creative process. If you enjoy teaching children and art, in any medium, we’d love to interview you.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with the Children’s Programming Director on planning projects and activities for campers within specified weekly themes.
  • Teach fun and unique art camps within specified themes to students of varying ages and skill levels.
  • Prepare projects and materials daily.
  • Keep materials organized, classroom clean.
  • Communicate student, class, and material needs with other teachers and Children’s Programming Director.
  • Collaborate alongside other teachers and assistants to facilitate classroom management.
  • Create a kind and supportive environment for children and other employees.
  • Facilitate a camp art show at the end of each camp week.

Competencies:

  • BFA in Art Education or related experience preferred.
  • Experience in a children’s camp or classroom environment.
  • Experience creating lesson plans and age-appropriate art projects.
  • An enthusiastic attitude towards teaching and working with young children.
  • Respectful of diversity and the needs of individual children.
  • Demonstrate kindness, respect, and professionalism at all times.
  • Works to establish connection with students through conversation and making.
  • Is eager to better the classroom environment when there is down time.
  • Can communicate in a clear, kind, and respectful manner to parents.
  • Ability to create a fun and respectful atmosphere.
  • Has basic to extensive knowledge of multiple art mediums.
  • Has any interest or knowledge relating to any summer camp themes (animals, Harry Potter, Pokémon, Stop Motion Animation, painting, printing, gardening).
  • Ability to clearly delegate needs, tasks and direction to assistants.
  • A background check is required.

Workday:

10:00am-12:30pm Morning Camp

1:30pm-4:00pm  Afternoon Camp

Optional Hours

8:30-10am Before Care

12:30-1:30pm Lunch

4-5:30pm After Care

Commitment:

4 weeks of camps, consecutive or not, morning or afternoon session May 30th – August 11th.

Compensation:

$600/wk (additional pay optional $14/hr for Before & After Care)

Benefits during employment include:

  • 10% discount on retail store items
  • Employee Clay pricing
  • Free firing limit of 5 pieces/ week; member pricing for additional pots
  • 24 hour access code
  • Common storage in the basement classroom area

After 20 years in business, Queen City Clay is one of the largest public ceramics studios and clay retail shops in the United States. We serve a range of skill levels, from clay beginners to professional potters and sculptors, while offering activities for families, schools, corporations, and various groups. In addition, we play an important role in arts education in the community, supplying schools throughout the region with materials and training, offering internships and an artist-in-residence program.

Queen City Clay strives to build a culture of inclusion and diversity for all members and employees that respects their individual strengths, views and experiences. We believe that by building this culture in our studio, it betters us as a community and team.  We encourage women and minority candidates to apply.

Queen City Clay is an Equal Opportunity Employer where all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, Veteran, or disability status. 

To Apply: Please send resume, brief cover letter and sample lesson plans to Jess Thayer jthayer@queencityclay.com

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, positions will remain open until filled.     

Queen City Clay- Summer Camp Assistants

Queen City Clay is looking for art education assistants for Summer Camp 2023!

We are an energetic team of artists and educators who have a passion for clay education, imaginative experiences and introducing students to creative process. If you enjoy teaching children and art, in any medium, we’d love to interview you.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist lead instructor in running fun and unique art camps within specified themes to students of varying ages and skill levels.
  • Prepare projects and materials daily.
  • Clear, wash and put away/organize materials and tools from finished projects.
  • Lead students during restroom and snack breaks.
  • Clean/organize workspaces (including tables, floors, trash, etc.) each day.
  • Communicate with lead instructor any student, class, and material needs.
  • Create a kind and supportive environment for children and other employees.
  • Facilitate a camp art show at the end of each camp week.

Competencies:

  • Experience in a children’s camp or classroom environment or related experience preferred.
  • An enthusiastic attitude towards teaching and working with young children.
  • Respectful of diversity and the needs of individual children.
  • Demonstrate kindness, respect, and professionalism at all times.
  • Works to establish connection with students through conversation and making.
  • Is eager to clean and organize the classroom environment during down time.
  • Can communicate in a clear, kind, and respectful manner to parents.
  • Ability to create a fun and respectful atmosphere.
  • Has basic to extensive knowledge of multiple art mediums.
  • Has any interest or knowledge relating to any summer camp themes (animals, Harry Potter, Pokémon, Stop Motion Animation, painting, printing, gardening).
  • Ability to work with others and follow directions.
  • Art Teacher recommendation suggested for all high school applicants.
  • A background check is required.

Workday:

10:00am-12:30pm Morning Camp

1:30pm-4:00pm  Afternoon Camp

Optional Hours

8:30-10am Before Care

12:30-1:30pm Lunch

4-5:30pm After Care

Commitment:

4 weeks of camps, consecutive or not, morning or afternoon session May 30th – August 11th.

Compensation:

$450/wk (additional pay optional $14/hr for Before & After Care and Lunch)

Benefits during employment include:

  • 10% discount on retail store items
  • Employee Clay pricing
  • Free firing limit of 5 pieces/ week; member pricing for additional pots
  • 24 hour access code (during work weeks)
  • Common storage in the basement classroom area

After 20 years in business, Queen City Clay is one of the largest public ceramics studios and clay retail shops in the United States. We serve a range of skill levels, from clay beginners to professional potters and sculptors, while offering activities for families, schools, corporations, and various groups. In addition, we play an important role in arts education in the community, supplying schools throughout the region with materials and training, offering internships and an artist-in-residence program.

Queen City Clay strives to build a culture of inclusion and diversity for all members and employees that respects their individual strengths, views and experiences. We believe that by building this culture in our studio, it betters us as a community and team.  We encourage women and minority candidates to apply.

Queen City Clay is an Equal Opportunity Employer where all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, Veteran, or disability status. 

To Apply: Please send resume and a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for Queen City Clay Summer Camps to Jess Thayer jthayer@queencityclay.com

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, positions will remain open until filled.     

Employment Opportunities

If there are not current postings, please feel free to fill out an application here. We often look to our pool of candidates as opportunities arise. Please fill out an application and send it to our staff to keep on file. Email all applications to Beth.

 

Special Event Instructor Opportunity

Queen City Clay is the region’s largest & oldest existing clay studio, gallery, and supply center focusing on education and promotion of the ceramic arts. Queen City Clay consistently seeks on-call instructors for Special Events, Field Trips and Open Wheel Classes. Both Leads and Assistants needed.

Instructors will be responsible for leading or assisting with short term programs ranging from 1 to 4 hours at a time. Programs include beginning instruction in wheel throwing or hand building with clay.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Setting up studio for instruction, gathering necessary tools
  • Taking attendance during events
  • Lead or assist with instruction on basic wheel-throwing or hand-building techniques
  • Ensure students properly clean stations and studio

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with clay in a studio or educational environment
  • Experience teaching or assisting with instruction in ceramic arts
  • Desire to introduce beginners to the clay experience and promote involvement in our community

Hours and Benefits:

Events are scheduled 7 days a week within the hours of 9am and 9pm. Regularly scheduled events include Open Wheel (Fridays & Saturdays), private groups/parties,  and Field Trips during the school year (weekday mornings). Instructors are on call and choose the events they are available to lead or assist. Should be willing to work a minimum of 3 events per month.  Active instructors have the opportunity to use Queen City Clay facility.

Queen City Clay strives to build a culture of inclusion and diversity for all members and employees that respects their individual strengths, views and experiences. We believe that by building this culture in our studio, it betters us as a community and team.  We encourage BIPOC candidates to apply.

Queen City Clay is an Equal Opportunity Employer where all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, Veteran, or disability status. 

To apply send resume or detailed letter of experience to Jon Stein,  jstein@queencityclay.com.