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Employment Opportunities

Museum School Instructor (VARIOUS)

The Arkansas Arts Center is seeking candidates for the following positions in the Museum School. Please submit cover letter and resume to personnel@arkansasartscenter.org.

Polymer Clay Instructor: Candidate must be familiar with and adept at techniques and processes used in producing work in the medium of polymer clay. Must be familiar with safety procedures related to the studio in general and polymer clay in particular. Candidate also needs to be organized, articulate, and creative. Work with Department Chair to prepare a class description, a lesson plan designed to build the skills of students at varying levels of knowledge, and a syllabus for a full-length class – typically 8- to 10-weeks – although sometimes in shorter durations in this department. Candidate must follow guidelines as established by Jewelry & Small Metals Department Chair, Museum School Manager, and other AAC staff on communicating with students and staff, class and studio expectations, and meeting deadlines. Other duties as assigned.

Beginning Wheel Instructor: Candidate must possess good wheel throwing skills, have at least five years of experience working with clay and three years of experience teaching. Experience teaching other disciplines may qualify if the candidate has not taught ceramics, although teaching ceramics is preferred. Candidate must be competent at helping students with glazing for Cone 9 reduction. Work with Department Chair/Studio Manager to prepare a class description and syllabus for a full-length class – typically 8- to 10-weeks. Candidate must follow guidelines as established by Ceramics Department Chair, Museum School Manager, and other AAC staff on communicating with students and staff, class and studio expectations, and meeting deadlines. Other duties as assigned.

Intermediate/Advanced Handbuilding Instructor: Candidate must possess good handbuilding skills and have at least five years of experience working with clay and three years of experience teaching. Experience teaching other disciplines may qualify if the candidate has not taught ceramics, although teaching ceramics is preferred. Candidate must be competent at helping students with glazing for Cone 9 reduction. Work with Department Chair/Studio Manager to prepare a class description and syllabus for a full-length class – typically 8- to 10-weeks. Candidate must follow guidelines as established by Ceramics Department Chair, Museum School Manager, and other AAC staff on communicating with students and staff, class and studio expectations, and meeting deadlines. Other duties as assigned.

Intermediate/Advanced Hand & Wheel Instructor: Candidate must possess good handbuilding and wheelthrowing skills and have at least five years of experience working with clay and three years of experience teaching. Experience teaching other disciplines may qualify if the candidate has not taught ceramics, although teaching ceramics is preferred. Candidate must be competent at helping students with glazing for Cone 9 reduction. Work with Department Chair/Studio Manager to prepare a class description and syllabus for a full-length class – typically 8- to 10-weeks. Candidate must follow guidelines as established by Ceramics Department Chair, Museum School Manager, and other AAC staff on communicating with students and staff, class and studio expectations, and meeting deadlines. Other duties as assigned.

Assistant to the Ceramics Department Chair: Candidate will assist with gas and electric kilns, with some loading and unloading of kilns. Candidate must be able to repair kilns and other equipment, including pug mill, pottery wheels, and assorted small tools. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds. Candidate will assist w/kiln room maintenance, including taking care of kiln posts and shelves. Assist with inventorying materials, clay, and chemicals. When ordering supplies, duties include verifying orders as they come in, updating inventory of resale items, and creating invoices for resale items. Data entry skills required, particularly with Excel and Google Documents. Other duties as assigned.

Part-Time Visitor Services RepresentativeS

The Arkansas Arts Center is always looking for part-time Visitor Services Representatives to work at the front desk, museum shop, and box office. The representative will greet visitors; sell tickets and merchandise; distribute brochures and handouts; provide information on membership, current exhibitions, Children’s Theatre, Museum School, upcoming events and special programs; maintain accurate customer information and sales records; and ensure that phones have proper coverage during business hours. Representatives will actively utilize suggestive sales and customer service techniques to encourage repeat business, additional ticket sales and provide ‘best in class’ customer service. Additional duties as assigned. Must be reliable and have excellent customer service skills and a positive attitude. Shifts include closeout of registers, reconciliation of receipts and cash, and preparation of daily sales report. Weekends are required, including some evenings. A background in art, art history, or theatre is preferred. To be considered for future openings, please submit cover letter and resume to personnel@arkansasartscenter.org.

 

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