Ceramics Instructor for Adults: Job Description

Reports to:                       Head of Education

Length of each term:   3-hour classes – Daytime/Evening

                                            Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer terms

                                            Term length varies from 4 to 8 weeks.

Class size:                       Up to 12 students


Plan, develop and deliver a series of weekly 3-hour pottery education sessions to adult learners that include coiling, hand building, wheel throwing, sculptural work, trimming and glazing. Classes will consist of students who have skill levels that range from beginner to intermediate. 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop an overall lesson plan that describes what students will learn throughout their learning period.
  • Conduct weekly pottery lessons with detailed lesson plans that cover the different aspects of pottery.
  • Identify the different levels that students are at and adjust lessons to prepare them to advance to their next level
  • Build effective relationships with students to support their learning experience.
  • Ensure students follow rules and regulations as outlined by the studio including completing their cleaning after each class.
  • Evaluate each student’s performance and prepare progress reports after each designated session.
  • Complete regular invoices to Head of Education to ensure prompt payment.
  • Advise Head of Education of planned absences, and or specific needs for related projects.

 Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum 3- 5 years demonstrated experience teaching adults in ceramics.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively teach coiling, hand-building clay, using the slab roller, wheel throwing and trimming, sculptural work and glazing.
  • Degree in Fine Arts an asset.
  • Knowledge of/familiarity with e-clay learning to create an interactive classroom is an asset but not required.
  • Kiln firing experience is an asset but not required.
  • Must be available for entire term
  • Proof of COVID 19 vaccinations

 Salary: Based on experience and formal training.

  • Can apply for one or multiple terms

If interested or want more information, contact us by email to info@thepottersstudio.ca with “Teacher” in the subject line.