Colorado Nonprofit Association

Ceramics Coordinator

Organizational Summary

The Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities celebrates and elevates the human condition with engaging arts, humanities, education, and entertainment that expand the cultural landscape for everyone. The Arvada Center strives to create and maintain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all artists, actors, staff, volunteers, and patrons.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Education, this position works collaboratively with Education staff to coordinate all aspects of the Arvada Center Ceramics program. Responsibilities include providing, coordinating and planning the ceramics schedule, coordinating and planning two pottery sales per year, communicating with ceramics students both in person and via email, and efficient and courteous customer service. Responsible for supporting and contributing to revenue sales goals through development of ceramics program awareness, attendance and class offerings. This position is a strong advocate for promoting the values of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) throughout the organization.


Ceramics Program Coordination and Studio Management:

Develops curricula and coordinates ceramics classes and summer camps

Responds to queries from current and prospective students

Hires, trains and mentors ceramics instructors and studio assistants

Monitors enrollment for classes and prints up class lists. Cancels ceramics classes if necessary

Manages Open Studio schedule

Tracks waiting lists for classes and camps

Purchases ceramics supplies and reviews ceramics budget with the Director of Education

Monitors and oversees maintenance of equipment and performs minor repairs

Supervises loading and firing of kilns

Writes/edits descriptions and promotional information for ceramics classes

Exhibits strong knowledge of gas and electric kilns

Pottery Sales Coordination:

Produces, plans, organizes and schedules two pottery sales, one in spring and one in December, annually

Coordinates volunteers for pottery sales

Administrative Responsibilities:

Exhibits strong knowledge of ceramics and running a ceramics studio

Exhibits excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate and interact with all levels of personnel within the center and the general public in a positive and cooperative manner

Attends weekly education division meeting

Other reasonable duties as required

Skills and Competencies

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Ceramics Education

Exhibits strong knowledge of ceramics field including firing kilns both low and high fire, formulating glazes and organizing a studio

Exhibits strong knowledge of customer service standards and techniques

Demonstrates a commitment to the values of the Arvada Center’s IDEA initiative – Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access in all aspects of the dance program

Ability to manage multiple projects and programs at the same time

Acute attention to detail

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Ability to work independently and with good time management skills

Ability to communicate and interact with all levels of personnel within the Center as well as ceramics staff and students in a positive and cooperative manner

Physical Requirements: Work is performed in an arts center and office environment. This position requires moderate physical activity and moving throughout the building

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees based on age, race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability or any other status protected by state or local law. Candidates from traditionally marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.