2018 Fall Ceramics Studio Technician | Ox-Bow School of Art & Artists' Residency

Submitted by ox-bow on Fri, 07/13/2018 - 9:59am


The Ceramic Studio Technician at Ox-Bow, School of Art and Artists’ residency oversees the technical and operational aspects of Ox-Bow’s ceramics studio, including day-to-day studio operations, firings, and materials management for ceramics artists in residence and studio members.  The studio technician will ensure a quality, supportive learning environment for a range of skill levels and cultivate a community of learners.  The studio technician is expected to build and maintain effective relationships with students, studio members and faculty to gain their respect and trust; utilizes strong communication skills;  be an enthusiastic ambassador of and ensure positive perception of Ox-Bow.  This is a residential position and the technician will work directly with the Academic, Campus, and Program Directors to ensure an organized, cohesive working environment.

Skills & Qualifications: 


  • BFA in ceramics or the equivalent with at least two years technician experience in a ceramics studio.
  • Solid technical background with experience firing and repairing gas, electric, and wood kilns.



  • Ability to work with a wide-range of skill levels, personalities, and backgrounds and modify technical and operational strategies to optimize learning experience.
  • Must have excellent people skills; possess excellent communication skills – written and verbal.
  • Strong organizational skills with regard to studio inventories, Materials Safety Data Sheets and general studio safety.
  • Must be a team player able to work independently as well as in a group.
  • Must be innovative, resourceful, patient, and a strong sense of integrity.
  • Must be able to stand, bend, and routinely lift studio materials and equipment weighing up to 75 lbs.
  • Must be able to travel to and from Ox-Bow Saugatuck campus and/or various vender locations in the West Michigan region.
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Rebecca Parker
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