The Facilities Coordinator will work with the Executive Director, RLCC Staff, and Residents to fulfill the mission statement set forth by the Red Lodge Clay Center. The primary responsibilities of the Facilities Coordinator will focus on two major areas; Facilities Management and operation of the retail Clay Business.
The following descriptions and duties will apply to each area;
- Repair & Maintain RLCC facilities and equipment including Ceramics Studio, Gallery/Retail Location, and Resident Housing, as well as grounds keeping at all RLCC properties.
- Coordinating sub-contractors in instances when services are retained.
- Ordering and maintaining ceramic studio supplies including clay & glaze materials, cleaning supplies, tools, equipment, etc.
- Schedule and instruct Resident employees during maintenance shifts.
- Manage ongoing snow removal during winter months at RLCC business locations.
- Conduct studio orientations for all in-coming Residents, Visiting Artists, and Artist groups. Also, supervising check-in/check-out procedures in housing and studio for all Residents.
- Organize semi-annual and bi-monthly studio clean-ups with Resident Employees.
- Assist Resident and Visiting Artists with studio protocols, equipment, and materials.
- Coordinate sales, specials orders, purchasing, and inventory management of clay business.
- Arrange shipping/freight and clay deliveries to customers.
- Provide technical support and customer service for clay business.
- Be physically able to lift 75 pounds on a regular basis.
This is a full-time, salaried position. The ideal candidate will be well organized, energetic and highly motivated with strong interpersonal, communication, and management skills and the ability to adapt to the needs of a growing ceramic arts center in rural Montana. We ask that candidates have a minimum BA, BFA, or equivalent education. In addition, candidate must be able to lift and carry loads up to 75lbs, be comfortable operating studio equipment; chainsaw, power tools, wood-splitter, table saw, etc. In addition, candidates must have relevant working knowledge of all aspects of running a ceramic studio including studio safety, kiln repair, kiln building, welding, and wood shop maintenance.
Candidates with these skills and credentials will receive additional consideration. Previous experience in Art Studio maintenance and operation as well as how to operate forklifts and other heavy equipment. Advanced knowledge in construction, repair, and/or fabrication. An MFA in Ceramics or other fine art degree is preferred. We also encourage RLCC employees to be active artists in order to take advantage of the studio and facilities provided.
Compensation will be determined based on the candidates experience and qualifications. The selected candidate will have access to RLCC studio facilities and a private studio as well as materials at a discounted rate and may receive paid leave for professional development opportunities. Please note, this position does not include health or retirement benefits.
Send cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three references, artist statement, and 10 images (if applicable) of current artwork to David Hiltner via email email@example.com.
Application deadline: April 30th, 2019