GPS-Logo-(colour) - SMALL Copy245 Centrum Blvd
Ottawa, ON  K1E 0A1

Position: Ceramic Instructor
Posting Date: March 17, 2017
Application Deadline: Ongoing recruitment
Interviews will be held: TBD
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type Contract Casual

Up to 5 hours a week for 8 week period


Pay per hour compensation commensurate with experience
Position start Date TBD
Position Summary and Essential Job functions The hired candidate will be a team player with strong interpersonal skills and in-depth technical knowledge of ceramics. The candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Instructing ceramics to the community we serve including: children, youth, seniors, and special needs
  • Wheel Throwing: provides in-studio demonstrations on various aspects and techniques in the specified medium appropriate to the skill level of the class
  • Instruction of wheel courses and/or private lessons following the approved course curriculum
  • Demonstrates and teaches students regarding tool use, equipment and technical aspects related to the art program
  • Instructs all classes on the dates and times as agreed, being responsible for the safety and supervision of program participants
  • Keeps track of attendance of classes and reports weekly to administration
  • Reports any changes to your regular class schedule (absent students, inclement weather) to administration promptly
  • Communicates Gloucester Pottery School Health and Safety Policies and other pertinent information to students
  • Prepares course curriculum to the administration
  • Distributes course curriculum and surveys to the students
  • Keeps abreast of current program information, attends and participates in meetings, workshops and training sessions
Qualifications Candidates should have:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Love of creative art
  • Degree or Diploma in the specified medium OR equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2 years instructional experience: instructing the community we serve including: children, youth, seniors, and/or special needs
  • 2 years technical ceramic knowledge: extensive technical knowledge and experience related to the specified medium including studio experience
  • Knowledge of ceramics including glazing, formulating glazes and kiln loading
  • 5 years of consistent throwing
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety practices in relation to working in the studio arts and specified medium
  • Candidate must attend “New Employee Orientation” training run by the Gloucester Pottery School and/or the Shenkman Arts Centre (SAC).
  • A Police Reference Check will be required as a condition of employment for this position.
Assets Preferred candidates would have these assets but not essential:

  • First Aid and CPR
Attention: Rosemary Swan



Gloucester Pottery School


Please submit by email:


  1. cover letter
  2.  resume
  3.  jpeg images of any art creation you have done