January 31, 2020
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (CLAY) - Appalachian Center for Craft
The Appalachian Center for Craft is a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech and is located at 1560 Craft Center Drive, Smithville, TN 37166.
Index 538105, Position 684010
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: A MFA degree from an accredited institution is required. Selection will consider the candidate’s potential artistic and professional growth within the residency, technical skills in studio and equipment maintenance, and potential for instructional support. General familiarity with clay materials, operation of clay mixers and pugmills, glaze mixing, electric and gas kiln firing and basic equipment maintenance. Preferred: Basic knowledge of hand power tools and construction/framing.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The AIR will work 20 hours per week overseeing studio upkeep and providing instructional support. Studio duties include maintenance, mixing glazes, firing kilns, and other studio tasks including managing the needs of the workshop program; maintenance and cleanup of clay studio, glaze pantry, glaze lab, and condition/use of kilns & equipment. The resident must produce a significant body of studio work while showing a high level of technical expertise and aesthetic merit. In consultation with the supervising faculty member, expectations of the residence’s studio work will be reviewed after arrival. Instructional assistance includes occasional teaching duties during faculty absence, periodic class demonstrations, participation in class discussions, and/or mid-term and final group reviews. During the Craft Center’s summer workshop season the AIR manages studio operations, facilities and inventory, and ordering of supplies under supervision of the program manager.
SALARY & BENEFITS: A stipend of $3,240.00 annually is provided, which is paid in monthly increments of $270 by direct deposit. This is a part-time grant funded position; its continuation is contingent upon future funding. Residence in Craft Center housing is a required condition of employment. Single occupancy bedroom with private bath (whether married or single, cooking and lounge facilities are shared with other residents), individual studio space and 24 hour studio access are provided. A stipend of $3,240.00 annually is provided, which is paid in monthly increments of $270 via direct deposit. Benefits include the accumulation of annual and sick leave on a prorated basis equal to the percentage of employment, and thirteen (13) pro-rated University holidays. Other benefits include pro-rated retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits. Also, opportunities for additional employment through workshop and outreach programs or adjunct teaching may be available.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: All applicants must apply online at https://jobs.tntech.edu and are required to electronically upload a resume and provide contact information for three references. References will be contacted by committee members. Official transcripts required upon hire. Applicants are also required to submit digital images (10-12) in JPEG format by wetransfer.com, to firstname.lastname@example.org, Attention: Artist in Residence Application – Clay, or they can be attached to the application as a multiple page PDF file not to exceed 9 MB, under Multi Media. Submission of materials is the applicant’s responsibility. Applications without all required materials are incomplete and will not be considered.
APPLICATION SCREENING DATE: Initial screening will begin January 14, 2020; open until filled.