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Pottery Studio Assistant

JBCP has been a non-profit pottery education resource to Yellow Springs and the Miami Valley area for over 60 years. We are seeking a potter to become our studio assistant who will help with regular studio tasks.

Estimated 10-15hr weekly with flexible scheduling.

Compensation $15 + hourly, based on experience, plus position includes a personal shelf and 24/7 studio access to create your own work. A $145 monthly value. 

Applicants must be 21+

Basic pottery experience required. Will be given studio assistant task training.

Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Studio Cleaning: dust control, mopping etc. 

  • Outdoor chores: weed whacking, wood stacking and possible splitting as needed, snow removal, general maintenance per studio manager's direction.

  • Assist with kiln work such as kiln loading and unloading and maintenance tasks.

  • Studio laundry upkeep

  • Aid the studio manager in running studio events such as the holiday sale, fundraisers, street fair and more.

  • Assist the studio manager with other tasks and projects as needed.

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs

  • Reclaiming/ recycling clay (pug mill training will be provided)


Studio Assistant will work directly with Studio Manager, Meg Smallwood. Please send resume/cv and letter of interest to 

Deadline for applications is: Tuesday, January 23, 2024


We are an equal opportunity employer; and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected military/veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


The mission of the John Bryan Community Pottery, Inc. (JBCP) is to promote the appreciation of the ceramic arts in the community by educating the public through classes, workshops, exhibits and by offering facilities for making ceramic work. We offer classes to people of all ages, races, orientation and proficiency of working with clay. Studio space is also available to Studio Renters with a demonstrated ability to work independently, however the studio is not designed nor intended to serve as a facility for the commercial production of pottery. 

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