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Studio Operations Manager

Job Type:

30 hours a week

Starting Pay: $12.00 to $14.00 hour, depending on experience


Position Overview:

The qualified person will report directly to the Board of Directors to help John Bryan Community Pottery (JBCP) operate smoothly and efficiently. JBCP is a 501c3, non-profit organization.


Responsibilities include, but not limited to:


  • Electric and gas kilns: kiln and shelf maintenance, schedule and execute firings, and load and unload kilns

  • Inventory and maintain general studio supplies: pottery tools, clay, sponges, bats, underglazes, low fire glazes, brushes, containers, glazing tools, propane, wax, dry glaze materials, wood, paper towels, toilet paper, overhead lights, etc.

  • Mix and remediate of cone 6, cone 10, and Raku glazes

  • Reclaim clay via pug mill

  • Schedule  and coordinate classes, workshops, recruiting instructors, open studio, and electric and gas firings

  • General cleaning of studio, mopping, dusting, towel laundry, etc.

  • Point of contact for Board Members, studio renters, instructors, Artist in Residence, Studio Assistant, volunteers, the general public, and Village maintenance crew

  • Kiln yard maintenance: cleaning, weed control, mowing

  • Maintain wood supply for wood stove 

  • Clean wood stove when needed

  • Maintain throwing wheels

  • Coordinate JBCP events: Street Fairs, Holiday sales, annual cleanup, Gallery, etc.

  • Coordinates volunteers, Artist in Residence, and Studio Assistance

  • Attend board meetings as needed

  • Other responsibilities directed by the Board



  • Prior experience in pottery studio operations: gas and electric kiln firings, shelf maintenance, mixing glazes, knowledge of clay bodies, wheel throwing and hand building

  • Detail oriented

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills



  • Positive and supportive work environment 

  • Use of: studio, glazes, studio tools, studio sales, firings, and more

  • Flexible hours


Deadline for applications is: Friday, August 12, 2022. 


Send Cover Letter and Resume to:


John Bryan Community Pottery

100 Dayton Street

Yellow Springs, OH 45387


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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