Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery (Waterloo): Job Call: Public Programs Manager
The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery is searching for an ambitious Public Programs Manager. The ideal candidate needs...

The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery is searching for an ambitious Public Programs Manager. The ideal candidate needs to be a fully trained ceramic studio technician and willing to take the public programs of the Gallery in new directions.

The successful candidate will need to

-Demonstrate a high level of organizational and planning skills

-Reach out to schools, community organizations, seniors residences, etc. to present our programming and offer our services

-Be an ambassador of the Gallery

-Be a clear communicator & relationship builder with students, parents, clients, instructors, and other partners

-Able to direct and teach both children’s and adult’s ceramic classes (hand built and wheel thrown)

-Hire instructors for supplemental workshop and classes

-Communicate with instructors for supplies and project plans

-Able to keep an organized classroom and studio space to ensure productive and safe classes

-Create new lessons, workshops, classes, school and outreach programs at all levels on an ongoing basis

-Introduce interesting demonstrations and projects in courses and for special events

-Able to collect and direct important information from events and open houses to help boost class numbers

-Organize and manage Play with clay program

-Establish prices for classes and workshops, send invoices and follow up with the accounting department

-Establish a department budget and adjust it when needed keeping it in line with the institution’s overall budget

-Able to maintain a high level of professionalism, discretion and confidentiality on all matters relating to the Gallery

-Maintain a clean studio, classroom and workplace

-Keep track of clay and glaze inventory and re-order when needed

-Keep track of kiln supplies inventory and re-order when needed

-Be able to oversee equipment maintenance and repairs when needed (wheel, kiln, pug mill, etc…)

-Keep all tools, wheels and shelves clean and ready to use

-Recycle clay and be able to operate the pug mill

-Have working knowledge of proper firing procedures for both manual and computerized kilns

-Understand glaze chemistry

To apply, send in one PDF document before August 22, 2019, a cover letter and curriculum vitae or resume to Denis Longchamps, Executive Director, at

Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a recent and valid police background check.

Deadline Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019