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PCA School: Ceramics Studio Intern

Position Description:

  • Reclaiming clay: availability of reclaimed clay is vital to our children’s programs and art camps. The ceramics intern will be primarily responsible for the tasks involved in this process.
  • Assist as needed with basic studio housekeeping duties including sweeping, mopping, laundry, and moving boxes. You will be trained in studio safety and storage.
  • Learn basic glazing process, waxing, dipping, pouring, and stirring of glazes prior to use by access members and instructors. The ceramics intern will also reconstitute underglazes in preparation for use in children’s programs or workshops.
  • After an assessment period, the ceramics intern may be given the responsibility of unloading electric kilns and placing the work on the appropriate shelves.
  • Special events/art fairs/Empty Bowls. Occasionally, the Ceramic Department may be called upon by the PF/PCA to participate in community events, including but not limited to demonstrations, sales, fundraisers, Empty Bowls and the Yart Sale. You will learn how to pack pots to travel, load in, and load out of various venues.

Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and maneuver a dolly fork truck. (Training will be provided.)
  • Basic mathematical skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite.
  • The ceramic intern position will be a combination of physical and computer-related work.
  • Ability to focus on multiple projects.

Position Description:

  • Reclaiming clay: availability of reclaimed clay is vital to our children’s programs and art camps. The ceramics intern will be primarily responsible for the tasks involved in this process.
  • Assist as needed with basic studio housekeeping duties including sweeping, mopping, laundry, and moving boxes. You will be trained in studio safety and storage.
  • Learn basic glazing process, waxing, dipping, pouring, and stirring of glazes prior to use by access members and instructors. The ceramics intern will also reconstitute underglazes in preparation for use in children’s programs or workshops.
  • After an assessment period, the ceramics intern may be given the responsibility of un-loading electric kilns and placing the work on the appropriate shelves.
  • Special events/art fairs/Empty Bowls. Occasionally, the Ceramic Department may be called upon by the PF/PCA to participate in community events including but not limited to demonstrations, sales, fundraisers, Empty Bowls, and the Yart Sale. You will learn how to pack pots to travel, load in, and load out of various venues.

A schedule will be determined according to the candidate’s needs; every attempt will be made to implement a set min/max number of hours - for example, X hours every M-W-F or T- TH. Hours may vary due to special events.

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Kyle Houser at kyle[a]pittsburgharts.org or call 412.361.0455 x338.

Internship applications are accepted year-round. Day and evening opportunities available. To apply, please fill out the appropriate form for the internships you are interested in listed below. If your application is of interest to us, you will be contacted for an interview.

All internships are unpaid. Opportunities available from weekly to full semesters. There is the option to continue the internship after one semester if agreed upon by the intern and supervisor.

Qualifications: Must be reliable, mature, and able to handle responsibility with enthusiasm.