kentucky mudworks rm

Employment/Residencies/Internships

Simply put, Kentucky Mudworks exists to support communities of clay, and all around ceramic enthusiasm. We are looking for individuals who are interested in ceramics - to be sure - but more importantly we are looking for those always willing to learn something new; to steep themselves in an endless and fascinating tradition of clay. Please find our current listings below, and if Mudworks seems like a fit for you, send a Resumé, brief letter of interest, and any other necessary, related materials for that position to info@kymudworks.com
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Resident Artist
Location: Louisville, KY
Description: The Resident Artist Program is intended to be an opportunity for early-mid career artists in the ceramic field to explore, expand, or redefine their own work; within the comprehensive support structure that Mudworks can offer. Our resident artists have 24-7 access to a fully functional, community-oriented ceramic studio, discounted materials and tools through the Mudworks catalog, access to a variety of kilns including electric, reduction, and off-site communal soda and wood firings; 

Minimum length of residency is 9-months but can be up to 2 years, depending on the situation. We encourage applications of every kind - whether your work is heavily reliant on ceramics, or simply includes ceramics. There is flexibility in this residency for both traditional and interdisciplinary studies to be appreciated. Stipend and studio space included. Regular attendance and punctuality is essential. One 8 hour work day during the week and one 2 hour cleaning shift per week required.
In addition to their own creative pursuits, residents can learn the inner workings of a ceramic supply business including everything from the most basic clay formulation to designing their own clay bodies if desired. Within the ceramic community of Kentucky Mudworks there are lots of opportunities for collaborative work and critiques, with an emphasis on experimentation and exterior perspective. 
**Participation in the Annual Residents Show is required.


Minimum Qualifications:
BA or BFA, or equitable education experience (specific study in ceramics or studio art encouraged but not necessarily required).
A submission of examples of recent (within the past 12 months) work: 10 , high quality images included with the application, or website address with work displayed.
Willingness to share studio space, to learn new skills as needed, and, an enthusiasm for cooperation and collaboration.

We are accepting applications now for 2017-2018. Application deadlines for 2017-18 residencies is 9/4/17. Notifications go out the week of 9/10/17. For any additional questions, or to submit an application, please contact info@kymudworks.com
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Internship
Location: Lexington and Louisville, KY
Summary: The role of the intern is a multi-faceted introduction to all areas of ceramic studio practice. An excellent experience builder for those looking to pursue ceramics in a variety of fields. 10 hours/week. Submissions can include portfolio slides but is not required.

Interns will be exposed to all the inner workings of a busy ceramic supply business and become familiar with glaze making, loading kilns, firing kilns, clay body experimentation, etc. Studio space is available for interns to pursue their own experiments as well.

Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge and basic experience of pottery and ceramics encouraged but not necessarily required
Willingness to learn a variety of studio processes.

Applications for internship are accepted on a rolling schedule throughout the year. For more information please contact info@kymudworks.com


Kid's Camp Summer Instructor
Location: Lexington, KY

Summary: The role of Kids’ Camp Instructor will teach children ages 6-15 to use clay for themed projects demonstrating proficient skills in handbuilding and wheelthrowing soft clay and demonstrate patience and kindness while working with children.

Responsibilities, including but not limited to:
Create lesson plans based on the themes provided by Kentucky Mudworks
Prepare the studio for the classes including having all materials needed for the class out and available as well as cleanup after each class
Label all greenware pieces and bag all fired pieces for previous camps
Sign children into camps as well as obtain signed parental consent form
Teach children how to handbuild projects. the basics of wheelthrowing, and how to apply underglazes to projects
Lead “Show & Tell” Fridays 15 minutes before the end of class--also reminding parents throughout the week to attend said “Show & Tell”
Regular, dependable attendance and punctuality

Minimum Qualifications:
Passionate about working with children
Responsible and organized individuals
Proficient and/or professional skills in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding
Must be able to lift 50 pounds comfortably
Ability and willingness to
Effectively communicate with children and staff about any needs for the class
Multitask, while being attentive to a class of up to 12 children
Sit, stand, walk, and talk continuously throughout a 3 hour class
Work in dusty studio conditions

Additional information
Prefer applicants with experience teaching and/or working with children
Ideal candidate being a teacher looking for summer work
The camps are Monday through Friday with morning or afternoon sessions
There are 12 different camps over the course of 6 weeks starting June 13th ending July 15th
Instructors may teach all summer or individual weeks depending on scheduling and availability as well as an hour for lunch that is available for children participating in full day camps

Compensations:
Flexible schedule only available during the summer, minimum of 15 hours per week
Teaching pay of $299 per session
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Class Instructor
Location: Lexington, KY
Description: The role of Adult and Kids’ Instructor includes demonstrating proficient and/or professional skills at teaching adults and/or children the basics of handbuilding and wheelthrowing.

Responsibilities, including but not limited to:
Prepare the studio for the classes including having all materials needed for the class out and available as well as cleanup after each class
Label all greenware pieces for one day classes
Teach adults and children how to handbuild projects and/or the basics of wheelthrowing depending on the class
Regular, dependable attendance and punctuality

Minimum Qualifications:
Passionate about working with children and adults
Responsible and organized individuals
Proficient and/or professional skills in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding
Must be able to lift 50 pounds comfortably
Ability and willingness to
Effectively communicate with children and adults
Multitask, while being attentive to a class of up to 12 people
Communicate with staff about any needs for the class
Sit, stand, walk, and talk continuously throughout a 2-2 1/2 hour class
Work in dusty studio conditions
Work nights, weekends, daytime, and/or during the week as classes are scheduled

Additional Information:
Classes may be once a week, once a month, or as requested depending on scheduling and availability
Ideal for professional ceramic artists/potters looking for extra income, or teachers/professionals with strong clay skills

Compensations:
Flexible, non-set schedule
$20 per hour of class
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