Careers at Clay Sydney

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Casual Studio Technician Position

We’re currently seeking a casual technician to join our team. 

About Clay Sydney

Ceramics is our passion. We love sharing it with our clay community: from classes to courses, and to membership and services for experienced potters.

We offer a variety of workshops, both in-studio and virtual online classes, from beginner handbuilding (you’ve heard of our super popular wine and cheese nights, right?!) and wheel throwing, to intermediate sessions, private classes and corporate events. 

Alongside our entry-level courses, we've a thriving community of potters, located at two fully equipped studios.

For those wanting to work on their own practice, but with a little hand holding from a tutor, we've open studios. For those who want 24/7 access, be it as a gym member in communal spaces, or in a private studio, we have Memberships. 

We also have a fully supplied ceramic store, for all your clay needs. 

What is the role?

A Studio Technician is responsible for the day-to-day coordination of studio tasks. 

This includes, but is not limited to:

Loading and unloading kilns
Sorting and organising vessels, including the digital administration and tracking of works. 
Processing clay
Customer service of students 
Liaising with members of the studio in regards to kiln scheduling
Ensuring a clean and safe working environment
Other duties as required

Occasionally, you’ll also work as a Class Assistant, who aids the Tutor in the running of classes and courses. 

This includes, but is not limited to:

Assisting with set up and pack down of the space
Organisation of work, including correct labelling 
Assisting students by answering their queries, and with practical hands-on help 
Ensuring a clean and safe working environment
Other duties as required

Who would do well in this role?

As a studio technician, we require you to have a working knowledge of ceramics and as a Clay Sydney employee, we expect you to be really REALLY passionate about ceramics. 

You’ll be working with people all day, be it other employees, members, or customers, so you’ll need to be social and friendly. 

There are a lot of competing priorities in our busy studios, so being calm and methodical will help you. We love process, so being able to quickly pick up, follow, and evolve standards will make everyone's job easier. 

It is a physical job, so being able to lift safely, and not afraid to get filthy, is a must. 

We expect this role to be anywhere from 14-28 hours a week and you’d need to be able to work Saturdays, 1030-330. The rate of pay is $30ph.

How to apply

Simply shoot a short email to Jess, with a brief run-down of your educational and work experience. We’d also like to know why you’re interested in an a role with Clay Sydney. We need your phone number so we can contact you!