Job Opportunities

Cook on Clay is hiring to work in our artisan manufacturing business

 

 

FINISHING AND PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Cook on Clay seeks Finishing and Production Assistant to join our artisan manufacturing team. We will train on the hydraulic press, manufacturing processes, and finishing requirements for each form. Must have experience with the stages of clay workability.

Responsible for finishing pressed wares from pressing the pots through the bisque to helping prepare pots for glazing in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment.

Attention to detail is critical. This position requires attention and focus for repetitive piecework and working solo or in a team environment. Must have a calm and positive attitude, the ability to lift and move 50 pounds, familiarity with the properties of clay from wet through leather hard stages, and managing bisque firings.

You are detail-oriented, have initiative, able and willing to maintain clean organized workspaces. Flexibility as well as the ability to follow instructions is essential. Ceramics degree or equivalent experience.

Compensation and Benefits
Part time employee, 20 - 30 hours per week (dependent upon production schedule)

Questions? Contact Robbie Lobell : robbie@cookonclay.com

To apply submit the following to: robbie@cookonclay.com

May be combined with Glazing & Firing Assistant for one full time salaried job.


GLAZING & FIRING ASSISTANT

Assists and helps manage glazing and firing cycles in 114 cubic foot propane-fueled soda kiln. We will train for Cook on Clay glazing and firing methods.

Approximately 12-15  firings per year. Each firing requires 7-10 days. Tasks include glazing, loading, firing, unloading kilns, and preparing Cook on Clay production flameproof cookware for market. Works closely with Robbie Lobell, Finishing & Production Coordinator, and Manufacturing Manager, Maryon Attwood.

Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in ceramics.

The Cook on Clay Glazing & Firing Coordinator is detail-oriented, has initiative, is able and willing to maintain clean and organized work spaces. They can master tasks, are flexible, and a hard worker. Ability to follow instructions is essential. Must have gas / propane reduction kilns firing experience.

Compensation and Benefits

  • $600 per firing after full training (1 – 3 firings @$300 / firing)
  • Optional : shared studio space with wifi and access to professional studio equipment including slab roller, pug mill, glaze lab, electric kilns, soda kilns @ $100 / month + materials and firing fees

May be combined with Finishing & Production Coordinator position for one full time salaried job.

Questions? Contact Robbie Lobell : robbie@cookonclay.com

To apply submit the following to: robbie@cookonclay.com

  • Cover letter explaining why you are a great fit for the job
  • Resumé detailing studio and ceramic experience as well as other work experience
  • Three references with email and telephone contact info