University of Utah Job Description
Assists in the smooth operation of the ceramics studio by performing standard ceramic studio operations under close supervision. Provides customer service to and shares expertise with students.
Associate’s degree in Fine Arts or equivalent experience required in studio experience with ceramic studio operations and techniques including kiln firing (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience). Ability to lift heavy objects; and demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills required.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
The Studio Assistant has the authority to determine inventory needs, mix new glazes, demonstrate different glaze techniques and instruct students in the proper handling of glazes, equipment and raku firings.
Problems faced by this incumbent include thinking of creative approaches to develop new glazes and their calculating and formulating new glaze recipes. Responsible for maintaining electric and gas kilns, and electric wheels.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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