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Pottery tutor and technician, 7 Limes Pottery Manchester


Salary £28,000 - 36,000 pro rata. A unique employment opportunity at Seven Limes Pottery in their teaching studio.

Earn your living with us working part time teaching classes, contributing to the development of the studio and the creativity of our customers. The role also includes some technician hours to provide a full days work. The individual must be proactive, reliable, responsible, amiable, willing to help around the studio with any tasks whenever needed, and willing to adapt their teaching to 7 Limes Pottery's teaching style. 7 Limes pottery is a professional pottery teaching South of Manchester City centre, that has been running for over 20 years. The studio runs a variety of classes and workshops all year round for the general public.

Teaching duties and responsibilities:

  • Teaching evening and/or daytime courses/classes
  • Teaching weekend workshops Lesson planning and evaluating courses, and meeting with the director to discuss.
  • Ensuring that equipment and materials are ready for each class Cleaning up after classes and sometimes before too
  • Promoting 7 Limes Pottery classes and workshops to current and potential customers 

Technician responsibilities:
Loading/unloading kilns, preparing clay/reclaiming clay, organising student work, mixing up slips, mixing up glazes, mould making, studio maintenance, making sure shared studio customers clean up after themselves, stock taking, and cleaning among other duties.

Essential attributes:

  • Degree in ceramics or equivalent experience
  • Teaching qualification or equivalent experience, with a good understanding of teaching approaches and learning methods.
  • Must be able to throw on the wheel confidently and proficiently
  • Good communication skills, particularly verbal interpersonal skills
  • Ability to learn new skills and methods and to improve on current skill base.
  • A good understanding of COSHH and the tasks required to maintain good health and safety in a ceramics studio environment Must be able to lift items above 15 kg

Desirable attributes:

  • Previous teaching experience in a ceramics studio
  • Excellent hand-building skills, coiling, pinching, slabbing
  • Excellent decoration and glazing skills An ability to encourage creativity in a class and give ideas that inspire students
  • Mould making/plaster work skills

We're willing to accept applications from individuals who don't meet the essential attributes, with free on-the-job training. Please let us know this is what you're applying for in your application. The position is offered on a self-employed basis for someone alongside working on their own professional ceramics practice. We would like someone to work an average of 2-3 days per week (0.5-0.6 full time hours). To begin with the hours will be less while you become accustomed to the studio and we can transition classes from current tutors, so you must be able to support yourself for a period of time. As we are a small business, the job is very flexible, you would be able to work more hours if you wish, and you can take holidays when you like as long as they are planned in advance of course bookings.

How to Apply

Please apply with cover letter outlining your relevant experience and what you will bring to the studio along with your CV to info@7limes.co.uk