Indigo Fire is a
relatively young pottery studio with a friendly community and intentions of
growing. We opened in 2012 and now offer
a robust set of class, workshop and independent study options for those
interested in learning pottery.
Coordinator is a hybrid position that will be starting in concert with our new,
Watertown facility. The Operations
Coordinator will be working at this facility.
Their job will be a nice balance of office work and physical, studio
operations. There is room for the role to
evolve over time.
facility will be a newly built-out studio with 30 wheels, 4 kilns, a pugmill
and reclaim station, glaze mixing station, kitchenette and small eating area,
handbuilding tables, plaster tables, glaze tables and ample shelves for pottery
Indigo Fire has a
culture of kindness, openness, honesty, and support of fellow community
members. In addition to possessing and
representing these qualities, the Operations Coordinator should be a good
communicator, hardworking, creative, flexible and organized.The Operations
Coordinator’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Scheduling, posting, communicating, and managing
Website Management and Updates
and publishing special messaging
pages for unique events.
classes, independent study, workshops, or lessons.
connected to local message boards online.
potters that are in town for exhibitions, unique workshops etc.
with artists about visiting artist workshops.
local events that Indigo Fire might participate in.
to improve our online presence and brand image
and creating the marketing materials for Indigo Fire pottery sales.
Loading, unloading and firing kilns.
Grinding and treating kiln shelves.
Mixing, sieving, calibrating and testing studio
Maintaining underglazes, waxes and oxide washes.
Laying out, monitoring and pugging recycle clay.
Trimming, glazing and shelving workshop pottery.
floor and sponging down of all studio surfaces
tools and materials
sink traps, taking out garbage and recycle
Microsoft Office Suite
Website builders, preferably Wix
Social media, particularly Instagram
Design and photo editing platforms: Canva, Gimp,
Studio Operations Proficiencies
Use of pugmill
Programming and performing routine maintenance
on kilns(elements, relay and thermocouple replacements)
Glaze mixing, sieving and calibration
Use of slabroller and extruder
Understanding of different electric firing
Able to comfortably lift 50lbs
Have a balanced attitude capable of conflict
diffusion and resolution
Have means of transport to and from 79 R Grove
Street, Watertown MA 02472
Advanced ceramics knowledge with experience
selling pottery and a body of artwork to share.
Experience and knowledge of different firings(gas, soda, ruk etc) is