Ceramics Instructor

The City of Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach, CA

The City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department is looking to contract a part time Adult Ceramic Wheelthrowing and Handbuilding Instructor for the Manhattan Beach Ceramics Studio at Live Oak Park



  • 3 – 10 hours per week, depending on class enrollment and interest
  • Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays as class schedule requires



Percentage of students’ enrollment fees – per contract



  • BFA in Ceramics, Sculpture or a related field required, MFA preferred
  • Must have thorough understanding of ^10 ceramics, clays, glazes and firing techniques
  • Must have mastery of and ability to teach wheelthrowing and handbuilding
  • Minimum 2 years teaching experience, 5 years preferred
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to sit, stand and/or walk for prolonged periods of time and lift objects up to 75lb
  • Interview will include a practical portion



The City of Manhattan Beach Parks & Recreation Department Cultural Arts Division is looking for a part time Adult Ceramic Handbuilding and Wheelthrowing Instructor 

This contracted position is responsible for research, preparation for and instruction of recreational ceramics classes targeting adults 

Instructor will research, develop and propose classes to be included in the curriculum of the Live Oak Park Ceramics Studio, to be approved by the Ceramics Supervisor or Ceramics Coordinator

Instructor must be comfortable working in a ^10 studio and able to trouble shoot potential problems accordingly

Instructor must be comfortable working with a diverse student body including varied age groups and skill levels



The right candidate must be able to perform the following tasks:

Develop a structure and curriculum for adult classes

Instruct students of different skill levels, ages and abilities working in the same class

Trouble shoot problematic projects as well as discuss with and inform students, staff and lab techs of potential problems and solutions

Maintain inventory levels of clay and materials as used by students and for classroom demonstrations

Interact and clearly communicate with other staff, instructors, students and management; including via email, text and phone


HOW To apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter and portfolio of work to Ceramics Supervisor Eilen R Stewart at [email protected]


For questions

Please contact Eilen R Stewart at [email protected]

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