Call for Entries & Artist Opportunities

Residency Opportunities

Please click here to view more info regarding RLCC Artist-In-Residence opportunities.

Employment Opportunities

There are currently two vacant positions available at the Clay Center. Please see descriptions below.

Employment Opportunity – Programs Coordinator

The Programs Coordinator will work with the Executive Director, RLCC Staff, and Residents to fulfill the mission statement set forth by the Red Lodge Clay Center. The primary responsibilities of the Programs Coordinator will focus on three specific areas: Residency Programs, Education Programs, and Communications. The following descriptions and duties will apply to each area.

Artist-in-Residence Programs

  • Participating in the Residency selection and application process.
  • Coordinating the annual residency calendar, agreements, and housing for accepted Residents.
  • Correspondence with incoming residents, collecting paperwork, fees and materials.
  • Developing procedures and policies for Resident Programs.

Education Programs

  • Developing and managing community classroom and outreach Programs. *Emphasis will be placed on maintaining and growing our high-quality programming and expanding regional access to current and future Educational programming.
  • Scheduling the annual Class Calendar, as well as Resident employees for Children’s and Adult community classes as well as Educational Outreach to local schools and organizations.
  • Will work in close communication with the Facilities Coordinator to maintain classroom/outreach supplies and materials.

Communications

  • Creating Advertisements for relevant publications including print and digital media.
  • Marketing through social media to promote RLCC, the gallery, and its programs.
  • Maintaining and updating RLCC website and Resident profiles.

In addition, there are general duties pertaining to the daily operations of the retail and exhibition gallery space that all employees may be asked to contribute, these include: inventory management, website maintenance, photographing artwork, shipping and receiving, customer service, preparing exhibitions, and staffing the retail gallery.

Position Requirements:

This is a full-time, salaried position. The ideal candidate will be well organized, energetic and highly motivated with strong interpersonal, communication, and management skills and the ability to adapt to the needs of a growing ceramic arts center in rural Montana. We ask that candidates have a minimum BA, BFA, or equivalent education.

Preferred Skills/Credentials:

Candidates with these skills and credentials will receive additional consideration.

Proficiency in Word Press, Mac based platforms, Microsoft office, Adobe Creative Suite, and digital photographic media. Previous experience in Arts Administration and/or an MFA in Ceramics or other fine art degree preferred. We also encourage RLCC employees to be active artists in order to take advantage of the studio and facilities provided.

Compensation:

Compensation will be determined based on the candidates experience and qualifications. The selected candidate will have access to RLCC studio facilities and a private studio as well as materials at a discounted rate and may receive paid leave for professional development opportunities. Please note, this position does not include health or retirement benefits.

 

 

Employment Opportunity – Facilities Coordinator

The Facilities Coordinator will work with the Executive Director, RLCC Staff, and Residents to fulfill the mission statement set forth by the Red Lodge Clay Center. The primary responsibilities of the Facilities Coordinator will focus on two major areas; Facilities Management and operation of the retail Clay Business. The following descriptions and duties will apply to each area.

Facilities Management

  • Repair & Maintain RLCC Facilities and Equipment including Ceramics Studio, Gallery/Retail Location, and Resident Housing, as well as grounds keeping at all RLCC properties.
  • Coordinating sub-contractors in instances when services are retained.
  • Ordering and maintaining ceramic studio supplies including clay & glaze materials, cleaning supplies, tools, equipment, etc.
  • Schedule and instruct Resident employees during maintenance shifts.
  • Manage ongoing snow removal during winter months at RLCC business locations.
  • Conduct studio orientations for all in-coming Residents, Visiting Artists, and Artist groups. Also, supervising chick-in/check-out procedures in housing and studio for all Residents.
  • Organize semi-annual studio clean-ups with Resident Employees.
  • Assist Resident and Visiting Artists with studio protocols, equipment, and materials.

Clay Business

  • Coordinate sales, specials orders, and inventory management of clay business.
  • Arrange shipping/freight and clay deliveries to customers.
  • Provide technical support and customer service for clay business.
  • Be physically able to lift 75 pounds on a regular basis.

 Position Requirements:

This is a full-time, salaried position. The ideal candidate will be well organized, energetic and highly motivated with strong interpersonal, communication, and management skills and the ability to adapt to the needs of a growing ceramic arts center in rural Montana. We ask that candidates have a minimum BA, BFA, or equivalent education. In addition, candidate must be able to lift and carry loads up to 75lbs, be comfortable operating studio equipment; chainsaw, power tools, wood-splitter, table saw, etc. In addition, candidates must have relevant working knowledge of all aspects of running a ceramic studio including studio safety, kiln repair, kiln building, welding, and wood shop maintenance.

Preferred Skills/Credentials:

Candidates with these skills and credentials will receive additional consideration.

Previous experience in Art Studio maintenance and operation as well as how to operate forklifts and other heavy equipment. Advanced knowledge in construction, repair, and/or fabrication. An MFA in Ceramics or other fine art degree is preferred. We also encourage RLCC employees to be active artists in order to take advantage of the studio and facilities provided.

Compensation:

Compensation will be determined based on the candidates experience and qualifications. The selected candidate will have access to RLCC studio facilities and a private studio as well as materials at a discounted rate and may receive paid leave for professional development opportunities. Please note, this position does not include health or retirement benefits.

 

 

To Apply:

Send cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three references, artist statement, and 10 images of current artwork to David Hiltner via email director@redlodgeclaycenter.com.  Application deadline: April 30th, 2019

 

 

Call For Entries – Juried National V

Red Lodge Clay Center’s biennial Juried National V extends our mission by showcasing current relevant and diverse practices in the field of ceramics. This exhibition provides a spotlight on the breadth of work currently being made that utilizes clay as a featured material. It is our hope that the Juried National will bridge emergent and established makers, and will include some of the best utilitarian, sculptural, traditional and/or experimental work being created today.

Juror: Mike Helke

Mike Helke grew up in Minnesota’s St. Croix Valley, where he still resides and maintains a studio. In addition, Helke is an assistant professor of art/ceramics at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He received his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, NY.

Application info – Click here to apply!

  • ELIGIBILITY Open to all US ceramic artists, 18 years and older.
  • All ceramic artwork submissions (pottery, sculpture, and/or small installation work) must be under 18 inches in any direction and less than 50 pounds.
  • Artwork must be created with at least 50% clay.
  • Work must have been created within the last two years.
  • Work must be for sale

Merit Awards

  • Juror’s Choice Award: $1000
  • Director’s Choice Award: $500
  • Gallery Curator’s Choice Award: $300

Calendar

  • Submission Deadline: May 1, 2019 (submission portal opens February 1, 2019 via SlideRoom)
  • Notification date: no later than June 15, 2019
  • Work Arrives to Red Lodge: Friday, Aug. 2, 2019
  • Exhibition Dates: September 6-29, 2019
  • Exhibition online September 9, 2019, by 10 AM Mountain Time
  • Gallery Closing Reception: Friday, September 27, 2019, 5-7 PM (in conjunction with our fall workshop with Mike Helke and Suze Lindsay)

 

Gallery Representation

If you are interested in having your work reviewed for representation at the RLCC Gallery, please send the following materials in an email to; gallery@redlodgeclaycenter.com
– 10 images of current work* (72 dpi, no less than 5×7 in.)*please include captions for images describing your materials, process, and pricing.
– Resume
– Artist Statement

Curatorial Proposals

The Red Lodge Clay Center accepts proposals from artists interested in solo and group exhibitions, as well as curatorial projects. Applications are received and reviewed on a rolling basis. If selected, projects and exhibitions are generally scheduled for the following calendar year, or, at the discretion on the RLCC Gallery Coordinator.
To apply, please provide the following materials and email to; gallery@redlodgeclaycenter.com
– Exhibition Prospectus (include all proposed participants and dates for exhibition)
– 10 sample Images of work. (72 dpi, no less than 5×7 in.) *please include captions for images describing your materials and process.