Pottery Tutor

Pottery Teacher Parramatta Clay and Arts Incorporated (PCAI)

Background Information PCAI

Parramatta Clay and Arts Incorporated (PCAI) established in 2007, is a members based, artist-run social enterprise governed by a voluntary management committee. It’s a community focused organisation with profits maintaining its sustainability.  Initially seed funded through a number of community grants, PCAI now relies totally on revenue from community classes, workshops, events and sales commission from the PCAI shopfront gallery.

PCAI Gallery and Studio is located in Parramatta’s busy CBD in Hunter Street. It has a vibrant community presence with its shopfront location attracting many by-passers who purchase pottery or enrol in classes. PCAI also hosts children’s parties, school groups, holiday programs, and community and corporate workshops.

The studio space is bright, clean and customised with 12 pottery wheels and additional table seating for up to 12 students. The studio kiln room has 3 electric kilns. Student work is mostly fired to earthenware. Cone 10 firings are restricted to specialised workshops and members work.

Terms consist of 8 weeks x 3 hour sessions and classes commence one week after state schools terms start. Term classes are run in the evening, 6.30 to 9.30 pm and on Saturday and Thursday mornings, 10 am to 1 pm. Workshops are run during weekends, mostly on Sundays.

 Position Description

Essential criteria

  • Be an experienced potter and able to teach, at all levels, both hand building and wheel throwing
  • Be experienced with glazing and other decorative techniques
  • Be familiar with loading and firing electric kilns
  • Be required to share with other teachers the general duties of running a studio such as glaze making, loading and unloading kilns, studio working bees and teachers meetings.
  • Be required to prepare and clean up around the set class times and leave the studio clean and tidy after each class.
  • Be able to relate to a broad cross section of students in an adult education environment
  • Be able to maintain appropriate paperwork such as class rolls; materials order requests
  • Be respectful to colleagues and timely in responding to correspondence via email and phone messages.

Teachers are contracted to work at Parramatta Clay and Arts incorporated (PCAI) Association, so the successful applicant would also need to have the following:  To be a member of the PCAI (or become one)

  • To have an ABN number – or be prepared to get one
  • To have public liability insurance – or be prepared to get it
  • As a contracted staff member provide PCAI with an Invoice for teaching sessions
  • To attend PCAI committee meetings and assist with other associated marketing and fundraising activities as requested.

Tutors remuneration is based on the number of enrolments per class per term less PCAI oncosts. This amount is determined by the committee and varies from time to time. On average tutor fees per hour (based on current enrolments) is $40 to $45 per hour.

Applications should be emailed to President, Di Turner     parraclay@gmail.com

For further information, contact the Di Turner 0415414589.