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Ceramic Artist-in-Residence at Gallery One Visual Arts Center

Position Description:
Gallery One, located in historic Ellensburg, Washington seeks our next part-time ceramics Artist-in Residence, a self-motivated artist who is passionate about making and teaching ceramics to a variety of skill levels. This position would maintain the ceramic studio, teach kids and adults, and be responsible for outreach of our program. IN EXCHANGE, the resident will receive hourly compensation for teaching and technician work, 24 hour access the studio, and you will join a passionate artist community. Additional income opportunities are available.  This position will be offered from June 2019 – July 2020 with an option to join our team earlier and stay longer.

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter, resume, 3 references and a portfolio of up to 10 images (website link accepted) to Open until filled. Preference given to applications received by May 15.

About Gallery One:
Located in the historic Stewart building in beautiful downtown Ellensburg, Gallery One Visual Arts Center is the focal point for artists, art patrons, students, community members, and tourists to interact with the visual arts in central Washington State.

Gallery One Visual Arts Center is dedicated to the creation, exhibition and appreciation of visual arts in Central Washington through:
– High-quality, innovative, and diverse visual arts exhibits
– Educational programs for the appreciation and skills of the arts
– Studios for a diverse group of resident artists
– Networking opportunities with business organizations and educational institutions in support of the arts
– A meeting place to foster community cohesion and arts appreciation

In addition to rotating exhibits of contemporary art, Gallery One offers a variety of quarterly classes, an art after school program for kids, a gift store featuring regional artisans, a full ceramics studio available for classes or private rentals, inexpensive studio spaces for artists and facility rentals for the community.

About the studio:
The studio has three electric kilns, cone 6 glazes, 10 electric wheels, a spray booth, an extruder, and a slab roller.  The resident will have 24 hour access to the public studio in addition to a small private working space.

About Ellensburg:
Located in the rural heart of Washington State, Ellensburg, (pop. 19,000) has a supportive and growing arts community. It is close to Central Washington University which has a growing art department with a ceramics program. There are many venues in the town that participate in the busy First Friday ArtWalk every month. For nature lovers, it is surrounded by hiking, camping and fishing opportunities. For city lovers, we are 90 minutes from Seattle.

This position reports to the Executive Director but is expected to work with all staff members of Gallery One including the Community School of the Arts coordinator and other instructors.

– an above average knowledge of ceramics processes, equipment
– teaching experience with both youth and adults
– must be a team player with good communication skills
– interest and/or experience in working in equity and social justice
– the ability to lift 50 pounds
– a required background check (WATCH report)
– flexible schedule
– an independent studio practice
– an interest in emerging technologies

Compensation: Estimated annual income: $17,000-20,000 based on 2017 and 2018 position average.
In addition to employee benefits of paid time off and discounts, the ceramics AiR receives free 24 hour studio space and unlimited firings.  No health benefits are offered at this time.

5 hrs/wk – Ceramics Technician (CT)
Manage kiln firings.
Coordinate firing schedule with studio artists, instructors and staff.
Maintain a clean and well organized working environment.
Keep accurate inventory of clay/ glasses/ equipment.
Mix glazes and make clay as needed.
Assist in keeping users informed of policies and costs.
Provide health and safety guidelines to all users.
Assist in the Soup Line benefit.
8 hrs/ wk-  CSA Instructor (CSA)

Assist or teach special classes for youth through CSA program under the instruction of the CSA Coordinator. Time includes staff meetings, retreats and planning with education coordinator
variable-  Clay Party/ Adult Workshops/ Private Instruction
Gallery One offers a variety of workshops with ceramics a priority. Other options are available for teaching private parties, adult workshops and private instructions. Please visit and to learn more.
Fall commitment –  Clay Days
Work with 4th graders from the district to provide standard learning in the arts using ceramics.

Gallery One is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status. We encourage qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds.


Gallery Intern for summer/fall quarter 2019

Inters will assist with exhibition installation, art unpacking/packing, data entry, and other light administrative duties. This position is 6-12 hours per week, unpaid.

Skills required:

  • basic knowledge of Word and Excel
  • good organizational and communication skills
  • attention to detail and ability to safely handle artwork
  • installation experience helpful but not required

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume and letter of intent which can be dropped off at the gallery or emailed to: This position will remain open until filled. Questions about this position can be emailed to the address above or call 509-925-2670 during gallery hours.
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