Compensation: $20.90 – $23.52 Benefits:
- 12 Paid Holidays
- Personal Leave
Work Schedule: 20 hours per week
Physical Work Location: Juneau, Alaska
Projected Start date: July 15,2018
Provides general management of the pottery studio and support for the full integration and inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities at The Canvas. Areas of management include, but are not limited to, inventory and organization of supplies, cleanliness and safety of studio, and orienting and supervising volunteers. Areas of client support include, but are not limited to, daily living skills, communication, socialization, and community integration activities. Manager is also responsible for planning and teaching classes for all ages and abilities.
Examples of Duties:
- Create a positive and safe learning environment to accommodate a diverse group of students.
- Teach both artists who experience disabilities and members of the community of all ages. This includes small groups of artists within the studio as well as community-based classes (i.e. artists-in-schools program).
- Assist with establishing artistic, technical, and social goals for individual students and review progress in achieving these goals. Help select student art work for exhibit in the studio and/or outside exhibits. Design and implement adaptations as needed.
- Maintain the pottery studio environment including cleaning the space and equipment, inventorying and organizing supplies, and working with the Canvas Director to order supplies as needed. Ensure the studio is prepared each day depending on the class schedule.
- Communicate effectively in oral and written form with clients (may require sign language), parents, agency staff, other service agencies, and the public.
- Orient and supervise pottery studio volunteers, including delegating maintenance tasks.
- Document day habilitation services provided as needed.
- Respond to emergencies according to agency procedures.
- Participate and cooperate with site reviews and evaluations as required by federal, state and local contracts or laws.
- Understand and comply with all agency policies and procedures.
- Ensure confidentiality as prescribed by agency policy and federal/state law.
- Maintain and promote a positive professional working relationship with all employees.
- High School Diploma
- Three (3) years’ experience in ceramic arts
- One (1) year teaching experience
- Advanced wheel throwing skills
Additional Qualifications Preferred:
- Associates, Bachelors, or advanced degree in education, psychology, behavior management or related field.
- One (1) year experience working with developmental disabilities and/or mental
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
- Detail oriented with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Effective problem-solving skills.
Ability to perform sedentary work. Visual acuity necessary to utilize a computer monitor throughout the course of a normal workday. Ability to perform repetitive keyboarding activities and operate general office equipment. Ability to communicate verbally, both in person and over the telephone. Ability to assist consumers in bathroom. May require occasional heavy lifting. Occasionally will come in contact with blood borne pathogens.