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Handbuilding Guide (Chinatown / Lit Italy)

compensation: $25-$28/hour
employment type: part-time
job title: Handbuilding Guide
ABOUT US
Happy Medium exists to create and curate the best supplies, content and events for casual artists. There’s a lot of stuff there for kids and capital “A” Artists, but there isn’t much for those that fall somewhere in between. We are on a mission to fill the gap. We aim to be part of a world where more people feel emboldened to create things with their hands, just for the hell of it– because the real thrill simply lies in the making.

The Handbuilding Guide is responsible for leading the Handbuilding classes at Happy Medium, combining masterful instruction with impeccable service to ensure guest satisfaction within the Pottery. The Handbuilding Guide interacts directly with handbuilding guests as their primary contact, demonstrating handbuilding techniques and tailoring advice to help each guest achieve their goal. The Handbuilding Guide is also responsible for leading Teaching Assistants through the execution of general pottery functions including setup and breakdown of classes, seating, and prepping materials and reports to the Pottery Guide.

Sample Responsibilities
* Efficiently wedge and pass clay before and throughout classes, ensuring that guests always have more than enough and never have to ask or get up from their seats, and that there is extra for the next shift
* Demonstrate how to handbuild, always maintaining a positive and friendly demeanor
* Check in frequently with handbuilding guests to make sure they are satisfied with their pieces and that they are structurally sound, tailoring suggestions and advice to each individual project using only positive and encouraging language
* Restock and refresh restroom throughout shift
* Prepare and pass out moist towels for handbuilding guests
* Explain check out process to handbuilding guests with 20 minutes left in class
* Lead turns between classes by executing and delegating tasks to Teaching Assistants to ensure an efficient turn
* Pre-roll handbuilding tools during downtime
* Additional responsibilities to support smooth operation in the Pottery


Characteristic of successful candidates:
* Confident leader able to balance needs of both team and guests
* Influential with team and guest interactions
* Genuine interest in providing excellent hospitality to Happy Medium guests
* Excited to start conversations with guests
* Communicative with leadership/management team
* Resourceful and able to solve problems on the fly
* Radiates positivity
* Strikes a balance of fast-paced, but quality work

Requirements
* Ability to lift 50 pounds
* Full weekend availability
* Exceptional hospitality skills
* Experience with Public Speaking
* Handbuilding experience is a plus
* No prior teaching experience needed
* Able to stand for long periods of time
* Legally authorized to work in the US

Benefits:
* $25-$28/hour base pay with additional compensation opportunities
* Free admission to the Art Cafe and select events
* Friends & family discount
* Rapid upward mobility for motivated individuals
* Career and artistic development programs

Please respond with a resume and brief introduction to be considered for this role.

Happy Medium is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by federal or state law or local ordinance.

This role is on the ground floor of a growing startup with quick upward mobility for the right person.

  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

post id: 7749890975

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