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Pottery Teaching Assistant (Chinatown / Lit Italy)

compensation: $23-$25/hour
employment type: part-time
job title: Pottery Teaching Assistant
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 Teaching Assistant is responsible for assisting both Pottery and Handbuilding Guides with classes, helping to ensure that the Pottery functions seamlessly, efficiently, and to guests’ satisfaction. The ideal Teaching Assistant is a team player who excels at anticipating the needs of staff and guests in a fast paced environment.

Sample Responsibilities
*Become familiar with both Handbuilding and Wheel instruction techniques to be able to assist students as needed the
Happy Medium way
*Occasionally teach Handbuilding classes under supervision of Handbuilding or Pottery Guide
*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
*Restock and refresh restroom throughout shift
*Prepare and pass out moist towels for handbuilding guests
*When assigned, explain check out process to handbuilding and/or wheel guests with 20 minutes left in class (no less),
* Assist with all turn tasks as assigned by Handbuilding Guide
* Pre-roll handbuilding tools during downtime
* Additional tasks needed to ensure smooth pottery operations

Characteristic of successful candidates:
* Confident team player 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 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
* Ability to work well on a team
* Full weekend availability
* Exceptional hospitality skills
* No prior pottery experience needed
* Able to stand for long periods of time
* Legally authorized to work in the US

Benefits:
* $23-25/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

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: 7749911177

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