Position: Education Program Manager

About us

Canberra Potters is a member-based organisation and an ACT Government funded arts facility and Key Arts Organisation. Working from the Watson Arts Centre, we are an important focal point for ceramic arts practice in the region.

We offer a full annual education program to adults and children. We offer artist studios, kiln shed, gallery, shop and run an internationally recognised Artist in Residence program.

About the job

The Education Program Manager works within a close-knit team to manage the general running of the teaching program. Liaising with our education area staff of approximately 14 casual teachers, Workshop Manager and general administration staff you will facilitate the continued success of our popular children and adult education program. Additionally, working with the Director and senior managers you will assist in the identification, planning and implementation of seasonal course offerings.

Position Available: Education Program Manager
Reports to: Director
Location: Watson, ACT
Appointment: Permanent Part-time position with a 3 month probation period. On-going employment is dependent on continuation of funding support from ACT Government.
Remuneration & Conditions: Hourly Rate $36.10 (plus super)
Hours of work: 10hrs per week

How to apply

A full duty statement and application requirements below.
Email applications to: director@canberrapotters.com.au Subject Field: EPM Position
Applications close: 22 January 2018
Only successful applicants will be contacted for interview.

Duty Statement

Under the direction of the Director and to the extent of the hours:

  • Plan and schedule short courses and winter/summer schools during each term.
  • Roster teaching staff for short courses throughout year.
  • Plan and schedule school holiday program.
  • Roster teaching staff for school holiday program.
  • Plan for and schedule Master Classes from visiting Artists in Residence.
  • Coordinate regular Artist talks with volunteer organisers.
  • Arrange for and assess student feedback from all of the above.
  • In consultation with the Director and other relevant staff Identify opportunities for new courses.
  • Respond to external enquiries for classes and events.
  • Liaise and network with community/school groups
  • In conjunction with the Director and other relevant staff assist in the preparation of education policy documentation and teaching resources.
  • During hours of employment collect and process payments for membership, enrolments and materials.
  • Attend regular staff meetings to report on class/course operations to the Director.
  • Adhere to current occupational health and safety practices in the workplace and be aware of public liability issues.
  • Other duties as appropriate.


Your response should include a short supporting letter addressing the following:

  • Suitability to the role;
  • Relevant experience in education or arts sectors; and
  • Knowledge of current ceramic arts practice.

Your application should also include:

  • resumé
  • 2 referees