Summer/Fall 2023: We are currently looking to hire:
part time studio assistant | daytime hours 11AM-4PM and weekends
part time backroom staff | flexible hours
We are always accepting applications
Applications are kept on file. We are always looking to hire individuals with outgoing personalities who love working hard and helping people. Please see below for a complete job description, print and complete the entire job application and drop off at the studio during our regular business hours.
Do you like meeting new people? Hosting parties? Spending time with kids and families? This might be the position for you! Fire Escape is currently looking for more Studio Staff! All applicants should be fun, friendly, energetic, and eager to learn and work hard.
Absolutely no art or ceramics experience is required!
The biggest job duty for this position is greeting customers promptly then assisting and instructing them on a variety of creative mediums (ceramics, wood signs, canvas). Our number one priority is creating a welcoming, friendly atmosphere to create fun art. Employees are here to inspire, guide, and clean up after our customers. Position entails cleaning including mopping, taking out the trash, cleaning bathrooms, tables, counters, and lots of brushes. Position will also include job duties such as ringing up purchases, answering phone calls, unloading kilns, helping to runs workshops and parties for kids and adults. There will also be desk duties such as data entering, physical duties such as stocking and moving boxes, and fun duties such as painting little baby toes! Employees will work together in teams and independently. Some studio assistants may have keys to open/close the studio and may glaze pottery. Must be 16+, must be available weekends, nights, and have holiday, school break availability, previous retail/restaurant experience a plus. An art background is not necessary. In fact, this position does not include any pottery painting or employee-created art-work.
Weekly Hours: 15-20 per week after training.
PDF - Application
Our backroom staff is in charge of taking customer creations and bringing them to life with kiln magic. This is a flexible and independent position. The first step in kiln magic is dipping pieces into a clear glaze, then pieces are loaded into the kiln. Usually a full kiln takes about 1-2 hours to dip, and 1 hour to load. It is like a big game of Tetris and we usually play our favorite playlist while working! This position is great for someone who wants to work a few extra hours every week with a flexible schedule. Most importantly you have to take pride in your work and be detail oriented. The kiln is usually loaded 2-3 times a week, and during Nov-Jan it increases to 3-4 times. Right now our schedule is to start the kiln Sunday and Wednesday evenings.
Weekly Hours: 6-10* hours per week after training.
*If you are looking for more hours, we do have additional backroom job duties that could be added every week, these again would be independent and flexible hours.
You can also hold a position as a studio assistant and work the studio floor helping customers and also be backroom staff.
Job Requirements: 18+ years old