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Application Deadline May 17th

Part-time artist-tutors; 5+ years of experience

Application deadline May 17th

£42,000 pro-rata

Flexible hours to be agreed each term, anticipated average of 20 hours per month

Starting week beginning August 12th (with some planning time in advance)


About us 

We are a welcoming community studio, championing the power of hands-on creativity to improve well-being and build community. We provide the equipment and support for our members to experiment and shape their own learning journey. Anyone can join as a member, however we also run introductory courses where you can learn the basics first in a small supportive group.

Our team currently consists of: a full-time director, who manages all aspects of the studio & programming, and teaches on the beginner’s pottery course; our assistant pottery tutor; our part-time workshop technician; and our new youth program coordinator/tutor (all our staff are also active members). We also have 30 long-term members, who help steer our development, volunteer at events, and are a regular fixture around the studio. Members and staff will be involved in selecting new team members.

About the new roles

Open Artspace has recently moved to larger premises, and now in addition to our equipped pottery studio, regularly used by members, we have a ‘classroom’ space, which can comfortably accommodate 12. The classroom space has a deep sink, large tables, and we will be adding to our supply of tools and materials as courses require.


We are inviting applications from experienced tutor-makers working in print, textiles, jewellery and furniture. We wish to find two artists to join our small team, to work closely with the director to develop our new classroom space, develop course content, and teach regularly throughout the year, and possibly, depending on demand, support informal studio-access. Each artist must be able to teach a range of techniques.


We anticipate our new tutors will teach around 20 hours per month, mainly evenings and weekends, this will be a combination of courses taking place over 2-3 consecutive days, and those place over consecutive weeks (evenings or weekends). We currently have a pottery program with courses running over 4 x 8week terms (following the school calendar), and two weeks in July.


Essential experience

  • 5+ year’s experience teaching, delivering courses that cover a range of techniques


Desirable experience

  • Developing course content

  • Working as part of a shared studio

  • Working with hard-to-reach groups and groups with additional support needs

  • Teaching participants with a range of experience and a range of ages


To apply

Please email with a document containing:

  • A max 100-word description of the materials and techniques used in your practice

  • A max 200-word statement summarizing how you meet the essential & desired criteria

  • 3 images of your own work

  • 10 images from courses/workshops you have delivered

  • A link to your CV

  • A link to your website and/or social media

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