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Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG)

Remote work

SNAG is an inclusive community committed to advancing the multifaceted field of metalsmithing, jewelry and adornment by inspiring innovative creativity and furthering education and opportunities. SNAG celebrates the rich diversity and history of the jewelry and metalsmithing field while valuing a variety of viewpoints through supportive, respectful and ethical interactions that nourish education and inspire innovative creativity.

Communications Coordinator

SNAG seeks a motivated, energetic individual to serve in the role of Communications
Coordinator. This remote, part-time position reports to the Managing Director (MD), works
closely with the Operations Manager (OM). While the Communications Coordinator will work
collaboratively with the SNAG Team, the position is self-directed. The Communications
Coordinator is responsible for maintaining and initiating public-facing communications and
content strategy for the organization and facilitating administrative communication.

AM Design and Fabrication

Rhode Island

A.M. Design and Fabrication is a woman and artist-owned and operated company that creates high-end and artfully-minded custom fabrications from metal, ranging in size from custom detail-oriented furniture to monumental municipal and commercial projects. We take pride in fostering an inclusive and positive work environment, while striving to produce work with great quality and longevity. Website, amdesignfab.com

Fabricator

We are looking for a motivated and experienced fabricator to lead our customs department. You will work independently and/or manage a small team in taking measurements, generating shop drawings, and fabricating projects from stock to finish. You will participate in project bidding and communicate with the owner regarding job timelines. You will take on the most challenging aspects of fabricated projects, and take a leadership role during installations at both residential and commercial job sites. You will need strong communication skills when speaking with customers, other contractors, and your supervisor. You will manage job-site and shop cleanliness, maintain machines, and be relied upon for the success of many of our custom projects. We are looking for a positively-minded problem solver who wants to create beautiful ornamental metalwork.

Send resume and relevant work experience to: amdesignfabrication@gmail.com

John Michael Kohler Art Center

Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA

A nationally acclaimed visual and performing arts complex in downtown Sheboygan, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center is devoted to innovative explorations in contemporary art. Central to its mission is promoting an understanding and appreciation of the work of self-taught and contemporary artists through original exhibitions, commissioned works of art, performing arts programming, community arts initiatives, and publications. The Arts Center's collections focus primarily on works by environment builders, self-taught and folk artists, and works created in the Arts/Industry residency program.

Arts/industry Foundry Technician

To facilitate the technical and physical aspects of artists’ residencies and other Arts/Industry programming needs, the Technician is the direct support of Arts/Industry artists-in-residence through facility, process, and materials instruction at Kohler Co. The Technician meets with the artists-in-residence on a daily basis and guides the technical development of their progress in the studio.

Arts/Industry Foundry Technicians will utilize all studio facilities, equipment, tools, materials; residency documents; and training or instructional documents.

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all EOE and ADA requirements. We are committed to employing a diverse workforce, and we have a strong organizational commitment to racial equity. People of color, gender non-conforming people, people with disabilities, and low-income people are encouraged to apply. Please let us know if we can help make the application or hiring process more accessible for you.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a community of individuals who seek meaningful arts and crafts experiences. The community includes people of all skill levels, ages and backgrounds. It includes makers, aspiring makers, skilled artists and craftspeople, appreciators of arts and crafts, and any individual who wants to be part of a dynamic and welcoming community.

Arrowmont is committed to the ongoing and long journey towards creating an inclusive, diverse arts and crafts community that welcomes and supports everyone.

Internship

Arrowmont welcomes BIPOC applicants (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) currently residing in, or from one of the qualifying central Appalachian counties to apply. This is a ten-week internship based on the applicant’s availability. The selected intern receives a $6,000 stipend for a ten-week internship, housing on Arrowmont’s campus, meals (meals on-campus during National Workshop weeks, or a meal stipend), travel reimbursement, and financial support for professional development opportunities (i.e. conferences, workshops) occurring during or near the internship appointment. The selected intern is expected to work 40 hours per week for the duration of their internship.

Peters Valley School of Craft

Layton, New Jersey

Peters Valley School of Craft champions the unifying power of art, craft, and creativity; celebrates the diversity of our shared humanity; and condemns racism and violence in all forms. We are committed to eliminating barriers to participation in all of our programs so that we can create opportunities for creative people and encourage BIPOC candidates to apply.

Studio Assistant Program

We are looking for excited, engaged emerging artists to participate in our summer assistantship program. Each year Peters Valley selects talented and motivated people, to participate in our summer program by assisting our instructors and studio heads. The Studio Assistantship is rigorous, requires long days in the studio and provides invaluable professional development opportunities. Studio assistants receive a stipend of $350 per week (for up to 18 weeks) to offset living expenses, materials, etc. in addition to lodging and meals on campus. We are accepting applications in 5 craft media studios; blacksmithing, ceramics, fibers, fine metals, and woodworking. Due to the rural nature of our campus, candidates should have their own transportation.

College of Creative Studies

Detroit Michigan, USA

College for Creative Studies is a nonprofit institution; it is one of the leading art and design colleges in the world. CCS has state-of-the-art facilities to support the complete range of creative production, from traditional art forms such as painting, glassblowing, foundry, and printmaking, to the most contemporary systems, including the latest digital imaging technology and extensive rapid prototyping output tools. The College currently enrolls more than 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 13 majors: Advertising Design, Art Education, Art Practice, Communication Design, Craft and Material Studies, Entertainment Arts, Fashion Accessories Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design, and Transportation Design. It also offers a Master’s degrees in four majors: Color and Materials Design, Interaction Design, Systems Design Thinking, and Transportation Design.

Metal Shop Technician

The Metal shop & Foundry Technician is responsible for helping to oversee the metal shop and foundry facilities. Technician assists in the training of students, staff, and faculty in the safe and effective use of metal shop and foundry tools, equipment, and machinery. Position will consistently work up to 20 hours per week on Saturday from 8 am-7:15 pm and Sunday from 11:45 am-7:15 pm. Additional hours may be worked as needed.

Peters Valley School of Craft

Layton, New Jersey, USA

Peters Valley School of Craft champions the unifying power of art, craft, and creativity; celebrates the diversity of our shared humanity; and condemns racism and violence in all forms. We are committed to eliminating barriers to participation in all of our programs so that we can create opportunities for creative people and encourage BIPOC candidates to apply.

Summer Studio Assistant

The Studio Assistantship is rigorous, requires long days in the studio and provides invaluable professional development opportunities. Studio assistants receive a stipend of $350 per week (for up to 18 weeks) to offset living expenses, materials, etc. in addition to lodging and meals on campus. We are accepting applications in 5 craft media studios; blacksmithing, ceramics, fibers, fine metals, and woodworking. Due to the rural nature of our campus, candidates should have their own transportation.

Penland School of Craft

Penland, North Carolina, USA

Penland School of Craft is an international center for craft education offering residential workshops, residencies, community education programs, and exhibitions. Located on 423 acres in the NC Mountains, Penland has 16 teaching studios and 60 historic and contemporary buildings. We are an equal opportunity employer with a staff of 70 and serve 1500 students and 14,000 visitors annually. Penland operates with a $54 million endowment and an annual operating budget of $6.7 million. We are located about an hour northeast of Asheville, NC. Our mission supports individual and artistic growth through creative practice and discovery.

Iron Studio Coordinator

The iron studio coordinator reports directly to the studio operations manager and provides specialized oversight for the iron studio. The coordinator works directly with the studio team and collaboratively across the organization to support all programming and studio use throughout the year by assuring that the facilities and equipment are in good working order, and by communicating with key staff, studio assistants and/or interns, and instructors to plan and support successful programming. The studio coordinator is also responsible for budget planning and tracking, inventory management, processing purchase orders for materials, tools, and equipment as it relates to programming, and communicating and facilitating safety guidelines and practices.

Maynard Studios

Kentucky area, USA

Matthew and Karine Maynard are designers, blacksmiths and artists who use metal and architectural space as their media. As a husband and wife team, they specialize in hand-forged custom stair rails, furniture and applied design.

Experienced blacksmith/fabricator

Must be proficient in both hand and power hammer forging techniques. Housing for 1st month included and potential assistance for relocation. Pay based on experience and interview. Daily hours 8-4:30 Monday to Friday, and paid travel opportunities with occasional overtime. This is a full time position with insurance benefit options, 401k and matching at a 100% vaccinated shop. Send resumè or CV to karine@maynardstudios.com

Bliss Studios

Monument, Colorado, USA

I'm building a family here at Bliss Studio, so I am looking for people who want to learn and grow with us.

Blacksmith & Artistic Fabricator

For this job you will have the opportunity to build everything from gates and railings to fine art sculpture, public art, fireplace screens, and more.

Assigned tasks will depend on level of experience. Daily work varies between prepping material, production forging components and assembly of components and art pieces. You would be working directly under me as my assistant, and as you show me what your capabilities are will be given more freedom to work alone and lead projects.

Skills needed: Ability to read a tape measure, great attitude, passion for metalworking and desire to learn. I would love to hire someone with an existing skillset, but if you are passionate, hardworking and looking for job where you will be challenged and you thrive on learning and growing I am willing to train the right person.

Bliss Studios

Monument, Colorado, USA

I'm building a family here at Bliss Studio, so I am looking for people who want to learn and grow with us.

Welder/Fabricator

For this job you will have the opportunity to build everything from gates and railings to fine art sculpture, public art, fireplace screens, and more.

Primarily fabrication with an opportunity to do some blacksmithing. Welding AND Fabrication experience is a must, pay will be determined by existing skillset. You would be fabricating everything from railings and gates to custom furniture and public art. Lots of variation in kinds of jobs. Would be great if you can TIG weld as well.

Skills needed: Ability to read a tape measure, great attitude, passion for metalworking and desire to learn. I would love to hire someone with an existing skillset, but if you are passionate, hardworking and looking for job where you will be challenged and you thrive on learning and growing I am willing to train the right person. I'm building a family here at Bliss Studio, so I am looking for people who want to learn and grow with us.