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Art Instructor

Job Details

Laguna Beach, CA
$16.00 - $20.00


Daily Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to the schedule set forth by the Supervisor.

  • Ensure materials and supplies are stocked and re-stocked throughout the day.

  • Engage with each patron directly, giving each the attention they deserve, and making them feel welcomed while working to meet their needs quickly and efficiently.

  • Politely and respectfully address customers’ questions, regardless of their knowledge or experience.

  • Maintain a clean and organized work area.

  • Maintain a pleasant work environment for customers and colleagues.

  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) governing operations, playing the role of brand ambassador of the Sawdust Festival.

  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Art Instructor Specific Duties:

  • Interact directly with guests in the Art Spot and Studio One, providing art instruction for all ages. You must be comfortable with teaching and public speaking or willing to learn.

  • Assist with artist led classes in Studio One, providing support and supplementary instruction to guests.

  • Prepare class materials for the week and ensure that class bins are properly stocked.

Potter/Ceramicist Specific Duties:

  • Teach guests of all experience levels the basics of how to throw a pot, this should be done in a timely manner and with a positive attitude.

  • Manage the line of guests and run support for co-workers throwing on the wheel.

  • Properly dispose of clay water, reclaim slip, wedge clay, and divide clay for the day.

  • Occasionally teach hand building sessions to 5-10 guests at a time.

  • Occasionally work with the gas kiln and electric kiln

Pay Range
$16.00 to $18.00 per hour, for art instructors
$16.50 to $20.00 per hour, for throwers



  • Available to work day-time, evening, and weekend shifts

  • Art Instructors: art experience, teaching experience, or experience working with kids preferred.

  • Potter/Ceramicist: clay throwing experience required.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Exceptional customer service skills.

  • Ability to multi-task.

  • Grace under pressure.

Working Conditions:

Work is typically performed in an open-air, roofed studio.

Physical Requirements:

  • Art Instructors will bend, reach, pick up small objects, and utilize common artistry tools and paints.

  • Potters/Ceramicist will work at a wheel, shaping clay. This requires a fair amount of hand manipulation and sitting for extended periods.

  • Employees for Art Education may be expected to lift 50lbs.