Lead Ceramics Instructor / Pottery Instructor

25 Nov 2022

Small Hands Big Art is a children's art studio has been delighting kids since 2009 at our South Charlotte location at Waverly (we also have a studio in Fort Mill, SC). If you’re an energetic creative looking to make an impact in the lives of children, we’re looking for YOU to join our amazing team of instructors at our SOUTH CHARLOTTE STUDIO at Waverly shopping center.

Our Waverly studio is a huge bustling hub of art and pottery making, laughter and light! Our beautiful new space enabled us to expand our operations to now include a spacious ceramic studio that adjoins our bright open art studio!


We are looking for a permanent part time Lead Pottery Instructor / Ceramic Instructor, approx. 25-35/hrs a week, with potential for 40/hrs a week in the summer months for those who want more. Flexible part time teaching shifts are available, predominantly afternoon / early evening + periodic Saturday morning/afternoon. Ability to work flexible hours, including periodic Saturdays is a must as class times vary from day to day. Our busiest times in the studio are when children are out of school.


Brighten kids days by delivering joyful, memorable ceramic experiences! Develop robust lesson plans and teach pottery classes, camps and workshops (including hand building and wheel throwing, etc.) to children ranging in age from toddlers to middle school. We also teach Adult classes and workshops!

Set the tone / lead the way! Our studio is a happy place! It’s lively, fun, energetic, and fast paced! If you exude energy & enthusiasm and a passion for working with children, we need you!

We are specifically seeking individuals who:

- have a pep in their step, hustle & love getting scrappy & thinking on their feet

- prefer leading vs. following

- are creative problem solvers ("what?! why isn’t this sticking")

- value teamwork + collaboration over autonomy & independence

- want to influence our creative direction as we grow

- want to grow with the company as we grow and assume progressively greater responsibilities

Act as a Small Hands Big Art Brand Ambassador. Everything we do involves some aspect of marketing and family / community relations. If you love people & being front & center this may be the place for you! Our students get very attached to our instructors, and we have entire families of siblings who literally grow up with us over the years. Our relationship with our families & students is our greatest focus and source of pride!

Sweep / mop up a lot of clay. We keep our ceramic studio in tip top shape, as clay dust can be dangerous. The physical demands of working in our pottery studio require standing for long periods of time, lifting (25# bricks of clay), sweeping, mopping & frequent bending and hunching over pottery wheels & sinks.


The joy & fulfillment of making a difference in young lives. Your caring and compassionate nature will be valued & rewarded.

You’ll be a part of a flexible & supportive team. We have an amazing co-teaching model! We support and encourage each other, and cheer each other on! We celebrate each other & throw creative life rafts when projects don’t go exactly as planned (yes, that happens!).

You’ll be valued & rewarded for your flexibility. Ability to work flexible hours, including periodic Saturdays, is a must as our busiest times in the studio are when children are out of school.

Upward mobility / growth. We are growing! We want people to grow with us & seize the opportunities that may come their way!

Must be willing to undergo a third party background check and obtain infant/child CPR first aid certification within 60 days of employment. Art education background and/or prior ceramics teaching experience required.

If qualified, please respond with cover letter, current resume, salary requirements and schedule availability (days of the week and times of the day). No phone or in-person inquiries please.

Small Hands Big Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We offer a competitive salary, 401k and company 401k matching.

  • ID: #47443827
  • State: North Carolina Charlotte 28201 Charlotte USA
  • City: Charlotte
  • Salary: Competitive salary based on experience; 401k, 401k company match
  • Job type: Part-time
  • Showed: 2022-11-25
  • Deadline: 2023-01-23
  • Category: Art/media/design