Pottery Technician, City of Toronto, Cedar Ridge Creative Centre

Exterior of Pottery Studio at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre

Pottery Technician
City of Toronto, Cedar Ridge Creative Centre

Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, operated by the City of Toronto, Arts Services, delivers high-quality, inclusive arts programming, events and services, in collaboration with partners, artists and arts organizations that serve diverse communities outside of Toronto’s core, including seasonal programs that meaningfully engage children and/or youth in creative expression, and arts-based skill building and learning.

A Pottery Technician is currently being recruited to provide overall operation and maintenance of the pottery studio at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre.

Deadline to Apply: February 9, 2024
Applications are only accepted online here.

Job Type: Temporary, Part-time
Hourly Rate: $24.05
Number of Positions: 1
Season: Summer; Fall; Spring; Winter
Start Date: TBD
Posting End Date: February 9, 2024

The Pottery Studio at Cedar Ridge

Pottery Technician Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the technical operation and maintenance of a pottery/arts studio.
  • Schedules firings for bisque and glaze work, loads and unloads kilns.
  • Programs computerized kiln firing systems.
  • Maintains and repairs kiln furniture (including kiln washing and chipping shelves), equipment, elements, switches and other components.
  • Ensures all studio equipment is in safe working order.
  • Identifies, reports and performs repairs to studio equipment.
  • Maintains and performs routine repairs to pottery wheels and related components.
  • Prepares all glazes, stains, coloured slips and clay.
  • Solves glaze problems and designs new glazes.

Please see the full list of responsibilities here.

Pottery Technician Qualifications:

  • Degree or Diploma in Pottery OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Extensive technical knowledge of glaze chemistry and kiln firing.
  • Extensive technical knowledge and experience related to Pottery including considerable studio experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of Health & Safety practices in relation to working in a pottery studio.
  • Portfolio required.
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification preferred.
  • WHIMIS training preferred.
  • A Police Reference Check will be required as a condition of employment for this position.

Please see the full list of qualifications here.

On the wheel at Cedar Ridge


If you are an individual who requires accommodation, due to disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code, to apply for this position, please email us at recjobs@toronto.ca, quoting the Requisition ID and the job title. The City is committed to providing Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Please visit Hiring Policies and Statements for further details.

Cedar Ridge Creative Centre
225 Confederation Drive
Scarborough, ON M1G 1B2