Job Opportunities

Part-Time Ceramic Artist Assistant

Troy, NY

Job Description:

We are seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Part-Time Ceramic Artist Assistant. The ideal candidate should have a passion for the arts, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and with a small team. This position offers a fantastic opportunity to work closely with a talented ceramic artist, providing support in various aspects of their creative process and actively participating in the vibrant atmosphere of Saturday farmers markets. This is the perfect opportunity for anyone who wants to learn how one effectively runs a small creative business. 




  1. Booth Assistance at Farmers Markets:

   - Set up and dismantle the artist's booth at Saturday farmers markets.

   - Engage with customers, provide information about the artworks, and assist with sales transactions.

   - Help create an inviting and visually appealing booth display.


  1. Studio Organization:

   - Maintain cleanliness and organization in the artist's studio.

   - Assist in preparing ceramic pieces for markets.

   - Manage inventory of ceramics and packaging materials.


  1. Administrative Support:

   - Handle customer inquiries and follow up on sales leads.

   - Assist in basic bookkeeping related to market and online sales.


  1. Artistic Assistance:

   - Aid in the creation and finishing of ceramic pieces.

   - Provide general support during the artistic process, including glazing and firing.


  1. Digital Assistance:

   - Assist in documenting and photographing ceramic pieces for online and social media promotion.

   - Help maintain the artist's online presence.



- Previous experience with ceramics or a strong interest in the medium.

- Excellent organizational and customer service skills.

- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment.

- Basic knowledge of sales transactions and inventory management.

- Availability to work 6-hour days, 2 days per week, with flexibility based on market schedules and project timelines.

- Ability to lift up to 50lbs

-Proficiency is Adobe Creative Suite ie. Photoshop, Lightoom, and Premiere is a plus

- Knowledge of how to photograph with a DSLR camera is a plus



The compensation for this position is $15 per hour.



This is a part-time position, primarily on Saturdays for the Troy Waterfront Farmers Markets from 7:30am-3pm, and 2 flexible 6-8 hour days during the week for studio assistance. (20 hours/week)


Additional Information:

We are a growing creative enterprise, and as our business continues to expand, there may be opportunities for increased hours and responsibilities in the future. We value the dedication and talent of our team members and look forward to fostering a collaborative environment where everyone can contribute to our shared success. As we evolve, we envision additional projects and initiatives that may lead to expanded roles within our team.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their resume, a cover letter detailing their interest in the position, and any relevant portfolio or work examples to


Application Deadline:

Applications will be accepted until March 29th. Early applications are encouraged.


Context Clay LLC  is an equal opportunity employer, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.