OPEN POSITIONS

At  Terraform Studio

Are you passionate about creative entrepreneurship? Are you excited to see the Arts & Culture Scene in Mandurah grow? Do you thrive in small business settings – wearing multiple hats and being appreciated for your hard work?

Come join our team! All of our Open Positions are listed below.

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OPEN POSITIONS

DESIGN & DIGITAL MARKETING ASSISTANT

MAIN SKILLS: Graphic Design, Content Creation & Reception/Admin
EDUCATION LEVEL: Cert 4 or higher or equivalent portfolio/work experience. If you are below these qualifications, but are looking for experience, please consider applying for an intern role.
AWARD: ‘Amusement, Events & Recreation Award’ , Non-Exhibition Staff, grade 3-4 (based on portfolio/education/experience)
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part-time permanent. 3 month probationary period.
EST. HOURLY RATE: $25 – $27 (based on experience/portfolio. Opportunities for advancement) Plus super & leave entitlements.  Also see section ‘Job Perks’.

JOB DESCRIPTION: This position is for an entreprenurial-minded Design & Marketing Assistant, covering 3 main areas of responsibility each week. This position reports directly to Owner Kell Lakia. 

1. Content Creation – Support our love of telling stories. Capture images and video of the cool things going on in our studio, via our shop phone (Google Pixel 8 Pro). Edit images & videos using our preferred software (Photoshop, Bridge/Lightroom, Capcut, Unfold). Save & organise content via google photos & backup hard drives. Workflow management of imagery captured to feed planning, copywriting, scheduling as they relate to our promotional schedules. Work alongside Kell to create/manage social media ads, conceptualise new ideas and communicate sharing this craft we love so much.

2. Graphic Design Tech – Help make our communications more beautiful & create new ways for customers to visit us. Create digital designs for print, email & social media. Make new workshop products on our website (WordPress, WooCommerce & Divi Builder) and update existing ones for availability/stock/content.

3. Customer Service/Admin – Keep comms open & redirect tasks to team via project management software (Asana). Support the admin role by replying to customer inquiries, answering the studio phone, customer service, welcoming workshop students and capturing social media content of the process. Taking payment via our POS for retail purchases. Weekly bagging of workshop artworks & sending collection texts via our automation software (Zapier + google sheets).

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: This position does not require prior pottery experience, but a passion for the arts and a curiosity about clay is essential. Portfolio and/or work experience in – Social media. Graphic Design or Reception/Admin is preferred. Considered candidates will receive a quick activity to demonstrate the ability to understand branding docs & group assets based on the line of business. Must have developed a working proficiency with Adobe programs, such as – Photoshop, Bridge/Lightroom, Illustrator, Indesign, Premiere Pro. Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word & proficient at writing emails. Working understanding of social media platforms – Instagram, Tik Tok, YouTube, Facebook – and has experience or desire to learn social advertising. 

PROPOSED WORKING HOURS: 12 hours a week, to begin

Wed (4 hrs): 1 pm – 5pm
Thurs (4 hrs): 1 pm – 5pm
Fri (4 hrs): 1 pm- 5pm 

 

OTHER PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Kind and friendly person who is passionate about pottery/arts & entrepreneurship.
  • Understands how to be impactful in a Small Business team.
  • Interested in Community & Community Events (Festivals, Markets, Etc).
  • Self Starter.
  • Good storyteller.
  • Enjoys creating an uplifting working environment.
  • Technology Geek & excellent keyboardist.
  • Natural at picking up new programs or concepts.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Interest in continual process improvement and desire to learn.  
  • Enjoys new challenges & learning new technology to a high level.
  • Calm Confidence in dealing with public & complex tasks.
  • Good communication skills and willingness to learn team software.
  • High attention to detail and an eye for accuracy is required. 
  • Good time management to complete tasks efficiently & effectively.

 

JOB PERKS: One of the benefits our employees receive is free Studio membership – valued at $79 a week – that includes 24/7 studio access, free recycled clay & free firing & glazing to develop your personal pottery projects.

Following 3 month probationary period, you become eligible for free tuition in our Terraform Studio Pottery Courses.

 

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COVER LETTERS: Please speak informally, so we can get a feel of your creative spirit, expertise & desire to work at our studio.


COMPANY CULTURE: We believe work is just another form of collaboration. We are just as honoured and excited by our team choosing to work with us, as we feel honoured to be able to provide for & support our team. As we grow, we always focus on continuous process improvement, upskilling staff and aiming for an operational flow-state that makes everyone’s work effective,  rewarding and fun.  As a self-funded Art Studio, we have the ability to create art without the constraints of political entanglement. We are an incredibly accepting & humble workplace. While there is always lots to do, and some of it is very dirty work, the creative outlet & wacky team make it fun. 🙂 

STUDIO INSTRUCTORS, Casual

 TYPE: Casual mid-level position.
AWARD: ‘Amusement, Events & Recreation Award’ Grade 4 (Exhibition Technician) min. award $32.73 hourly
EST. HOURLY RATE: $35/hr (plus super) ordinary & $53/hr public holidays. Also see section ‘Job Perks’.

JOB DESCRIPTION: This position is for passionate potters (hand builders and/or wheel throwing) interested in teaching one of our Pottery Workshops! Workshops are 1 part entertainment (must have the ability to be a good host) and 1 part pottery (must be a a hobby level or higher). Shifts are requested 1-2 weeks in advance.

  • Prepping of the workshop area prior to the start of the workshop
  • Leading the workshop participants through a demo
  • Encouraging & supporting workshop students to be creative. Help people take home something special.
  • Responsible for the end artwork applied techniques (bases not to thick, items properly slipped & scored, artworks must have tags, colours/tags recorded properly)
  • Using Square POS to charge for additional items fired. Upselling additional artworks and talking about courses.
  • Ensuring workshop runs timely
  • Packing down of the workshop area
  • Attaching handles or mending any pieces 
  • Organising artworks on racks & covering them with plastic to slow their drying
  • Reports or notes for owners following workshop

 

WORKING HOURS BREAKDOWN:
Avg Hand Building Workshop
Workshop Setup: ½ hour
Workshop Run Time: 2 hours
Workshop Strike Down: ½ hour

Avg Pottery Wheel Workshop
Workshop Setup: ½ hour
Workshop Run Time: 2 hours
Workshop Strike Down: ½ hour

Avg Hand Building & Pottery Wheel Workshop
Workshop Setup: ½ hour
Workshop Run Time: 3 hours
Workshop Strike Down: 1 hour

On Location Workshop
+½ hour for setup & +½ for strike down

 

JOB PERKS: Our wacky/creative studio team is what makes every day so much fun. As a Casual Team Member, you will receive:

  • Discounted Casual Pottery Sessions
  • Discounted Pottery Kiln Firing Services
  • Discounted Clay
  • Discounted Studio Courses

 

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STUDIO ASSISTANT, Casual

TYPE: Casual
AWARD: ‘Amusement, Events & Recreation Award’ Casual General Exhibition Hand, grade 2
EST. HOURLY RATE: $30.10/hr

JOB DESCRIPTION: This position is 2 parts – 1 part muddy pottery duties & 1 part customer service.

Pottery (hands on) Responsibilities –  Prepping of artworks for the kiln, recycling clay, finishing workshop artworks, glazing. 

Customer Service Responsibilities- Assisting during pottery workshops, capturing images for socials, helping customers find their orders, answering phone calls, taking payments via POS, answering questions about workshops, and communicating with team members/owners with requests from customers. 

JOB PERKS: Our wacky/creative studio team is what makes every day so much fun. As a Casual Team Member, you will receive:

  • Discounted Casual Pottery Sessions
  • Discounted Pottery Kiln Firing Services
  • Discounted Clay
  • Discounted Studio Courses

 

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ART STUDIO ASSISTANT, 3 Mo Internship

TYPE: 3 Month Art Studio Internship

PAY: While unpaid, there are job placement opportunities following the completion of the intern program.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Designed to provide work experience in a large, self-funded Art Studio. This position is ideal for current students to compliment their higher education studies. It is a weekly 

  • Admin & Fulfillment – replying to customer emails, picking & packing orders, prepping for workshops, artwork handling & custom commission work.
  • Marketing Experience – email campaigns, social media & promotions planning, content capturing.
  • Business Planning – understanding margins & markets & basic bookkeeping tools.
  • Studio Maintenance – Cleaning, organising, operational efficiency for routine/mundane tasks.
  • Technical Operations – prepping of artworks for the kiln, assisting in glaze dipping/kiln loading/glaze mixing.
  • Teaching Assisting – participating in a workshop/lesson atmosphere as an assistant.

JOB PERKS: Our wacky/creative studio team is what makes every day so much fun. As an Intern Team Member, you will receive:

  • Free Studio membership – valued at $79 a week – that includes 24/7 studio access, free recycled clay & free firing & glazing to develop your personal pottery projects.

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JR STUDIO ASSISTANT, Casual

TYPE: Casual, junior, entry-level position
AWARD: ‘Amusement, Events & Recreation Award’
Junior Non-Exhibition introductory level employee
EST. HOURLY RATE: $15.55/hr to $21.20/hr (depending on age)

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Key Responsibilities – 

  • Greeting customers who visit studio
  • Assembling & packing Online Orders
  • Assisting Studio Tech with Inventory Counting, Management & Reordering
  • Prepping workshop area, prior to workshops/classes/courses
  • Preportioning & wedging clay for workshops
  • Pre-washing, washing & hanging aprons for drying
  • Refilling underglazing pots & washing pottery tools
  • Keep studio clean & orderly (dust gallery shelves, clean windows, keep wheel table and hand building tables clean & tidy, mopping floors, keeping lavatories clean & fresh)

 

Learning Opportunities – 

  • Learn to assist customers with picking up artworks at the studio
  • Learn to assist workshops, classes & courses
  • Learn to speak to customers about the different options available to begin to learn pottery – workshops, classes, courses, etc.
  • Learn to finish pottery pieces & assist staging kilns

 

POTENTIAL SHIFTS (rostered weekly):
Wednesday (3.5 hrs): 4pm – 7:30pm
Thursday (3.5 hrs): 4pm – 7:30pm
Friday (3.5 hrs): 4pm – 7:30pm

JOB PERKS: Our wacky/creative studio team is what makes every day so much fun. As a Casual Team Member, you will receive:

  • Discounted Casual Pottery Sessions
  • Discounted Pottery Kiln Firing Services
  • Discounted Clay
  • Discounted Studio Courses

 

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