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Studio Potter Seeks a New Grants for Apprentiship Program Manager

May 29, 2024


Program Manager - Grants for Apprenticeship

Flexible work week, 200 hours per year, remote


$6,000 ($30 per hour @ no more than 200 hours per year)
The application review will begin on June 17th.
The position and application cycle will remain open until filled. Studio Potter will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis    
Start Date:             
July 2024
To Apply:       
Email your resume, cover letter, and the contact information for three references to 


Founded in 1972, Studio Potter (SP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and online journal that is centered on ceramic studio practice.  SP promotes the discussion of technology, criticism, aesthetics, and history within the ceramics community.

Studio Potter represents the multiplicity of voices in contemporary and historical ceramics by:

  • publishing exceptional and thought-provoking content;

  • strengthening and growing our community;

  • connecting artists, educators, collectors, curators, gallerists, critics, historians, and learners through narratives, interviews, and critical essays.


The Grants Program Manager will oversee the administration and management of all Grants for Apprenticeship (GAP) activities, from application through reporting. This role includes managing timelines and budgets, ensuring compliance with funding requirements, and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to achieve program goals. The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational, communication, and analytical skills, with a proven track record in grant management and a commitment to the organization's mission.



  1. Scheduling and attending all GAP committee meetings (i.e., brainstorming for GAP application cycle, marketing, juror selection, etc.);
  2. managing and editing the application rubrics and primary Slide Room application process;
  3. develope marketing material and inform the appropriate Studio Potter staff of programmatic needs for advertising, social media, and other forms of marketing;
  4. uploading and managing all GAP website content and imagery as it pertains to the application process and awardees;
  5. reviewing applications and removing any applications that are incomplete or do not qualify;
  6. providing instructional emails to jurors, applicants, and awardees, as well as orientation Zoom calls with jurors/winners;
  7. contacting unsuccessful applicants;
  8. managing and responding to the email account;
  9. organizing and supervising the jurying process;
  10. ensuring all recipients sign the GAP agreement in a form approved by Studio Potter;
  11. maintaining up-to-date records of all GAP contracts in GoogleWorkspace;
  12. creating and maintaining a reporting cycle (mid-term reports, etc) and GAP-restricted funds budget;
  13. coordinating the response to any needed mediation or conflict resolution within the grantee apprenticeship teams including, without limitation, working with Studio Potter’s Executive Director to respond in a timely, professional, and respectful manner to any conflict that may arise and will incorporate external mediation support on an as-needed basis; and
  14. such other ancillary or other services that may be assigned from time to time by the ED.


  • College graduate with at least one year of management experience, preferably in a non-profit arts organization or related area; 

  • established and provable financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting;

  • strong organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development, and task facilitation;

  • ability to work collaboratively and positively convey strategic vision, with the ability to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers; 

  • experience developing and implementing public/private partnerships;

  • strong public speaking, public relations, written, and interpersonal communication skills;

  • knowledge of the national and international ceramic community is a plus.

Studio Potter is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes applicants from across the social, ethnic, religious, and gender identity spectrum.

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