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Adamah Studio Manager

Bethel Horizons
3.8 out of 5
4681 County Road Zz, Dodgeville, WI 53533
$16 - $18 an hour - Part-time


4681 County Road Zz, Dodgeville, WI 53533

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  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Professional development assistance

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Job Description:

Adamah Studio Manager


The Adamah Studios Manager provides support to the Adamah Program Director of Bethel Horizons in managing all aspects of the Adamah Studios while supporting Bethel Horizons mission to foster a better understanding of God, Self, Others and Nature. Ceramics knowledge is a requirement!


The Adamah Studios Manager is accountable to the Adamah Program Director for the quality and delivery of work produced. The Adamah Studios Manager will work with other camp staff as needed for various tasks.


PART-TIME/FULL-TIME: Part-Time LOCATION: Adamah Art Studios – Dodgeville, WI


COMPENSATION: Commensurate with education and experience

ABOUT ADAMAH PROGRAMS: Adamah is an adult education center that focuses on providing enriching adult programs in the arts, environmental and other specialities. The campus consists of a year round art studio, an Anagama Wood Kiln and retreat facilities with dining area, meeting area and lodging. We offer top notch facilities and well known instructors on a variety of topics. Our programs offer opportunities for beginners to advanced levels for these topics. Our educational workshops are open to all! We also can offer specialized programs for retreats as requested and available.


Studios and Kilns

  • Maintain supplies and equipment at the Adamah Clay Studio
  • Pugging clay as needed
  • Cleaning as needed
  • Making sure wheels, electric and gas kiln are in working order
  • Mix glazes
  • Maintain material inventory

Managing Adamah Mixed-Media Studio

  • Cleaning as needed
  • Setting up for various media workshops and programs
  • Making sure all equipment is in working order

Managing Anagama Kiln

  • Coordinating wood delivery and sawing
  • Keeping Anagama and other wood fire kilns in operational order
  • Cleaning as necessary

Managing Scotties Summer Studio

  • Keeping studio area clean and available for summer months

Workshop Support

  • Making sure guest instructors are oriented to the studio and have what is needed to teach their class with support from Adamah Program Director
  • Troubleshoot issues during workshops with support from Adamah Program Director
  • Assist Director with collecting content (photos, videos, participant stories) during active workshops
  • Run the pizza oven once a week during active workshops
  • Run studio laundry
  • Supervise studio interns with assistance of the Adamah Program Director.
  • Provide educational experiences and hands on experiences to interns

Classes and Rentals

  • Teach Adamah day/evening classes (up to 10 hours of teaching time per week during off-season)
  • Host Open Studio
  • Coordinate electric and gas kiln rentals and update Google calendar
  • Keep Adamah Program Director informed on any needed supplies or equipment repairs
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Willingness to work in an environment committed to bringing others closer to the harmonies of God, Self, Others and Nature.
  • Experience working and managing an art studio is required
  • Strong organization skills
  • Able to work with difficult people in a positive manner
  • Demonstrates a high level of quality customer service at all levels of interaction
  • Comfortable teaching ceramics and mixed-media art
  • Knowledge of clay, glaze, and kiln fundamentals
  • Experience running electric and gas kilns
  • 1 year studio management experience or a bachelor’s degree in Ceramics or related field experience

WORK ENVIRONMENT and Job Specifications

  • Primarily perform work in a studio, camp and retreat center environment
  • Frequently move around the studios, retreat centers and access or use computers, office equipment, telephone, and any other pertinent supplies, space or equipment used to perform the duties of the position.
  • Must have weekend availability and work under flexible scheduling conditions
  • Work with frequent interruption.
  • Lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds


Bethel Horizons is a year-round facility located on more than 548 acres of prairie, forests, wetlands, and valleys bordering Governor Dodge State Park. Through its outdoor summer camp (The population that we serve for summer camp comes from a diverse set of socio-economic backgrounds), retreat and event center, adventure courses, nature experiences, and art education campus, it endeavors to develop and perpetuate a physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual environment which will strengthen and enhance the understanding of a person’s relation to God, Self, Others, and Nature. Horizons is affiliated with Bethel Lutheran Church-ELCA, Madison, Wisconsin, and accredited by the American Camp Association. It is a member of Lutheran Outdoor Ministries, an association of ELCA camps nationwide.


We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Bethel Horizons by: (1) further diversifying the staff, and/or (2) demonstrating experience serving diverse populations and working successfully with diverse colleagues, and (3) showing interest in developing initiatives to address the needs of a diverse student, faculty, staff, and community.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $16.00 - $18.00 per hour

Expected hours: No more than 30 per week


  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Professional development assistance


  • Choose your own hours
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Weekends as needed

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus opportunities
  • Commission pay


  • Ceramics: 1 year (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Dodgeville, WI 53533: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person