The role of the Ceramic Production Supervisor is to assist with apprentices supervision, practical evaluation, studio administration and production control in the Ceramic Studio, thus aiding the smooth flow of learning and production in the Ceramic Studio. Accurate record keeping is essential.

Ceramic Production Supervisor at Spier Arts Academy
This role reports to the Ceramic Lecturer and liaises extensively with Academy apprentices and support staff, such as HR Officer, Procurement Officer and Production Manager.
Areas of Delivery:
Apprentice supervision and evaluation

  • Assist apprentices with ceramic production techniques at their workstations as per defined curriculum schedules
  • Conduct and record scheduled assessments on practical exercises
  • Develop and maintain production assessment rubric in association with Ceramic Lecturer
  • Train and evaluate apprentices on the following standardised production elements, in line with developed rubric:

o apprentice self-management progress
o inventory control
o production management – tracking and documentation of production success and failure
o production control – tracking of production hours as it relates to different jobs
o production control – use of standardised job card system

  • Report practical evaluation scores according to standard schedule
  • Assist with apprentice theory exams and semester evaluations

Studio administration

  • Manage the studio job card system
  • Improve the studio job card system to incorporate production and learning goals
  • Capture data accurately from job cards
  • Track raw material inventory levels through scheduled physical checks and job cards
  • Maintain standardised inventory levels through order processing via the procurement officer
  • Improve studio production throughput by documenting production procedures in line with learning goals and commissioned jobs
  • Train and evaluate apprentices on these production procedures
  • Maintain a clean, safe, healthy and orderly studio environment according to specified requirements
  • Ensure proper training of all power tools prior to use in the studio Production control
  • Manage production and installation for defined and documented ceramic production lines
  • Meet budget, quality and timing requirements at all times
  • Report production progress to Production Manager and Ceramic Lecturer
  • Troubleshoot and resolve production issues

Qualification and Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification in Production Management or equivalent
  • Practical experience in making ceramics
  • Experience in the flow of a production line
  • Comfortable working with diverse individuals
  • Experience in learning and development with previously disadvantaged individuals
  • Advanced experience in Excel – finds working on excel enjoyable
  • Avid interest in art
  • Manage in a balanced way between ensuring production takes place as well as learning
  • An understanding of apprenticeships and learnerships is an advantage

Start Date:
As soon as possible or 1 February 2024.
Please apply with a detailed CV, listing your experience, to reception@yellowwoodsart.co.za
Should you not receive a response within two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.