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We are recruiting - Manager (part-time)

We have an opportunity for the right person to join our team as manager at the Waikato Society of Potters in central Kirikiriroa/Hamilton. We are seeking someone with experience in operations management or office management to join our assistant manager, volunteers, and tutors in the smooth running of the studio.

Position: Manager (part-time)

Management: Waikato Society of Potters (Inc) Committee

Directly responsible to: The Chairperson of the Committee


  • Part time – (26 hours)

  • Negotiated weekdays between the hours of 9.30-4pm

  • $28 - $33 per hour (dependant on experience)

 Key responsibilities

You’ll get to work closely with the assistant manager and committee on a variety of pottery related projects. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Financial management, annual budget reports, invoicing, receipt payments, managing a cash float

  • Identify, research and develop new grant funding opportunities and submit all grant applications on time and to a high standard

  • Management of diploma and tutors to ensure that delivery, teaching and health and safety is in line with Otago Polytechnic requirements

  • Monthly reporting to the committee

  • Customer service

  • Work alongside the assistant manager to ensure various tasks including classes, workshops and events run smoothly

 Skills and experience:

The ideal person for this role will be able to confidently communicate and manage the best interests of the Waikato Society of Potters. Ideally you will have:

  • Previous success/experience in grants funding

  • Experience in management - preferably in a not-for-profit/ charity space, however not necessary

  • The ability to work independently

  • The ability to meet deadlines, work well under pressure and within budget

  • Solid writing and communication skills

  • A focus on including a diverse range of people and offerings to members

  • Knowledge of health and safety procedures

 About the Waikato Society of Potters

The ‘WSP’ is a members-based studio that has been operating in the Waikato for over 50 years. The studio services a diverse range of potters and artists with classes, workshops, member’s sessions, events, and the Otago Polytechnic Diploma in Ceramic Arts (DipCA).

If this sounds like you, please email for more information or phone Larissa on 07 838 1950.


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