Crucible Seeking Blacksmithing Faculty Member & TA’s

April 19, 2015 6:14 PM | Julia Stepro (Administrator)

The Crucible is a non-profit educational facility that fosters a collaboration of Arts, Indusry and Community. Through training in the fine and industrial arts, The Crucible promotes creative expression, reuse of materials and innovative design while serving as an accessible arts venue for the general public.


The Crucible seeks candidates with a minimum of five years of experience producing work projects in their area of expertise, a minimum of two years teaching experience, and the capacity to create an inspiring environment in the classroom. Candidates with significant professional experience are welcome to apply and will also be considered. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching, curriculum design and development, and collaboration.

We are also seeking Teacher Assistants with good foundation in blacksmithing techniques to assist instructors who are looking to develop their skills to step into a instructor position. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to learning and collaboration.


Responsibilities include teaching fine and industrial arts in an artistically diverse environment, as well as participating in departmental and administrative matters. Develop and maintain area procedures and standards. Work with Program Directors to support The Crucible’s behavior policies and adherence to The Crucible studio safety rules.  Organize materials and supplies before and after classes and workshops. Collaborate with Head of Area to order materials as needed.


We are in great need for instructors for our Blacksmithing I class, listed below. It focuses on foundational skills, (other class offerings our also excepted).  We are looking for help filling our already scheduled class offerings of 5, 15-hour Blacksmithing classes that we offer 4 times a year.


Blacksmithing I

This basic blacksmithing class teaches fundamental skills needed to forge steel and understand blacksmithing tools. We’ll introduce tapering, upsetting, flattening, dishing, and bending of hot steel. Students will make small projects, such as spoons, knives, forks and hooks.


To apply:

E-mail a letter of interest, current CV, examples of creative work (portfolio or URL), and the names of three references to:

Please supply your information in a pdf or .doc format.

No faxes or calls please!

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