Full-Time / Temporary / Glaze Painting Assistant

Bari Ziperstein Studio

Bari Ziperstein Studio is looking for a temporary full-time Glaze Painting Assistant for the month of January with the skills and abilities to execute detailed painting of ceramics with glaze. The Glaze Painting Assistant must have a high level of working knowledge of the best practices for painting ceramics and detailed patterns in order to assist with the fabrication of ceramic fine art sculptures.

The studio is recruiting an individual with 2-3 years of prior painting experience , preferably with glaze, of ornate patterns on sculptural surfaces.

Full-Time: 5 days a week, 8.5 hrs a day

Temporary: January 3 - 21

Option to renew possible.


Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Application of glaze using fine brushes

  • Painting of glaze in multiple layers on 3-dimensional ceramic sculpture

  • Keeping of glaze layers

  • Following precise patterns

  • Following precise instructions



  • Prior experience working with paint including color matching, finish matching, and faux painting

  • Prior experience painting highly-ornate patterns

  • Knowledge of best practices for handling fragile objects

Interest in glazing and kilns

  • Affinity and appreciation for designed objects and ceramics

  • Prior experience working in an art studio facility

  • Ability to receive, understand, and apply information in a timely manner within the company training period.

  • Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time, utilize hands and arms in a variety of positions with a wide range of grip strength and manual dexterity, and lift and carry up to 30 pounds

  • Ability to uphold good interactions with colleagues by maintaining clear personal boundaries and professionalism.

  • Have respect, admiration, and pride for the work done in the studio.

  • Ability to communicate with others and face potential conflict with empathy and understanding.

  • Ability to embody mistakes without blaming others.

  • Ability to embrace and provide feedback

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to push, pull, bend, stoop, squat, turn from front to back, turn from side to side, reach above shoulder level, and lift and carry up to 50 pounds

  • Must be able to perform the above physical activities in excess of 50 pounds with the assistance of another person

  • Must be able to perform a wide range of physical tasks on a frequent and repetitive basis for extended periods of time while working in a studio environment with cement floors, air conditioning, and heat with a dedicated workspace, computer, and inventory area

  • Must be able to drive own vehicle which is in good working condition, have a good driving record, and own the minimum requirements for vehicle insurance in California

How to Apply

To be considered: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and portfolio of past painting work.

Candidates selected for an interview will be provided with a more detailed job description. In the event that you would like to receive more specific information about this position prior to submitting your resume, please send us a message. First round of interviews are held virtually, second round of interviews are held on site and include a skills assessment.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and negative COVID-10 test is required before start and for on site skills test. The studio is strictly adhering to local guidelines. Masks (KN95) are mandatory at all times, PPE is provided, sanitation and cleaning are closely monitored, and fabrication members are distanced at their own work stations in a well-ventilated studio warehouses.

Posted on December 29