As of July 2019, we are hiring primarily for Studio Lead/Senior Studio Assistant. **Please Note** No artistic skill is required to apply. To be considered, applicants MUST:
~ Be available evenings and weekends
~ Be available year-round. We do NOT hire for seasonal/summer-only positions.
~ Have strong interpersonal skills (outgoing, energetic)

If you do not meet the above criteria, please do not submit an application. 

The perfect candidate:

  • Is a “people person”. Is energetic, enthusiastic, and outgoing.
  • Loves working with people of all ages.
  • Is an effective multitasker.
  • Finds joy in helping others create.
  • Will be self motivated, internally driven, and able to help lead a small team.
  • Possesses excellent problem solving skills.
  • Can clearly and concisely communicate with staff and customers.
  • Can lift heavy things (50 lbs) and stand for long periods (6-8 hours).
All applicants should be fun, friendly, energetic, and eager to learn and work hard. Absolutely no art or ceramics experience is required! Working at Meltdown is like working in a “creativity restaurant”, so if you like being busy, engaging with people, and helping bring some creative fun to the world, we may be a great fit!

Studio Assistant: Assist and instruct visitors with a variety of creative mediums (ceramics, fused glass, canvas), cleans the studio and supplies, unloads kilns, helps run workshops and parties for kids and adults, and generally contributes to the studio’s mission to create a fun, creative, and helpful environment in which our customers enjoy getting creative! Some studio assistants may have keys to open/close the studio and may glaze pottery. Must be 16+ and have availability on weekends and CCPS holidays/breaks.  Previous retail/restaurant experience a plus. Weekly hours typically vary from 5-20 hours per week after training.

Senior Studio Assistant/Studio Leads: In addition to the above, Senior Studio Assistants open/close the studio independently, glaze and fire ceramics and glass, and oversee daily studio and staff operations. They may teach/lead classes, workshops, or events and assist in staff training as needed Must be 18+ and have regular weekend and evening availability, particularly Thurs-Sun.  One year of retail, restaurant, or customer service experience required. Weekly Hours typically vary from 10-20 per week after training.  

Application: Google Document

Download PDF Application:

Meltdown Employee Application

Completed applications may be emailed to hi@meltdowninmd.com OR dropped off at the studio during regular business hours.