Clay Camp Assistants

Northern Clay Center seeks individuals, ages 18 and up, for our 2023 summer camp positions.

Each summer, NCC offers paid Clay Camp Instructor positions, volunteer Clay Camp Assistant positions, and one paid internship. Our 40+ weeklong camps explore either handbuilding or wheel-throwing topics and are designed for students aged 6 and up, at all ability levels.

The Clay Camp Assistantship program is intended to nurture and develop classroom and artistic skills for emerging artists, and to support them towards their goals within the ceramic field as teachers and artists by providing them with the essential opportunity of hands-on classroom and teaching experience through working directly with and assisting students, shadowing and assisting experienced teaching artists, and the opportunity to lead demonstrations all in the context of a large and leading educational ceramic arts center.

Clay Camp Assistants work closely with NCC’s Education Manager and Clay Camp Instructors to provide classroom support for weekly summer clay camps. Assistants are valued volunteers who can earn credit toward NCC’s adult education classes based on hours worked.

See a world-class ceramics education program from the inside out. Assistants and interns gain experience in preparing materials, assisting with class demonstrations, and, most importantly, working directly with students ages 6 – 16. These are volunteer positions for 15 – 20 hours per week, with commitments from one to ten weeks. Often, these positions lead to paid teaching positions! Experience working with clay, and interest and experience in working with young people is essential.

Priority deadline: April 8, 2023