Calling All Teaching Artists!

We are looking for so many new faces to join our teaching roster in 2023! We have positions available in two of our programs—ClayToGo and Summer Clay Camps.

Teach with NCC’s ClayToGo program

Northern Clay Center is seeking 3+ teaching artists to teach with our ClayToGo program.

This role primarily involves teaching off-site at such locations as elementary, middle, and high schools; libraries; and community organizations with populations from underserved communities. Teaching artists are responsible for planning lessons, communicating with host sites, collecting and transporting materials from NCC, and planning their own transportation.

This is an independently-contracted, part-time position—averaging 15 hours a month. Starting wage is $25/hour for teaching contact time, plus additional prep time and drive time. The ideal applicants should have at least two years of experience teaching ceramics—both handbuilding and wheel-throwing techniques—and must have worked with youth in a teaching role. Experience working with diverse populations is preferred. Enthusiasm and passion are must-have qualities!

Assist with NCC’s Summer Clay Camp program

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.

Clay Camp Instructors create and lead programs through myriad themed camps for up to 10 students in each camp. Instructors work with a Clay Camp Assistant to provide guidance to students and to maintain studio cleanliness. Instructors are paid positions.

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.

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