Whether you are an artist looking for residencies, grants or exhibition opportunities, a teacher looking to share your knowledge and experience, a student looking to deepen your connection to the Center or fill an internship requirement—Northern Clay Center has many opportunities available for clay lovers. Check out the links below to view more information about the myriad jobs, internships, grants, and more available to qualified individuals.
Thank you in advance for your interest in Northern Clay Center. We look forward to meeting you and to building a relationship with you while working together to advance the ceramic arts!
There are currently no staff openings at NCC.
Northern Clay Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Teach at NCC
Teaching schedules are prepared approximately 4 months prior to the start of classes, to ensure adequate time for design and promotion. While we are always open to new talent, we work with a consistent roster of teaching artists who generally cover our adult class offerings. More often, we look for teachers interested in working with our outreach programs in residential care facilities, public schools, and at NCC with populations from underserved communities. We also look for interesting proposals for short-term one-off workshops.
Grants & Fellowships
NCC proudly facilitates grant programs for current students, recent graduates, and emerging and mid-career artists.
Each year we want to increase our reach into the depth of talent in the region, the nation, and the globe. We have updated our application process to be more inclusive of a variety of backgrounds.
Northern Clay Center continually solicits guest curators and exhibition proposals for the Emily Galusha Gallery. These exhibitions require artwork made either partially or completely of ceramic materials. The gallery space measures 31’ x 19’ with a wall height of 11’. There are two windows on the south wall of the space. The maximum size for an object is 9.5’ x 5.5’.
Proposals can be for solo or group exhibitions. Proposals incorporating original or unique pieces made specifically for exhibition at NCC or in response to the space are most likely to be considered.
Sales Gallery Representation
Northern Clay Center will conducted its biennial review of Sales Gallery artists in summer of 2021. The next review will take place in 2023. The review allows for both a consideration of work by new artists, and a reevaluation of work presently in the Sales Gallery, with the goal of representing a diverse community of makers, methods, and bodies of work. Artists who are juried into the Sales Gallery may be represented year-round, during the Holiday Exhibition, for a Featured Artist show, or all of the above. A panel of NCC staff and non-staff individuals who are knowledgeable of ceramics, art, design, and retail, will jury the work.
Adult Education Scholarships
Applications for fall term scholarships open
Tuesday, July 27
NCC is committed to maintaining accountability and pursuing action to build meaningful diversity, impactful equity, and genuine inclusivity in the ceramic community. We recognize that there are significant and systemic racial and economic impacts that impede participation in the arts, and resulting financial barriers contribute to further divide. To address and help bridge financial barriers to ceramic education, NCC is implementing scholarship options for our education programming.
We offer two scholarship options:
- a half-tuition scholarship open to artists and learners with financial need
- a full-tuition scholarship open to artists and learners who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color