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!

Job Openings

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…

Northern Clay Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Teach at NCC

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!


NCC offers a range of internships for you to deepen your experience in ceramics and arts administration and to help fulfill degree requirements.

Dona Turbes Summer Studio Internship

The Dona Turbes Summer Studio Intern will work closely with the studio technicians to provide studio and classroom support for summer clay camps at NCC. The Intern will gain broad experience in the behind-the-scenes…

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…

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.

Exhibition Proposals

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 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 Winter 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 summer term scholarships open
Tuesday, April 26

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