Three opportunities @ Northern Clay Center – Deadlines are right away!

Digital Marketing Intern – Position now open, applications due Monday, May 20, 2019 by 5 pm
Put your marketing skills to work while learning about SEO, content creation, and digital advertising campaigns.

Northern Clay Center seeks a current college or university student or recent graduate in marketing, business, or other relevant field to assist the Digital & Marketing Manager with search engine optimization research, social media and web traffic analysis, content creation, and digital advertising campaigns. This is a volunteer position that earns full-time adult education classes at Northern Clay Center. The intern will work 8 hours per week, during NCC’s office hours (Mon – Fri, 9 am – 5:30 pm) and the position is for a full academic term, with the potential to extend for further terms.

Applications are due Monday, May 20 by 5:30 pm.

Full job description and details on how to apply are found here:


Clay Camp Assistants – Positions open for application early spring 2019
Northern Clay Center seeks college students and recent graduates, ages 18 and up, for our summer camp positions. Each summer, we provide opportunities for over 15 assistants to help run our camp programs and to gain classroom experience.

The Clay Camp Assistants will work closely with the education program head and clay camp teachers to provide classroom support for weekly summer clay camps at NCC.

Application deadline:
For priority consideration, apply by April 1. Applications will be considered as long as
space is available, through July 2018.

A complete description and application details are available here:

Northern Clay Center is an equal opportunity employer.


Dona Turbes Summer Studio Internship — Accepting applications for 2019

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 technical operations of a large community art center, including technical work and help with special events. In addition, s/he will have the opportunity to work as an assistant in the Clay Camp programs as described above.

Interns will be responsible for:

Preparing materials and supplies for weekly youth camps at NCC, including loading and unloading kilns
Leading by example through safe use of materials and equipment in the studio
Sorting and packing camper projects to prepare them for pick up
Other special projects as they arise

Intern Requirements:
Experience working with clay is essential. Interest in working with young people, or adult education, is helpful. Dependability, attention to detail, and strong interpersonal skills are a must.

Internship Duration:
The start and end dates of the internship are somewhat flexible. Preferred start date is June 3, 2019. Interns must be able to commit to at least 10 weeks from June 10 to August 16, 15 – 20 scheduled hours per week, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. Specific dates will be discussed with interns.

Compensation: A stipend will be paid on a weekly basis, dependent on the number of weeks scheduled. The total of the stipend shall be no more than $1000.00. The intern will have studio access, and may also choose to enroll in a free NCC summer adult class, or have studio visits with one of our teaching artists. The intern may request limited days off for other obligations, travel, family time, etc.

Application deadline:
For priority consideration, applications must be received by April 5, 2019. The final deadline for internship applications is May 3. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. You may still apply for the assistantship after this deadline.

About the Internship:
Dona Turbes was a long-time staff member at Smith-Sharpe Fire Brick Supply, a Minneapolis-based refractory supply, founded in 1924. She helped many potters and teachers across the country purchase kiln building materials and kiln furniture. This internship is funded by SSFBS and contributions in honor of her memory.

Your application should include:
A letter of interest describing your qualifications for the position and how you will benefit from a summer at NCC. Send your letter as a PDF.
A resume (not more than 1 page) outlining your clay and teaching experience. Send your resume as a PDF.
Contact information for 2 references who can speak to your clay experience and/or work ethic. Send your reference sheet as a PDF.
3 images of current ceramic work. Submit images as JPEGs at 72 ppi.

Email your application to Kyle Rudy-Kohlhepp at Documents should be submitted as PDF files and images as JPEGs at 72 dpi. Applications may be mailed (with images on CD) to: Northern Clay Center, attn. Kyle Rudy-Kohlhepp, 2424 Franklin Avenue East, Minneapolis, MN 55406.

All applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Please specify if you are interested in the Assistant or Intern position, or both. Applicants not offered the internship may be offered assistantships.

Northern Clay Center is an equal opportunity employer.

job posting: Artist in Residence – University of Denver’s School of Art & Art History

For best Consideration: Apply by May 24th!

The University of Denver’s School of Art & Art History (SAAH) has offered instruction in Art and Art History since 1880 and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. SAAH offers courses in Studio Art and Art History, and contributes to the Common Curriculum courses for the larger University. SAAH currently has twelve full time faculty, approximately ten adjunct faculty and serves an average of one hundred twenty undergraduate majors annually, in addition to approximately 18-20 graduate MA students in Art History. SAAH has an Art Foundations area that serves all students in SAAH, and which prepares Studio majors with the formative technical and conceptual skill necessary to advance to upper level courses. They are also popular with Art Minors and non-majors interested in Studio Art classes. SAAH has focused coursework from beginning to advanced levels in the areas of Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture.

Position Summary

The School of Art and Art History at The University of Denver invites applications for a six-month Visiting Teaching/Artist in Residence in Ceramics, beginning January 2020, through June 2020. The ceramics studio is a spacious, state of the art facility and includes a full complement of ceramics tools and equipment. The ceramics studio has 3 electric kilns and 2 test kilns, a 24-cu ft gas Blaauw kiln, a soda and a raku kiln. In the ceramics area, there are glaze making facilities, wheels, 2 pug mills, a CNC machine and two ceramic 3d-printers (JK delta style). Additionally, there is access to plastic 3d-printers, a 4 x 8 CNC mill, laser cutter and wood shop at DUs Innovation Floor in the School of Engineering. The ceramics professor, Mia Mulvey, will be present but will be on sabbatical working on her own research. Materials and supplies (excluding firing fees) are the responsibility of the artist as well as housing in Denver. The expectation is that the bulk of the time is spent in residence at DU and travel is kept to a minimum.

Essential Functions

The Visiting Teaching/Artist in Residence will teach one Introductory Ceramics and one Special Topics Ceramics course as well as interface with SAAH students in the form of critiques and guest visits to classes. The remainder of the time will be spent working in the studio as a resident artist.
The Visiting Teaching/Artist in Residence will present their work in two public lectures (one at the beginning and one at the end of the residency) and there are opportunities for exhibition in SAAH’s Myhren Gallery. We also ask that one work be left at the end of the residency for our collection.

Full details and application process can be found HERE.

Ash + Barrell 2019

ASH + BARREL is an Invitational Exhibition featuring the celebrated craft of contemporary ceramic artists and makers from Southern Ontario. Organized by Andrew Kellner and Heather Smit, The show is a nod to our mentors and to raising a glass in the spirit of celebration. Opening Party hosted by Amsterdam Brewery. Join us in celebration Friday, May 3rd (6-10pm)
Make a toast, meet the artists and get first dibs on their newest work.

Line up: Lauren Blakey, Naomi Clement, Bruce Cochrane, Jennifer Drysdale, Marc Egan, Andrew Kellner, Lesley McInally, Michelle Mendlowitz, Jeannie Pappas, Mary Philpott, Heather Smit, Chandler Swain, Amber Zuber.

Instagram: Ashandbarrel_invitational