NCC has a variety of volunteer opportunities – from special events assistance and miscellaneous office work to tour guides and educational internships. For information about internships click here. For all other opportunities, email volunteer@northernclaycenter.org or call 612.339.8007 x301.

NCC seeks vibrant and visionary volunteers for NCECA 2019

  • Are you beyond the healthy levels of excitement for the pending 2019 NCECA conference in Minneapolis?
  • Are you counting the days until over 6,000 of your closest clay friends arrive on the scene?
  • Are you itching to give your time, talents and passion to support NCC in its NCECA plans?

We are looking for dozens of talented persons to support myriad areas of our NCECA programming! From hands-on work (painting, prepping, hauling, packing) to ambassadorship (talking to guests about all the great things NCC has to offer) to food liaisons (prepping, dicing, slicing, cooking, and feeding the masses) — we most certainly have a place for you on our roster of 2019 NCECA volunteers.


Interested in learning more? Email nccinfo@northernclaycenter.org and we’ll be in touch.

Special Event Volunteer
Special events are a fun way for visitors and volunteers to enjoy Northern Clay Center. Decorate and help stage the galleries, wrap packages, help visitors shop for the perfect gift and learn about the ceramic arts, or simply provide a friendly greeting to all of our visitors. Volunteers are needed for all aspects of special events, from set up to tear down.

Follow the links to sign up for the following events:
McKnight Summer Open House (July)
American Pottery Festival (September)
Holiday Open House (November)

Volunteer Tour Guide
Are you looking for a dynamic volunteer position in the arts?  Are you passionate about ceramic art?  Share your knowledge and enthusiasm as a Northern Clay Center Tour Guide.  NCC is accepting applications for its Volunteer Tour Guide Program through August 7th, 2018.  The course provides a survey of Minnesota ceramics, ceramics techniques, education theory, touring techniques for all age groups, and the history of Northern Clay Center.  A background in ceramics is helpful, though not required.  People interested in working with families and visitors with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  

You are required to attend four training sessions (beginning August 17, 2018) with an optional off-site tour.

Download the full position description here.
Download an application here.

For more information, call Alison Beech, community engagement manager at 612.339.8007 x313 or email alisonbeech@northernclaycenter.org.

If you enjoy administrative tasks and require a flexible schedule, sign up to help our office staff.

Special Assignments
Northern Clay Center is always looking for people with all types of skill sets for special assignments. If you don't see your dream volunteer job in the list above, contact us directly to discuss your interests and talents.