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 volunteer positions, email nccinfo@northernclaycenter.org or call 612.339.8007 x314.

Volunteer Tour Guide

Do you love clay? Like to share what you know with others? Enjoy meeting new people? Are you available to volunteer during the workweek? If you answered yes to these questions, we have an exciting program just for you! Participants in the NCC tour guide program will learn about the history of ceramics, gain in-depth knowledge of the Center’s programs and services, as well as learn special tour guiding techniques, and participate in special field trips to local ceramics collections. Selected volunteers will be invited to make a two-year commitment to the Clay Center’s tour guide program. Benefits include a complimentary NCC membership, special recognition events, and access to various NCC lectures and workshops with visiting artists.  Please email education@northernclaycenter.org if you are interested in becoming a tour guide.


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

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. Please contact the education department for information on upcoming events at education@northernclaycenter.org.

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. Email the education department at education@northernclaycenter.org.