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Northern Clay Center

Dona Turbes Summer Studio Internship

Location: MN - Twin Cities Metro
Type: Paid Internship
Category: Education
Deadline: March 30, 2020

City: Minneapolis, MN
Salary: $1,000 stipend

Job description

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

Internship Duration:
The start and end dates of the internship are somewhat flexible. Preferred start date is June 8, 2020. Interns must be able to commit to at least 10 weeks from June 8 to August 14, 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.

Qualifications or 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.

How to apply

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 Samantha Longley 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. Samantha Longley, 2424 Franklin Avenue East, Minneapolis, MN 55406.