Employment Opportunities

After 20 years in business, Queen City Clay is one of the largest public ceramics studios and clay retail shops in the United States. We serve a range of skill levels, from clay beginners to professional potters and sculptors, while offering activities for families, schools, corporations, and various groups. In addition, we play an important role in arts education in the community, supplying schools throughout the region with materials and training, offering internships and an artist-in-residence program.

Employment Opportunities

If there are not current postings, please feel free to fill out an application here. We often look to our pool of candidates as opportunities arise. Please fill out an application and send it to our staff to keep on file. Email all applications to Beth.


Special Event Instructor Opportunity

Queen City Clay is the region’s largest & oldest existing clay studio, gallery, and supply center focusing on education and promotion of the ceramic arts. Queen City Clay consistently seeks on-call instructors for Special Events, Field Trips and Open Wheel Classes. Both Leads and Assistants needed.

Instructors will be responsible for leading or assisting with short term programs ranging from 1 to 4 hours at a time. Programs include beginning instruction in wheel throwing or hand building with clay.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Setting up studio for instruction, gathering necessary tools
  • Taking attendance during events
  • Lead or assist with instruction on basic wheel-throwing or hand-building techniques
  • Ensure students properly clean stations and studio

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with clay in a studio or educational environment
  • Experience teaching or assisting with instruction in ceramic arts
  • Desire to introduce beginners to the clay experience and promote involvement in our community

Hours and Benefits:

Events are scheduled 7 days a week within the hours of 9am and 9pm. Regularly scheduled events include Open Wheel (Fridays & Saturdays), private groups/parties,  and Field Trips during the school year (weekday mornings). Instructors are on call and choose the events they are available to lead or assist. Should be willing to work a minimum of 3 events per month.  Active instructors have the opportunity to use Queen City Clay facility.

Queen City Clay strives to build a culture of inclusion and diversity for all members and employees that respects their individual strengths, views and experiences. We believe that by building this culture in our studio, it betters us as a community and team.  We encourage BIPOC candidates to apply.

Queen City Clay is an Equal Opportunity Employer where all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, Veteran, or disability status. 

To apply send resume or detailed letter of experience to Jon Stein,  jstein@queencityclay.com.