Thank you for your interest in seeking employment or an internship with AMOCA.

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. It is unlikely that any applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role, and AMOCA welcomes and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply for positions at the Museum. The following positions are accepting applications:

K-12 and Family Engagement Manager

Job Description – posted 4.23.23

The American Museum of Ceramic Art seeks a dynamic candidate to serve as the K-12 and Family Engagement Manager. The manager oversees the development, implementation, evaluation, and promotion of the Museum’s diverse roster of education programs for school, family, and teen groups. Programs include field trips, Mudmobile visits, family workshops, and community and teen programs. The Manager works closely with the exhibition, ceramics studio, and communications staff to expand the museum’s mandate for arts and humanities programs. 


  • Recruit, train, schedule, and supervise K-12 docents, art instructors, interns, and volunteers.
  • Identify and grow new and existing audiences for educational programs.
  • Inform and monitor education programs’ budgets to ensure they meet targeted benchmarks and comply with grant-supported programs.
  • Collaborate with staff across departments to ensure the Museum meets its mission through engaging programming.
  • Develop and sustain ongoing relationships and strategic partnerships in Pomona and neighboring communities.
  • Assist with other Museum duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Essential Skills

  • Competency in creating and implementing standards-aligned programming for K-12 students and educators, including the development of curriculum, didactic, teacher guides, and interpretive materials to support programming and in-gallery learning.
  • Demonstrated skill in public speaking.
  • Working knowledge of art history, museums, education, or related humanities fields.
  • Excellent organizational, leadership, and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Self-motivated, creative, resourceful, and outgoing.
  • Must be able to relate well to individuals from a variety of social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds and positively represent the museum to all stakeholders.
  • Ability to work with interruptions, adapt to changing priorities, work independently, and complete projects within established time frames.

Candidates should possess an appropriate undergraduate degree or equivalent professional experience in arts education, museum studies, or other related areas, with working knowledge of the visual arts and/or ceramics; three or more years of professional experience in arts education; excellent organizational and computer skills; ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others. Working knowledge of Spanish is a plus.

Working Conditions
The manager will work in general office and museum conditions with some participation in the ceramic studio. The position involves a significant amount of contact with museum staff, volunteers, donors, and the public that may be of a sensitive or confidential nature. Discretion and sound judgment are essential. Significant computer and telephone work (repetitive movement – typing). Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, and climbing stairs and able to push, pull, lift, and carry 25 lbs. The work schedule is Monday through Friday, with occasional evening and weekend hours consistent with the museum’s schedule of events and activities. The manager will frequently have an 8 am or 9 am start time, depending on field trips and scheduled outreach programs.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Slack, and a willingness to learn new systems; valid CA Driver’s license; and complete a live scan background check.

$46,000 plus benefits.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to: bgerstein@amoca.org. The position will be open until filled. AMOCA is an equal-opportunity employer.

Mudmobile Art Instructor

Job Description

The Mudmobile program is a mobile museum program that focuses on creating equitable access to the arts by taking AMOCA’s programming out of the museum to meet students and teachers where they are. The role of the Mudmobile Art instructor is to: lead programs focused on teaching Visual Thinking Strategies; clay working techniques to K-12 grade students; and participate in educational and in-service activities including training sessions and feedback sessions as needed. Assignments may include day, evening, and/or weekend hours, but assignments will, for the most part, take place during a regular school day. Part-time assignments are scheduled on an as needed basis from the “pool” of approved teachers.

Pay Rate: Teachers will be paid for travel time from AMOCA to the program site, set up, instruction time, clean up, and return travel to AMOCA from the program site.


A successful candidate must have past experience teaching or leading groups of students through pre-planned activities and some experience working with clay. They must also be able and willing to travel from the AMOCA to teach on school campuses and in classrooms within a 60 mile radius from the museum.
Ability to drive a van, lift/move materials up to 50 pounds and pass a background check.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

All interested applicants should send a resume and letter of interest to: info@amoca.org
American Museum of Ceramic Are, 399 N Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91767 • 909.865.3146

Unpaid Internships

AMOCA recognizes that unpaid internships are an equity issue, and is actively looking for funds to support paid internships. If you are interested in supporting paid internships, please contact Jenifer Fleming at jfleming@amoca.org.

Until paid internships are possible, unpaid internships will remain available to persons wishing to gain practical experience in the museum or non-profit sectors in any of the disciplines listed below. AMOCA is accepting applications for internships on a rotating basis. Please send resumé and cover letter to the department manager. Click here for staff contact information.

  • Curatorial Internship
  • Collections Management Internship
  • Development Internship
  • Public Relations Internship
  • Museum Education Internship
  • Retail Internship

Unpaid Internships for Course Credit

Please note that internship applicants are responsible for providing copies of the internship description to their advisors, and for making all appropriate arrangements with their schools to receive credit for internships. Hours vary and are flexible; however, a minimum of 12 hours per week is generally expected to receive course credit.

Please email your resume, letter of interest, written sample, and two letters of recommendation to Carly Lake-Irigoyen at education@amoca.org.

  • Curatorial Internship
  • Collections Management Internship
  • Development Internship
  • Public Relations Internship
  • Museum Education Internship
  • Retail Internship

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