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Fall Event Manager

The Montclair Art Museum is seeking a part-time Fall Event Manager to serve as manager and producer of an all-day event at the Museum to be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021. This exciting freelance opportunity with one of the leading arts organizations in northern New Jersey will begin in June 2021 and end in September 2021. The Event Manager will fulfill and improve upon an event developed by a staff committee. The person in this position will execute plans, coordinate with MAM staff as needed, schedule and attend committee meetings, and report to MAM’s Development Department. The Event Manager must be able to use an entrepreneurial and results-oriented approach to lead and drive the production of a high-quality signature event that will be free for the general public and have high visibility for MAM.

Full job description coming soon. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume with a list of references to No phone calls please.

Curatorial Assistant

The Montclair Art Museum is conducting a search for a full-time, entry-level position of Curatorial Assistant. The person in this position will engage with a full range of the Curatorial Department’s activities, central to the Museum’s mission to collect, preserve, and display American and Native American art from ca. 1200 C.E. to the present. The Curatorial Assistant will have the exciting opportunity to work with a lively, varied, upcoming exhibition schedule and an experienced, congenial departmental team, including a new Curator of Native American art.   Furthermore, this person will assist with an active program of art acquisitions that includes a thirty-year track record of collecting art by underrepresented artists, as well as addressing research and reproduction requests related to the Museum’s renowned collection of more than 14,000 works of art.

In addition to providing administrative support for the Curators and Curatorial Department, the person in this position acts as the departmental liaison to all staff and appropriate members of the public, especially with regard to exhibitions, as well as fielding information, research, and artist requests. The successful candidate must be highly organized and have excellent clerical, computer, and writing skills. Familiarity with Excel, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint is required. Training will be offered for collections management database systems, i.e. The Museum Systems, since this individual will be handling some collection and exhibition-related data entry. A bachelor’s degree is required; some background in museum studies, art history, especially historical, modern, and/or contemporary American art or American studies is preferred. The Museum seeks self-motivated candidates with rigorous attention to detail, who are proactive, flexible, and collaborative.

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To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to

Ceramics Instructors

MAM is seeking a dynamic ceramics instructor to teach afterschool, evening, weekend, and summer classes. **Immediate needs: In-person summer hand-building camp, summer and fall adult pottery** The ideal candidate has 5+ years of experience teaching ceramics in a studio classroom setting and is skilled in hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques, kiln operation, and classroom management with a proven commitment to teaching beginner and intermediate-level children, teens, and adults with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning needs. Ability to lift 50 pounds.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a sample lesson plan or link to your online teaching portfolio to, subject: Ceramic Instructor.

Art Instructor for Private Studio Instruction (Virtual and/or At MAM)

The Montclair Art Museum is seeking experienced instructors for our new Access Program: Private Studio Instruction. Private Studio Instruction is offered through the Yard School for all ages, taught by trained educators and designed specifically to meet the goals of individuals with disabilities, including physical disabilities, intellectual and learning disabilities, sight loss or hearing loss, or mental illness. Private Studio Instruction can take place in MAM’s studios, or through live online instruction using the Zoom platform. Instructors will be responsible for designing and delivering on-time or multi-part instruction unique to each student and designed to build on the specific strengths and goals of the student. Instructors will teach online and/or at the Museum, on a part-time, flexible schedule.

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To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a sample lesson plan or link to your online teaching portfolio to, subject: Private Studio Instruction.

Art Instructors – MAM’s Yard School of Art

MAM welcomes interested artist/educators to submit proposals for online or in-person or workshops in studio art, ceramics, or digital media. **Immediate needs: In-person summer studio art camp for kids, studio art classes for teens and adults** To apply, please provide resume, an illustrated portfolio of your teaching including two sample lesson plans teaching to the target audience you are interested teaching at MAM, three professional references that reflect your teaching practices, and images of your own artwork as a practicing artist. All applications must be submitted electronically to Proposals will be reviewed by the Education Director upon the following variables: interest and availability of student base, compatibility with curriculum and exhibitions, and the quality and thoroughness of the proposal. MAM is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity among staff and instructors.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a sample lesson plan or link to your online teaching portfolio to, subject: Art instructor

Studio Art and Outreach Educator

We are growing our team of art educators to design and lead studio art programs for schools, homeschool and learning pod groups, families, and senior citizens both at MAM and online! MAM is looking for energetic, creative, and experienced art instructors to develop and facilitate studio art lessons designed to support current exhibitions, tour themes, and school curricula. Studio art lessons are offered as part of virtual or in-person museum visits for schools and includes docent-led tours. Family programs include engaging multigenerational audiences through virtual Sunday Studio, Family Days, and more. Community outreach events include fairs and festivals, using MAM’s Art Truck. Visit to learn more about our offerings. **Hiring for all immediate needs.** Weekday and weekend work as needed with daytime availability required. Minimum 3 years experiencing working with young audiences in an art education setting required. Experience teaching virtually and bilingual a plus.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a sample lesson plan or link to your online teaching portfolio to, Subject: Studio Art Educator. 

Volunteer at MAM

See our Volunteer page for more information.

Please note:
We receive many resumes, and as a result, request that you do not call to check on the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

The Montclair Art Museum, as a community-centered institution, is unequivocal in our stance against racism and injustice in all of its forms. MAM strives to maintain an environment that fosters productivity, creativity, and individual satisfaction by celebrating the many diverse traits of our community, which includes but is not limited to race, gender, nationality, age, religion, sexual orientation, and physical abilities. We see the arts as playing a critical role as a medium of observation, insight, education, articulation, and advocacy and seek to provide a platform for facing tough issues in our society as expressed through art. We seek candidates who combine a commitment to excellence in their field with a passion for this role for the arts and have creative ideas on how our exhibitions and programs can serve as an agent for societal change.