Docent giving a tour to a group of people. Nick Cave's Soundsuit is in view.


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Director of Development

The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) seeks an experienced, creative, and collegial fundraising professional to lead a strong Development team, consisting of four Assistant Directors and three Development Associates. The MAM Development Department serves all aspects of the donor experience through one on one relationships, fostering social connections, and meeting donors’ philanthropic objectives. The Department helps to fulfill MAM’s mission by securing charitable gifts, acting as an advocate for the arts, and deepening MAM’s role in the community. The Director of Development is a full-time professional level position reporting to and working closely with the Museum’s Executive Director as a member of the Museum’s senior staff.

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To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume with a list of references to [email protected] with the subject: Director of Development. No phone calls please.

Ceramics Instructors

MAM is seeking a dynamic ceramics instructor to teach afterschool, evening, weekend, and summer classes. 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 [email protected], 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 [email protected], 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. 

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.

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 [email protected], 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.  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 [email protected], Subject: Studio Art Educator. 

Other opportunities

See our Volunteer, Internship or Docent Program pages 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, sexual orientation, religion, and disability. 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.