Exhibition Programming Coordinator
VisArts is searching for a dynamic, creative, team-collaborator with knowledge of and passion for contemporary art for the position of Exhibition Programming Coordinator. The right candidate will be responsible for coordinating and creating Inside Art programming and assisting the Gallery Director/Curator in the execution of exhibitions. The Inside Art program serves to empower the community through creative experiences with and conversations about contemporary art. Through workshops, discussions with artists and curators, and tours in our galleries, Inside Art provides opportunities to discover and understand the ideas, materials, and processes found in the exhibitions and artist studios at VisArts. Our gallery department presents exhibitions of contemporary art in four galleries and project spaces, offers a variety of studio opportunities through our Studio Program, and mentors new curators through our Emerging Curator Program.
We are looking for a pro-active problem solver with a passion for VisArts’ mission of transforming individuals and communities through the visual arts. Applicants must have an awareness of the expanded community in which the organization operates, be responsible, curious, a confident collaborator, a practical/clear communicator, organized, and detail-oriented. Preference will be given to applicants with experience with art or museum education, a knowledge of contemporary art, art history, exhibition coordination, curation, and/or exhibition preparation.
Gallery Volunteers are needed for daytime, evening and weekend shifts during Gallery Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 12:00 – 4:00 pm, Friday 12:00 – 8:00 pm, and Saturday & Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 pm and for Special Events. Gallery Volunteers receive training and earn tuition credit toward taking art classes at VisArts, or High School Students may earn volunteer service SSL approved hours.
Volunteers must complete a 60 min orientation before they begin volunteering.
After applying online, an email will be sent to you with additional information about orientations.
Gallery Guides volunteer to lead tours and have casual conversations with visitors about the artwork in our four galleries and seven artist studios. Gallery guides commit to a regular two-hour shift every week for a period of about three to four months, with the potential for extension. Potential volunteers must apply and complete three training sessions before giving tours. Applications are open for the spring, summer, and fall semesters. This is open to all adults, ages 18+.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 12:00 – 4:00 pm, Friday 12:00 – 8:00 pm, and Saturday & Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 pm.
About VisArts: Located in the heart of Rockville, Maryland, VisArts is a hub for the visual arts that engages nearly 30,000 visitors annually through gallery exhibitions, education programs, a studio artist program, and events. Founded in 1987, VisArts is committed to a mission of transforming individuals and communities through the visual arts.