Volunteers, Artists, Interns, and anyone interested in employment with Mesa Arts Center are essential to the longevity and success of our program and we sincerely appreciate your interest!

Please select your interest from the below categories:

Mesa Arts Center is currently looking to fill the following positions:

Arts Learning Specialist

This position will work with the Engagement Manager to hire, train, supervise, and evaluate temporary contracted staff. In addition this position works in partnership with the broader engagement program areas (Studios & Event Management) to train/supervise volunteers; manages the planning, delivery, and evaluation of arts engagement programming in collaboration with outside agencies, such as Mesa Public Schools (MPS) and other community partners; develops, manages, and meets program expenditure and revenue goals; works closely with the Engagement Manager to appropriately publicize programs; plans and presents educational activities at MAC festivals and community events; and plans and coordinates group attendance at matinees of the National Geographic Live! series.  Work requires the exercise of considerable initiative and independent judgment. Learn more about this position here.

 

Volunteer/HR Liaison

The position actively recruits for a diverse pool of volunteers, administers the volunteer application system, and provides orientation, information and guidance to volunteer applicants. Each program area is responsible for specific assignment and specialized training of its volunteers, but the Volunteer/HR Liaison may provide planning, assignment and training for large special events or campus-wide special projects. Learn more about this position here.

 

Teaching Artists

We are always looking for educators and artists to work with our school and community programs and residencies. If you are passionate about arts education and the integration of the arts into communities, we would love to hear from you! If you are interested in working with Mesa Arts Center’s education department, please send a resume and cover letter providing more information on your academic, artistic and professional experience to ENGAGEMENT@MESAARTSCENTER.COM with a subject line: “Teaching Artist Opportunities”.

The Engagement department accepts applications on a rolling basis. 



 

Every May, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum produces a Season Prospectus, which provides the submission guidelines for the museum's exhibiting opportunities for the year. To be added to the museum's mailing list and have a copy of the Prospectus sent to you, please contact mesacontemporaryarts@MesaAZ.gov.

 

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum is currently not accepting any unsolicited proposals. Artists who DO NOT follow the guidelines outlined in the Prospectus and were not contacted directly by Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum staff about participating in an exhibition are considered unsolicited artists. Artists who apply for an opportunity and follow the guidelines outlined in the Prospectus are NOT considered unsolicited. Unsolicited materials will be returned without comment. 

 

 

41st ANNUAL CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS
A national juried exhibition of all craft media.
Exhibition Dates: Feb 14 - Apr 19, 2020
Juror: Luiza deCamargo, Associate Curator at the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts

Submission Deadline: Fri, Oct 18, 2019

Entry Fee: $25
$2,000 in juror awards

See the 2019-20 Season Prospectus for details

 

PROJECT ROOM PROPOSALS
Now accepting proposals for this experimental exhibition space dedicated to the display of solo and collaborative work in all mediums.

Submission Deadline: Fri, Dec 13, 2019

Small stipend offered to proposal winners
Click here to download a plan of the Project Room.
Entry Fee: $25
See the 2019-20 Season Prospectus for details

 

NORTH GALLERY PROPOSALS
Now accepting proposals for this community gallery, which showcases the work of Arizona artists or artists with a significant presence in the state.
Submission Deadline: Fri, Dec 13, 2019
Click here to download a plan of the North Gallery
Entry Fee: $25
See the 2019-20 Season Prospectus for details

  


2019-2020 CREATIVE ECONOMY FUND APPLICATION

As part of a larger initiative to further activate the urban center of Mesa, to increase the growing number and variety of offerings at the Mesa Arts Center (MAC) in downtown Mesa, and to continue to build an environment of creativity and discovery in the downtown district, the CREATIVE ECONOMY FUND in-kind grant program is being continued for a seventh year. The intent of this program is: 1) to provide support to professional and semi-professional organizations who use or wish to use the MAC venues; 2) to bring new cultural offerings to the Mesa and East Valley communities; and 3) to encourage new organizations to experience presenting or producing an event at the MAC, in order to form new partnerships and relationships among and across cultural organizations in the region.
Submission Deadline: Fri, May 3, 2019
Click here to see all the details/application information on the City of Mesa website.

Click here to download a PDF of all the application information.

You can apply online, by mail, in-person, or by email.

Online: Click here

By mail, send all materials to: Creative Economy Fund | Office of the Director | Mesa Arts Center | PO Box 1466 | Mesa, AZ 85211-1466

By email, send all materials to: sarah.goedicke@mesaartscenter.com

In-person, bring all materials to: Sarah Goedicke at Mesa Arts Center | 3rd Floor Studios South Building | 1 E. Main St. | Mesa, AZ 85201

 


     

 

Teaching Artists

We are always looking for educators and artists to work with our school and community programs and residencies. If you are passionate about arts education and the integration of the arts into communities, we would love to hear from you! If you are interested in working with Mesa Arts Center’s education department, please send a resume and cover letter providing more information on your academic, artistic and professional experience to ENGAGEMENT@MESAARTSCENTER.COM with a subject line: “Teaching Artist Opportunities”.

 

The Engagement department accepts applications on a rolling basis. 

 

Volunteers

We provide ways for community members to artistically participate in arts activities during festivals and other community events. We are always looking for volunteers to assist in these events. 

To learn how to apply to the Volunteer Program, please click here. 

 

Interns

Engagement Office Internships 

Interns work directly with artists and staff of the Engagement Office department to create and implement site-specific community arts programming.

 

Marketing and Public Relations Internships

Internships are a way students can gain professional experience and provide a service in their community. At Mesa Arts Center, interns who work in the marketing department gain experience in marketing, public relations, publicity, social networking, content creation, arts administration and event promotion. Interns become familiar with all of the internal departments of Mesa Arts Center, including Art Studios, Engagement, Festivals and Volunteers, Development/Membership, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum and Performing Live. 

 

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to connect@mesaartscenter.com. Applications are welcome at any time. For more information, click here.

 

Development Internships

Internships are a way students can gain professional experience and provide a service in their community. At Mesa Arts Center, interns who work in the development department gain experience in donor-ship, non-profit development, fundraising, social networking, content creation, arts administration and event promotion. Interns become familiar with all of the internal departments of Mesa Arts Center, including Art Studios, Engagement, Festivals and Volunteers, Development/Membership, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum and Performing Live. 

 

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to renee.lopata@mesaartscenter.com. Applications are welcome at any time. For more information, click here.

MCA Docents

A Docent is a teacher who serves Mesa Contemporary Arts and the community in the field of art education. Docents are considered key volunteers and extensions of the Mesa Contemporary Arts staff. They provide public and private tours and provide auxiliary security in exhibition areas during special events and opening receptions. Docents attend bi-monthly meetings, which include lectures and workshops on current exhibitions as well as art related field trips. 

To learn how to apply to the Volunteer Program, please click here.

 

Museum Admissions Attendants

Museum Admissions Attendants are primarily responsible for ensuring a welcoming and positive experience for all visitors to Mesa Contemporary Arts. These volunteers manage the Admissions Desk, handle Point of Sale transactions for museum admissions, greet visitors upon arrival and on the phone, answering general questions and providing friendly customer service to all patrons. For more information, click here to view a complete job description.

To learn how to apply to the Volunteer Program, please click here.

 

Employment

N/A

 

MCA Interns

Internships are a way students can gain professional experience and provide a service in their community. At Mesa Contemporary Arts, interns are an integral part of the staff and assist with all aspects of the museum, including curatorial, objects management, exhibition installation and art education. Interns become familiar with proper museum procedures and expand their knowledge of the profession.

To learn how to apply to the Internship Program, please click here.

Call To Artists

Artists applications are accepted throught the year. 

Please download artist application here.

Volunteers

"It is through the arts that a society is defined and to volunteer at Mesa Arts Center is one way of assisting the arts to enhance the cultural life of our community." -Claude Guldner, MAC Usher

 

The mission of the volunteer office is to recognize and utilize the talents of community members to assist in expanding services to the public while economizing staff time. Whether you have an artistic talent that you would like to share or would just like to get involved, volunteering at Mesa Arts Center is the perfect opportunity to give back to the community while enjoying and supporting the arts.

 

Benefits for Active Volunteers

  • Gain valuable experience in the arts field
  • Give back to your community while supporting the arts
  • Make wonderful new friendships
  • Earn points while you volunteer to redeem for Mesa Arts Center class discounts, complimentary tickets to performances, membership opportunities and more!

 

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Special Events Aide
  • Theater Usher
  • Docent
  • Museum Admissions Attendant
  • Instructors Aide
  • Store Assistant
  • Tour Guide
  • Administrative Aide

 

Ready to get started? Click here to fill out the volunteer application form or download the form here

 

For Current Volunteers

Click HERE to go to: Online Volunteer System

  

Click HERE to download the schedule for the 2nd Half of the 2018-19 Season