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:
Mesa Arts Center's Art Studios program is currently seeking a painting and drawing instructor for youth classes. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume and three references to Laura Wilde, Studios Manager, at email@example.com. Position will be available until filled.
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
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
In-person, bring all materials to: Sarah Goedicke at Mesa Arts Center | 3rd Floor Studios South Building | 1 E. Main St. | Mesa, AZ 85201
Mesa Prototyping Project: Call for IdeasThe Mesa Prototyping Project is seeking ideas for temporary projects (prototypes) that could make one or more of the identified areas more interesting, interactive, comfortable, safe, inviting or functional. You are invited to submit your ideas(s) for temporary projects – from gathering places to pathways, from games to interactive artwork and beyond – that activate public space and engage the community toward enhancing connectivity in the neighborhoods. The temporary projects will be showcased during a Mesa Prototyping Project event on March 21, 2020.
Neighbors and community members have identified 11 locations in two Mesa neighborhoods offering opportunities for improvement. This Call for Ideas seeks proposals for temporary projects that respond to specific needs identified by neighborhood residents and community members. Whether you live in or around the neighborhoods in Downtown Mesa, or you are a simply enthusiastic about connected and cared-for neighborhoods, we want to hear your ideas! If you have questions about the Mesa Prototyping Project Call for Ideas, please contact Jennifer Gastelum, 480.644.3652, (email@example.com) and use the subject line “MPP Call for Ideas Questions.”
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FESTIVAL - ALTAR CONTEST FORMS
Individuals, families and groups may apply to participate in an Altar Contest presented by Mesa Arts Center in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico in Phoenix and the Mesa Association of Hispanic Citizens.
Participants will decorate their creations with various materials and elements that embody the theme of death and include a brief description of what their altar represents with the theme of the altar, and the names or participants.
See the 2019 Contest form for all rules and details:
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.
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.
Engagement Office Internships
Interns work directly with artists and staff of the Engagement Office department to create and implement site-specific community arts programming.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are welcome at any time. For more information, click here.
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.
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.
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.
"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
For Current Volunteers