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:



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. 



A national juried exhibition of all craft media.
Exhibition Dates: Feb 8 - Apr 21, 2019
Juror: Luiza deCamargo, Associate Curator at the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts

Submission Deadline: Fri, Oct 19, 2018

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

See the 2018-19 Season Prospectus for details


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

Submission Deadline: Fri, Dec 14, 2018

Small stipend offered to proposal winners
Click here to download a plan of the Project Room.
Entry Fee: $25
See the 2018-19 Season Prospectus for details


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 14, 2018
Click here to download a plan of the North Gallery
Entry Fee: $25
See the 2018-19 Season Prospectus for details




The Mesa Prototyping Project seeks to build community relationships by connecting neighbors to each other using arts resources, and by offering creative ways to explore community ideas and goals.
For details on how YOU can get involved and participate in this incredible project, CLICK 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. 



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. 



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.


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.





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.


"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 1st Half of the 2018-19 Season