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 Prospecus, 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.
38th ANNUAL CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS
A national juried exhibition of all craft media.
Exhibition Dates: Feb 10 - Apr 23, 2017
Juror: Stefanie Jacobson Kirkland, Director of Exhibitions and Artists-In-Residence Programs at Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design in St. Louis, MO
Submission Deadline: Fri, Oct 21, 2016
$2,000 in juror awards
SOUTH GALLERY PROPOSALS
Now accepting proposals for this experimental exhibition space dedicated to the display of solo and collaborative work in all mediums.
Exhibition Dates: Dec 9, 2017 – Mar 26, 2018
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 16, 2016
Click here to download a plan of the North Gallery
Entry Fee: $25
See the 2016-17 Season Prospectus for details
Experienced visual and/or performing arts teachers may contact us about possible openings for teachers in our arts education classes program. In addition, visual artists with experience in presenting workshops are also encouraged to get in touch with us.
or call: 480-644-6541
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. Qualified applicants will be asked to complete an application for the position and interview with the Program Coordinator, Mandy Tripoli.
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.
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