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Burlington City Arts

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GALLERY COORDINATOR AND CURATORIAL ASSISTANT

BCA seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic candidate to support the presentation of exhibitions and events that place Burlington in a global context, promote critical dialogue and provide meaningful experiences for audiences by connecting contemporary art, artists, and community. The Gallery Coordinator and Curatorial Assistant will work closely with the Curator and Director of Exhibitions, and the gallery team. The position is responsible for managing the daily gallery operations including coordination of gallery exhibits and installations; art sales and financial administrative support; and the organization of openings and public programs. The position will assist the Curator and Director of Exhibitions with the organization of exhibits, schedules, advisory groups, and community projects. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills. Candidates will be inquisitive, problem-solvers who demonstrate flexibility and enjoy working in a fast-paced work environment. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives are especially encouraged to apply. Read the full job description and apply here.       


SEASONAL TEACHING ARTISTS

Teaching Artists work in cooperation with BCA staff to facilitate studio art camps & classes.  Teaching artists are responsible for designing lesson plans, creating materials lists and managing students and facilities during class time.  Teaching artists are assigned to specific studios and classes based on their skills in either ceramics, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital arts or fine metal jewelry.

To apply to be a teaching artist with BCA, click HERE.


VOLUNTEER

Volunteers play an integral role in our mission of creating a dynamic relationship between the arts and the Burlington community. We hope that volunteers are able to increase their own skills and knowledge through trainings and events and we welcome volunteers who have an interest in the arts, regardless of their experience level.

The Benefits of Volunteering with BCA

As a welcome addition to the BCA community, we encourage volunteers to attend events, take classes, and enjoy recognition of their efforts by BCA staff. Volunteers who have been active within the last six months receive 15% off BCA classes and workshops. Volunteers receive a free class for every 30 hours of volunteer work with BCA. In addition, Special Event Volunteers often receive free t-shirts, food, and entry to ticketed events. Studio volunteers receive free access to the studio in which they are volunteering.

How to Apply for a Volunteer or Internship Opportunity

If you are interested in volunteering with Burlington City Arts, please direct inquiries and applications to the supervisor of the position for which you are applying. All volunteers must submit a Volunteer Application Form to the acting supervisor by email.

Fill out the BCA Volunteer Application

Art from the Heart Volunteers

Do you have a morning a week to give? Love Art? Then Art from the Heart needs you! Art from the Heart is a program that provides children at the hospital with the means to create art. Our goal with this program is to facilitate self-expression with recovering children. We're looking for volunteers who have compassion, creativity, and love working with children. Artistic interest is important, but experience is not necessary. There is a six month minimum commitment.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Schwarz, Coordinator of Art from the Heart at 802-865-9163; rschwarz@burlingtoncityarts.org or visit the UVM Medical Center volunteer website to apply.

BCA Center Gallery and Visitors Services Volunteers

Volunteers work to gain a deeper understanding of BCA while acting as representative to public. In the BCA Center, volunteers attend the gallery, interact with the public, assist with installations, assist with performance events, and provide general support to gallery staff.
Supervisor: Meara McGinniss, Gallery Assistant, (802)-865-7166; mmcginniss@burlingtoncityarts.org

Clay Studio: Studio Assistants

The Clay Studio seeks those interested in volunteering four hours each week assisting in studio operations in exchange for access to the space, use of facilities and discounted clay. Previous clay experience is required.
Supervisor: Chris Vaughn, Clay Studio Supervisor, (802)-860-7474; cvaughn@burlingtoncityarts.org

Print Studio - Studio Assistants

The Print Studio seeks those interested in volunteering four hours each week assisting in studio operations in exchange for access to the space and use of facilities. Previous print experience is required.
Supervisor: Katie Loesel, Print Studio Technician, kloesel@burlingtoncityarts.org

Jewelry Studio- Studio Assistants

The Jewelry Studio seeks those interested in volunteering four hours each week assisting in studio operations in exchange for access to the space and the use of facilities. Previous jewelry experience is required.

Supervisor: Rebecca Macomber, Jewelry Studio Technician, rebeccamacjewelry@gmail.com

Darkroom- Studio Assistants

The Darkroom seeks those interested in volunteering four hours each week assisting in studio operations in exchange for access to the space and the use of facilities. Previous darkroom experience is required.

Supervisor: Mary Zompetti, Photography Director, mzompetti@burlingtoncityarts.org