OPPORTUNITIES


Interested in joining the ICA team? Visit VCU eJobs to discover current opportunities. Only electronic applications submitted via VCU eJobs will be accepted. Materials sent to the ICA’s staff offices and email accounts will not be considered. For Federal Work Study opportunities, please apply via Handshake

Applications will be reviewed until positions are filled or unless otherwise stated. Phone calls and emails to staff are respectfully discouraged.

 

STAFF OPENINGS


 

ICA Finance and Business Services Coordinator

The Institute for Contemporary Art is seeking a Finance and Business Services Coordinator to join our team. Are you a right-brain person who likes working in a left-brain environment? Love both spreadsheets and creativity? Join us!

Summary

The ICA’s Finance and Business Services Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day finance operations, including purchasing, reconciling financial records, and travel administration in support of the ICA’s mission. They are familiar with finance policies and procedures, and ensure that finance and business services are conducted in a compliant manner. The Finance and Business Services Coordinator works proactively to support the purchasing and travel needs. The Finance and Business Services Coordinator reports directly to the Managing Director, and works closely with staff from VCU’s offices of Procurement and Treasury Services.

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MANAGER OF RETAIL, CAFE AND VISITOR EXPERIENCE

Looking for a position where you can serve as a leader and collaborate within the Richmond creative culture?
The Manager of Retail, Cafe, and Visitor Experience is a critical member of the Institute for Contemporary Arts’s department of Facilities and Experience Design, overseeing the vision and all operations of the ICA Cafe, and the daily operations of the ICA Shop. The ICA’s retail program is a synthesis of carefully curated food, beverages, artist books and editions, storytelling, and intimate programming. It is firmly rooted in our commitment to create sustainable operations that support welcoming, inclusive, and curious art and artist-focused opportunities. Retail at the ICA is an open and dynamic endeavor, and amplifies the creative culture in Richmond and beyond. 

Job Overview Statement

The Manager of Retail, Cafe, and Visitor Experience is an entrepreneurial and collaborative leader who works independently and is skilled at guiding visitors in making connections between the ICA’s retail program and the work we do in our galleries and beyond. A welcoming and knowledgeable staff is key to the visitor experience at the ICA, and the Manager of Retail, Cafe, and Visitor Experience ensures that retail employees conduct retail operations with the ICA’s ethos of hospitality and openness.

This position reports to the Director of Facilities and Experience Design, works with colleagues across the ICA, is supported by a team of hourly and student Visitor Experience Associates, and provides leadership, guidance, and expertise as a liaison between the ICA and the communities it serves.  

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PT Lead Visitor Experience Associate for Retail

The Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU is seeking a part-time Lead Visitor Experience Associate of Retail. This position is a key member of the ICA’s retail team, supporting the Manager of Retail, Café, and Visitor Experience in the daily operations of the ICA Shop + Café, helping ensure a safe, high-quality retail experience for visitors. The ICA’s retail program is a synthesis of carefully curated food, beverages, artist books and editions, storytelling, and intimate programming, and is firmly rooted in our commitment to create sustainable operations that support welcoming, inclusive, and curious art and artist-focused opportunities. The cafe is launching with a goal towards zero waste, is committed to working with local food and beverage suppliers, and will encourage visitors to enjoy a “to stay” dining experience by not offering any “to-go” containers.

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Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES


 

Visitor Experience Associate

Are you a VCU student looking for Federal Work Study opportunities? Join our front-of-house team!

The ICA is looking for part-time Visitor Experience Associates (VEAs) for the upcoming school year. Our VEAs are the public face of the institution and will work to welcome all visitors at the front desk, help orient visitors in the galleries, and assist with special events, programs, and our retail and café spaces.

We also offer FUSE, a student opportunities program focused on providing professional development and museum education to all ICA student workers regardless of class status. Some examples include lunches and exhibition walkthroughs with ICA commissioned artists, “Meet the Team” networking and mentoring opportunities, and basic principles on accessibility and interpretation in museums.

This position is open ONLY to current Federal Work Study-qualified VCU students. The pay is $15/hr.

If you feel that you’d be a good fit this position, apply via Handshake today.