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





The ICA is seeking a Donor Relations Associate to ​​join the Development Team. This position serves as the primary representative of the ICA’s free membership program and support for development strategies for fundraising in collaboration with the Director of Development.

Job Overview Statement

You’ll be responsible for management and oversight of the ICA’s free membership program, donor engagement events, volunteer support, and provide operational support as part of the ICA’s development team. This position is also responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the free and tierless membership program, including reporting and analysis, and traffic management for membership efforts, special events, and overall data management for fundraising, and works closely with the ICA’s DOD to advance program strategies.

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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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The ICA is seeking a Digital Strategist to join the Communications team. This position will oversee the development and implementation of all digital content for the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, including social media channels, digital advertisements, custom emails, and the ICA website

Job Overview Statement

The position reports to the ICA’s Director of Communications & Content Strategy, and will work closely with members of the Communications team to reinforce the ICA brand online.
The person in the role will also work closely with the ICA’s curatorial team, artists, the development team, the exhibition and experience design teams, the director of the community media center, and external vendors.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Strategy or a related field, 3-5 years of experience in a non-academic, professional digital strategy role, and a portfolio of content marketing or social campaigns to showcase experience and creativity.

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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.



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.