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


 

DIGITAL DESIGNER

The ICA is seeking a talented digital designer to join the Communications & Content Strategy team. This team seeks to build the ICA brand and engage the community through content for the website, social media, ads, as well as videos and photography. The team also manages public relations, media relations, design, and written content for the ICA.

Job Overview Statement

You’ll be responsible for producing content that matches the company’s brand, aesthetic, and marketing strategy, including social media graphics, email templates, website design, exhibition support, and promotional design needs. The ideal candidate should be able to efficiently combine creativity, functionality, and technology to produce engaging content. In this role, organizational and technical skills are key, and all candidates must possess in-depth knowledge of digital design and design software programs.

The person in the role will 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 web design, print, and installation vendors.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design, produce, and manage online content, including email templates, social media, promotional artwork, web design, ads, and digital productions
  • Collaborate with the Curatorial, Development, and Facilities teams to ensure that all designs align with the brand guidelines, while also meeting usability and website standards
  • Ensure consistency in designs and content across all platforms
  • Design and produce materials for exhibitions, programs, and events
  • Lead the creation of a new website with an external vendor, and manage long-term maintenance of web content and design assets
  • Manage design projects from conception through delivery within a project management system
  • Design and create print materials such as signage and branded collateral, as needed
  • Assist on video shoots and photoshoots
  • Develop and manage relationships with external vendors and agencies
  • Present design ideas to all the relevant stakeholders, including colleagues, curators and artists
  • Provide guidance and feedback on the aesthetic for campaigns, projects, and promotional events
  • Mentor design interns and students
  • For a full job description and to apply for this position, click here

 

DONOR RELATIONS ASSOCIATE

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.

For a full job description and to apply for this position, click here
 

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

The ICA is looking for someone to build, energize and nurture a community of supporters (both individual and institutional) around our mission and activities.

Job Overview Statement

The role requires creative, entrepreneurial abilities, strategic thinking, and strong storytelling powers in order to plan, implement, and evaluate comprehensive fundraising strategies, develop an engagement plan for donors, and carry a portfolio of individual donors. The Director of Development is a member of the Directors’ Group (the senior leadership team) at the ICA and reports to the ICA’s Executive Director.

Goals include raising the contributed revenue needed to sustain the ICA’s operating and strategic objectives and making meaningful connections across contemporary culture in Richmond and beyond.

For a full job description and to apply for this position, click here
 

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.  

For a full job description and to apply for this position, click here

 
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.