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.

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


Institute for Contemporary Art

The Preparator/Registrar is a critical member of a collaborative team charged with producing the ICA’s ambitious exhibition program within the allotted budget, space and time. The Preparator/Registrar is responsible for technical aspects of museum-quality art handling including receiving, shipping, packing, framing, mounting and storage, and participates in exhibition planning, working to ensure the smooth operation of installations and management during the run of an exhibition.

Application review begins in January 2020.

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Institute for Contemporary Art
Creative Director

The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) invites applications for the position of Creative Director. Reporting to the ICA’s Executive Director, the Creative Director will serve as an integral part of the senior leadership team. 

The Creative Director will develop and deploy a comprehensive, integrated and highly distinctive brand identity for the ICA, as well as a dynamic marketing and communications strategy to establish the ICA’s global reputation and ensure local relevance. The Director will lead a full-time team of three or four (comprising staff in graphic design, writing and editorial, and digital content) as well as part-time staff and/or student workers. The Creative Director will work closely with other senior staff at the ICA, across VCU and with external consultants and content producers.

Driven by a commitment to diversity, inclusion and cultural equity, the ICA at VCU is dedicated to producing and sharing new art and ideas, and to supporting creative communities. The ICA’s program includes artist commissions, exhibitions, film screenings, talks and discussions, publications and performances. It features artists and thinkers from around the world.

Application review begins September 16, 2019.

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The ICA offers a wide range of opportunities for students, including graduate assistantships, internships, and work-study opportunities.

Work Study

The ICA offers a variety of work-study positions for students with federal work-study awards. Opportunities will be posted on VCU’s Career Services HireRams site.

For more information or to apply, visit HireRams.

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.