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.



Finance and Business Services Coordinator


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 finance and business operations. 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 of all ICA departments.

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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Event Coordinator

The Event Coordinator provides a high level of support to all public-facing and private events at the ICA. This role helps ensure that all events are planned, coordinated, and managed in a professional and consistent manner that guarantees excellent experiences for visitors and other ICA stakeholders. The Event Coordinator works closely with their supervisor in the planning and management of ICA events and facility rentals, works in concert with their ICA colleagues on event planning and management, and uses centralized software to plan, schedule, and manage events. The Event Coordinator supports the Institute for Contemporary Art’s events and facility rental programs, and is responsible for answering inquiries related to events and space use; working with their supervisor and staff across the Institute on ICA-hosted event planning; touring the facility with prospective rental clients; discussing fees and facility use guidelines; communicating with secured clients; coordinating ICA and University resources and services; overseeing vendor set up/tear down; and overseeing logistical details pre-, during and post-event. Under the direction of the Event Planning Manager, this position will work toward sales goals for net and gross yearly revenue and expand the ICA’s visibility as a premiere venue for events. The position reports to the Events Planning Manager.

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Administrative Assistant, Director’s Office

The Administrative Assistant, Director’s Office provides vital administrative support for the Executive Director and Managing Director of the ICA. The Administrative Assistant is a key member of the Director’s administrative team. This person will serve as the primary coordinator of the Executive Director’s daily activities and manage the workflow of the Directors’ offices including, but not limited to: schedule management, gatekeeping, records and reporting, and advisory board support. This position will provide operational and administrative support so that the Directors can focus efforts on furthering all aspects of the vision and mission of the ICA.

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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.


Do you want to gain hands-on experience, mentorship, and professional development skills? Are you looking for a VCU REAL co-curricular activity? FUSE is an all-encompassing student opportunities program at the ICA that will help you achieve current and future workplace success. It is open to VCU students in any year or major and serves as the training course for all ICA student employees. Spark your student success journey and kickstart your career with FUSE!

FUSE is the introductory training and opportunities program for all ICA students and front-of-house employees. This is a dual-track program that focuses first on professional development skills and training, then contemporary art theory and museum opportunities for all front of house staff. FUSE offers a safe space for students to learn new skills, receive mentorship, and enhance their workplace potential. The program includes tours, presentations, interactive sessions, workshops, field trips, creative projects, job shadowing opportunities, and digital training materials. FUSE is a certified VCU REAL co-curricular activity and is open to VCU undergraduate and graduate students of any year and major.




The Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU is currently seeking to fill the following Federal Work Study positions:


Visitor Experience Associate

Visitor Experience Associates are responsible for welcoming visitors; engaging with visitors in conversations about the ICA, exhibitions, and programs; processing membership enrollment, ticketing, and visitor feedback; ensuring the safety and security of both art and guests within the galleries; and fulfilling orders and sales of products. All VEAs are expected to provide a high level of customer service while engaging with the public and ensuring guests adhere to ICA visitor policies, as well as maintain a strong understanding of exhibition content, programs, and events. 

Apply via Handshake.


Student Program Assistant (Administration)

The Student Program Assistant should be a detail-oriented, motivated, and outgoing individual that will assist with the ICA’s student opportunities workforce development program (FUSE). This position will report directly to the Program Manager and will be responsible for providing administrative support to team members throughout the planning and implementation of the ICA’s Workforce development opportunities for educational, charitable or professional programs. 

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Student Fiscal Assistant (Administration)

The Student Fiscal Assistant will provide support to the Program Manager by assisting with monthly budget reconciliations, data entry using Excel, tracking budgetary information, scanning and emailing fiscal documentation when needed, as well as other administrative tasks. This position is ideal for business or accounting majors. 

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A/V Technician Assistant

The ICA is seeking friendly, motivated, and skilled individuals to assist in audiovisual production for our fall programing. This position requires one to have a basic understanding audiovisual skills, including but not limited to: assisting with lighting, sound, projection, and stage management at the ICA; communicating efficiently and succinctly with clients and the lead A/V Tech about scheduling and client/event technical needs; and setting up, keeping track of, and breaking down all necessary equipment that is in use during events.

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For more information about Federal Work Study eligibility, click here.