Bend Art Center is hiring for the following positions:


Posted July 22, 2018

Program Assistant

Compensation: $15/hr
Employment Type: 20 hrs/wk (potential to increase to 30 hrs during events or education programs)

Bend Art Center is seeking a Program Assistant to provide primary support to all Bend Art Center programs, each focused on achieving specific service goals. The PA will perform a variety of on-site studio and administrative tasks for Bend Art Center programs and projects.

In this role you will be managing special events and event rentals; act as a liaison to community partners, members and volunteers; assist in the distribution of promotional materials and mailings; generate reports detailing the status of programs or projects; prep for studio workshops; and coordinate volunteer schedules and training.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; proven leadership skills; self-starter, can-do attitude, and ability to work independently; good oral and written communication skills; working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Preferred qualifications: Working knowledge of Quickbooks; familiarity with printmaking, contemporary art, and gallery practices.

Desired qualifications: Experience with WordPress; experience working with youth ages 9-17.

Ideal candidate can begin on August 1 or sooner. This is a part-time position, with the exact schedule to be established upon hire. Occasional evening and weekend work is required. This is a perfect entry-level opportunity for someone hoping to establish and grow a career in arts and culture.

To apply, please email a resumé and cover letter by 5pm, Monday July 10. No phone calls, please.

Alexis Chapman, Executive Director


Posted July 22, 2018

Artist in Schools Coordinator

Compensation: $18/hr
Employment Type: part-time flexible; funding dependent.

Bend Art Center is looking for a passionate artist/arts educator with experience teaching art in a classroom setting to expand our off-site school programs.  We’re looking for someone who can expertly provide instruction on a variety of art mediums and processes (printmaking knowledge is a plus) and follow curriculum. Qualified candidates will have the the ability to: energetically engage students; adapt presentations and art activities to different ages and abilities; manage large groups of kids; present a friendly, professional demeanor; foster relationships with school administrators and staff; think quickly and creatively; work independently; and be extremely reliable. We’re looking for someone who can advance our mission of bringing arts education and arts equity to our region.
This part-time, flexible position will require frequent travel (overnights rarely required) to schools throughout Central Oregon, especially during peak program months (October, November, March, April and May).  Grant funds are in place for the 2018-19 school year. Work load will vary from 5 or less hrs/week during school breaks and slow months, to 25+ hrs/week during peak months. This position has high potential for growth.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in art or education; extensive working knowledge of art mediums and processes; experience teaching art to youth ages 9-17; experience working in a classroom setting; strong oral communication skills; reliable transportation; ability to travel up to 150 miles from Bend.

Preferred qualifications: Familiarity with printmaking processes (including relief, monotype, and collagraph); substantial arts education background. 

To apply, please email a resumé and cover letter by 5pm Monday, July 10. 

Dawn Boone, Education Manager


Located in Bend’s historic Box Factory, Bend Art Center is a growing non-profit arts organization offering exhibits, workshops, art talks and arts education programs for all ages. Programs work in concert to foster deeper understanding of ourselves and our world through art.

Founded in 2007, Bend Art Center offers a unique pairing of exhibition and studio space. The Bend Art Center gallery brings a different mix of contemporary and historical art to Central Oregon audiences. Exhibits are frequent catalysts for other programming and often inspire special events, art talks and studio workshops in printmaking, book arts, drawing and design.

Bend Art Center is home to the A6 Print Studio, a professional printmaking and book arts studio. The studio is home to 30 artist members. Studio programs support artistic and professional development for artists of all levels. The studio offers space for public workshops, private instruction and arts education for local schools. 

Bend Art Center cultivates lifelong learners and art lovers through programs such as Weekend of Art and Cheers to Art.