jobs and opportunities

The following is a list of arts-related  volunteer opportunities in the region, including any open positions at RACC. These listings have been submitted by organizations and RACC has approved them for viewing. Disclaimer: RACC does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of this outside information. This list is not intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by these links. To submit a notice go to

Poetry Out Loud Coordinator sought by Oregon Arts Commission

Deadline August 25, 2017

The Oregon Arts Commission seeks the services of an individual(s) or firm to coordinate the Oregon statewide Poetry Out Loud contest, in which high school students memorize and present classic poetry for competition. See details at the website link below.

Volunteer for Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival

Deadline October 28, 2017

Interested in seeing a part of the behind-the-scenes of the book world? Literary Arts is currently seeking over 300 volunteers to fill various roles at Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival taking place Saturday, November 11th. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. To be part of this festival celebrating literature, go to and […]

Cultural Resource Specialist sought by Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) (Salem)

Deadline August 27, 2017

ODOT is recruiting for a limited duration cultural resource specialist to join the Region 2 Environmental Unit in Salem. The purpose of this position is to be a staff expert in the fields of historic preservation, architecture, cultural analysis, and the Federal Highway Administration’s Section 4(f).  This individual analyzes and documents the impacts of projects […]

Associate Director of Communications sought by Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Deadline September 04, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is seeking an outgoing and experienced person Develops, integrates and implements broad-based multimedia, social media and communication plans to publicize and promote OSF’s performances, events and initiatives with messaging that conveys OSF’s values of excellence, engagement, equity, diversity and inclusion. Each year OSF presents an eight-and-a-half-month season of eleven plays […]

Coordinator of Volunteers (P/T) sought by Aurora Colony Historical Society

Deadline September 07, 2017

The Volunteer Coordinator for the Aurora Colony Historical Society recruits, trains and manages the Society’s volunteer and membership bases to fulfill our mission: “To promote interactive life-long learning by inspiring curiosity about, and preservation of, the heritage of the Aurora Colony.” Hours: 20 per week Status: Permanent, Part Time Schedule: Some flexibility with one Saturday […]

Curator for 2018-19 sought by Disjecta

Deadline October 06, 2017

Curator-in-Residence Program Accepting Applicants Portland, Oregon-based Disjecta Contemporary Art Center is accepting proposals for a Curator-in-Residence for its 2018-2019 exhibition season. Disjecta houses an expansive exhibition space for the presentation of visual arts at the regional, national and international level that speaks to the region’s diverse interests, talents and identities. The Curator-in-Residence program provides an […]

Teaching artists sought by Art4Life

Deadline August 25, 2017

Art4Life, a small Portland based, nonprofit Arts organization, is now hiring! Are you creative, high energy and love working with kids to understand different cultures through visual art, dance, music and storytelling? Apply now to join our team of part time before and after school professionals! Morning hours: 7am to 8am or 9am Afternoon hours: […]

Volunteers needed fo Lone Fir Cemetery, Tour of Untimely Departures

Deadline October 21, 2017

Each year, near Halloween, the Tour of Untimely Departures features actors who give presentations near the graves of folks who died in the late 19th or early 20th Century for the benefit of a sold out crowd. Volunteers are needed now and all positions available; actors, guides, set up, and logistics, starting now and up […]

Quality Control, Level 1 sought by Bullseye

Deadline August 31, 2017

Essential Job Functions Set up end of lehr. Trim sheet glass with strip cutter. Numbering and trimming all sheets of glass from the lehr. Cutting and documentation of all chips for fuse test bars. Accurate documentation of all entries into Lehr Log. Properly wash glass Preventative maintenance of strip cutter. Timely communication of essential information […]

RACC Opportunity: Grants Program Assistant (P/T)

Deadline September 08, 2017

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is seeking a new team member to provide administrative support for the Grants program. RACC values a community in which everyone can participate in arts and culture, and strives to cultivate equity in all of its programs. We value a diverse workforce, built upon inclusion, equity and cultural […]

Internship (unpaid) at Antler Gallery

Deadline August 30, 2017

Antler Gallery is an art gallery in the Alberta Arts District of Portland Oregon. We have been in operation for over five years and showcase nature based, new contemporary, and surreal artwork. The gallery has been featured in national and international publications including the Washington Post, American Art Collector, Hi Fructose Magazine, and Juxtapoz Magazine. […]

Need Open Hours Volunteer at Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC)

Deadline August 31, 2017

The IPRC’s Mission is to facilitate creative expression, identity and community by providing individual access to tools and resources for creating independently published media and artwork. Since its inception in 1998 the center has been dedicated to encouraging the growth of a visual and literary publishing community by offering a space to gather and exchange […]

Administrative Assistant (P/T) sought by Oregon Ballet Theatre

Deadline August 31, 2017

Oregon Ballet Theatre is seeking a dynamic individual to work closely with our Director of Education Outreach. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for the general office functions of the Education Outreach department. Our Education Outreach department is an important component of our company’s mission and vision within the community and serves as a key source […]

Music Instructors (P/T) sought by Ethos Music Center

Deadline September 01, 2017

Ethos Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of music and music-based education for youth in underserved communities. Founded in 1998, Ethos brings music education back to several thousand students every year. Please see for more information. Location: Portland, Oregon Job title(s): Music Instructors (guitar, piano, voice, violin and ukulele) Summary of […]

Bend Art Center Internship (Volunteer)

Deadline September 01, 2017

Bend Art Center is looking for 3-5 interns to join our team. Bend Art Center non-profit studio and gallery that host contemporary and historical exhibitions, artist talks, public workshops, special events and is home to the A6 print studio. Our internships are designed to be both educational and practical. Under the guidance of Bend Art […]

Children’s Music Director sought by First Presbyterian Church

Deadline September 10, 2017

Founded in 1854, First Presbyterian Church (FPC) is an urban congregation of approximately 650 members, worshiping in its historic 1890 Sanctuary at 12th and Alder in downtown Portland. The congregation is extremely appreciative of music, and proud of its musical heritage. More information can be found at We are seeking a Children’s Music Director […]

Paid Gallery Internship

Deadline August 31, 2017

Requirements – Studio Arts, Art History Majors (preferred) – Passion for art – Possess excellent written and verbal communication – Possess multi-tasking and coordination experience – Possess an in-depth understanding of social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.) – Able to collaborate with the FSG team and also have the ability to work independently – Demonstrate […]

Chief Advancement Officer sought by Oregon College of Art and Craft

Deadline September 30, 2017

The Chief Advancement Officer effectively leads the College in fundraising and external strategies of the College. The Chief Advancement Officer’s direct reports include the Major Gifts Officer, Advancement Officer, Communications Manager and the Grant Writer, and the position requires a close working relationship with the offices of Business and Communications. The Chief Advancement Officer serves […]

Disclaimer: RACC does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of this outside information. This list is not intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by these links.

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