Employment & Internships

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Salem Art Association. We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and qualified workforce, and strive to maintain a staff that works together to realize our mission:

To actively engage the community in the appreciation of the arts through contemporary art exhibitions, events, and education.

Opportunities include positions in administration, curatorial, development, education, marketing & graphic design, museum services, special events and other professional areas. Available positions may require a variety of levels of training, education and experience.

Executive Director

The Salem Art Association is looking for an accomplished leader with superior self-management skills who works effectively  with a wide range of people, has the capacity to be answerable for personal actions and professional  decisions, is able to work in a dynamic environment with frequent interaction with both internal and  external stakeholders, and has a proven track record in financial management, including the  achievement of both earned income and contributed income goals.  

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The Salem Art Association’s Community Arts Education program is seeking applicants for teaching artists positions. These individuals work in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties to bring arts education to schools that need it most.

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The Community Arts Education Program of the Salem Art Association (SAA) is seeking qualified interns to help extend the non-profit organization’s hand to diverse communities through programming in the Annex at the Bush Barn Art Center. Such communities could include LGBTQ+, Latino and Latina, women, young adults, and others experiencing disparity in access to arts opportunities. SAA is also seeking interns to help prepare, organize, and present collaborative projects with these groups, such as exhibitions, workshops, and residencies. The mission of the Annex is to be an experimental space for making, showing and learning about art.

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