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.


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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