Interested in getting involved with Phoenix Center for the Arts? There about a billion ways to do so. 🙂 We have opportunities for Volunteers and Interns, as well as periodic program openings for instructors, both within the Center and as part of our outreach programs.

Current Openings:

Patron Services Lead

Date posted: April 17, 2019
Location: Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N Third Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Applications Due: April 24, 9:00pm MST

I. Position title
Patron Services Lead

II. Salary range

III. Position summary
Patron Services Lead oversees the front desk and patron services. Patrons include, but are not limited to students, resident organizations, temporary space users, and business associates. Excellent customer service and reliability are vital to the success of this position. The candidate must be bilingual: English/Spanish.

IV. Key responsibilities
• Open the facility and staff the front desk from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday
• Train and supervise front desk volunteers and 5 part-time Patron Services Associates who staff the desk on nights and weekends
• Manage customer data: merge duplicates, complete profiles, monitor class waitlists, track financial aid, etc.
• Coordinate the annual Phoenix Center for the Arts Open House
• Keep the front desk area organized and clean
• Prepare and distribute various student communications related to parking, registration dates, etc.
• Generate client-centric MindBody reports including attendance and surveys
• Communicate well with other staff
• Update the Phoenix Center for the Arts digital marquee
• Supervise box office duties when necessary
• Other duties as assigned

V. Equity statement
Phoenix Center for the Arts and the Patron Services Lead understand the broader meaning of equity as: Access to the resources needed to thrive, such as education, employment, healthcare, food, clean water, housing, and arts & culture.
The board, staff, instructors, and volunteers are committed to equitable practices in everything we do. Our actions to strive for more equitable practices may include, but not be limited to:
• Listening to the needs of our vastly diverse community
• Aspiring to educate those who work with us, using tools such as readings, videos, etc.
• Addressing any inequitable behavior not in alignment with our core values

VI. Supervision
Patron Services Lead oversees front desk workflow, organization, training, front desk volunteers, and 5 Patron Services Associates who staff the desk on nights and weekends. Patron Services Lead reports to both the Operations Manager and the Deputy Director

VII. Job Requirements – Skills, abilities and knowledge required
Patron Services Lead must have excellent customer service skills, including a friendly demeanor, patient nature, and willingness to problem solve. Patron Services Lead is a team player, and enjoys working with people. The ability to switch between various priorities and projects quickly is a must. Strong knowledge of the MindBody system is considered an asset, but training is available if needed. Cash-handling skills are also required.

VIII. Authority
Patron Services Lead may authorize any refund to account or credit card, as long as the refund is within approved policies of Central Arts Alliance (dba Phoenix Center for the Arts). For any refund requiring a check from the Center, the Director must approve it. Patron Services Lead also oversees financial aid scholarships, gift certificates, and promotional discounts.

IX. Workspace and schedule
Patron Services Lead works from the front desk, as well as at a desk in the main office area. Patron Services Lead works 40 hours per week at the Phoenix Center for the Arts campus. When/if volunteers are assigned to the front desk, Patron Services Lead may work from their office desk.

X. Application deadline and instructions
Applications are due Wednesday, April 24th by 9:00pm MST
To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to l.henschen(at)

Glass Fusing Instructors

Intermediate to advanced fusing skills. Teaching methods involved in organizing, planning and instructing glass fusing classes.
Date posted:
October 4, 2018
Location: Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N Third Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Position Summary:
Phoenix Center for the Arts’ Glass Fusing Department is looking to hire one or more Glass Fusing Instructors. This position requires a well-rounded glass fusing artist who will work collaboratively with the Department Head to create and teach various classes and/or workshops. These classes range from running an Open Studio class, to teaching intermediate/advanced or specialty fusing techniques. Hours and days are flexible, as is the subject matter/techniques to be taught.

Key Responsibilities:
Glass Fusing Instructor is responsible for planning, developing and instructing a variety of adult glass fusing classes. (Examples may include, but are not limited to: techniques using powders/frit/paints, metal inclusion, pot melts, embossing, jewelry, printing, thick construction, vitrograph, reactive glass, glass combing, etc.)

Duties related to class instruction include: providing demonstrations, handouts, individual instruction, safety awareness, making purchases of supplies when needed, and providing a high level of customer service.

Other responsibilities involve maintaining and operating a studio and related equipment.
Team Player. A passion for fusing and sharing this with others. Positivity and thinking “outside of the box” is a plus.

Glass Fusing Instructors report directly to the Department Head, who reviews work through collaboration, observation, and results achieved.

Pay and Hours:
Glass Fusing Instructor’s work schedule is varied and flexible. It may involve day, evening and/or weekend hours. It may involve part semester/full semester classes, or weekend workshops. Class schedules are developed in coordination with the Department Head, and every effort is made to help each Instructor get a schedule that best fits their needs. Positions are scheduled to start in January.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the following people:
Jessica Valiente, Programs Manager: j.valiente(at)
Marilyn Johnson, Glass Department Head: m5field(at)

Dance Teaching Artists

Date posted: September 6, 2018
Location: Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N Third Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004, and other locations TBD

Position Summary:

Dance Teaching Artists will be responsible for leading dance classes on behalf of Phoenix Center for the Arts. We are seeking artists across all genres and styles of dance. Dance Teaching Artists will work at Phoenix Center for the Arts, schools, and local organizations.

Teaching Artists will create their own fun and engaging lesson plans for both children and adults, as well as creative movement for seniors, by demonstrating dances before the class, in order to effectively teach students new moves.

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, and three references to R.Thomas (at)

Instructors – North Phoenix

Date posted: January 1, 2018
Location: Thunderbird Arts Center, 1106 E Grovers Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85022

Thunderbird Arts Center is currently seeking awesome, motivated, teaching artists for the Fall and Spring trimesters.

Position Summary:

    • Instructors are independently contracted, which creates flexibility in curriculum development and class scheduling.  
    • Hourly pay: $22 per hour, with reimbursement for material costs and possibility of advancement.
    • Instructors have opportunity for showing their artwork in the Thunderbird building during select shows with no hanging costs.
    • Instructors are not restricted to a bi-weekly pay schedule and can schedule their pay in weekly or lump-sum arrangements.
    • Instructors are VALUED & APPRECIATED for their unique creative vision and are encouraged to utilize their passion in the development of all of their classes.
  • All classes are routinely promoted by professional marketing staff.

Position Requirements:

    • Must have availability 3pm-9pm Monday through Thursday, and Saturday from 9am-12pm.  Additional weekend availability on occasion is required.
    • Instructors must be able to develop their class schedule at least 6 months in advance.
    • Instructors must possess a Bachelor’s degree in related field or 2 years experience working with youth.
    • Instructors must have AZ State fingerprint clearance card, or be eligible to obtain one.
    • Instructors must have excellent interpersonal skills and be willing to work in a shared space with other instructors.
  • Instructors must be passionate about working in their area of specialty and motivated to advance the department.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Adult Mosaics Instructor

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, and three references to L.Krause (at)