Interested in getting involved with Phoenix Center for the Arts? There about a billion ways to do so. 馃檪 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:

Marketing Manager – Full Time

Date posted: November 27, 2018
Close date: December 14, 2018
Location: Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N Third Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Position Summary:
The Phoenix Center for the Arts Marketing Manager is responsible for the execution of marketing operations pertaining to all Phoenix Center for the Arts programs taking place at Phoenix Center for the Arts, Thunderbird Arts Center, and any and all future locations managed by our parent company, Central Arts Alliance, Inc. This includes program and event marketing, public relations, media relations, website administration and design, and social media marketing.

The Marketing Manager is also responsible for creating and implementing the marketing plan in support of the mission and fiscal goals of Phoenix Center for the Arts. Alongside the Deputy Director, this position serves as a liaison between members of the media and Phoenix Center for the Arts, and creates strategies to foster a positive, productive relationship with its patrons and the community at large.

Key Responsibilities:
o Creates and implements the Marketing Plan & Budget
o Coordinates and executes advertising buys
o Administers website and social media updates/upgrades
o Contributes to graphic and web design efforts and supervises the graphic design team
o Creates and distributes press releases
o Liaisons with the media
o Manages the sale of promotional opportunities
o Manages the purchasing and sale of Phoenix Center for the Arts merchandise

The Marketing Manager reports to the Deputy Director. The Marketing Manager may, from time to time, oversee Graphic Designers, the Public Relations Team, and/or the Communications Team. The Marketing Manager also oversees Patron Services.

Job Requirements:
The Marketing Manager possesses a full understanding of marketing and PR strategies, and has the communication skills necessary to interface with members of the media and the community. The Marketing Manager also demonstrates excellent written and verbal skills to prepare and distribute marketing materials, and speak publicly on behalf of Phoenix Center for the Arts. The Marketing Manager is creative and has the expertise needed to produce or oversee website and graphic design assignments including advertisements and promotional materials.

The Marketing Manager should have the technical knowledge to manage websites, social media, and other digital marketing services. The Marketing Manager will provide marketing campaign analysis to the Deputy Director for review and future planning.

The Marketing Manager plans and executes sales of promotional opportunities to resident organizations and local nonprofits.

The Marketing Manager also plans and supervises the sale of Phoenix Center for the Arts merchandise.

The Marketing Manager is responsible for overseeing the marketing budget, tracking marketing expenses to ensure they remain consistent and fiscally responsible.

Performance will be evaluated based on:
路 Successful development and execution of the marketing plan
路 Adherence to the approved Marketing Budget
路 Branding consistency within marketing materials
路 Meeting sales goals set by the Deputy Director on a regular basis

Pay and Hours:
DOE, full-time salaried

Spanish-fluent bilingual candidates are preferred.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:
Lauren Henschen, Deputy Director: 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聽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. 聽
  • Hourly pay: $22 per hour, with reimbursement for material costs聽and聽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聽Thursday, and Saturday from 9am-12pm. 聽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鈥檚 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聽be willing to work in a shared space with other instructors.
  • Instructors must be passionate about working聽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)