Burlington City Arts

Jobs and Volunteer



Teaching Artists work in cooperation with BCA staff to facilitate studio art camps & classes.  Teaching artists are responsible for designing lesson plans, creating materials lists and managing students and facilities during class time.  Teaching artists are assigned to specific studios and classes based on their skills in either ceramics, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital arts or fine metal jewelry.

To apply to be a teaching artist with BCA, click HERE.


Volunteers play an integral role in our mission of creating a dynamic relationship between the arts and the Burlington community. We hope that volunteers are able to increase their own skills and knowledge through trainings and events and we welcome volunteers who have an interest in the arts, regardless of their experience level.

The Benefits of Volunteering with BCA

As a welcome addition to the BCA community, we encourage volunteers to attend events, take classes, and enjoy recognition of their efforts by BCA staff. Volunteers who have been active within the last six months receive 15% off BCA classes and workshops. Volunteers receive a free class for every 30 hours of volunteer work with BCA. In addition, Special Event Volunteers often receive free t-shirts, food, and entry to ticketed events. Studio volunteers receive free access to the studio in which they are volunteering.

How to Apply for a Volunteer or Internship Opportunity

If you are interested in volunteering with Burlington City Arts, please direct inquiries and applications to the supervisor of the position for which you are applying. All volunteers must submit a Volunteer Application Form to the acting supervisor by email.

Fill out the BCA Volunteer Application

Art from the Heart Volunteers

Do you have a morning a week to give? Love Art? Then Art from the Heart needs you! Art from the Heart is a program that provides children at the hospital with the means to create art. Our goal with this program is to facilitate self-expression with recovering children. We're looking for volunteers who have compassion, creativity, and love working with children. Artistic interest is important, but experience is not necessary. There is a six month minimum commitment.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Schwarz, Coordinator of Art from the Heart at 802-865-9163; or visit the UVM Medical Center volunteer website to apply.

BCA Center Gallery and Visitors Services Volunteers

Volunteers work to gain a deeper understanding of BCA while acting as representative to public. In the BCA Center, volunteers attend the gallery, interact with the public, assist with installations, assist with performance events, and provide general support to gallery staff.
Supervisor: Meara McGinniss, Gallery Assistant, (802)-865-7166;

Clay Studio: Studio Assistants

The Clay Studio seeks those interested in volunteering four hours each week assisting in studio operations in exchange for access to the space, use of facilities and discounted clay. Previous clay experience is required.
Supervisor: Chris Vaughn, Clay Studio Supervisor, (802)-860-7474;

Print Studio - Studio Assistants

The Print Studio seeks those interested in volunteering four hours each week assisting in studio operations in exchange for access to the space and use of facilities. Previous print experience is required.
Supervisor: Katie Loesel, Print Studio Technician,

Jewelry Studio- Studio Assistants

The Jewelry Studio seeks those interested in volunteering four hours each week assisting in studio operations in exchange for access to the space and the use of facilities. Previous jewelry experience is required.

Supervisor: Rebecca Macomber, Jewelry Studio Technician,

Darkroom- Studio Assistants

The Darkroom seeks those interested in volunteering four hours each week assisting in studio operations in exchange for access to the space and the use of facilities. Previous darkroom experience is required.

Supervisor: Mary Zompetti, Photography Director,


BCA Center Gallery Education Internship / Fall 2017

Seeking a gallery education intern for Fall 2017.  Assist the Gallery Education Director with the development and execution of gallery education programs  at the BCA Center.  Duties include:   Assist with research of artists and exhibitions, the development of exhibition interpretive and interactive materials, and school and community group tours and art activities.  Act as gallery educator in the galleries and art making studio including  program prep, clean-up, and evaluations.  The internship will provide the student with practical experience teaching and developing curriculum in the museum setting.  Art Education majors with an interest in contemporary art and the ability to commit to either a four or nine month, September – December or September - May schedule are strongly desired.   Internship is 10 – 12  hours/week based on program schedule. Currently enrolled university students only. Please submit letter of interest/application and student resume by August 25 deadline to: Melinda Johns, Director of Gallery Education, / 802-865-7551


BCA Center Curatorial Assistant Internship / Fall 2017

Seeking a curatorial assistant intern to support general curatorial department tasks including: de-installation and exhibit support of Diana Al-Hadid and Dave Kennedy; exhibition support and installation assistance for Of Land and Local; research for upcoming winter and spring exhibitions; support with exhibition-based public programs; and assistance with mailings, checklists, artist correspondence, and general research. The internship provides practical experience in a dynamic museum setting. Internship begins September 18, 2017 and requires  10 – 12  hours/week for 12 weeks, and is open to university students or recent graduates with an interest in contemporary art. Please submit a resume and statement of interest to Heather Ferrell, Curator and Director of Exhibitions, BCA – Burlington City Arts, 135 Church St., Burlington, VT 05401: or phone 802.777.3588.