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The School of Art is a dynamic, forward-thinking school with a commitment to interdisciplinary art and design practice through a social justice lens. We are looking for colleagues to join our internationally recognized faculty that includes multiple Guggenheim, Fulbright, and NEA recipients. Candidates should be committed to teaching and mentorship of a student body that includes many first-generation college students, students of color, and international students.

Where Innovation and Diversity meet Creativity

Faculty and students forge cross-disciplinary experimentation, challenging conventional thinking and blurring lines between traditional artistic disciplines, indeed, between the arts and the other humanities and sciences.

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Program Manager, Mason Exhibitions

The George Mason University, Mason Exhibitions within the College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA), seeks qualified applicants for a Program Manager. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment. George Mason University is committed to values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access that inform academic excellence. We are committed to dismantling racism in our structures, polices, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will support our anti-racist mission. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty.

About the Position:

The Program Manager oversees the operation of a newly developed art space located at Virginia Square in Arlington, VA, featuring art exhibitions, video screenings, public events, and space rentals. The program is generated by Mason Exhibitions in collaboration with CVPA Schools and other academic or civic partners. The Manager’s presence will often be required for evening and weekend events.


  • Represent the program’s mission and generate positive visitor experience through event programs.  Enact clear policies and procedures for event scheduling and coordination with Mason Exhibitions staff and CVPA faculty and staff;
  • Promote facility and services rental, develop sponsorship opportunities for local businesses/organizations, and manage the rental process in coordination with relevant University departments and support services;
  • Train, manage, and mentor graduate work-study students, interns, and volunteers. Supervise and assist with program set-up including seating and tables, A/V equipment, art installation, printed materials, and signage;
  • Assist in event scheduling, publicity and promotion through project descriptions, website updating, printed materials, social media, e-newsletter, and press releases. Assist with preparing material for grant applications to Arlington County, area foundations, and private donors, and sponsorship opportunities for businesses/organizations;
  • Manage routine financial transactions including space rentals, entry fees, donations, merchandise sales, as well as purchasing of budgeted equipment and supplies;
  • Participate with other staff and partners in gathering data for program assessments and provide input on future program development.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Experience with contemporary arts event management;
  • Experience with delivering professional public presentations, both live and written;
  • Familiarity with and commitment to anti-racist and inclusive programs, strategies, and practices;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Mac OSX, Adobe Creative Suite, web content and social media management, video conferencing, and budgeting software.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Organized, creative, proactive, flexible self-starter who can handle problems independently;
  • Experience working in the arts in academic institutions or other non-profit environments; community outreach and/or social change program experience;
  • Experience working with students, including responsible handling of confidential University information;
  • Familiarity with principals of graphic design and/or video editing.

For full consideration, applicants must complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Application closes August 29, 2021.