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Career Opportunities: Apply to work at Oklahoma Contemporary

Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time in the history of Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, as we implement a new comprehensive strategic plan, expand exhibition and educational programming and outreach and raise funds for a new building, to be located in downtown Oklahoma City.





Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center encourages artistic expression in all its forms through education and exhibitions. We endeavor to instill in the public a lifetime appreciation of the arts and enthusiasm for creative practice.



Current job listings:

Submit proposals for YOUTH PROGRAMMING, contact the Education Coordinator.

For proposals for TEEN PROGRAMMING and CLASSES, contact Director of Education & Public Programming


Position Title: Class Instructor                                   

Reports to: Education Director

Instructor Requirements:
BA of MFA in studio art, art education, or relevant teaching subject preferred
Minimum of 2 years teaching experience
Demonstrated expertise in teaching field
High level of quality in personal artwork
High level of personal motivation and dependability
Ability to work independently
Skilled in teaching incremental steps designed for beginner to advanced students 
Ability to encourage and support the creativity of students of all ages

Classes typically meet for 2 hours a week for four or eight weeks. One-day workshops can meet within a timeframe of 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Please fill out the proposal and attach a resume. Email to Erin Oldfield, Director of Education and Public Programming at


Position Title: Education Summer Internship                                   

Reports to: Education Coordinator

The Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center accepts applications from college students, recent graduates and graduate students interested in interning in the Education department. Internships are unpaid positions.

Some colleges and universities offer college credit for internships. Consult your school to see what the internship time requirements are to receive college credit.

Job Description and Responsibilities

Provide support and assistance for youth classes, camps, programs and events. Intern will prep for classes, help children with art projects and may assist the instructor with class management. They will work with the Education department including the director of education and public programming, education coordinator and education associate. Intern will gain practical hands-on experience in program planning and arts education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Upperclassman or graduate student in art education, art history or museum studies.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Individuals who work well with children

  Education Internship Application 

Please submit the application, cover letter and resume by May 12, 2017 
Summer Internship: May 30 - August 18 at 20 hours/week

Mail completed materials to:
Attn: Christine Gibson, Education Coordinator
3000 General Pershing Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Please direct questions to Christine Gibson at or