What We're Looking For! 

Volunteer at PhoPa

Volunteering is an excellent way to become involved in Maine’s creative community, meet emerging and established Maine-based artists, and immerse yourself in a space dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts.  PhoPa depends on the help of its volunteers to maintain its open hours, interact with gallery visitors, and assist in the general upkeep of the space. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the gallery manager, Sophia Namara, at snamara@mainemedia.edu.

Volunteers must have availability Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday between 12-5pm.  We prefer volunteers to maintain a regular schedule (i.e. Thursdays, 12-5pm) but can be flexible and would love to hear from you even if this is not a possibility. 

Primary Responsibilities: 
Man the gallery during open hours  
Interact with gallery visitors
Maintain working knowledge of current and upcoming exhibitions
Work independently

Additional opportunities: 
Learn about and assist with gallery administration
Help plan and organize special events (from regular exhibition openings to community events) 
Assist with promotion and marketing of events and exhibitions (through social media, postering, etc) 

All volunteer positions are unpaid, but regular volunteers have the opportunity to apply hours worked toward discounts on tuition for courses at Maine Media Workshops + College (our parent organization in Rockport, Maine). 


PhoPa Gallery Assistant - APPLICATIONS CLOSED 

Want to gain broad experience and knowledge in the field of Arts Administration? You should consider applying for the Gallery Assistant position at PhoPa Gallery!

Responsibilities include:

  • Writing press releases
  • Assisting with artist contracts
  • Conducting sales
  • Installing and de-installing exhibitions
  • Maintaining social media outlets
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of current and upcoming exhibitions, gallery sitting and interacting with visitors


Ideal candidates for this position will have experience working in a gallery or museum setting, or in a related field, an interest and/or direct experience in photography, contemporary art and/or art history. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, social media management, and exhibition installation is highly valued.

The Gallery Assistant is a paid, part-time, hourly position. The position begins in June at approximately 10 hours each week, during our open hours on Friday and Saturday from 12-5 pm. This time frame is flexible, however, and may vary, depending on gallery events and needs. For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide two references to our gallery manager, Sophia Namara, at snamara@mainemedia.edu.

Applications Due: May 1st, 2018