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, Rachel McDonald, at rmcdonald@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). 

Internship at PhoPa

Want to gain broad experience and knowledge in the field of Arts Administration? You should consider an internship with PhoPa Gallery! Intern responsibilities vary, and may include: writing press releases, assisting with artist contracts, conducting sales, install and deinstall of exhibitions, social media, and gallery sitting.Internships are unpaid, and we encourage interns to arrange for academic credit through their educational institutions.Internships last for approximately four months, five hours each week, with a total of 80 hours. This time frame is flexible, however, and may vary, depending on gallery events and the needs and interest of the intern or educational institution.For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide two references to our gallery manager, Rachel McDonald, at rmcdonald@mainemedia.edu.