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SPACE is currrently accepting applications for a new position of Managing Director.
Full position details on the Maine Association of Nonprofits website

For immediate consideration, please submit a one-page cover letter, resume, a professional and/or arts-related writing sample (1000 words max.), salary requirements, and the contact information for three professional references to with “Managing Director” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Also, did you know that a good portion of our current SPACE staff got their start as a SPACE volunteer? Just sayin'... 



We have no open calls at this time. 





To apply:


Interested applicants should provide:

  • cover letter describing their interest and relevant experience
  • resume
  • three references

Email the above items to and be sure to specify to which internship you are applying in the subject line. ("Communication+Engagement Intern" OR "Kindling Fund Intern")


To be considered, application materials should be received by 11:59pm on Monday, August 27th. Interviews will be conducted in early September.



SPACE Gallery is a nonprofit multi-disciplinary art organization in Portland, featuring visual arts exhibitions, live music and performances, film screenings, lectures, workshops, community-based events, an artist-in-residence program, a regranting program for artists in the state of Maine, and more. SPACE’s mission is to support contemporary arts projects, champion artists, and encourage an open exchange of ideas. SPACE prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Pay, benefits, and schedule:

Our fall internships run from September-January, where we ask for 10-15 hours/week (2-3 office days), with opportunities to extend the internship into the Spring. Interns will receive a $1000 stipend for their time at SPACE. Interns will also be immersed in hands-on learning experiences, interface with visiting and local artists, receive school credit where applicable, and access to all SPACE events free of cost. SPACE is always happy to have interns outside of academic credit programs, but will also collaborate with academic institutions if interns are seeking credits or professional requirements. SPACE will give priority to those new to our internship program.

SPACE Intern Qualifications

We seek applicants who are eager to become immersed in an alternative arts venue and individuals who are considering a career in art and music, advocacy and activism, creative and conscious programming, and non-profit work of all types.

Successful candidates:

  • Have general knowledge and experience with contemporary arts including music, film, visual art, and/or performance

  • Have strong interest in audience development, communication, and community interaction

  • Are strong communicators, both written and verbal and work harmoniously with co-workers and peers in a collaborative environment

  • Are reliable, responsible, and punctual

  • Work well independently and on self-guided projects

  • Have the ability to help create and follow a work outline plan for the duration of the internship


Open positions:

Communication and Engagement Intern (2 positions available)


The Communication and Engagement intern will work on supporting our events and exhibitions by sharing information about SPACE’s 200+ interdisciplinary events a year to our community. Interns will spread SPACE news and tell our story, helping to create excitement around the unique programming we offer. Office time will include: updating our weekly newsletter, monthly calendar, and event listings on our website, developing social media campaigns, working in photoshop, outreach to press and media, plus special projects based on your interests and learning goals. Groundwork will include: getting fliers up across town regularly, sharing events with local artists and organizations, interviewing artists to be published on our blog, and documenting events and exhibitions. Interns will have opportunities to help with art installs, evening events, pop up projects, and work closely with all staff members at SPACE. Passion for design and media, photography/film/audio recording, music, the visual arts, Adobe Suite, and a strong sense of humor a huge plus.


Visual Arts: Kindling Fund Intern (1 position available)


SPACE Gallery is looking for a Visual Arts Intern who will assist the Visual Arts Director in all aspects of the Kindling Fund grant program. This opportunity is very hands-on and dynamic.  Other than some regularly scheduled office hours, scheduling can vary week to week, based on the grant cycle schedule and special events.



The candidate will be responsible for working with the Visual Arts Programmer to maintain logistics of the Kindling Fund grant program including:

  • Planning and scheduling info-sessions, peer-review sessions and feedback sessions

  • Maintaining regular communications with past and present grantees

  • Assisting the Visual Arts Programmer with the jurying selection process

  • Coordinating travel itineraries and accommodations for out of town jurors

  • Updating and maintaining the Kindling Fund website

  • Working with our Communications Manager to create original content and roll out plans for promoting grantees’ works and projects on social media

  • Drafting press material and descriptions of events

  • Occasional travel for info-sessions and off-site events

  • Drafting forms, contracts and documents related to grantee reporting

  • Coordinating and assisting with the Kindling Fund awards party

  • Some additional work related to exhibitions installation and deinstallation and the residency program, as assigned



We seek applicants who are eager to become immersed in an alternative arts venue and individuals who are considering a career in creative and grant-based programming. This position is best suited for upperclassmen or recent grads. Arrangements for school credit are encouraged if applicable. Artists are strongly encouraged to apply.




Volunteers are an integral part of SPACE. Volunteering can take many forms: gallery sitting, staffing the door at our events, prepping exhibition spaces, or making pancakes in the park. Volunteering at SPACE is a great way to meet people and engage with your local art community.

Our aim is to make the volunteer experience a win-win-win situation. We want to match volunteers with opportunities that engage their interests. We work with volunteers based on availability and desired time commitment. Some folks volunteer once a week, others volunteer once a year.

FMI about volunteering at SPACE, please get in touch with our Outreach Coordinator, Martha Schnee: 




SPACE is a nonprofit organization that supports contemporary arts projects, champions artists, and encourages an open exchange of ideas.

Gallery hours:
W - F 10a - 6p | Sat 12 - 4p

Main Space: doors open 30 minutes before an event. 

538 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101



August 15, 2018
Our artist in residence, Mitch Mccabe is an educator and an award winning-filmmaker. Her short films Playing the Part, September 5:10pm, Highway 403, Mile 39, and To Who It May Concern have screened at Sundance, New Directors/New Film and New York Film Festival. She found some time to sit down with our intern Cassie to chat about her work, old and new, feminism, and family.