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Outreach Coordinator

The Outreach Coordinator focuses on how our audience, collaborators, volunteers, and interns engage with the organization. The Outreach Coordinator works to expand and enrich art experiences for a broad public and consider art in community contexts. The Outreach Coordinator builds community partnerships, outreach strategies, and engagement initiatives.

This is a part-time, 20 hour per week position, which will require some flexibility but will largely be concentrated Wed to Friday 11am to 6 pm with some programs and events in evenings and on weekends.


  • Recruit and interview volunteers to support SPACE programs and operations
  • Work with SPACE staff to connect community skills and SPACE needs
  • Coordinate volunteer appreciation events and strategies


  • Identify and facilitate SPACE youth initiatives to encourage engagement with youth and emerging leaders in the community
  • Recruit, coordinate, and act as primary contact for SPACE interns


  • Work with programming staff to design specific outreach initiatives for SPACE programs
  • Facilitate community partnerships with various audience demographics, constituencies, members of the local/regional community; maintain an inventory of existing relationships and relationships to be developed


3-5 years in a related environment, preferably with a focus on contemporary arts programming, work with volunteers, community issues, and/or youth engagement.


Bachelor of Arts Degree in related field OR relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a college degree.


  • strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, ability to interact with a range of community members in person, over the phone, and via email
  • strong organization skills and ability to plan and execute multiple concurrent projects
  • ideal candidate is personable, organized, detail-oriented, and works collaboratively in a creative environment
  • strong computer skills and experience using social networking sites required

Interested applicants should send a .pdf or .docx file including: resume, three references, and a cover letter articulating their interest and most-relevant experience to by April 17th. No phone calls please. 

Before sending us your application, please make sure that you name your file(s) as follows: "LASTNAME_Firstname_resume.pdf" (i.e.; "DARKO_Donnie_resume.pdf", "WALLACE_Mia_coverletter.pdf", "PINK_Mr_references.pdf", etc.) 

Please do not use punctuation or non-ascii characters ( #,',&, etc.) in filenames. Max filesize: 2MB. Allowed filetypes: .pdf and .docx



SPACE Gallery’s intern program is designed to be hands-on and flexible. We seek applicants who are eager to become immersed in a dynamic alternative arts venue and individuals who are considering a career in creative and issues-based programming.

Our internships offer opportunities to learn all aspects of running a nonprofit arts and community organization: event coordination, promotion, and public relations, social media campaigns, event and exhibit logistics, art handling and installation, fundraising, research, archiving, and special projects. Responsibilities range from answering phones and greeting visitors to researching and compiling press materials for events to working closely with artists of all kinds to install their work and/or prepare for readings, talks, shows, films, and performances. This position will best suit an individual who is eager, flexible and able to dive in and shift gears between vastly different activities. Be prepared for something different every day.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will have some general knowledge and experience with  contemporary arts including music, film, visual art, and/or performance, will be motivated to work in a busy but exciting environment, and will want to be part of a team contributing to a lively downtown arts environment. Every level of operations at SPACE involves volunteers, and we expect that interns will identify interest areas for building experience and developing skills.

Scheduling of work time can flexible to fit each intern’s needs. Generally, our staff keeps office hours Monday through Friday 10–6pm. A commitment of 8-15 hours / week for at least 12 weeks is preferred. Arrangements for school credit are encouraged if applicable. Most internships are unpaid though occasionally stipends are available depending on grant funding. We will definitely have stipends for two internships focused on our music programs in 2017, and applicants for those positions should outline their interest and experience in their materials.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send a .pdf or .docx file including letter of inquiry, resume, and three references to:  To be considered for a summer internship, materials should be received by April 30th

Before sending us your application items, please make sure that you name your file(s) as follows: "LASTNAME_Firstname_resume.pdf" (i.e.; "DARKO_Donnie_resume.pdf", "WALLACE_Mia_letter.pdf", "PINK_Mr_references.pdf", etc.) 

Please do not use punctuation or non-ascii characters ( #,',&, etc.) in filenames. Max filesize: 2MB. Allowed filetypes: .pdf and .docx


open calls

You found it! The place on our website where you can find information about opportunities for artists, curators, community organizers, volunteers, designers, and people who don't think of themselves as any of the above. Check back often and get involved.

The opportunities come in all shapes and sizes and each has it's own form that details the requirements specific to it. If you still have questions after reading through the information provided write us at





Volunteers are an integral part of SPACE. Volunteering can take many forms: gallery sitting, staffing the door at 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.


You can find information about and submit to any ongoing performance + special event open calls right here.

We have an ongoing, generic call for exhibition submissions. Guidelines can be found here.

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

Gallery hours:
Wed. through Sat., 12 - 6 PM
or by chance or appointment

538 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101