Atlantic Center for the Arts is seeking a full-time Residency Coordinator in New Smyrna Beach, FL. The Residency Coordinator is responsible for various aspects of the residencies, with targeted support in general administration and programming.  The ideal candidate will have completed an MFA and will have a studio or other artistic practice. Workweek is Monday – Friday, 40 hours/week, but evenings and some weekends are expected during the residencies. Any applicant may be asked to lift more than 25lbs. at any point during employment, and the ability to do so is a requirement of this job.


Oversee Residency Application process:

  • Responsible for fielding all residency inquiries
  • Accessing web site and assisting applicants
  • Notify applicants of their selection status
  • Download analytic information from into Excel files
  • Transfer info to Excel workbook format

Oversee all processes and communications with Associate Artists-in-Residence:

  • Assist Program Director as needed with residency related matters
  • Coordinate all correspondence with Associate Artists
  • Collect bios, photos and responsibility forms from Associate Artists
  • Compile associate travel doc for shared rides from airport, etc.
  • Compile dietary survey for chef
  • Compile Associate Artists’ contact information into Excel spread sheet
  • Prepare ’Welcome Packet’ for associate arrivals, distribute to housing units
  • Initiate and collect financial aid forms
  • Coordinate payments in collaboration with Business Manager
  • Collect thank you letters for financial aid sponsors

Oversee Associate Artists-in-Residence experience while at ACA:

  • Maintain residency tech as it relates to residency program (printers, computers, etc.)
  • Set up and demo A/V presentation equipment
  • Assist with Community Outreach programs
  • Run audio, media and light board (or video tape programs) as necessary
  • Assist le Salon
  • Drive the ACA van to outreaches, etc.
  • Compile and print INsideOUT programs

Residency Archive Management:

  • Backup all digital video archives (expand digital storage systems as needed)
  • Compress INsideOUT video for archive, and share video file with associates via Youtube/DropBox
  • Photo and video documentation of residency programs and outreaches


  • This position is also responsible for providing support for facility rentals and for special events
  • When needed, this position also entails work at two ancillary facilities, Atlantic Center at Harris House and Arts on Douglas, as well as during IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts.


  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Premiere)
  • Experience with photo and video editing
  • Experience with file management
  • Experience with operation of power tools and light carpentry
  • Knowledge of fabrication processes
  • An understanding of digital media and software

COMPENSATION:  $16.59/hour ($34,500 per year and eligible for OT)

BENEFITS: Yes (10 days paid vacation, 8 holidays, plus workdays between Christmas and New Year’s Day, paid sick time with approval, 403(b) Plan Matching after one year up to 7% of wages, 70% of Healthcare Premium covered after waiting period)



HOW TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter, resume and three professional references (all in PDF file format only)

SEND MATERIALS TO: Ivan Riascos, Residency  Coordinator >

Thank you for your interest in applying to Atlantic Center for the Arts. No phone calls please. We will review your application and reach out to potential candidates for a follow up interview.


About the organization

Since 1982, Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) has hosted interdisciplinary residencies for some of the world’s most distinguished artists. The Master Artist Residency was the founding program at ACA and has served over 4,000 mid-career artists worldwide.  Our residency experience is unique, where prominent Master Artists mentor selected Associate Artists for three-weeks. Our residency is process-based, and not product-driven, time can be spent on existing projects, new experiments, and/or collaborations. The residencies create conversations and share ideas between disciplines, such as visual arts, writing, choreography, and music to name a few.

Located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, the 70-acre pine and palmetto-wooded environment contains architecturally award-winning studios and is four miles from the beach, just north of the Kennedy Space Center. The facility features administrative offices, a visitor center and gallery, six architecturally award-winning discipline-specific studios, three master artists cottages, 28 private associate rooms, and a dining hall. You may find more information regarding ACA’s Master Artist-in-Residence program and our facilities on our website –