Atlantic Center for the Arts, an interdisciplinary artists-in-residence community founded in 1977 by Doris Leeper, has hosted the world’s most distinguished artists from around the world through 190 Residencies. Each year, ACA reaches over 70,000 regional community members and visitors through cultural events, free programs in the public schools, classes, and exhibitions.

Since 1982, ACA’s residency program has provided artists from all artistic disciplines with the space to live, work, and collaborate during three-week residencies. Each residency session includes three Mentor Artists from different disciplines. Each personally selects a group of associates—talented, mid-career and emerging artists—through an application process administered by ACA. During the residency, artists participate in informal sessions with their group, collaborate on projects, and work independently on their own projects, providing considerable time for artistic regeneration and creation. Former artists-in-residence are a “Who’s Who” of contemporary arts, including Pulitzer Prize-winning composers and writers, poet laureates, Bessy and Grammy award-winners, Guggenheim Fellows, and McArthur “Genius” Award winners.

Located just four miles from the east coast beaches of Central Florida, ACA’s 68 acres in an environmental preserve contain award-winning studios that include a resource library, painting studio, sculpture studio, music studio, dance studio, black box theater, writer’s studio, and digital computer lab; a Visitor Center & Gallery; 28 private rooms and a dining hall. ACA provides housing (private room/bath with work desk), weekday meals (provided by ACA Culinary Artist), and communal studio space. The program is free to all accepted artists. You will find more information regarding ACA’s Mentoring Artist-in-Residence program and our facilities on our website –

Atlantic Center for the Arts values a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. We value and empower our employees and volunteers—whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual identity, education, or ability. We commit to this guiding principle. We welcome and celebrate the artists who grow at our residencies and those who experience our community programs. We strive to create authentic programs and policies to reflect the diversity of our society to provide an inclusive and equitable space.

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Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) is seeking a Residency & Exhibitions Coordinator with knowledge of contemporary visual, literary, and performing arts to assist the Curatorial & Residency Director in the vision and administration of one of the top nonprofits, interdisciplinary artistic communities in the world through its signature Artist-in-Residence program. 

This is an arts administration position that works under the supervision of the Curatorial & Residency Director on site at Atlantic Center for the Arts. This is not a remote position. 



The ideal candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree and/or two years equivalent work experience with residencies and exhibitions/nonprofit sector and be able to commit to, exhibit and possess the following:

  • 40 hrs/wk week: Monday – Friday; Evenings and weekends during residency, exhibitions, special events
  • Knowledge of technical equipment such as AV and theater lighting
  • Able to drive and have a valid driver’s license
  • Able to operate machinery and power tools
  • Able to lift 25 lbs
  • Strong administration, written, and editorial skills
  • Organized and communicative
  • Work may be performed in an office, gallery, or field environment. May require driving between main campus and downtown locations.
  • Experience with Adobe Suite, Apple Suite, MS Office Suite, Google Suite, and Constant Contact



Consistent with company policies which are summarized as follows: 10 days paid vacation, 11 holidays, plus workdays between Christmas and New Year’s Day, starting with 8 and up to 20 days of paid sick time with approval, 403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan with matching after one year up to 7% of the agreed-upon annual salary (per the terms of the plan), 70% of healthcare premium covered after 90-day probationary period. Meals provided while artists are in-residence. Temporary housing may be available. This position pays $20/hour. Due to the nature of your position, you are considered a non-exempt employee, and as such, you are eligible for overtime if you work more than 40 hours in a work week (Saturday to Friday for ACA). Benefits are subject to change by ACA. Atlantic Center for the Arts is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse staff and board of trustees. Persons of color and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 



Summary of Position: Responsibilities include ACA campus, downtown and offsite partner locations for residency programming. 


  • Oversee Associate Artists Residency Application Process and All Communications with Associate Artists-in-Residence Four-Five Times Per Year Field all residency inquiries 
  • Accessing and assist applicants throughout the application process 
  • Notify applicants of their selection status 
    • Download submittable analytics and transfer into Excel files 
    • Assist Director as needed with residency-related matters 
    • Coordinate all correspondence and communications regarding residency guidelines, responsibility forms, housing units, and related programming 
    • Coordinate all marketing collateral, including bios, photos, websites, and social media and compile into a Word document 
    • Coordinate arrival and departure times for residency orientation and potential airport shared rides 
    • Compile dietary restrictions for chef 
    • Prepare welcome packet and distribute to housing units on arrival day 
    • Coordinate contracts, invoicing, and payment processing with Chief Financial Officer 
    • Collect thank you letters for financial aid sponsors 
    • Mentoring Artist program outreaches 
    • le Salon member event 
    • INsideOUT Associate Artist program 
    • Transport residents to and from program locations as needed 
  • Provide mandatory orientations and trainings for each residency 
  • Coordinate Artists-in-Residence public programs and member events 
  • Provide training, technical guidance, and proper use of audio/visual equipment and power tools to all artists-in-residence 
  • Set up and run AV presentation equipment for studio events 
  • Set lights, staging, and AV components for programs 
  • Run audio, media, and light board (or video tape programs) as necessary 
  • Oversee, maintain equipment and manage inventory with maintenance team (i.e., audio equipment, lighting equipment, piano tuning, power tools, printers, WIFI, and all digital media equipment) 
  • Oversee, maintain and manage studio facilities, hardware and software, equipment and tools, AV, printers, and WIFI 


  • Coordinate all Pabst Visitor Center & Gallery and Harris House exhibitions and annual exhibition partnerships 
  • Coordinate and facilitate exhibitions production schedule and staffing 
  • Edit curatorial text and manage editing process for all program materials prior to publishing approval 
  • Facilitate design and all print and publishing material, including exhibition layout, title wall, didactics, marketing collateral, program copy for web distribution and print materials 
  • Facilitate shipping, receiving, art handling and storage processes between exhibitions 
  • Maintain ACA artwork collection and catalogue, including Breaking Boundaries 
  • Icons and Idols 
  • Coordinate and manage facility use for exhibition programs with staff members / departments as needed 
  • Assist Executive Director with designated projects, as requested 
  • Attend community, institution, and partner exhibitions and programs to cultivate relationships 
  • Manage traveling exhibition opportunities, and participate in art fairs and festivals 
  • Oversee, maintain and manage galleries, exhibition production equipment, AV, tools, and supplies 
  • Coordinate archive volunteers 
  • Conduct vault maintenance and cleaning 


  • Attend community, institution, and partner exhibitions and programs to cultivate relationships 
  • Assist with ACA special events, such as IMAGES Annual Art Festival and Horsin’ Around Annual Fundraiser 
  • Assist Director with designated projects for exhibitions and residency, as requested 



Email a one-page letter of interest, a 2-page maximum professional resume and three professional references in a single PDF document.

Send materials no later than January 15, 2024.