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Employment Opportunities

The Turchin Center is part of Appalachian State University and all current listing of available positions for non-students can be viewed by visiting Appalachian State University’s employment website. App State students can access open positions through Handshake.

Full-time employment opportunities

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. Opportunities for positions within the center will be listed on App State’s employment website.

Student employment opportunities

Be part of a dynamic contemporary visual arts center! The Turchin Center offers several part-time employment opportunities for students that support App State’s commitment to academic integrity by providing:

  • Individualized, hands-on training in a real-world setting
  • Leadership roles on integrated projects with visual arts programming
  • Career enhancement through training opportunities and mentoring
  • Opportunities for internships, volunteering, research, and special projects; and
  • Valuable interaction with contemporary artists.

Part-time positions for students

Gallery Ambassadors: The Gallery Ambassador position acts as a helpful liaison to all guests and visitors of the Turchin Center and is responsible for ensuring safety of the art and of visitors to the center. Ideal candidates must have excellent customer service skills and be able to work well with a team, as well as have an interest in the arts and art galleries. Applicants must be available to work at least 10 hours per week.

The Turchin Center accepts applications from App State students on a rolling basis. Positions are open to App State students via Handshake.

For questions regarding student gallery ambassador employment, please contact Crisol Campos,

Workshop Instructors: The Turchin Center hires App State students to lead a variety of workshops that offer art-making to Appalachian State University students (Paint Night and Open Studio) and children from the community (Blazing Easels).

Opportunities for positions as workshop instructors will be listed here as they become available.

For questions regarding student workshop employment, please contact Christy Chenausky, Director of Education and Outreach, at

Internship opportunities for students

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts offers paid curatorial internships to students in the spring and summer semesters.

Curatorial internships provide students with opportunities to assist the curator, lead preparator, and collections manager gaining hands-on experience learning how to care for and professionally handle artwork in all media by assisting with the packing and unpacking of artwork, assisting with art installations and de-installations in the Center’s six changing exhibit galleries and elsewhere on campus, working during exhibition openings and other public events, assisting with various administrative tasks, as well as other opportunities that come up during the internship to work directly with visiting artists.

Students from across campus are invited to apply for an internship in the curatorial department by submitting a letter of interest and a professional CV to Mary Anne Redding, Senior Curator, at

Specific interests for the internship should be addressed in the letter. All requests for special projects will be discussed with the appropriate staff member and agreed to in writing before the start of the internship. Projects may develop and alter slightly during the course of the internship.

Letters of interest are accepted in April for summer internships. Students will be responsible for working with their academic advisor to sign a university internship contract for academic credit that outlines the terms of the internship and hours necessary for the successful completion of the internship. All students receive $12.00/hour for hours worked during the internship.