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Tempe Arts Jobs

If you're interested in the administration side of the arts, you'll find Tempe jobs posted here. Tempe Arts + Culture is made up of a diverse, enthusiastic, and talented team!

Marketing & Public Relations Assistant

Tempe Center for the Arts is seeking a Marketing & Public Relations Assistant to help with communications and administrative duties for Tempe Center for the Arts. This role requires creativity, attention to detail, and project management skills.

Wage: $16/hour
Schedule: Flexible, 19 hours/week
Deadline: Open until the needs of the City are met

Production Assistant - Tempe Center for the Arts

Tempe Center for the Arts is seeking experienced applicants with skills in theater production. The Production Assistant will support the team with all production needs including audio, lighting, facility equipment, and logistics for produced and presented events. 

Position: Arts Specialist (Production) - Full-time
Salary range: $51,619 - 69,685
Deadline: Open until the needs of the City are met; first review September 6, 2017
To apply: Applications are submitted electronically. Go to the JOBS page, click on "Regular Jobs Available" and find the position within the list.

Event Attendants - Tempe Center for the Arts

Three Event Attendant positions, with varying levels of responsibility, are currently open to applicants with strong customer service skills. Event Attendants interface with the public, ensure house safety procedures are followed, and assist patrons during events. 

Positions: Event Attendant | Event Attendant Senior | Event Attendant Lead
Deadline: Open until the needs of the City are met; first review September 11, 2017
To apply: Print and complete an Application; delivery instructions stated on the position descriptions

Arts Instructor

Tempe is always accepting applications for arts instructors at the Edna Vihel Center for the Arts. Classes are available for youth and adults in jewelry, ceramics, painting, mosaic, theater, and dance. If you would like to be considered for teaching any of these classes, send a cover letter and resume to

 Arts Workshops

Tempe frequently offers arts entrepreneurship workshops for artists.These workshops are open to the public, and serve a wide range of artistic disciplines.

Getting Your Foot in the Door
September 20, 6-8pm, Tempe History Museum

Yes, you can make a living as an artist. And this is how to start. Find out how artists Eunique Yazzie, Melissa Waddell, and Nicole Olson got their foot in the door and landed the job. Then learn tips and tricks for packaging your digital portfolio in a workshop lead by Evie Carpenter and Ty Largo from the AWE Collective.You’ll leave the workshop ready to get noticed. Expect encouragement, tough love and the secrets to being an entrepreneur and a working artist.

(This workshop is sold out)

The Ins & Outs of Public Art

September 23, 9-12pm, Tempe Public Library, BRiC

Artists Mary Lucking, Fausto Ferndandez, and Joan Baron will discuss their experience working in public art. The artists and Rebecca Rothman from Tempe Public Art will then help you apply for upcoming Public Art opportunities in the City of Tempe.

(This workshop is sold out)

Selling Your Work in Festivals & Stores

September 30, 9-12pm, Tempe Public Library, BRiC

The Downtown Tempe Authority will share tips and tricks for applying to the Tempe Festival of the Arts and 6th Street Market. Then successful artists Joanna Deshay, Jenny Rodriguez, and Aasia Hamid will talk about what they have learned over the years selling their work in arts festivals and retail, and help you find you create methods of selling your own work.

(This workshop is sold out)

How to Submit a Strong Grant Application
October 4, 6-8pm, Tempe History Museum

How do you create projects that are in, with, and for the community, and apply for grants to fund those projects? Find out how Chrystal Smothers, Julie Duty, and Carmen Guerrero consider the social and civic impact of what art can do, and have successfully applied and received arts grants from the City of Tempe. Then join the artists and Maja Aurora from Tempe Arts Engagement in preparing to apply for upcoming grant opportunities available to artists.

(This workshop is sold out)

Tempe Public Art

Tempe frequently offers opportunities for artists to apply for Tempe Public Art commissions. These projects are open to artists nationally or locally, depending on budget and the amount of community contact that needs to take place.

Pre-Qualified List of Arizona Artists for the Maryanne Corder Neighborhood Grant Program

The City of Tempe invites Arizona artists to submit qualifications for inclusion in an artist prequalified vendor list that will be used to select artists for upcoming projects with budgets up to $10,000. Artists selected for these projects will have the opportunity to work directly with residents in the creation of artworks within their communities.

Inclusion in the prequalified list is competitive.  Submissions will be reviewed by a selection panel made up of residents and arts professionals with the intention of creating a diverse, inclusive list of approximately 20-30 artists.  Artists included in the prequalified list may be considered for other projects when appropriate.

Deadline: October 13th, at 11:59 PM

Information / Submit

Rio Salado and McClintock/Priest Underpasses

The city of Tempe invites artists to submit qualifications to create permanent artwork along two walls at the underpasses along the Rio Salado Multi-use pathway system. The Rio Salado Multi-use Path (MUP) is a bike and pedestrian path that connects the cities of Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa. It travels from Mesa Riverview to the Chicago Cubs Training Facility, SR143, Tempe Town Lake, Downtown Tempe, Tempe Marketplace and connections to other shared use paths. The intent of the artwork is to compliment the experience for users and to create a beautiful, engaging experience for those using the path.

Deadline: October 13th, at 11:59 PM

Information / Submit

Tempe Public Art Opportunity - Estrada Park

The City of Tempe invites artists to submit qualifications to create enhancements for a fitness/ walking path at Estrada Park, located at 1801 E. Palomino Drive. The selected artist(s) will work with the design team, the City and the community to ensure that the artwork is integrated into the park improvements at Estrada Park. The selected artist(s) will be expected to meet with the community throughout the project as needed.

The walking/fitness path will create a means for the public to experience the park in a new way, traversing past various amenities and connecting with the surrounding neighborhoods. The intent of the artwork is engage users of the path through points of interest along the way. Works can be integrated into the path itself, free standing, or attached to the side wall facing McClintock, which separates the park from the roadway. All artwork must be permanent and made from materials that can withstand the elements as well as heavy use by residents in the park.

Deadline: September 15th, at 11:59 PM

Information / Submit

 Tempe History Museum

The Tempe History Museum frequently has opportunities for artists to perform at their events, share work in their gallery spaces, and other opportunities.

Check back for future opportunities!

Tempe Galleries

Tempe frequently offers opportunities for artists to apply for Tempe Center for the Arts and Tempe Galleries exhibitions.

2018 Call For Art

Tempe Galleries (formerly Tempe Community Galleries) is a satellite program of the Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts sponsored by Northern Trust. Tempe is seeking Arizona visual artists to participate in unique exhibitions in high traffic public spaces such as the Tempe Public Library and the Tempe Post Office on Mill Avenue. Each location receives hundreds of visitors each week.

Deadline: 5:00 pm on Oct. 13, 2017. No late applications will be accepted.

2018 Application
2018 Guidelines / 2018 Instructions
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 Tempe Arts Grants

Check back for future opportunities!


Other Opportunities

The city of Tempe is happy to share local, regional and national opportunities with its residents.

Tempe Arts Festival Arts

Applications are now being accepted from artists who are interested in having a booth during the Tempe Festival of the Arts in Downtown Tempe on March 23-25. More that 250,000 attend the festival. This year they are also accepting applications from new Emerging Artists Program that will provide support, training, and discounted booth fees.

Deadline: 10/16/17 Midnight MST
Application Fee: $35 (Aug 4-30) $50 (Oct 1-16)

Artist Resources

Arizona Commission on the Arts (ACA)

The Arts Opportunities page is a great resource for artists, educators, and administrators to find local and national opportunities in all arts disciplines. Join the ACA mailing list to receive email notices about new postings.

Americans for the Arts (AFTA)
As an arts leader, you need opportunities for learning, dialogue, and sharing strategies with colleagues. Americans for the Arts offers an array of leadership development programs and tools to assist you at every level of your professional career. Find professional development tools on the Services and Training page of the AFTA website.



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Tools for Artists

These Guides may help you format your Tempe Public Art project submissions:

Letter of Intent Guide

Artist Resume Guide

Image List Guide




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