Virginia MOCA loves team players and people with drive. As a small staff with big ideas, everyone on the team works together to accomplish our mission.


Maser. People and Plants, 2017. Enamel Paint. Photograph by Fresh Look Photography.

Current Opportunities

Duration: August 2024–January 2025
Application Deadline: July 14, 2024
Compensation: A work stipend of $3,000, supplies provided.

Virginia MOCA, in collaboration with Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS), seeks a dynamic and experienced Teaching Artist to assist in the creation of an environmentally themed public art installation. This project will involve students from a local elementary school (5th graders) and Environmental Studies students (12th graders). Through this project, students will transform their experiences and knowledge into an outdoor sculpture that promotes environmental awareness and stewardship. In addition to producing the sculpture, the overall goal of this project is to foster students’ personal connections, curiosity and responsibility for their local environment.


Virginia MOCA strives for an inclusive work environment and actively embraces a diversity of people, ideas, talents, and experiences. We highly encourage people of color, individuals with disabilities, and other historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Volunteer Opportunities


We are no longer accepting applications for Gallery Teachers for the 24–25 school year. We will begin recruitment in early spring of 2025.

  • Learn from exhibiting artists and our experienced curatorial and education staff
  • Connect with other local art enthusiasts
  • Make a meaningful contribution to the Museum and visitors of all ages
  • An engaging personality and excellent communication skills
  • An interest in contemporary art and culture
  • Dependable and prompt attendance
  • Initial commitment of one year to the program
  • Must participate in all mandatory trainings
  • Give an average of three tours per month

Our volunteer gallery teachers give their time each week to help students of all ages make meaningful connections to contemporary art. Through our inquiry-based approach to teaching, gallery teachers help foster close observation, critical-thinking, and rich discussion on tours of our current exhibitions. As part of their training, gallery teachers regularly attend guest speaking events, curator-led content overviews of the exhibitions, and workshops dedicated to exploring art education methodology.

For those interested in learning more, contact Katherine Custer, Manager of School and Educator Programs at katherine@virginiamoca.org or by completing the form below.

Gallery Volunteer Application →

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