Employment Opportunities

As the state’s official arts grant making and service agency, the Mississippi Arts Commission is made up of a team of creative, dedicated arts professionals. From time to time, we seek talented individuals to help us drive and support arts activity in Mississippi. Open positions are listed below:

Executive Director

The Mississippi Arts Commission is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader to direct the state’s official arts agency. The Commission seeks candidates who value collaboration, think strategically and creatively, build coalitions to bring ideas to life, and effectively advocate for the arts in a state known worldwide for its contributions to the arts.

The Mississippi Arts Commission is an independent branch of state government. The executive director reports to a 15-member board of directors appointed by the Governor with budget and budget oversight by the Mississippi State Legislature.

The executive director should have experience managing and mentoring staff, developing and managing arts programs responsive to community needs, securing public and private funds to support arts programs and a minimum of five years experience in the arts. The commission offices are located in Jackson, Mississippi. The position requires statewide and some national travel.

The deadline to apply is July 31, 2020. For details on how to apply, please see the Executive Director Job Description linked below.

Executive Director Job Description

Database and Systems Manager

MAC is currently seeking a manager for the agency’s databases and computer systems. This is a full-time, state service position.

The deadline to apply is August 5, 2020. For details on how to apply, please see the Database and Systems Manager Job Description linked below.

Database and Systems Manager Job Description

Internship Opportunities

*COVID-19 Update – Due to our current remote working environment, the Mississippi Arts Commission is unable to provide traditional, in-office internships at this time.*

The Mississippi Arts Commission regularly provides internships for students and individuals interested in gaining experience in arts administration, grantmaking, or other opportunities offered by MAC. Interns engage with the operations of the state arts commission by working closely with a member of program staff in day-to-day operations and/or special event planning. This internship covers a broad range of responsibilities and opportunities, but programs and events will be assigned according to the intern’s skills and interests. The duration of internships may vary based on individual need or, if applicable, university program requirements.