Employment Opportunities

The Delaplaine Arts Center has two job opportunities

Manager of Exhibitions

This is a full-time position within the Education Department.

The Delaplaine offers an extensive array of exhibits: over 50 exhibits in seven on-site exhibit spaces, and 18 in three off-site spaces. An array of collateral programs are also offered to enhance the exhibitions.

Job Description

  • The Manager of Exhibitions works on a daily basis under the direction of the Director of Education.
  • Oversees administration of exhibitions, on and off-site, including contracts, scheduling, setup and disassembly, signage, shipments, lighting, etc:
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date information about current and pending exhibits
  • Generates, sends and ensures timely return of all exhibitor contracts
  • Oversees exhibit administration watching for key dates, regulations, shipping, payments necessary, etc.
  • Ensures that all necessary labels, price lists, signs, posters, etc. for exhibits are created and in place
  • Handles lighting, and lighting equipment for all exhibits
  • Handles processing of payments to artists for work sold
  • Keeps schedule of exhibits booked two years in advance.
  • Actively seeks exhibit proposals from new sources.
  • Prepares all artist and exhibit information for brochures, press releases, database, and fliers, the exhibit database etc. well before the exhibit start date.
  • Acts as liaison to Exhibit Selection Panel, keeping track of all submitted exhibit proposals from review through the end of the exhibit.
  • Provides updated exhibit information for marketing and social media to Director Development and Communications
  • Working with the Director of Education, develops collateral programs to enhance the exhibit experience: monthly artists talks, lectures, workshops, demonstrations, etc.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum education: 4-year college degree
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience, with at least 3 years being in a related field
  • Must be able to lift and move heavy objects (50 lbs. and more)
  • Must be able to comfortably and safely work using ladders
  • Must be outgoing, friendly, patient, and cheerful
  • Must be highly organized
  • Must be able to work efficiently and effectively in a busy environment
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently and to be an integral part of a team
  • Must be familiar with a variety of art media

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Experience in WordPress, Excel, Macintosh OS, and FileMaker preferred.

Starting salary: $40,000, plus medical insurance (after three months) and parking stipend.

Send cover letter and resume in a single PDF file to artsnetwork@delaplaine.org. Position will remain open until the right candidate is found. No phone calls, please.

Interviews will begin in April 2018. Position starts in late June 2018.


Summer Camp Assistants
(two openings)

The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center is seeking TWO reliable, motivated, and enthusiastic individuals to assist with our 2018 Summer Youth Program.

Serving the community since 1986, The Delaplaine Arts Center has grown from an idea into a vibrant, active non-profit organization, housed in a former flourmill on the banks of Carroll Creek in historic, downtown Frederick. Classes and camps are offered in an ever-growing list of media and subjects for all ages and levels of experience. Our award-winning facility features classroom spaces for drawing, painting, jewelry, woodworking, ceramics, and an art reference library.

Essential responsibilities: The Summer Youth Program assistants are responsible for the general safety and well-being of summer program participants, ages 6-16, while supporting high quality experiences in a small group setting.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Know, follow, and enforce all Emergency Plan procedures associated with the summer youth program;
  • Know, follow, and enforce all Health Plan and Safety Guidelines associated with the summer youth program. This includes but is not limited to being responsible for camper’s whereabouts at all times;
  • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues;
  • Monitor before care or after care participants;
  • Monitor lunch hour participants as needed (morning assistant);
  • Assist instructors as a classroom aide as needed: assist children with projects, art supply distribution, and classroom management under the direction of summer youth program instructors;
  • Organize and replenish art supplies as directed by the Manager of Instruction; assist with class material preparation as needed;
  • Ensure activity areas are kept clean and organized;
  • Assist with classroom cleaning and resetting as needed.

Summer Youth Program Assistants are supervised by the Director of Education.


Minimum age 18
Education classes or experiences in camp, youth programs, or working with children in a related field.
Ability to lead, plan, and implement before and after care activities.
Ability to work as a member of a team.
Ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.
Strong organizational and communication skills.

College students with art and/or education major preferred.
Current CPR certification preferred

Terms of Employment:

  • Temporary, seasonal, part time position
  • Health and Safety training required prior to camp start date (4-hour session, date to be determined)
  • Start date Monday, June 25, 2018
  • Summer Youth Programs run Monday through Friday for 7 weeks from June 25-29, 2018; July 9 – August 17, 2018 (no camps July 2-6)
  • Morning assistant hours are from 8:30am-1pm
  • Afternoon assistant hours are from 1-5:30pm
  • Compensation is $12/hour
  • Complete a background check (provided by The Delaplaine)

All activities are located at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, in downtown historic Frederick, at 40 South Carroll Street, Frederick, MD 21701.

To Apply: Send the following materials to Virginia Kane, Director of Education at vkane@delaplaine.org:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter indicating availability preference (morning or afternoon)
  • Names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three recommenders

The Delaplaine is accepting applications until the right candidate is found.