The Foundation Jobs & Internships

Jobs & Internships

Throughout the year, the Foundation provides several internship opportunities working on specific projects within the different departments and programs.

Any internship openings, jobs or other opportunities will be posted below. Résumés may be submitted for consideration and will be kept on file.

Joan Mitchell Center Artist Centered Program Manager

New Orleans, LA

Established in 1993, The Joan Mitchell Foundation increases recognition of the work and life of pioneering abstract painter Joan Mitchell. Grounded in Mitchell’s desire to support the aspirations of visual artists, the Foundation engages individual artists through grantmaking, programming, and collaborations. We work to amplify the essential contributions artists make to the culturally diverse world in which we live.

The Joan Mitchell Foundation is currently seeking an Artist-Centered Program Manager for their Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans.  Reporting to the Joan Mitchell Center Director, the Artist Centered Programs Manager (ACPM) provides administrative and event support for all JMC residency and public programming and manages the programmatic team under the direction of the Joan Mitchell Center Director’s strategic vision. 

The ideal candidate has 5+ years previous experience, 3+ years managerial experience, and a demonstrated ability to track project management and budgets.

Artist-in-Residence Program

  • Manage the day-to-day implementation of the AIR program, Guest Stay program and Site Use Grant under the direction of the JMC Director
  • Manage the program team at the JMC
  • Administer the operating budget including approval for and control of expenditures. 
  • Collaborate with the Operations Manager to ensure smooth and efficient management of the AIR program and all Center programming.
  • Research and document current contemporary arts administrative systems for programming and residencies
  • Provide on-going reporting of the AIR program to the JMC Director
  • Support promotions and marketing of JMC programming via print and social media channels as well as industry specific publications with the JMC Director and collaborate with the Communications Manager
  • Oversee institutional memberships and subscriptions
  • Oversee the annual JMC calendar of events
  • Manage the production of all public programs at JMC
  • Provide general support to the JMC Director on various daily and ad hoc activities
  • Assist with the planning and scheduling of panels and jury for artist programs
  • Research and coordinate professional development opportunities for artists
  • Maintain artist contracts, insurance forms and related documents
  • Maintain the documentation of all JMC programming, including NOLA, AIR, and public Center events


  • Administer the operating budget including approval for and control of expenditures. 
  • Prepare recommendations on budgetary needs as related to programming, including fiscal justification
  • Participate in staff meetings and regular communications with the Senior administration and/or other staff to plan and evaluate overall programming
  • Participate in program team meetings as needed led by Senior Director of Programs
  • Travel as needed, locally (NOLA), statewide and nationally to evaluate programs/procedures and provide feedback and recommendations for improvements. Attend work-related conferences and workshops


  • Minimum five years working in an organization that works with artists
  • Minimum three years managerial experience and working with collaborative teams
  • Experience overseeing a budget
  • Familiarity and ease with Mac based computer systems
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, and public speaking
  • Driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Proactive and solution driven
  • Flexible schedule (evenings and/or weekends, if necessary)
  • History of relationship building with artists
  • High level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness with a strong work ethic
  • Commitment to the Joan Mitchell Foundation mission, vision, purpose, and core values
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team


To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to with the subject line: JMC – Program Manager