Jobs, Interns, & Volunteers

160824 ResidencyPosition


SFAI is excited to announce the launch of a national search for a Residency Program Manager. Within the past year, SFAI’s Residency Program has received the Rauschenberg Award for Arts and Activism, as well as recognition from the Alliance for Artist Communities as a leader in socially engaged and community oriented residencies. This is a unique opportunity for the right individual to further develop and grow the residency program within a dynamic, responsive, and engaging organization. The new Residency Program Manager will employ their national network to launch and manage the 2017-2018 thematic residency application process.


The Residency Program Manager is responsible  for  attracting  and  managing more than artists, writers, and creative practitioners in residence  each  year,  as well as managing the  administration,  promotion,  and community engagement  for the  program.  This position serves  as core staff for all SFAI programming, and requires a strong network in national and international artistic communities.


The Santa Fe Art Institute is an international community of artists, innovative thinkers, and engaged citizens. We cultivate creative leadership and invest in community, culture, and place to re-imagine a more equitable world. Current areas of focus include social activism, underrepresented peoples, and place-based solutions.


We facilitate our mission through a renowned residency program- operated since 1985 and offered to artists, designers, and creative practitioners of many disciplines from around the world.  SFAI provides skills building so that artists, designers, and future changemakers can lead, innovate, and thrive. We do this by collaborating with local and national partners who share our values, and by engaging with community members through events like our signature SFAI140 event, our Community Works program, and resident led events throughout the year.

160824 HowToApply

Applications are due end of day September 12, with site visits for shortlisted applicants planned for late September. To apply, please review the detailed job description, available here. Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Jamie Blosser, Executive Director, at, with “Residency Program Manager Application” in subject line (please no walk-ins or phone calls). For questions, write to 


Job Title: Residency Program Manager

Reporting Relationship: Executive Director

Location of Job: Santa Fe Art Institute

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, with extra events as necessary

Exemption Status: Exempt

Salary: Commensurate with experience & competitive with New Mexican nonprofits

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Disability, Matching IRA Contributions, & Paid Time Off




The Santa Fe Art Institute offers an internship program for a highly motivated individuals with an interest in the arts and social justice.

A non-profit arts organization exploring the intersections of contemporary art and society, the Santa Fe Art Institute offers interns an opportunity to experience the exciting interactions of art and community. Interns are encouraged to engage fully with all aspects of our programs, including the visiting artists and workshops, our residency program, and our community based initiatives. Because we have a small staff, the intern has the opportunity to understand the inner workings of a non-profit arts organization, and to engage with artists and ideas from all over the world.

The SFAI internship experience is designed to provide the intern with skills essential to thriving in creative fields with a community focus. Professional development, community engagement and artistic expression are chief focus points of the program.

Internships are offered by semester, and are open to college students and college aged young adults. Internship-for-credit or access to dedicated studio space are a couple of the opportunities available through internship. If interested, please contact Franco Andres, Post-Graduate Fellow & Operations Assistant, at



SFAI volunteers assist with the production aspect of events and programming. Photo documentation, Audio/Visual support, event prep, hosting, and logistics are a few of the responsibilities assigned to volunteers. If you are interested in SFAI events including SFAI 140 and would like to volunteer, please email Franco Andres, Post-Graduate Fellow & Operations Assistant, at