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Job Opportunities

Office Coordinator 
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Office Coordinator will act as the office manager as well as support the Executive Director performing a wide variety of administrative duties that include but would not be limited to: acting as the receptionist – answering phones and greeting visitors; providing clerical support to the Executive Director; and maintaining the office equipment, filing and supplies in proper order. Strong competency in computer systems and common office programs (Microsoft Office, Tessitura, online portals such as Board Effect and GoTo Meeting), as well as excellent proofreading and writing skills are a must. This position may also be asked to support offsite programs supported by the Arts Council. A college degree is required as well.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter that enjoys working with people, has a love for the arts, and a strong desire to be part of a successful team. This full-time, hourly position will be required to work Monday through Friday from 9 am – 5 pm as well as some nights and weekends as needed.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume referencing where you found out about this position to Attn: Kristen Chesak, Executive Director Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 203, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 or by email at Please use the subject heading ‘Office Coordinator Application’ in all email correspondence. EOE. Position open until filled.

Theatre Technicians (various roles)
The ACGK is looking for various theatre technicians to staff rentals in the Jolliffe Theatre in the Epic Center downtown, Kalamazoo. Rentals may include meetings, rehearsals, performances, lectures, and special events (dinners, award ceremonies, etc.).

Roles range from House Manager, Stage Manager, Stage Technicians, Light Board/Video Operator, and Sound Board Operator and are hired on a per-project, contracted basis. Fees range from $15 – $20 an hour. The Jolliffe Theatre is in use approximately 250 days a year and is used during early morning, daytime, and evenings.

If you wish to be put into the pool from which the ACGK hires, please submit a resume with cover letter/email to Attn: Kristen Chesak, Executive Director Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 203, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 or by email at For questions, please call 269-342-5059.

Volunteer Opportunities

For additional information on the following opportunities, or for more information, visit our volunteer page.

  • Concerts in the Park Volunteer (see in you 2020!)
  • Art Hop Host
  • Office Volunteer
  • Art on the Mall Volunteer (see you in 2020!)

If you’re interested in receiving occasional emails regarding volunteer opportunities with the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, please click here to fill out our Volunteer Opportunities sign-up form.  Note: You will be able to remove yourself from the list at any time.

If interested in any of the above volunteer opportunities, please email Kristen Chesak.


We are open to the public, M-Th from 10 am – 4 pm. Please note social distancing measures are in place and masks are required. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and for helping us to keep everyone safe and healthy.

At this time our staff is working on a staggered schedule with some of us in the office and others working remote. We are also making every effort to update events as we become aware of changes, however please check with individual event organizers for the latest information about cancellations.

Thank you for your generous support of our programs.


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