Gallery Assistant position

AST is looking for a highly organized individual for a part-time position in Arts Administration/Sales.  The ideal candidate will exhibit a strong interest in a career in the arts and have excellent organizational and communication skills.


Reports to: Operations Manager


Position: Part-time hours: 15 hours minimum per week with possible room for growth


Education: BFA, BA, MFA or MA in progress



  • Some knowledge of arts trends, art history, and art theory

  • Creative problem solving and critical thinking

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Interest in pursuing the Arts, Arts Education or Arts Administration as a career

  • Must be able to master new software quickly

  • Must have the ability to adapt to changes


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Covering gallery hours and assisting visitors, including sales 

  • Keeping meticulous sales records

  • Maintaining membership and donor database

  • Contributing to AST’s social media presence

  • Assisting with or managing events as needed (exhibitions, workshops, programs)

  • Tracking event engagement (virtual and in-person) and initiating surveys

  • Assisting with a variety of methods in raising funds

  • Performing a variety of tasks conducive to operating a nonprofit arts organization


Working at Akron Soul Train allows you some flexibility in your schedule when needed, gives you the opportunity to fine-tune your arts administration skills (or gain new ones) in a nonprofit, and solidifies your presence in the arts community.


The ideal candidate is extroverted and excited about Akron’s art scene, has strong sales skills, experience in executing exhibitions and brings to Akron Soul Train a special skill that can enhance our new reality of a virtual/physical presence (video-making, graphic design, innovative thinking).

Please send a resume and cover letter to Christine Ries at

Thank you to our Funders

Lehner Family Foundation