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Job Opportunities



About this Organization:

South Shore Art Center is a regional art center located south of Boston with two spacious galleries and two satellite galleries where up to 20 exhibitions are presented each year. Classes and workshops are held for more than 1,500 students, of which one-third are children, in two teaching studios. More than 2,000 children from schools across the South Shore visit the Art Center annually, meeting with artists, creating their own work of art, and touring the galleries.  A three-day outdoor arts festival generally has more than one-hundred vendors and attracts more than 10,000 visitors on Father's Day weekend.  Our "living gallery" of 175 artists represents an esteemed collection of artists recognized locally, nationally, and globally.


South Shore Art Center enriches the communities south of Boston by engaging artists and by fostering an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts through education and exhibitions.



Job Description: Office Manager
24 hours per week


The Office Manager at South Shore Art Center will work closely with and report directly to the Executive Director to ensure smooth operations in this dynamic arts center, which serves communities south of Boston. This is a part-time position (24 hours/week). (For a PDF of job description, click here)


• Greets students and visitors to the Art Center.
• Registers students for courses and workshops, including processing payment.
• Maintains annual service contracts with office / building equipment technicians and computer hardware / software consultants.
• Manages accounts payable and accounts receivable processes. Maintains vendor files.
• Performs payroll and employee benefit tracking, and records in Quickbooks. Maintains personnel files.
• Orders and oversees office and class supplies.
• Prepares for exhibition opening receptions.
• Coordinates interns and volunteers for special events, openings and Festival.
• Coordinates staffing for gallery rentals.
• Assists Executive Director in committee meeting preparations, marketing and public relations, special events, miscellaneous projects, and Art Center initiatives, as directed.


• Bachelor’s degree or comparable work experience.
• Detail-oriented with exceptional personal organizational skills.
• Accounting experience with familiarity with Quickbooks.
• Experience with Microsoft Suite: Excel, Word and Access.
• Strong work ethic and comfortable in a small, fast-paced, team-orientated work environment.
• Belief in and passion for the role of art and design in education and career development, and demonstrated commitment to South Shore Art Center’s mission.


How To Apply:
Interested applicants should:
• Email resume/CV and a letter of interest to: Patrice Maye, Executive Director, at pmaye@ssac.org.
• Include Office/Accounts Manager in subject line of email.
Applications accepted on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.

About South Shore Art Center
Founded in 1955, South Shore Art Center’s mission is to enrich the communities south of Boston by engaging artists and by fostering an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions and education.


Part Time Art Instructors

South Shore Art Center seeks part time instructors for both adult and children's classes or workshops in all media. Adult classes are eight to ten weeks on length and children's classes are 8 weeks, four terms per year. Workshops are held throughout the year.


Send letter of interest, resume and course/workshop proposals to Anthony Pilla, South Shore Art Center, 119 Ripley Road, Cohasset, MA 02025 or email apilla@ssac.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

The South Shore Art Center is always looking for volunteer help.


Spend time at the Reception Desk meeting people, answering phones, sales at the Gallery Shop, or get together with friends and complete mailings.


Help with hanging exhibitions, receiving artwork, running artwork for judges, gallery sitting during exhibitions.


Learn more about the current exhibitions and artists and share information with interested groups.

Festival on the Common:

An annual event. Help with any of the many facets of this event, including; planning, hostessing, and setting up exhibitions.

Special Events:

Planning, organizing and running events.

Suggestions for Board Member Nominations:

Respond at the e-mail listed below.

If you are interested in more information about volunteering at the center,
please call 781-383-2787 or e-mail at info@SSAC.org.