Headlands Center for the Arts

Employment, Internship, & Volunteer Opportunities

Headlands Center for the Arts is dedicated to providing a supportive, creative and stimulating work environment where staff and interns are encouraged to reach their full potential and are recognized for their contributions to the organization.

Current Openings & Opportunities

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Part-Time Facilities Assistant

TITLE:  Facilities Assistant
DEPARTMENT:  Facilities
REPORTS TO:  Facilities Manager
STATUS:  Salaried, Non-Exempt
SCHEDULE:  24 hours/week; Part-time/permanent; Sundays and some evenings required; salary commensurate with experience.
TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit a single PDF attachment that includes both a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to info@headlands.org. The subject line of your email should be: Facilities Assistant/your name

Thank you in advance for your interest in Headlands Center for the Arts. Due to the volume of applicants, only candidates who will be invited to interview will be contacted. Position is open until filled.

The Facilities Assistant works under the supervision of the Facilities Manager and directly with the rest of the staff to provide care and maintenance for Headlands’ nine historic buildings and immediate grounds and for public programs and special events. The job includes a range of responsibilities, from basic janitorial work to plumbing and carpentry, waste disposal, vehicle maintenance, and furniture set up. The Facilities Assistant also assists the Facilities Manager with renovation and construction projects as time permits, and plays a key role in providing technical program support: setting up sound and equipment for events, and maintaining Headlands’ woodshop and studio spaces for use by Headlands Artists.


  • The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, creative and resourceful individual with the ability to handle a range of tasks simultaneously with minimal supervision.
  • Must be people-oriented and enjoy working collaboratively in an informal, creative, and fast-paced environment.
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate skills and experience sufficient to carry out the responsibilities listed below.
  • Knowledge of carpentry and auto mechanics is a plus; flexibility, humor, and grace under pressure are essential.
  • Interest or involvement in the arts preferred.
  • Due to our Marin Headlands location, reliable vehicle access is required.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

60% Provide routine physical maintenance for Headlands’ buildings and grounds:

  • Clean studio buildings and residences
  • Maintain stock and inventory
  • Assist in regular maintenance, janitorial and repairs

30% Provide technical support for resident artists, public programs and special events:

  • Set up facilities for public events and reconfigure rooms afterwards
  • Work with various staff members and artists to set-up furniture, sound and audiovisual equipment as needed
  • Facilitate artists’ use of woodshop; provide training and assistance for appropriate use of equipment

10% Assist Facility Manager with renovation, construction and landscaping projects as directed, and perform other duties as needed.

Compensation and Office Culture

  • Compensation is commensurate with experience; pro-rated health and dental benefits; Flex spending and 401K plan available
  • Fast-paced convivial work environment in beautiful natural setting
  • Dynamic creative community and direct access to working artists; access to local and organic food program
  • Like all of Headlands staff, this position serves as an ambassador for the organization and may be asked to engage directly with the visiting public

[Full position description available here]

2014 Fall Development Intern

Application Deadline: August 15, 2014

Internship Period: 4-6 month commitment, with possible extension; start date in July 2014

Hours: Weekly commitment of 8 – 16 hours. Support may be required on occasional weekends and evenings for public programs.

About the Position

The Development Intern is considered an integral member of the staff and represents the organization in many ways. The Development Intern will work with Headlands three-person Development Team and be supervised by the Development Manager. The Development Intern will assist with ongoing fundraising projects and will provide support in the areas of membership, foundation fundraising and special events. The internship will provide hands-on experience with many aspects of nonprofit administration including database management, grant writing, outreach and correspondence, event logistics, and administrative support.


Headlands is seeking a qualified candidate who can commit at least one eight-hour day a week (preferably two) for a minimum 4-month period. Some evening hours will be required, including additional hours for public programs and/or special events. For the Summer / Fall of 2014, these dates include but are not limited to:

  • Wednesday, July 9 – Members Dinner
  • Sunday, July 20 – Open House

Necessary skills, characteristics, and qualities sought in a candidate are:

  • Self-motivated, willing to take initiative with projects
  • Effective time management and the ability to see projects through to completion
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Word & Excel; proficient in FileMaker Pro
  • An outgoing personality (candidate will interact often with the public at programs and special events)
  • An interest in making connections within the art community
Projects Include:
  • General administration (filing & mailing production)
  • Database maintenance
  • Constituent correspondence via letters, phone calls and email
  • Fundraising research
  • Special Events support at donor receptions, cultivation dinners, Open Houses and other public programs
  • Marketing and outreach assistance

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume via email, with the subject line Development Internship to info@headlands.org. College credit is available.

PLEASE NOTE: Car is required; public transportation to Marin Headlands is limited.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities – Save the Date!

Summer Open House
July 20, 2014 | 12PM – 5PM

Interested in volunteering? Email info@headlands.org for more information.