Current Opportunities

Creative Director

The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) invites applications for the position of Creative Director. Reporting to the ICA’s Executive Director, the Creative Director will serve as an integral part of the senior leadership team. Application review will begin September 19, 2019.

The Creative Director will develop and deploy a comprehensive, integrated and highly distinctive brand identity for the ICA, as well as a dynamic marketing and communications strategy to establish the ICA’s global reputation and ensure local relevance.

The Director will lead a full-time team of three or four (comprising staff in graphic design, writing and editorial, and digital content) as well as part-time staff and/or student workers. The Creative Director will work closely with other senior staff at the ICA, across VCU and with external consultants and content producers.

Driven by a commitment to diversity, inclusion and cultural equity, the ICA at VCU is dedicated to producing and sharing new art and ideas, and to supporting creative communities. The ICA’s program includes artist commissions, exhibitions, film screenings, talks and discussions, publications and performances. It features artists and thinkers from around the world.

The ICA is in direct dialogue with VCUarts, the #1 public art school in the country, and is a space for multi-disciplinary experimentation across a major, urban public research university while simultaneously providing opportunities for creative collaboration locally and internationally.

Designed by the renowned Steven Holl Architects, the ICA’s 41,000 square foot building opened to the public in April 2018, and welcomed over 100,000 visits in its first year.

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About This Job

  • Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU
  • Richmond, VA, VA
  • Category: Professional
  • Salary Range: $95-100,000
  • Posted: August 19, 2019