It Takes Diversity of Thought, Culture, Background, and Perspective to Create a Truly Equitable and Inclusive Museum.

The Newport Art Museum’s mission is to share a diversity of art and experiences that spark reflection, inspiration, discovery, and connections within our Newport community and beyond. We are committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion because the collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent that our employees invest in their work ensures the Museum is a welcoming place for everyone. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that new employees can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

Current Openings:

Art Instructor

The Education department at Newport Art Museum seeks qualified Art Instructors to teach classes at the Museum School.

The Museum School at the Minnie and Jimmy Coleman Center for Creative Studies hosts art classes and workshops throughout the year, as well as a variety of camps during the summer and school vacation weeks. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach courses, and to provide vital cultural experiences to a diverse group of students with a wide range of experience. Interpersonal skills, clarity, and creativity in teaching are essential. Candidates should be prepared to encourage students to grow creatively and intellectually.


Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Museum Studies or Art Education required.

Preferred Qualifications

All teaching artists are welcome to apply, however we are specifically looking for instructors who can teach in these areas:

  • Animation
  • Architecture
  • Art + Activism
  • Ceramics
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Drawing
  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Design
  • Mixed Media
  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Visual + Critical Language (liberal arts: writing and research in visual arts)

The Newport Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Independent Contractor Hourly Pay, rate negotiable.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and current résumé, to with Art Instructor in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Special Events & Facilities Manager

Full-time position with benefits
Newport Art Museum, located at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI was founded in 1912 on the belief that art is an essential component of vibrant and connected communities. The Museum employs a staff of eight full-time and nine part-time employees, has a 17 member Board of Trustees, and operates from three buildings located on Newport’s beautiful Bellevue Avenue. Gallery spaces in two buildings feature a mix of temporary exhibitions as well as artworks from the Museum’s permanent collection. The Museum School offers art and design classes for all ages and experience levels. A full array of public
programs are offered throughout the year. Newport Art Museum is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Newport Art Museum’s Special Events & Facility Rentals Manager is responsible for promoting, responding to inquiries, contracting, managing, and reporting on facility rentals that range from small photo shoots to large weddings. This individual also assists with Museum cultivation events that primarily take place at the Museum and occasionally at a private home. Additionally, this position plays a key role in ensuring the Museum’s two summer fundraising events are successfully presented, including securing vendors, set-up and take-down, and the smooth running of the event throughout. The Special Events & Facility Rentals Manager works closely with the Executive Director and other Department Directors in an effort to support Newport Art Museum’s mission while maintaining a culture of learning and engagement.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Main point of contact for all facility rental inquiries and vendors (caterer, tent, rentals, etc.)
• Conduct site visits with prospective clients/rentals
• Correspond with prospective clients and current clients on regular basis
• Work closely with curatorial and community engagement staff to ensure Museum spaces are available for a rental event on desired date(s)
• Oversee logistical details prior to, during and post event including coordinating all vendors
• Track facility rental payments and due dates (initial fees, final balance, etc.)
• Budget goal tracking
• Update Museum’s internal Google Calendar to reflect confirmed rentals
• Cultivate relationships with vendors, Discover Newport, Newport Chamber of Commerce, etc.
• Submit monthly TULIP liability insurance reports
• Track all on-site vendor COIs for events and rentals
• Oversee the Museum’s largest annual fundraising events, the Summer Art Party and Wet Paint
• Submit and track applications to City of Newport for Special Event / One-Day Bar Licenses
• Work collaboratively across all departments to assist with events to include Cultivation, Community Engagement, Opening Receptions, Annual Meeting of the Membership and Trustee/Board meetings

Job Qualifications:
• 3-5 years experience in the hospitality, catering or corporate events industries
• Ability to work as a collaborative member of a high-performing team
• Effectively listen to and communicate with a wide range of people, including clients, staff, trustees, donors, and vendors
• Strong sales and persuasive interpersonal skills are key for this position
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Customer centric
• Self-starter
• Ability to efficiently manage multiple priorities
• Meticulous attention to detail
• Ability to work some evenings and weekends required

$47,000 – $50,000 (Annual Salary)
Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, current résumé, and three references to: No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Newport Art Museum recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its work culture and integral to its role as a cultural institution serving the public. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Newport Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.