Berkeley Art Center (BAC) is seeking a dynamic Executive Director to lead the organization into its sixth decade.  Since 1967, Berkeley Art Center has been exhibiting the work of Bay Area artists who take risks, break the rules, and explore new territory. We are seeking a strategic and energetic administrator with a commitment to serving the community through the visual arts. The position requires an experienced and trusted supporter and promoter of new and emerging artists from Berkeley and the Bay Area, and to further define and carry out BAC’s mission of serving the diverse and creative citizens of Berkeley.
Read the full job description here.


Deadline: May 31, 2018

Berkeley Art Center is accepting exhibition proposals in consideration for the 2019 schedule. Submissions may come from curators, groups of artists, or individual artists and may take the form of gallery–based exhibitions, public programs, and events.

According to our mission, we focus mainly on artists living and/or working in the Bay Area. Your project should include a majority of regional artists. Please visit BAC’s online archive to get a sense of the types of exhibitions we have featured in the past 50 years.

To submit your proposal, please email the following to by May 31, 2018. Write Attn: Programs Committee in the subject of the email. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

  • In one page or less, describe your concept and why BAC is an appropriate space for your project.
  • As an attachment, please include up to 10 images of work samples from the artists (under 1MB each). Each image should be labeled with the artist’s Last Name. (Do not put images in the body of the email)
  • You may include links to websites, videos, or online files in the email.

    Because of the large number of proposals that we receive, we ask that you refrain from calling the gallery staff to inquire about the status of your materials. Notices will be sent to accepted entries before September 2018 for the 2019 calendar.

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As a small organization like the Berkeley Art Center, volunteers can make all the difference. Whether you are greeting visitors, entering data, installing artwork, or giving time and money as a board member, your services are invaluable. At a time when many art spaces are struggling to stay open, it is crucial that the artists and visitors who benefit from our existence show their support and advocate for the survival of creative spaces. 

You can contribute in a variety of ways, either by joining the board of directors, gallery sitting, attending a work party, writing letters, and spreading the word. 

Please fill out this online survey to tell us more about how you would like to help. Prospective board members should submit a resume and brief summary of your interest in Berkeley Art Center. 

We look forward to meeting you!


BAC is looking for experienced art instructors to build engaging workshops for youth and adults. Our workshops are normally held on weekends from 1 - 4 pm and welcome families from the Berkeley area and beyond. Classes can be drop-in style or time specific and can range from simple to advanced. A stipend ($150) is provided for instructors and materials (up to $100) are provided by BAC. 

If you are interested in proposing a workshop, please provide the following in an email to

  • Contact info (name, email address, phone number, mailing address)
  • Images from past workshops and/or website link
  • aterials list and estimated budget
  • Detailed description of your workshop and final art project
  • Learning objectives and art project goals (i.e. how the project connects to BAC exhibitions or broader educational themes)