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About the MAC

The Marion Art Center (the MAC) is a dynamic non-profit organization offering a broad range of cultural experiences both in our historic building and across our community.

At the Marion Art Center, you can attend art exhibits, theater productions, and music concerts, as well as find creative workshops, classes, and clubs for both children and adults. The MAC also sponsors community events including ArtWeek Massachusetts, Art in Bloom, Arts in the Park, and the Marion Halloween Parade. We focus on engaging, accessible arts programming and the power of fun. Join us!

Our Mission

The mission of the Marion Art Center is to enrich the SouthCoast community by supporting and promoting a vibrant arts experience for all.

The MAC’s core values include:

  • Integration: opening the MAC to all and providing accessible educational programming
  • Engagement: connecting the MAC to the community and its needs
  • Sustainability: ensuring that the MAC remains vital for present and future generations

Our Historic Building

The Marion Art Center is housed in a restored 1830 Universalist Church on the corner of Main and Pleasant Streets in Marion. There are two light-filled galleries, a beautifully refurbished theater that seats approximately 70, and a large studio workshop space. We recently expanded our footprint to include adjacent outdoor space with a patio. Find out more about our history here.

Rent the MAC

The Marion Art Center is a great space for private parties, fundraising events, lectures, concerts, workshops, classes, and more! The galleries, theater, studio, and outdoor spaces can all be rented, with discounted rates for non-profits. The facility has tables and chairs available for use: 10 small cocktail rounds, 2 folding card tables, various banquet tables (5'-6'), 30 cushioned folding chairs, 20 metal folding chairs (separate cushions available). The MAC Theater includes a state of the art projector and sound system for viewing films and giving presentations. For more information, contact the MAC at 508-748-1266.

GALLERY HOURS

Tue-Wed: By Appointment
Thu-Sat: 10am - 2pm
other times by appointment
Sun-Mon: CLOSED

OFFICE HOURS

Tue-Fri: 10am - 5pm

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jodi Stevens

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President
Jennifer Wolfe Webb

Vice President
Wendy Cullum

Secretary/Clerk
Holly McDonough

Treasurer
Nate Stewart

Suzanne Bellanger
Jack Boesen
Kate Corkum
Anthi Frangiadis
Mike Malone
Wendy Owens
Michael Sudofsky
Philip Tifft
Kim Tirrell
Erin Zell

Our Team

Jodi Stevens, Executive Director
Jodi joined the MAC in 2018 with more than 10 years of management and administrative experience, and extensive work in art and design. She provides key leadership and operational support for the MAC’s wide array of arts and education activities and community outreach.  

Before joining the MAC, Jodi was the Operations Manager at the New Bedford Port Society, the oldest non-profit organization in New Bedford, which maintains the historic Seamen’s Bethel and Mariner’s Home located in the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. Prior to her time at the Port Society, she was the lead curator at Dedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport, MA. In addition, she is a professional textile artist and has shown work in Canada and the U.S., as well as serving as a visiting artist in residence for several programs in Colorado and Massachusetts. Jodi is the administrator for the ART Drive, a successful annual art studio tour in Westport and Dartmouth, MA, and served as adjunct faculty for the Continuing Education Department at Rhode Island School of Design. She recently completed her fourth year as a guest juror for the annual Cuttyhunk Plein Air Festival.

Jenny Costa, Bookkeeper
Jenny has been working for local non-profits like the Marion Art Center for nearly ten years. In addition to her time at the MAC, she serves as the Office Administrator for the Association for the Relief of Aged Women of New Bedford. Previously, she worked as the office manager for the Sippican Lands Trust in Marion. Jenny has always enjoyed working for organizations that give so much value to their communities.

A native of Fairhaven, Jenny has lived on the SouthCoast her whole life. She currently lives with her boyfriend Alex and her son Anderson. She loves performing in local community theater and has been fortunate to share the stage with her boyfriend, son and other family members. Along with theater, she enjoys reading, baking, drawing, and traveling.

Instructors
The MAC offers programming for both children and adults, taught by qualified professional artists and teachers. Check out our Classes/Workshops page for more information on our instructors.

Committees
The MAC has several committees such as theater, exhibition, development, finance, special event planning, and volunteer. These committees are comprised of current and former board members, community partners, and volunteers. 

Volunteers
The MAC thrives thanks to the time and talents of our many volunteers. Find out more about volunteering by clicking the link in the sidebar.

Open Positions

Administrative Assistant

The Marion Art Center seeks a part time assistant to provide administrative support to the executive director. The Administrative Assistant will conduct clerical tasks and other jobs as needed, as determined by the ED. This is a part-time position at approximately ten hours per week, $17-$20 per hour, commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Office tasks such as bulk mailings, filing, member correspondence
  • Organizational tasks throughout the building as needed
  • Front desk coverage 1-2 days per week: answering phone calls, greeting gallery guests, conducting sales of artwork, tuition, and tickets, and taking registrations
  • Coordinating/scheduling volunteers for MAC events or front desk coverage
  • Assist in creating and installing exhibition labels, creating price lists, updating inventory, tracking sales
  • Creating and sending electronic newsletters and announcements
  • Assist the ED with updating events and programs on the website
  • Social media: posting to the Instagram and Facebook accounts
  • Some QuickBooks tasks: reviewing entries in database, providing reports to the ED as needed

The Administrative Assistant reports to the Executive Director. This position averages ten hours per week and may be variable according to the needs of the organization. The administrative assistant is expected to work in person at the MAC. Some remote hours may be negotiated after a six-month period.

Qualifications:

  • Education beyond high school (college degree preferred)
  • Previous administrative experience required (arts experience preferred)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel) and Google Calendar
  • Working knowledge of WordPress and experience in website management
  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks preferred
  • Nonprofit experience preferred; gallery and theater experience a plus.
  • Applicant should be well organized and exhibit accountability, initiative, and receptiveness to feedback
  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds

How to Apply:
Email cover letter and resume to info@marionartcenter.org with “Administrative Assistant” in the Subject Line. Apply by October 1, 2021.