Full Time

Vice President of Finance

Reporting directly to the President/CEO, the Vice President of Finance (VPF) serves as the primary finance leadership team member. This position is a hands-on role and has primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the organization. This specifically includes budget development and execution; cash management; financial management; Human Resources management; contracts management and oversight; and budget and financial accountability from applicable staff and members. The VPF is also responsible for the organization’s Human Resources function. Evening and weekend work might be required for Workhouse events. The VPF will also undertake other responsibilities as assigned by the President/CEO.

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Full Time

Marketing and Public Relations Director

Reporting directly to the President/CEO, the Director of Marketing and Public Relations (DMPR) serves as the primary individual to manage the comprehensive marketing, sales and promotional initiatives for the broad-based Workhouse Arts Center programs. This position is responsible for promoting, and publicizing, the Foundation’s arts (performing, movement and visual), community, education, military, and museum programs through paid media in print, broadcasting, online, and electronic communications, as well as through direct mail and audience development promotional activities. The successful candidate should thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment while building effective relationships with other departments, vendors, marketing and media partners, and Fairfax County in order to advance the Foundation’s strategic branding, marketing and sales goals. Evening and weekend work might be required for Workhouse events. The DMPR will also undertake other responsibilities as assigned by the President/CEO.

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Full Time

Special Events/Rentals Manager

Reporting directly to the President/CEO, the Special Events/Rentals Manager (SERM) serves as the primary individual to manage the comprehensive special events and rentals program for the Workhouse Arts Center. This position will oversee and manage the events supporting the WAF’s mission through community engagement and fundraising for the arts, as well as actively focusing on the rentals program for ALL of the Workhouse spaces. This position provides strategic direction for the creation and implementation of events designed to work across the program areas of visual arts, performing arts, movement, education, history, and the Lucy Burns Museum. This planning will consider the current and future direction of events at the WAF. In this role, the SERM will represent the WAF professionally with community partners, vendors, and others. This position will also oversee staff, part-time staff, and volunteers working on events (and rentals) operations and activities as well as serve as the subject matter expert for on-site staff regarding events related issues and activities. This is a great opportunity for those who thrive when managing a highly customized and refined approach to event planning/rentals and enjoy overseeing cutting edge events that remain flexible and responsive to changing needs. The position is full-time and requires 40 hours per week. Located in Lorton, Virginia, the WAF is a non-profit dedicated to providing outstanding visual and performing arts, arts education and history programs, all in a unique historic setting. The SERM will also undertake other responsibilities as assigned by the President/CEO.

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Part Time, Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Part Time

Visitor and Administrative Associate

The Workhouse Arts Center is looking for individuals who will become a group of “as needed” hourly staff to support the day-to-day operations of the Workhouse Arts Center. These individuals will have a variety of skills and be called upon to work when their skills best meet the needs of events, operations, and other tasks at the Workhouse. We are looking for interested, flexible individuals who would like to be part of the arts in the community.
Visitor and Administrative Associates are often the first point of contact for most customers and visitors at the Workhouse Arts Center. Primary objective for these positions is a willingness and ability to support the Workhouse activities as needed and add excellent customer service for each visitor to the center, answer phone calls and address inquiries, respond to inquiries, emails, transacts sales, support financial management activities and present a highly knowledgeable, very friendly, and professional support across the board. These positions frequently work independently. These positions involve working with several departments, working weekends and evenings, and multi-tasking.

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Love arts? Meet new people? Participate in exciting arts-related events? Or just lend a hand, then the Workhouse needs you!

The Workhouse relies on a strong team of dedicated volunteers to ensure our arts, education, history, and community programs run smoothly.  Volunteer opportunities change over time, but can include: events, gallery managers, museum docents, office and facility support, and more – specific duties will always vary based on time of year and what’s happening at the Workhouse.

Below are a few examples of the types of help needed at the Workhouse in our various departments.

Samples of Volunteer Needs

Front Desk Receptionist/Administrative Duties

Grant Writing/Fundraising

Tour Guides/Museum Docents

Marketing/Social Media/Video Editing/Calendar Postings

Survey Administration/Research

Special Event Setup/Breakdown, Greeters and Coat Check


Haunted Trail – Scare Actors, Ticket Booth and Front of House, Set Builders, Chaperones, and Makeup Artists – contact performingarts@workhousearts.org

Unpaid Internships

Paid Internships

none available at this time.


Second Saturday Art Walk
The second Saturday of every month, from 6p-9p. Art, artists, craft beer, performances, and so much more.

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