MOCA Tucson’s mission is to inspire new ways of thinking through the cultivation, interpretation, and exhibition of cutting-edge art of our time.

Established by artists, MOCA is Tucson’s only museum devoted exclusively to contemporary art from Tucson and around the globe. MOCA is committed to thinking globally, acting locally, and engaging with the ethics and aesthetics of contemporary life. Through varied programs, MOCA is Tucson’s primary educational resource for contemporary art and maintains a full exhibition, education, and artist-in-residence program.

All proposals should be directed to proposals@moca-tucson.org.

MOCA is generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Cox Communications, and its members and patrons.

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If you would like to become a sponsor of MOCA Tucson, please reach out at info@moca-tucson.org.

STAFF

Ginger Shulick Porcella
Executive Director and Chief Curator

What do you do at MOCA?
I believe my most important job is to lead and inspire the staff, as well as the general Tucson community. On a typical day I am fundraising, solving HR and admin issues, creating and revising budgets, developing and executing programs, writing exhibition text, doing studio visits, and advocating on behalf of the arts.

Why work at MOCA?
I was inspired by the dedication of the board and staff at MOCA, and I see the unlimited potential for this organization to be a catalyst for change in the community, educating people on the importance of contemporary art to transform our daily lives.

What do you do when you’re not at MOCA?
I’m a creepy dog person, so I spend a lot of time with my fur babies Maya Papaya and Radio McGriddles. I also enjoy horror films, crossword puzzles, experimental film and music, reading and thinking about dystopic futures, going to museums and galleries, taking road trips, telling jokes, and discussing conspiracy theories.

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Alexis Page Smith
Special Events and Communications Director

What do you do at MOCA?
I spend most of my day spreading the good word of MOCA Tucson. I handle our media and content creation and also produce our special events and fundraisers. It’s a lot of work, but it is also a lot of fun!

Why work at MOCA?
I have loved and supported MOCA Tucson since the beginning and when the opportunity to work here presented itself I jumped at it. I started at 10 hours a week and worked my way into a full-time gig!

What do you do when you’re not at MOCA?
Drink wine, cook good food with great friends, and laugh. Although, we do a lot of laughing at MOCA too.

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Wylwyn Reyes
Manager, Operations & Exhibitions
What do you do at MOCA?
I oversee day-to-day operations and logistics. I am also in charge of the planning and installation of our seasonal rotating exhibitions.
Why work at MOCA?
I work at MOCA because it is more than just an art museum to me. It’s a special space that represents the intersection of the different cultures and expressions that have formed the distinct Tucson identity. We mash-up renown artists with emerging artists. We collaborate with local businesses and organizations to provide cross platform programs and events that are accessible to all. MOCA, like the city it resides in, embraces uniqueness and celebrates the quirkiness and grittiness that Tucson is known for.
What do you do when you’re not at MOCA?
I’m a visual artist & designer that works in sculpture, installation, video, and graphic design.

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Nathan Myers
Membership and MOCAShop Manager

What do you do at MOCA?
My work involves curating and managing the MOCAshop, organizing and orchestrating pop-up events with the MOCAshop, managing memberships and donations, co-chairing our annual Gala, and co-running the Museum Studies Internship Program. And if there is time, I love to assist with the installation and de-installation of exhibitions!

Why work at MOCA?
I was looking for a place that would inspire myself as an artist and cultivate a continuing passion for the arts after college. I was blessed to find MOCA. a community that could nurture this aspiration, utilize my degree, and let me explore all aspects of a museum.

What do you do when you are not at MOCA?
Besides MOCA I also work at a coffee shop serving that morning cup of joe, consuming a not so healthy amount myself; as well as continuing my art practice, interning with Aranda \ Lasch, playing the saxophone, and designing for a potential Disney Imagineer internship, I try to sleep.

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Valerie Sipp
Adult Education and Public Programs Manager
What do you do at MOCA?
Co-run the Museum Studies Internship Program, organize and run public programming, help with grant writing and proof reading, give tours, and assist with youth programming.
Why work at MOCA?
I always thought I would have to live in New York or LA to be a part of an institution like this. There is never a dull moment and I get to go to work every day and be challenged and inspired.
What do you do when you’re not at MOCA?
I can usually be found hiking Tumamoc, in a movie theater, trying new receipts, hanging out with friends or reorganizing my record collection.

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Eli Burke
Education Director

What do you do at MOCA?
My official title is the Teen Program Coordinator. I get to create curriculum, coordinate youth programming, seek funds through grant research and grant writing and best of all, provide FREE access and education to youth all over Pima County. Our current ongoing programs are Minor Mutiny (young adults up to 23) and Young Fauves (age 9-13). We also partner with other non-profits like Eon and SAAF.

Why work at MOCA?
MOCA is so important for a community like Tucson. I am grateful that there is forum for engaging with contemporary art in our city. Contemporary art is a global conversation and I feel that all communities should have the opportunity to participate in that conversation. MOCA is unique in that creates this opportunity. It is simply a privilege to be a part of that process, not just as someone who values contemporary art but as an artist myself. Also, everyone that works here is awesome!

What do you do when you’re not at MOCA?
I make art and/or am thinking about art. I teach at the University of Arizona and Pima Community College. I am a musician (8 Inch Betsy, Pink Eyez). I also have a few kids so I hang out with them a lot too. They’re cool.

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Tony Diridoni
Facilities Supervisor

What do you do at MOCA?
I take care of the building — the possibilities are endless.

Why work at MOCA?
Because I dig museums & the creative process!

What do you do when you are not at MOCA?
I’m kind of a gear-head! I rebuild old motorcycles that I have, take care of my horses and am still trying to make that perfect pasta sauce.

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Board of Directors

E. Courtney Johnson, President

Joanne Stuhr, Vice President & Secretary

Michael Guymon, Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair

Randi Dorman, Immediate Past President

Frances Allen

James Allen

Carolyn Bass

Sherman Bodner

Karen Christensen

Terri Kessler

Colleen LaFleur

Taber K. MacCallum

Skya Nelson

Danny Vinik

Kira Dixon Weinstein

 

Anne-Marie Russell, Executive Director Emeritus

James Graham, Founding Director

Ambassador Council

Robert Alpaugh

Anne Breckenridge Barrett

Jessica Baylon

AnnaMaria Biagini

Kim Bourn

Elizabeth Cherry

Susan Dubow

John Hudak

Rick Joy

Marion Kaufer

Lisa Lovallo

Debi Chess Mabie

Karen Masbruch

Olivier Mosset

Mary Okoye

Denise Newton

Laura J. Pendleton-Miller

Corky Poster

Jane Poynter

Jill E. Provan

Hope Reed

Patricia Schwabe

Stacey Spink

Jocelyn Blair Stoller

Kyria Sabin Waugaman

Eugenia Woods

Amy Zuckerman

Volunteers & Interns

Current Volunteers & Interns

Interns
Nikki Alvarez
Michaela Hurtado
Rita Yim
Stephanie Walters

Volunteers
Michaela Dannenbrink
Madeline Davis
Jeanne de la Garza
Desdeneyra Elias
Danie Enriquez
Morgan Johnstonbaugh
Ondrea Levey
Joe Locke
Charles Rockwell
Ariana Speranza
Dominic Valencia
Karima Walker
Shea Zimmerman

Interested in volunteering at MOCA Tucson? Contact us at info@moca-tucson.org for more information.

Call for Interns Spring 2017

No person shall be denied employment, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or subject to discrimination in any program or activity, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

 

Employment

Explore our job openings below, or find out more about other ways to get involved through internships and volunteering.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

 

Rentals

event rental combined

Please fill out the questionnaire below if you are interested in renting space at MOCA for an event.