Career Opportunities at TJC

TJC is currently seeking a dynamic professional to join our team.


The Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) will help design and nurture strategic and sustainable partnerships with neighborhood and community-development groups, city agencies, local nonprofit organizations, public libraries, schools, and other civic institutions through TJC’s downtown Spartanburg exhibition space, TJC Gallery. The CEC manages TJC’s public profile including social media, special events, and website and print media for exhibition marketing and programming. This is a frontline position that requires daily interaction with visitors and the community via TJC Gallery and other TJC venues and exceptional customer service and time management skills are a must. The Community Engagement Coordinator broadens community engagement and forges new partnerships in support of TJC’s core belief in the transformative power of art to change individual lives and communities at large.


Please submit letter of interest, resumé, and two writing samples to Sarah Tignor, stignor@johnsondevelopment.net or The Johnson Collection, 100 Dunbar Street, Suite 203, Spartanburg, SC 29306.


  • Four-year college degree in art history, museum studies, English, or related field.
  • Prior work or volunteer experience preferred in art, non-profit, or related field.
  • Excellent writing ability, as well as outstanding editing and proofreading skills.
  • Expertise in managing website content maintenance systems and social media platforms.
  • Experience developing and implementing collaborative projects with cross-institutional teams and through community outreach.
  • Congenial nature with an innate sense of hospitality and welcome.
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite and Windows knowledge; Adobe Creative Suite familiarity preferred; comfortable with basic digital photography; familiarity with collection management or parallel inventory software is a plus.


  • Greet and educate visitors at TJC Gallery as well as other TJC venues as needed. TJC Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12pm to 4pm and for ArtWalk (the third Thursday of each month) from 5pm to 8pm.
  • Coordinate and oversee general gallery maintenance and supply needs.
  • Facilitate speaking engagements and group visits at TJC Gallery and other venues.
  • Assist with planning and execution of collection events and programs, such as ArtWalk, educational tours, outreach activities, and all other public programming. Represent the collection at various community and cultural happenings and enterprises.
  • Photographically document TJC’s events, programs, and collections for all web and social media platforms and TJC archives.
  • Compose, design, update, and rotate lively promotional and educational content for collection website through TJC’s content management system. Produce and distribute monthly TJC email newsletters.
  • Respond to queries from media and the general public.  Proactively establish and maintain effective working relationships with media representatives in all forms.
  • Promote collection mission, activities, and acquisitions through TJC social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram; bring attention to non-TJC Southern art and culture events; serve as advocate for appropriate Spartanburg arts/non-profit efforts.
  • Manage TJC presence on external media sites, including but not limited to Spartanburg ArtWalk website, Google business page, etc.
  • Work with internal colleagues and external partners in the development and execution of TJC’s exhibition and outreach initiatives, including the creation and installation of interpretive didactics and graphics, collateral materials, and public programming.Rivers_Sunflowers_2015_12_01_JPG.jpg
  • Uphold The Johnson Group’s guiding principles in every facet of duties.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding all sensitive collection information.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Ability to lift 35 pounds, with art handling experience as a plus.

This is a full-time (40 hours per week), permanent position with standard company benefits including medical insurance, vacation and sick time, holidays, and a 401 (k) plan. Scheduled hours are primarily Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm with intermittent evening and weekend hours for special events and other programs, as well as Saturday gallery staffing from 12:00pm – 4:00pm.