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MSA Job Opportunity

The Mid-South Sculpture Alliance seeks a quarter to part time Administrative Assistant. This position is responsible for website maintenance, organization email management, program support, and financial overview and reporting. The Administrative Assistant is expected to attend bi-monthly online Board Meetings and the yearly fall conference in person. Additional administrative tasks include drafting a bimonthly newsletter, managing submissions to open calls for scholarships, grants, and exhibitions, and taking minutes at board meetings. MSA is led by an artist and curator populated Board of Directors with whom the admin will work closely. Direct oversight of the position is by the MSA President and the Executive Board.

Required qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal communication, including written and verbal communication

  • Excellent organization, self motivated, independent, and arts-interested

  • Familiarity with Quickbooks, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and Zoom

Preferred qualifications:

  • Familiarity with MSA

  • BFA/BA in studio art or art history

  • Arts administrative experience and/or education

  • Grant writing, curation, or other arts coordination experience


Hourly position, ¼-½  time $17-20/hour commensurate to prior experience, 8-10 hrs/week depending on programming and scheduling demands.

To apply: please email a CV or resume and a one page letter of interest to MSA President Kristen Tordella-Williams at Review of applications will begin November 18, 2022 and continue until the position is filled with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2023.

About MSA: The Mid-South Sculpture Alliance (MSA) is a 501c3 non-profit founded in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2006. MSA advances the creation and awareness of sculpture in its many and varied forms, promoting a supportive environment for sculpture and sculptors. It seeks to advance the understanding that sculpture educates; affects social change; and engages artists, art professionals, and the community in dialogue. MSA has hosted conferences, confabs, symposiums, workshops, and exhibitions in cities like Atlanta, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Cincinnati, and Lexington. These events highlight a diverse range of sculptors and curators. Conferences and Confabs bring many of the nation’s foremost experts and talents in the field of sculpture to speak to our members and the public in each host location. Conferences generally last three to four days while Confabs are shorter, one day events built on the idea of a fireside chat and highlight a specific theme during which presenters and attendees have the opportunity to listen, learn and get to know each other. 

MSA Confab in Jackson MS with keynote Anila Quayyum Agha, panel discussion, scholarship winners, was fabulous! We look forward to our next confab in Oklahoma! 

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 Anila Quayyum Agha is funded, in part, by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Tennessee Arts Commission. 


Mid-South Sculpture Alliance is a non-profit arts organization that advances the creation and awareness of sculpture and sculptors. MSA creates opportunities for its members through exhibition, education, and networking opportunities centered on traditional and contemporary approaches to sculpture. 

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Scholarship fundraising Drive

Let's Keep adding to the list of Winners TOGETHER!

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Past MSA Scholarship Winners

Lauren Koch 2016
Stephanie Loggans 2016 & 2017
Cassidy Frye 2017 & 2018
Taylor Davis 2018
Sean Mueller 2018
Reid Arrowood 2018, 2019
Sarah Vallarino 2018
Monroe Isenberg 2018
Judy Parady 2018
Erica Mendoza 2018
James Payne 2018
Holly Kelly 2018
Amanda Beasley, 2019
Cierra Paulson, 2019
Courtney Segrest, 2019
Hanson Bassey, 2019
Kimberly Brown, 2019
Michael LeBlanc 2019
Michael Thron 2019
Monroe Isenburg 2019
Nyasha Madamombe 2019 & 2020
Samantha Corbett 2019
Alison Denny 2020
Amy Hoagland 2020
Hannah Smith 2020
Jason LeVan 2020
Lily Dorian 2020
Michaela Leib 2020
Malani Stolz 2020
Nichole Schiller 2020
Ray Baccari 2020

Goal: $3,000.00
Collected: $935.00


network, learn, share, exhibit, speak

One of MSA's goals is to assist students in joining the profession of artist and sculptors. MSA works with students in a number of ways, offering scholarships, exhibition opportunities, workshops, metal pours, mentoring, conferences and confabs. But the biggest benefit to membership? MSA professional members; their knowledge, their expertise.

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Professionals network, learn, teach, mentor, exhibit

Professional sculptors make up our biggest category of members. Ranging from all over the nation, our members have a wealth of knowledge, talent, and expertise. MSA seeks to help sustain these professional artists through opportunity to exhibit, learn, teach, and mentor. Panels, confabs, conferences, workshops, exhibitions, artist talks and more. 

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host, advertise, get the word

Wether an academic institution, museum, gallery, sculpture park, or public art entity MSA can help. We work with institutions to craft Calls to Artists, develop contracts, install and de-install large scale sculpture, and handle pr. We offer vendor, associate, and university memberships which include bulk memberships for professors and students and additional sponsorships for the scholarship competition.

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MSA Anti-racism Statement

Systemic racism and police brutality have no place in this world. As an organization, MSA pledges to promote anti-racism efforts and support Black lives in every aspect of society and the arts. To this end, MSA creates progressive education initiatives for our members, board and staff; we work to implement long-lasting diversity and inclusion policies for our organization; and, we continue to welcome non-members and creative communities in our efforts and programming. MSA envisions a brighter future and promises to continue to work towards justice for everyone.

MSA pledges to renew and deepen our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion for all people. Our work in community engagement and public art reflects our social responsibility to affect positive change in our culture. 

MSA members reflect a diverse group of sculptors (age, background, race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and immigration status) living across the South and the greater United States. Our members work hard to create opportunities for artists in their local communities and to advance the art of sculpture in the 21st century.

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MSA serves sculptors, educators, artists, curators, and art enthusiasts to build and sustain their work in the field of sculpture. 

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