Blue Star Contemporary (BSC), San Antonio’s first and longest-running venue for contemporary art, seeks a part-time Development Associate (20 hours weekly on average) to support the organization’s diverse fundraising activities to encourage investment in BSC’s many exhibitions, art educational programs, and community initiatives.


The application deadline is Friday, May 17, 2019, at 5:00 pm.


BSC seeks a part-time Visitor Engagement Representative (VER) to welcome the visiting public and encourage support of BSC’s many exhibitions, education programs, and community initiatives. The Visitor Engagement Representative is one of the public faces of BSC and ensures a welcoming environment for approximately 300,000 annual program participants and artists. 


The application deadline is Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 5:00 pm.


Blue Star Contemporary subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. It is our policy to provide employment, compensation, and other benefits related to employment based on qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. In agreement with requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation upon request during the application process to eligible applicants so that they may be given a full and fair opportunity to be considered for employment.



Blue Star Contemporary offers accredited internship opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students in a variety of positions Internships are available in five areas: Directors Office, Development, Education, and Exhibition Archives. These internships offer valuable experience in the inner workings of a high-profile, non-profit organization. Our internships are not paid, but each counts as 3-hour credit course under the classification of Internship or Practicum. Internships run eight weeks with a minimum of 10 hours a week.

Internship Application Dates

  • Summer 2019 – April 1 – May 24, 2019
  • Fall 2019 – July 9 – September 7, 2019
  • Spring 2020 – December 3, 2019 – February 8, 2020

For information about applying for an internship at Blue Star Contemporary, students should contact their current university and obtain the necessary paperwork and instructions. At the same time, they should apply for the internship at BSC by sending their resume and a cover letter to BSC Education Manager, Mari Hernandez at, during the open application dates listed above.


In the years since its inception, Blue Star Contemporary has grown with the community, instigating positive change in both the art community and the community as a whole. Volunteering is a fun way to be a part of this positive change and meet vibrant like-minded people.

Volunteers will assist staff with exhibition openings, public programs, Family Saturday, and other special events. Volunteers should possess a love and appreciation of art.

For information on volunteer opportunities, please contact BSC Education Manager, Mari Hernandez at