MOCA Tucson inspires new ways of thinking through the cultivation, exhibition and interpretation of contemporary art.

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.

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


If you would like to become a sponsor of MOCA Tucson, please reach out at
If you would like to submit a proposal to MOCA Tucson, please reach out at


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.

phone:520.624.5019 ext. 102


Alexis Page Smith
Director of Culture & Administration

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.

phone: 520.624.5019 ext. 106


Eli Burke
Education Director

What do you do at MOCA?
My official title is the Education Director. 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 the 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.

phone: 520.624.5019 ext. 103


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.

phone: 520.624.5019  ext. 105


Wesley Fawcett Creigh
Facilities Manager
What do you do at MOCA?
I help to keep our unique and fabulous building running and looking top-notch. I can often be found swinging a wrench, hammer, paintbrush, etc. on any one of our 3 floors. I write a lot of emails too.
Why work at MOCA?
There’s a new challenge every day which I appreciate because it keeps things fresh and different. We have a great team that I enjoy working with daily and I love catering to the diverse needs of the all the incredible artists we get to feature here.
What do you do when you’re not at MOCA?
When I’m not at MOCA I am at my home studio making my own work. I also love eating raw seafood (clams especially) on trips to Kino Bay.
phone: 520.624.5019 ext. 105


Megan Franz
MOCAshop Manager and Head of Visitor Services
What do you do at MOCA?
A lot! As Head of Visitor Services I’m in charge of all the volunteers and the museum internship program, which can be challenging but also fun. I manage the day-to-day operations of the exhibitions, and make sure that visitors have an enjoyable experience. I also run the gift shop, which allows me to express my creative voice at the museum through the cultivation and curation of the items. The majority of our products come from local artists and makers, and it’s great being able to showcase their work here at MOCA.
Why work at MOCA?
I actually interned at MOCA in 2015, and ever since then I’ve loved everything about it. Even though the space is small, MOCA is always doing big things and it’s exciting and rewarding to be a part of it all. But, it’s the staff that really makes MOCA a great place to work. We are a totally weird, awesome art family.

What do you do when you’re not at MOCA?

I love being outdoors and going on road trips, but you can also find me binge watching Netflix or painting in my studio.


Carrie Hess
What do you do at MOCA?
I manage the numbers!
Why work at MOCA?
I believe contemporary art is an important part of our culture, especially as Tucson continues to grow. The conversations it inspires us to have and the inspiration it instills in me to continue to think outside of the box, are truly rewarding reasons to work at MOCA.

What do you do when you’re not at MOCA?
I enjoy getting lost in the mountains for days, drinking good beer, and eating good food.



Marica Whittemore
Program Assistant
What do you do at MOCA?
I coordinate and plan the events and programming at MOCA, manage our online accounts, and a whole bunch of other stuff! It’s a busy job but each day is a new challenge and I love it.
Why work at MOCA?
Art is my passion – making it, looking at it, and most importantly, talking about it. Working at MOCA has given me a chance to be part of the conversation about contemporary art in our community.

What do you do when you’re not at MOCA?
Most of my time at home is spent hanging out with the world’s cutest puppy. When she lets me, I like to make art, drink wine, watch reality TV while making snarky commentary with my friends, and spend time outside. I’m currently completing my Master’s degree at the University of Arizona in Art and Visual Culture Education. 

phone:520.624.5019 ext. 104


Board of Directors

E. Courtney Johnson, President

Kira Dixon Weinstein, Vice President

Joanne Stuhr, Secretary

Sherman Bodner, Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair

Randi Dorman, Immediate Past President

Frances Allen

Carolyn Bass

Scott Brittenham

Karen Christensen

Terri Kessler

Taber K. MacCallum

Martha Macks-Kahn

Danny Vinik


Ambassador Council

James Allen

Robert Alpaugh

Jessica Baylon

Annamaria Biagini

Kim Bourn

John Burcher

Tony Canchola

Elizabeth Cherry

Susan Dubow

Lisa Greve

John Hudak

Rick Joy

Colleen LaFleur

Lisa Lovallo

Debi Chess Mabie

Karen Masbruch

Olivier Mosset

Mary Okoye

Denise Newton

Laura J. Pendleton-Miller

Corky Poster

Jane Poynter

Hope Reed

Coppelia Samaha

Patricia Schwabe

Stacey Spink

Evie Stefenson-Marquart

Jocelyn Blair Stoller

David Taylor

Kyria Sabin Waugaman

Eugenia Woods

Amy Zuckerman


Established by artists in 1997, MOCA is Tucson’s only museum devoted exclusively to contemporary art from around the globe. MOCA is committed to thinking globally, acting locally, and engaging with the 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.

Housed in a repurposed firehouse in Downtown Tucson, MOCA Tucson applies creative solutions to the problems of today and tomorrow through the vehicle of contemporary art. We create programming that is ambitious, innovative, and that is responsive to the wants and needs of our community. A pioneering museum of its kind in the community, MOCA Tucson currently hosts rotating exhibitions by locally, nationally, and internationally renowned contemporary artists—critical exhibitions that spur dialogue and that foster empathy between artists and audiences. Our bold programming is highly engaging for diverse audiences and creates a welcoming, inviting space for visitors to learn more about the changing world we live in. Now in its 20th year, MOCA Tucson is an important incubator and connector for contemporary art across the Southwest region and beyond.


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


Development and Membership Director
FTE, salary commensurate with experience


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


The Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson seeks a highly motivated, experienced, and detail-oriented Development and Membership Director. This position will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the Board of Directors to increase fundraising. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with Executive Director to create and implement a development plan that articulates focused strategies to meet short-term and long-term fundraising goals;
  • Work with Executive Director and Board to implement Major Gifts Program, including prospect research, cultivation, and stewardship of new and existing donors and members;
  • Manage member services program including acquisition, engagement, renewal, and stewardship. Maintain membership database in Neon and provide analysis on membership statistics and trends;
  • Assist Executive Director with drafting and submitting grant applications to private, government, and corporate foundations;
  • Solicit sponsorships and oversee coordination of major fundraising and VIP donor events;
  • Conceive and execute annual appeal, special appeals, and membership appeals;
  • Steward existing members through an array of special events and personal visits/communications to enhance renewal rates, increase upgrades, and make additional gifts. Generate new sources of revenue and increase acquisition of new member households;
  • Work with staff to develop a targeted communication strategy for new and existing members aimed at increasing member engagement. Coordinate email distributions lists and membership email schedule in collaboration with Executive Director and Communications Director;
  • Oversee data entry in Neon to ensure accurate processing of all membership acquisitions, renewals, upgrades, and contributions;
  • Create and implement integrated telemarketing campaigns onsite for member acquisitions and renewal campaigns; and,
  • Other duties as directed by the Executive Director.


MOCA Tucson seeks an individual with a minimum of 5 years’ successful fundraising track record; familiarity with contemporary art and museum fundraising; the capacity to formulate and implement fundraising strategies; successful record of achievement in major gift solicitations; strong interpersonal and excellent presentation and writing skills required. Must have strong computer skills including Word and Excel. Expertise with Neon or other donor management software highly desirable. The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Ability to work within a fast-paced environment, juggle multiple projects simultaneously with the ability to prioritize;
  • Strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills, ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion;
  • Ability to work as a team player and work with multiple constituencies;
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends for MOCA events;
  • Experience working with a diverse staff and board to collectively achieve strategic goals and priorities; and,
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and references to Alexis Smith at by June 1, 2018. Please do not contact us unless you are invited in for an interview.


Museum of Contemporary Art
265 South Church Avenue
Tucson, AZ, 85701

Hours of Operation: Wednesday – Sunday, 12-5pm

General Admission: $5
Students, Seniors, & Military with valid ID: $3 
Members: FREE
Always Free: Youth under 12
Free Day: Last Sunday of each month
Free 2nd Sunday for Cyclists: Bike to MOCA and receive free admission to the Museum the 2nd Sunday of the month.

Bicycles: MOCA is proud to be a League of American Bicyclists recognized Bronze Seal Bicycle Friendly Business! We are conveniently located half a mile from the Santa Cruz River Path, the El Paso + Southwestern Greenway and right off the Cushing bike route providing safe paths to the Museum with bicycle racks out front.

Parking: Metered parking (accepts both cash and card) is available in front of the Museum on McCormick St., and east of the Museum on Stone Ave. Paid parking is available in the Convention Center lot across Church Ave. and in the La Placita parking garage on Church Ave near Broadway Blvd. Free two-hour parking is available in the Barrio Viejo where Church Ave. becomes Convent Ave. across Cushing St. Accessible parking spots are

Accessibility Information: Designated accessible parking (with access to a ramp) is available on the south side of McCormick St in front of MOCA. Additional parking is available in the police station lot adjacent to MOCA to the east. MOCA has two accessible restrooms and all exhibition & lecture spaces are ADA compliant. MOCA is committed to providing access to the arts for everyone; any additional accommodations can be made by calling MOCA’s front desk at 520.624.5019.