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If you’re interested in meaningful work, compassionate community, and being part of a mission-driven organization that strives to advance social justice through the arts, Spiral Q is the place for you. We are a small but far-reaching team, and we include a cohort of artists and educators who work on a per-project basis, and a corps of emerging leaders who apprentice through our partnerships with area universities.

As a nonprofit organization, Spiral Q has consistently been at the forefront of arts and organizing. From nurturing creative community dialogue around critical social issues, to producing large-scale cultural events, and designing arts and educational programs that connect communities to social movements, we cultivate creative leadership and advance collaborative and cooperative approaches to community-building. Spiral Q is a place where people from all walks of life come to inspire others and be inspired, to invigorate and be invigorated, to witness and be witnessed.

Here, you can participate in a thriving learning community where we listen to learn and learn to listen, advance social justice principles and practices in arts and community building, and value the contributions of each and every community member. Join our Spiral Q team as a teaching artist, apprentice or volunteer and learn firsthand just how rewarding mission-driven, meaningful work can be!



Spiral Q seeks seasoned, innovative art educators with commitments to social change to join our pool of artists to lead in-school arts residencies, where students work collaboratively in small groups, resulting in “Parade Ready” works. Ideal candidates will understand the power of art, arts education in relation to the formal education system, and social justice. They will be undaunted and creative problem solvers, quick on their feet, and demonstrate an ability to engage, challenge, and interest people of all ages through the arts. Applications are rolling. Click on the link above for more information about teaching artist positions with Spiral Q.


Spiral Q seeks fearless college and university students to join our pool of promising, powerful apprentices. Come develop professional skills in a supportive work environment while learning the ins and outs of art-making and risk-taking. Candidates will demonstrate the capacity to handle exciting responsibilities for Spiral Q, and work in areas that develop their natural strengths and abilities. Click on the link above for more information about apprenticeship positions with Spiral Q.

Administrative & Operations Associate

Design and Digital Production Assistant

Development & Communications Associate

Marketing & Social Media Assistant

Program Assistant

Program Associate

Studio Assistant


Spiral Q is always in need of can-do attitudes and courageous sets of hands and hearts. Help make Spiral Q events and programs possible! Volunteer at a special event or parade, schedule regular hours at Spiral Q headquarters, or get hands-on training in classrooms or in performances. We are always seeking involvement from people of all backgrounds, fields and skill sets to lend us their time and talent! Click on the link above to fill out a volunteer application or reach out directly to community [at] spiralq [dot] org for more information.