Erin Hoppe, Executive Director
erin smiling Erin has a decade of experience working in the cultural sector as an administrator, researcher and advocate. She has a Masters in Cultural Policy & Arts Administration from The Ohio State University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego. Previous professional experience includes The Kennedy Center and American Institutes for Research, and internships with the Smithsonian Institution and National Endowment for the Arts. Erin currently serves on the boards of VSA Affiliate Council, Columbus Arts Marketing Association and Ohio Citizens for the Arts. Erin is a native Californian who fell in love with Ohio. She is passionate about promoting inclusion, advancing creativity, developing life-long learning opportunities, birding, and exploring the world.

Cole Garlando, Program Assistant
cole in the sunCole is a maker. Dance art, poetry & fiction, experimental film.
Credentials: MFA Dance from The Ohio State University; BFA Dance from Ohio University, Athens; member Dance Studies Association, American Art Therapy Association, Fractured Atlas. Ni/Cole makes, collaborates, and facilitates creative expression in Columbus and in travel stateside and abroad while continuing to research and play in autœthnographic documentation and interdisciplinary collaboration as process and product. 


Linda Johnson, Administrative Assistant
Linda Johnson has worked part-time for VSA Ohio and the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education for over 10 years. She is an avid volunteer involved in Sigma Phi Gamma sorority, TWIG of Children’s Hospital, and Tabitha Circle. Linda loves to knit, craft and sew.




Social Media Intern

Unpaid / Academic Credit Eligible

VSA Ohio seeks a social media intern to create engaging content which conveys the impact of our mission and programs. The Social Media Intern position is well-suited to creative, detail-oriented people who are self-motivated and have a passion for arts, access, and inclusion.

This position requires a self-starter with the ability to research independently and work remotely. Ideal candidates are exceptionally adept on social media platforms with strong communication skills and attention to detail. Position will work directly with Program Assistant and Executive Director.


Development & Records Intern

Unpaid / Academic Credit Eligible

VSA Ohio seeks a Development & Records Intern to contribute to the sustainability and growth of a statewide nonprofit. Primary tasks include documenting organizational history and developing accurate/comprehensive contacts system for communication and development activities. The Intern will work closely with VSAO’s executive director and program assistant. This is an excellent opportunity to make a large contribution to a small nonprofit while developing a portfolio of non-profit skills. Candidates should have an interest in non-profit administration, development, arts, education, and/or disability.

  • For more information on the intern positions, email Erin at
  • Position is open until filled.
  • VSA Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and open to your needs.


We're always looking for enthusiastic individuals with a variety of interests and skills to help advance our mission. Your assistance can be provided in terms of office administration, archiving, programs, events, and more.
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