Staff

Molly Unline-Olmstead, Executive Director

erin smiling Molly Uline-Olmstead is an artist, creative space-maker, and arts professional living and working in Columbus, Ohio. Most recently she was the Manager for Studio Initiatives at the Columbus Museum of Art where she designed and led studio programming for visitors of all ages and backgrounds. She collaborated with Columbus-based artists on special projects and participatory experiences in the museum and the community. In addition she managed the Studio space and a team of Program Associates who helped facilitate programs and made the Studio a welcoming, open, and exciting place to share ideas, collaborate with others, and experiment with materials. Prior to CMA she worked at the Ohio History Connection in a few positions including State Coordinator for Ohio History Day and Project Director for several National Endowment for the Humanities and Department of Education grants. She has also worked at a few other arts organizations around town including the Urban Arts Space, Ohio Art League, and Richard M. Ross Art Museum. Molly is thrilled to be joining the VSA Ohio team and is looking forward to a new and exciting chapter in the organization’s future. Some of her favorite things include running, kayaking, camping, researching obscure historical events, and making art, usually with collage or fiber.

Megan Fitze, MA Director of Programs

Megan Fitze is thrilled to join the VSA Ohio team and continue pursuing her passion for accessibility in the arts. Most recently, Megan worked for Massillon Museum as Education and Outreach Manager. While at the Museum, she co-established an accessibility committee, created audio descriptive and sensory tours, and developed a sensory room. Before Massillon Museum, Megan worked with Dublin Arts Council serving first as Education and Outreach Coordinator, and then hired as the Director of Education & Special Projects. Through her work, she generated educational, hands-on programming for the Visual Arts Series in conjunction with local school systems. She was also the chief administrator for Dublin Arts Council’s annual B.R.E.A.D! Festival, an arts-based multicultural community festival. Megan has additionally worked for the Columbus Metropolitan Library as a Ready to Read Specialist and Global Gallery, a Fair Trade non-profit, in Columbus, Ohio. 

In her free time, Megan loves traveling all over Ohio with her husband, Josh, and baby, Wesley, to experience the diverse cultural institutions and events Ohio offers. She currently serves on the Ohio Alliance for Art Education board of directors. Megan received her M.A. in Art Education with a specialization in Museum Education and Administration in 2016 from The Ohio State University. She received her B.S. in Sociology from Manchester College (now Manchester University) in North Manchester, Ind., in 2004.

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.

 

OPENINGS

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 or to apply, email info@vsao.org or call 614-241-5325.

Volunteers
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.