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The Art Center is staffed by dozens of dedicated volunteers. Some people put in regular hours and some complete a specific task. You can take on an ongoing project, like Monthly Mailings, and work a few days a month. If you don’t have a lot of time, then you can still be a gallery docent.

Volunteering to be a docent is easy, just check out our Docent Calendar to see what 3-hour shifts are available.

Volunteer Position Descriptions

Public Relations/Marketing Manager

Job Description:

We are seeking a media relations and marketing manager to play an integral role in public/media relations, and content creation for our organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Connect with influential media outlets and journalists to place stories about organization news.
  • Assist with event planning, including working with vendors and event coordinators.
  • Collaborate with department heads to craft and pitch press releases and announcements.
  • Establish a sustainable, strategic approach to PR based on adding value to media outlets and event managers, not just asking for it.
  • Create and maintain metrics reports on marketing and sales activities, effectiveness, and business impact.
  • Analyze marketing and sales data to develop insights and make recommendations on areas for optimization.
  • Evaluate new technologies and add-on applications to improve and optimize marketing team performance.

Requirements:

  • Technically capable, excellent communicator, with past experience in public relations, content marketing, or relationship management.
  • Skilled in creating, editing, and promoting written and visual content.
  • Ideal candidate will have experience pitching, crafting, and placing content externally through guest blogging or op-ed development and experience with event management and sponsorships.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time in a rapidly changing work environment.
Email Marketing Manager

Job Description:

Do you have a knack for getting the right emails into the right inboxes at the right times? Do you live to see those open and clickthrough rates climb higher and higher? We’re seeking an expert email marketer to join our team. You’ll be expected to develop and track email campaigns to ultimately increase our organization’s email marketing success.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage various email campaigns, including the template designs, calls-to-action, and content used in our email sends.
  • Segment lists based on behaviors like past email engagement and website interactions (content downloads, site page visits, etc.).
  • Work to minimize list decay and unsubscribes while increasing the productivity of our email sends.
  • Develop documentation and road maps for processes, A/B tests, and promotions that succeed through email.

Requirements:

  • Past experience with email marketing, lead nurturing, marketing automation, and web analytics.
  • Excellent understanding of email marketing concepts and metrics such as Sender Score, deliverability, and sender reputation.
  • Proficiency in email marketing and marketing automation technology.
  • Highly analytical and able to derive meaning from data through A/B testing and email optimization.
  • Excellent writer and communicator (in both the written and verbal form), skilled in creating, editing, and promoting written and visual content.
Blog Manager

Job Description:

We are seeking a savvy wordsmith to join our team. Candidate must have a knack and love for writing, a comprehensive understanding of the arts, and experience in blogging to achieve business goals. The blogger will be expected to sustain and develop the organization’s voice across all blog content.

Responsibilities:

  • Writing various types of articles on a wide range of topics for our blog.
  • Providing feedback to other contributors, and editing other writers’ content.
  • Optimizing content for search engines and lead generation.
  • Conducting analytical projects to improve blog strategies/tactics.
  • Growing blog subscribers, converting visitors into leads, and expanding our blog’s overall reach.

Requirements:

  • A passion and strong understanding of the arts and our organization’s mission.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to adopt the style, tone, and voice of our organization’s various types of content.
  • An analytical mind and interest in using data to optimize/scale blog marketing strategies and tactics.
  • Excellent organizational skills to work independently and manage projects with many moving parts.
  • 2-3 years of marketing and content creation experience.
Social Media Manager

Job Description:

Do you tweet, share, and post to social media in your sleep? Do you know what it takes to grow an online community? We’re looking for a social media manager to manage our social media accounts by implementing strategies and tactics that grow our followers, engage and retain them, and help convert them into customers, active fans, and promoters of our company. You should have command of best practices and trends in social media marketing, enjoy being creative, and understand how to both build and convert a digital audience.

Responsibilities:

  • Build and manage the company’s social media profiles and presence, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and additional channels that may be deemed relevant.
  • Create shareable content appropriate for specific networks to spread both our brand and our content.
  • Monitor and engage in relevant social discussions about our organization, and/or industry, both from existing leads and customers as well as from brand new audiences.
  • Run regular social promotions and campaigns and track their success (e.g. Twitter chats, LinkedIn discussions, etc.).
  • Work alongside other marketers and content marketers to help distribute content that educates and entertains our audience and supports marketing goals.
  • Drive consistent, relevant traffic and leads from our social network presence.
  • Explore new ways to engage and identify new social networks to reach our target audience.
  • Track, measure, and analyze all initiatives to report on social media ROI.

Requirements:

  • Active and well-rounded personal presence in social media, with a command of each network and their best practices.
  • Excellent communicator and creative thinker, with an ability to use both data and intuition to inform decisions.
  • Proficiency in using social media software to monitor social media conversations. You will be our ear to the ground to route the appropriate marketer, sales rep, and/or support rep to social conversations.
  • Bonus experience and skills include Adobe Creative Suite, demand generation, inbound marketing, and blogging.
Docent

REPORT TO
Volunteer Coordinator
DUTIES
Keep Gallery open.  Greet visitors.  Answer questions.  Make sales in Gallery & Gift shop. Clean areas as needed.  Close gallery at 6 p.m.
LENGTH OF COMMITMENT
1 day (3 hr time slot)/month
SCHEDULE
3 Hrs time slots:  noon – 3,  3 – 6 pm
SKILLS
Comfortable talking with people; answer phone.  Read Docent Info Instruction book
KNOWLEDGE
Docent Information Book, write receipts, make change, use charge machine
TRAINING PROVIDED
Docent training provided on a yearly basis.
BENEFITS
Get to know what is going on at the Center, Enjoy a new exhibit each month, work on your own artwork during docent time.  Wi-Fi available.

Curatorial Assistant

REPORT TO
Curatorial Committee Chair
DUTIES
–       Arrange for consultation and delivery of art from local artists.
–       Catalogue art from local artists (log book).
–       Maintain inventory lists (log book).
–       Submit Payment request monthly for artists’ sales/commissions to be paid.
–       Help arrange art in a pleasant display.
LENGTH OF COMMITMENT
Minimum 3 months
SCHEDULE
One day/week, 2 Hrs, to be coordinated with support staff – usually Tuesdays afternoons
SKILLS
General office skills;  must write legibly
KNOWLEDGE
Basic merchandise display techniques
TRAINING PROVIDED

–     Bookkeeping training
–     Curate / hang exhibitions

BENEFITS

–       –     Hands on learning on how to Curate / Hang Exhibitions
–       –     Meet new artists.
–       –     Work with terrific support staff!
–       –     Helping the Art Center support so many!

Volunteer Coordinator

REPORT TO
Curatorial Chair, Exhibit Curator, Events Chair, Board of Directors
DUTIES
Organize list of volunteers, help coordinate Docent Schedule, monthly mailings, special events
LENGTH OF COMMITMENT
2 days/month: exhibit take-ins, mailings (around 20th of month)
SCHEDULE
Monthly: 4 – 6 hrs, special events:  5 hrs/event
SKILLS
Comfortable talking with people, asking them to volunteer, and problem solving
KNOWLEDGE
Docent Information Book
TRAINING PROVIDED
Initial training with staff & current coordinator
BENEFITS
Get to know what is going on at the Center, help make the Center a successful, smooth running place

Docent Coordinator

REPORT TO
Curatorial Chair, Exhibit Curator
DUTIES
Organize list of Docents, keep Docent Schedule, call docents with reminders
LENGTH OF COMMITMENT
1 Year (with month off when needed)
SCHEDULE
5 days/week call docents/reminders;  monthly exhibit take-in (sign up docents)
SKILLS
Comfortable talking with people, asking them to volunteer, and problem solving
KNOWLEDGE
Docent Information Book
TRAINING PROVIDED
Initial training with staff & current coordinator
BENEFITS
Get to know what is going on at the Center, help make the Center a successful, smooth running place

Publicity

REPORT TO
Publicity Chair, Education Chair, Events Chair
DUTIES
Collect and disseminate Art Center Information, press releases,
LENGTH OF COMMITMENT
Minimum 1 year
SCHEDULE
Weekly, Monday morning PRs, on-line entries for various media
SKILLS
E-mail, FAX, graphic design, communication skills
KNOWLEDGE
Word processing, editing
TRAINING PROVIDED
Current templates provided
BENEFITS
Get to know what is going on at the Center.  Learn how publicity gets sent out county wide and beyond.  Make connections with local media

Grants Writer

REPORT TO
Board of Directors
DUTIES
Research grant funding possibilities, coordinate with Board on grant content, respond to grant deadlines, write grant reports on completed grant activities.
LENGTH OF COMMITMENT
Minimum 1 year
SCHEDULE
Depends on Grant Cycle: mostly Sept & October, 80 hrs +
SKILLS
On-line research; Organizational skills, Response to RFPs (requests for proposals), grant writing, English grammar and punctuation; Finance & budgeting, detail oriented.
KNOWLEDGE
Word processing/editing
TRAINING PROVIDED
Examples of Art Center’s successful grants in Word format, Grant Writing Workshops through the Community Foundation
BENEFITS
Get to know what is going on at the Center.  Help the Art Center be successful in finding support for programs.  Meet local grant funders.  Increased awareness of what’s happening within our community county-wide.