Volunteer with the Shemer Art Center & Museum
Volunteering is a great way to both connect with the community and give something back. The Shemer Art Center has many opportunities for you to donate time that will help us be able to sustain and grow our programming. Take part in helping the Center fulfill our mission of “Nurturing Creativity and Imagination Through Art.”
For more information on how to become a volunteer, click here.
Here are some great opportunities to put both your talents and your spare time to use in our community!
Visitor Services Volunteers
Work 3-6 hours per week at the Information Desk and gallery spaces. Greet visitors and provide information about the history of the Shemer, its exhibitions, programs, and events.
Children’s Class Assistants
Assist instructors with preparation and implementation of youth classes, such as our summer camp. Help supervise and assist students in their projects. Report to instructor and staff, shifts scheduled for duration of one class session (3-5 hours/day).
Gift Shop Attendants
Welcome visitors, assist with art selection, and keep accurate records of gift shop inventory. Assist Shemer staff in shop maintenance and other tasks as needed.
Communications & Public Relations Volunteers
Work with Shemer staff in creating and distributing PR materials, updating social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), and other administrative tasks with a focus on publicity.
Fundraising Event Coordinators
Will work with staff, marketing specialist, and board members on monthly networking events (Neighborhood Receptions, Artist Cafes) and other fundraising endeavors. Volunteers will develop new and imaginative fundraising activities to support the Center; help plan fundraisers and benefits including our annual Sunday@Shemer Family Arts Festival, Frida’s Fiesta – Girls Night Outside, our annual Festival of Trees, and our online furniture auction.
Lead tours of Shemer’s exhibitions and special exhibitions for schools, public, and private audiences. Provide visitors with questions and context with which to view current exhibitions.
Facilities & Grounds Volunteers
Assist with installation of various outdoor exhibits including the Sculpture Garden. Some volunteers will also help maintain the outdoor flora.
Assist in clerical duties, including data entry, filing, preparing mailings, answering phones, preparing for classes and meetings, creating and updating documents; acting as a Visitor Service Volunteer or performing other tasks as needed.
Assist in the installation and de-installation of work in rotating galleries, this includes preparatory tasks (painting, hanging), collections management and registration tasks (documenting), as well as curatorial tasks (assisting with the placement and interpretation of works).
Help assure ready access to information about the art and artists represented in the museum’s collection by filing materials, shelving books and magazines, clipping newspaper articles, and working on special projects. Will also assist in loaning materials to Shemer Art Center students.
Special Event Volunteers
May perform a variety of tasks including checking-in guests at admissions, handing out programs, acting as Artist Ambassadors, and helping guests find their way at events like Sunday@Shemer.
2015 Event Volunteer Opportunities:
September Neighborhood Reception
October Neighborhood Reception, Artist Café
Sunday@Shemer, November 1, 2015
November Neighborhood Reception, Artist Café
December Neighborhood Reception, Artist Café