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Volunteer

Here you will find a number of ways to get involved at the Art Center!


 

Welcome to the Volunteer page. Here you will find a number of ways
to get involved at the Art Center!


We are also looking for interns!

 


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


PROGRAM PROMOTION

Do you and your friends love to volunteer at local non-profits as a way of giving back to your community while meeting new people and socializing? This is the perfect ongoing volunteer opportunity for you and your friends! Helen Day sends out regular program mailers, invitations, and notifications of events to our community and we need extra hands to help us stuff and seal envelopes to spread the news about the incredible upcoming programs! A great way to socialize while giving back. 

* Scheduling based on mailer, invitation, and postcard deadlines. 
* The volunteer will coordinate with the Operations Manager.
* Dexterity needed for repetitive movement. 

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ADMINISTRATION GURU

* Scheduling will be on a regular basis during office hours.
* The volunteer will coordinate with the Operations Manager and Executive Director.
* Data entry and statistics preparation.
* Filing and office organization.
* E-mail correspondence.
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 EXHIBITION SUPPORT

Do you like to work with your hands? Come help us return our gallery walls back to exhibition perfection as we deinstall one show to get ready for the upcoming one. Light spackling, sanding, and painting involved. Don't know how? Let us teach you! The responsibilities of the position include art handling, gallery room preparation, and other exhibition related activities.

Job Specifications
* The volunteer will coordinate with the Executive Director and the Gallery Manager.
* Art handling.
* Packaging documentation.
* Wall preparation.
* Lighting set-up.
* Hanging of the exhibitions, depending on experience or desire.
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ART CLASS SUPPORT

Do you love helping young artists create art? Then we need your art and student expertise! We are always looking for extra help from enthusiastic volunteers to help with our youth and teen programs. Come help with after school classes, summer camps, family events, or be a birthday party host! Teen volunteers welcome for Youth program support. 

The duties of the Art Class Support Volunteer at Helen Day Art Center are to help teachers in art classes, oversee class flow and facilitate class events. Class support can be provided for both Youth and Adult art classes.

Job Specifications
* The Art Class Support Volunteer position will require a commitment of the duration of the class session. Scheduling will be mostly during office hours and may require some Saturday availability.
* The volunteer will coordinate with the Education Coordinator and Program Assistant.
* Help facilitate classes by assisting teacher with class preparation.
* Supervising the correct use of materials by students.
* Making sure class room is properly set-up and clean.
* Documenting classes as well as managing feedback from students.
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EVENT VOLUNTEER EXTRAORDINAIRE

Do you enjoy going to HDAC events? Are you looking for more ways to be involved in your community? Volunteer at our many fun and diverse engagements! Assist at these recurring programs: Steamroller, Annual Gala Benefit, exhibition opening receptions, Student Art Show, Exposed. Walkabout, Birthday Parties, and Family Day. 

The duties of the Events Volunteer are to support the variety of community programs hosted by Helen Day Art Center.

Job Specifications
* Scheduling will be during office hours mainly but may require some evening and weekend flexibility depending on the project.
* The volunteer will coordinate with the Executive Director and the correspondent Event Committee.
* Help with set-up, clean-up, and during event.  
* Distribute internal and external communications related to the event.
* Provide a feed-back document at the end of the event.
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GALLERY DOCENT

Want to learn more about our exhibitions and contemporary art? Love sharing your knowledge to art goers? Come volunteer as a docent for our exhibitions! Meet locals, out-of-town guests, international tourists, and students! The duties of the Gallery Docent Volunteer at Helen Day Art Center are to provide gallery tours to visitors and school groups. Volunteer anytime during gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm.

Job Specifications
* Scheduling will be mostly during afternoons but may require morning tours while schools are in session.
* The volunteer will coordinate with the Education Coordinator and Gallery Manager.
* Offering educational tours to school groups.
* Offering brief informative tours to daily visitors.
* Document and research related to current exhibit.
* Document gallery visitors.
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POSTER RUNNER

Do you like to spend time outside walking around different Vermont towns? This is the volunteer opportunity for you! Help us spread information about upcoming events, classes, and exhibitions at HDAC by putting up our posters around Stowe and surrounding areas! It's fun! As you stroll around town, pop into different shops and venues to hang up HDAC posters. 

Job Specifications 
* Must have access to car, valid driver's licence, and walking mobility to drive and walk around Stowe, Waterbury, Montpelier, Morrisville, Colchester, Winooski, Waitsfield, Jeffersonville, Johnson, and Burlington. Note: poster run might only contain three of four of the towns listed. 
* The volunteer will coordinate with Operations Manager & Gallery Manager. 
* Creative ability to rearrange poster boards to fit HDAC poster. 
* Enjoys working independently. 
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GRAPHIC DESIGN

The duties of the Design Volunteer at Helen Day Art Center are to collaborate in the design of exhibition materials, promotional collateral, and other supporting materials for the program activities of the Art Center.

Job Specifications
* The Graphic Design Volunteer position will require a commitment of 20 hours per month for a period of two to three months. Scheduling is flexible to the volunteer’s needs and projects sometimes can be achieved remotely.
* The volunteer will coordinate with the designated contact person for each specific project.
* Upon receiving details on the event/exhibit to promote HDAC, the volunteer is expected to produce three design options.
* Design credit will be given in all printed materials.
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PHOTOGRAPHY

The duties of the Photography Volunteer at Helen Day Art Center are to document program activities with photographs, audio and video. Document Tours, artist talks, public programs and other examples of our constituents experiencing HDAC.

Job Specifications
* The Photography Volunteer position will require a commitment of 20 hours per month most of the year except for winter, when the commitment will be of 20 hours. The position can be taken for a monthly commitment. Scheduling will depend on classes, events and the Art Center’s opening hours. It may require some evening or weekend availability.
* The volunteer will coordinate with the department of education or exhibitions regarding the events that will be documented.
* The volunteer finishes his/her task by delivering photographs in three different digital formats: print quality large and small; and web quality.
* Photo credit will be presented whenever possible.
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Volunteer opportunities are available year-round.
To apply: Send a resume and cover letter to:

Chiyomi McKibbin 
Operations Manager/Program Assistant
Helen Day Art Center
90 Pond St. P.O. Box 411
Stowe, VT 05672
802.253.8358
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NOTE: all volunteer positions are UNPAIDspace


 

Love art? Great working with young children? Looking for a fun meaningful summer experience while fulfilling community service hours?

We're looking for teens to help our art teachers with younger students at summer art camps. Summer Camps begin June 20.

 
Contact Susan at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or call 802.253.8358

 

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