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Volunteer Opportunities at Mesa Arts Center
Festivals/Special Events Aide, Mesa Arts Center
The purpose of the Festivals/Special Events Volunteer Program is to assist with annual campus-wide events. Community Events Aides assure that there is ample support to man the booths, run the programs, and provide information to the public. Festivals/Special Events hand out information on how to become involved with the Mesa Arts Center, direct the public to the theaters, box office, studios, gallery and greet the public with smiles!
ANNUAL COMMUNITY EVENTS:
Season Kick-Off ""Remix - Remaster" Event: September 13, 2013
Dia de los Muertos Festival: October 26-27, 2013
Fall Out to Lunch Concert Series: November 7 - December 19, 2013
Mesa Arts Festival: December 14-15, 2013
Spring Out to Lunch Concert Series: January 23 - March 27, 2014
spark! Mesa's Festival of Creativity: March 19-23, 2014
Special Event Support
Docent, Mesa Contemporary Arts (MCA)
Mesa Contemporary Arts relies on the community in order to support its five-gallery visual arts complex, education programs, and special events. A Docent is a teacher, serving MCA and the community in the field of art education. Docents are considered key MCA volunteers. The primary roles of a Docent are to serve as a host of the MCA to provide a welcoming atmosphere, serve as interpreters and tour guides helping to provide a deeper understanding and appreciation of the artwork, assist in preserving the collections by providing auxiliary security in the gallery, and prepare background information on the works of art in the collection.
MCA Opening Reception
Museum Greeters, Mesa Contemporary Arts (MCA)
Museum Greeters are primarily responsible for ensuring a welcoming and positive experience for all visitors to Mesa Contemporary Arts. Mesa Contemporary Arts relies on the community in order to support its five-gallery visual arts complex, education programs, and special events. Volunteers man the Admissions Desk at Mesa Contemporary Arts. Duties include: greet MCA visitors upon arrival and via phone, provide general campus directions and exhibit information, and answer questions and provide friendly customer service to all patrons in-person and via phone.
Tour Guide Ambassador, Mesa Arts Center
The purpose of the Ambassador program is to provide the community with detailed information about Mesa Arts Center by providing guided tours of the campus, including the theaters, studios, and shadow walk. The Tour Guides lead tours of 10-30 people throughout the campus of the Mesa Arts Center. Ambassadors receive training on touring methods and talking points of the campus. Public tours are provided at 12:00 p.m. every Wednesday. In addition, private tours will be scheduled as needed. All new Ambassadors will shadow several tours until they feel comfortable with leading on their own.
Tour Guide Ambassadors
Store Assistant, The MAC Store Artist Cooperative Gallery
The co-op is operated by the Mesa Arts Center Foundation. The Store Assistant provides critical support to the Store staff in order to more effectively serve the customers and Arts Center patrons. The primary roles of the Store Assistant are to creatively display merchandise to make the Store as appealing as possible to the public, assist customers in the selection of merchandise, receive and price Store merchandise, and answer questions and provide friendly customer service to all patrons. Store Assistants are encouraged to volunteer for one shift per week.
Usher, Performing Live (Theaters)
The Usher Program is the Center's largest volunteer program. The purpose of the Usher program is to enhance public service and improve operations at all Mesa Arts Center theater productions. 20 to 50 ushers are needed for each performance. The Ushers work in the front-of-house for all theater productions. The primary roles of an usher are to greet the patrons, assist patrons to the theaters and to the correct seating location, scan tickets, hand out performance programs, and assist with emergency procedures as necessary. Ushers are encouraged to volunteer for a minimum of 1 performance per month. All volunteers must attend new Usher orientation prior to entering the program. All active Ushers are required to attend Front of House emergency procedure and customer service training annually.
Instructors Aide, Art Studios
The Instructors Aides provide support to Mesa Arts Center art instructors and improve the students' classroom experience. The Aides assist students with projects, help with set-up and clean up of classrooms, provide administrative support and answer student questions. Most instructors prefer that the volunteer is knowledgeable in the art that is being taught (ceramics, metals, lapidary, etc). Time commitments are dependent upon class schedules. Most classes run 8-13 weeks in duration and there are three sessions per year.
Studio Instructors Aide
Ceramics Technical Aide, Art Studios
The purpose of the Technical Aide Program is to provide support to the Ceramics Instructors by assisting with duties that may have the potential to take them away from their classrooms and students. Some experience and/or knowledge of glazes, mixing chemicals, and kiln loading is preferred, but the Instructors are willing to train self-motivated quick learners with a strong background. The Technical Aide must have the ability to walk and stand for long periods of time and be able to bend and lift with ease.
Administrative Aide, Mesa Arts Center
Administrative Aides help to extend the services of the Mesa Arts Center Administrative Offices and increase public outreach. Aides may assist with event coordination, the recruitment, interview process, placement, and recognition of all volunteers, data entry, mailings, outreach, and other duties as assigned. An administrative background is preferred, as the volunteer will be working with computers on a regular basis. The Volunteer Office is staffed by an administrative volunteer on a daily basis.
Spanish Translator, Mesa Arts Center
The Mesa Arts Center recruits Spanish-speaking volunteers for all areas of the volunteer program.
Benefits for Active Volunteers
- Gain valuable experience in the arts
- Earn points while you volunteer to redeem for Mesa Arts Center class discounts, theater performance tickets, memberships, exclusive tours, and more!
- Give back to your community while enjoying and supporting the arts
- Annual appreciation and recognition events
- Meet new people, make new friends, and HAVE FUN!