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Volunteer

Welcome and thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Arkansas Arts Center! As a volunteer, you can support the Arkansas Arts Center mission to be an active partner in the educational, economic and cultural life of a diverse community; inviting discovery, creativity and learning through engagement with the visual and performing arts. Join our growing corps of passionate volunteers who provide invaluable assistance in departments throughout the Arts Center!

Our volunteers range in age, background, and experience, but all have at least one thing in common—a great love of the arts. You do not need an art background to be involved—we will train you! All we require is that you are willing to learn, flexible and enthusiastic!  

 Click Here to Submit a Volunteer Application

BENEFITS

  • A complimentary ticket for you when you volunteer for exhibitions, lectures, Children’s Theatre, or special events
  • Free museum membership after 60 volunteer hours
  • Discounts in the Museum Shop and Canvas restaurant
  • Students can get volunteer hours verified for honor societies and school credit
  • Annual recognition events
  • Working with an exciting, diverse team who loves the arts

OPPORTUNITIES

The Arts Center depends on volunteers to support a variety of departments and activities, from assisting visitors, working as ushers during Children’s Theatre performances, assisting in administrative offices, to giving state of the art education tours as docents. Here are a few of the ways you can help:

CHILDREN'S THEATRE TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Want to help make magic behind the scenes? Looking for a fun way to put your sewing or crafting skills to use? The Children’s Theatre seeks volunteers year-round for assistance in its costume shop, scene shop, and as run crew members backstage during Children’s Theatre performances. Training is provided to run crew members. Some experience preferred in costume and scene shops (i.e., painting and sewing). Volunteers commit on a per-show basis and earn complimentary tickets for their work. This position reports to the Stage Manager for the chosen production.

CHILDREN’S THEATRE USHER


Four to five volunteer ushers are needed for each performance. The primary responsibilities of an usher are to scan tickets, hand out playbills, assist with seating patrons as needed, and audience monitoring during performances. Daytime and evening shifts available. We also utilize ushers to work the concession stand for each performance. If unsold seats are available, ushers receive one complimentary ticket for the performance they usher. A great way to get the family involved at the AAC! This position reports to the Front of House Manager.

DOCENT

The friendly and knowledgeable docents at the Arkansas Arts Center are volunteers who are committed to educating the community about the arts. Docents conduct gallery tours each weekend of the Arts Center’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Acceptance to the docent program requires an interview and training sessions. This position reports to the Education Program Specialist.

EVENT SUPPORT


Be the host with the most at after-hours programs, members' receptions and other special events. Greet guests, usher, check coats, and assist event staff. You can also tap into your inner-bartender while serving wine and beer during Arts Center members’ receptions and lectures. Must be 21 years of age to bartend. This position reports to the Volunteer Coordinator.

WELCOME HOST/GREETER

Welcome Hosts/Greeters play one of the most important roles in the organization! YOU are their first person our visitors see and interact with when they arrive – you make the first impression! Welcome Hosts/Greeters greet our guests with a smile and friendly hello, assist with getting school group tours checked in and introduced to their Docent, help with traffic flow and wayfinding, assist with member check-in as needed, handout welcome brochures and maps, and assist with coat check. This position reports to Visitor Services Staff.

MUSEUM SCHOOL SALE

Volunteers are crucial to the success of the Arts Center’s annual Museum School Sale each November. There are several different volunteer positions available:

  • Greeter: Greet people at the door, hand out floor maps, answer questions, rotate among exhibitors to see if anyone needs a break or new receipt books.
  • Floater: Floaters are very versatile and assist Museum School Sale staff as an extra set of eyes, ears, and hands during the sale. Floaters help run receipt books and sale materials to artist booths, relieve volunteers at other stations for breaks, in addition to other duties as assigned by AAC Staff.
  • Package Hold Area: When customers purchase large items or multiple pieces of art, we will hold them, so they can continue to shop. Volunteers stationed here handle claim tickets, watch over items in the Holding Area, and assist as needed with transporting items to customer’s vehicles (or find someone to help with larger/heavier items).
  • Museum Shop Assistant: Help with the Arkansas Arts Center’s Museum Shop booth.

MUSEUM SHOP ASSISTANT


Museum Shop Assistants provide additional support to Museum Shop staff to more effectively serve Arts Center patrons. The primary responsibilities of Museum Shop Assistants are to help make the Shop as appealing as possible, help keep the shop tidy and clean, assist customers in the selection of merchandise, assist with gift wrapping patron purchases and corporate gifts, and provide friendly customer service to all patrons. These opportunities are mostly seasonal beginning in late November and throughout December. This position reports to the Museum Shop Manager.

CONTACT US

Leighanne Alford, Donor Stewardship & Volunteer Coordinator

Office: 501-396-0322

Email Leighanne Alford

Complete an application online and get started today!

Hours: Tues - Sat 10 AM - 5 PM | Sun 11 AM - 5 PM      Address: 9th & Commerce / MacArthur Park, P.O. Box 2137, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-2137      Phone: 501.372.4000

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