From exhibit planning to installation, organizing opening receptions, and welcoming and educating the public, volunteers are vital to keeping The Umbrella’s gallery spaces humming with art and activity. As we expand our exhibition spaces and available programming, the Visual Arts program is looking to add to their cohort of Gallery Ambassadors.
This volunteer program offers an opportunity to gain experience and knowledge of a non-profit arts organization and insight into the Greater Boston arts community. Gallery Ambassadors are the face of The Umbrella and an important link between our programs, gallery and our public. They oversee the safety of exhibited work while creating a welcoming environment for visitors. They are also required to attend mandatory gallery and visitor service training.
Gallery Ambassador responsibilities include:
Opening and closing gallery
Enforcing gallery rules in a polite but firm manner
Collecting visitor information
Becoming knowledgeable about the exhibit and artists on view
Initiating and encouraging dialogue with and among visitors
Serving as a general resource for our public by providing information about The Umbrella programs, exhibits, performances and events
Assisting in event/performance production in the gallery
We offer Ambassadors:
Invitations to exclusive talks given by artists, performers, curators, etc
Valuable visitor service training including an introduction to educational theories and techniques
Professional gallery operations experience
Opportunities to work with The Umbrella staff, as well as artists, curators, special guests
Opportunities to create new relationships and networks
We are looking for volunteers with:
- Interest in the arts
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively
- Ability to communicate progress, challenges and setbacks
- Interest in being an ambassador and resource to the public;
- Availability for a regular weekly shift and required training (Gallery Schedule and Volunteer hours will be coordinated with the center’s needs and current volunteers)
How To Apply:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume and note of interest in the position by January 4, 2019 to be considered for the Spring 2019 cohort.
March 01, 2019
About this Organization:
The Umbrella Community Arts Center, (formerly Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts), is located at 40 Stow Street in downtown Concord. Our mission is to enrich lives and build a vibrant community through the arts. We inspire creativity, learning, and personal growth through education, performing and visual arts, cultural events, and community collaborations. Each year we engage, excite, and educate people of all ages – from toddlers to seniors – in the arts. Our performing arts and events draw thousands to our 400-seat theater. We present approximately 10 exhibitions per year including curated, juried, and non-juried exhibitions and works by local, regional, and national artists. Our popular Musketaquid arts and environment program links discovery of art with passion for nature. And, our community of 50 artists adds tremendous vitality and inspiration. For more information, please visit www.theumbrellaarts.org.