Volunteers are vital to the smooth functioning of the arts center. Opportunities are available for those of all skill and experience levels: assisting in arts and crafts activities, making snacks, performing general handy work, developing art exhibits, creating a garden, contributing to our newsletter, singing with kids, assisting with administrative tasks, and many more. Below are some positions for which we are currently seeking volunteers:
Special Event Volunteers: Hamilton Hill Arts Center organizes many exciting and important events throughout the year, such as Kwanzaa, Juneteenth, and Culturefest. These events require many hands, and you can help! Volunteers are often needed to take tickets at the doors, to sell goods from the Kuumba Krafts stand, to paint faces, and much more! Opportunities are available for all who are interested.
Art Teachers, Youth Workers: Students in art, music, theater and dance are invited to share their interests with child and adult visitors to the arts center. Interns will gain experience in designing curriculum and in working with students. This year we want to revive the photography program and are particularly interested in assistance with computer graphics and communication projects and computer-generated music projects.
Arts Management: Participate in marketing, promotion, fundraising and gallery management. Better your skills in grantsmanship, writing press releases, designing posters and publicity materials. Follow ideas from inception to completion and meet local and national artists of all disciplines.
Business Management: Interns interested in learning to operate small businesses can assist in managing the Kuumba Krafts Online Boutique. Bring your ideas and energy to help build this hidden treasure into profitable retail outlet for local artists and art center students.
For more than 40 years, AmeriCorps*VISTA members have been helping bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members serve full-time for a year at Hamilton Hill Arts Center. These positions are paid and receive many benefits. For more information about AmeriCorps and the VISTA program, visit www.americorps.org. At Hamilton Hill Arts Center, we have two AmeriCorps*VISTA positions:
Grant Writer: This position creates financial stability through grantwriting and fundraising to more effectively carry out Hamilton Hill Arts Center's mission to provide free and low-cost arts programs. This position is currently open. Apply today!
Program Development Specialist: This position will research, test and evaluate art-based programs of interest to adults in the Hamilton Hill Area and African-Amerian community. The programs developed should be self-supporting and fulfill the creative needs of the community. This position is currently open. Apply today!
Hamilton Hill Arts Center
409 Schenectady Street
Schenectady, NY 12307
Tel: 518.346.1262 / Fax: 518.346.2625
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