Volunteer Opportunities in the Arts
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Opportunities range from volunteer activations to skills sharing tasks. Here is a listing of current volunteer opportunities for dozens of arts groups. Sign up HERE to be an ABC Arts Insider and receive our monthly Arts Action engagement email.
NEW SKILLS BASED OPPORTUNITIES: you can list skills based opportunities. These Express Volunteer opportunities need to be focused on one doable goal. For example an account to help you do a budget, a social media expert to help you build a facebook event page, a marketing professional to help you design a marketing plan for one performance or event.
PRESS RELEASE WRITER - FANTASY THEATRE FACTORY AT THE SANDRELL RIVERS THEATER
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Avenue view map
Description: Fantasy Theatre Factory, celebrating its 42nd season in the 2019/20 season, is seeking a volunteer who is able to write press releases on behalf of the organization's many campaigns: State-wide and national touring theater for young audiences (including grant funded shows and book give-away, free in-school performances of shows on conservation, sensory friendly matinee), programming at the Sandrell Rivers Theater, Theater Arts Summer Camp, Rental Opportunities, Community Special Events, Co-production and Partnership opportunities, etc. Candidate is able to volunteer in a virtual capacity, or on-site at the Sandrell Rivers Theater, working closely with the organization's leadership team.
Benefits: Volunteer would be recognized on Fantasy Theatre Factory's website, and in playbill/programs. Volunteer will have access to FTF produced and presented performances, and/or skilled performers, at free or discounted pricing commensurate with contributions made to the the organization. Volunteer would also received discounts to other theater productions made available through Fantasy Theatre Factory's membership and association.
CALL FOR GRANT PANELISTS - MIAMI-DADE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
111 NW 1 Street, Miami, FL 33128 view map
Description: The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs invites members of the community to apply to serve as a volunteer grant panelist. The Department seeks individuals interested in reviewing applications for cultural grant funding from Miami-Dade County, through the Cultural Affairs Council and administered by the Department of Cultural Affairs. Each year the Department of Cultural Affairs relies on the services of many volunteer panelists, who review and evaluate grant applications and make funding recommendations. Panelists help maintain a fair and open process and assist in the continuous development of Miami-Dade County’s artistic and cultural communities by bringing their expertise to the panel review process. Panels are comprised of artists, arts-related professionals, educators, community members, business leaders and others with current or prior active involvement in the arts.
Benefits: Prospective panelists should possess experience in one or more of the following areas: - Knowledge of and familiarity with Miami-Dade County’s non-profit arts community; - Artistic experience in an arts discipline (music, theatre, visual arts, etc.) as a creator, administrator, board member and/or general supporter of the arts; - Experience in non-profit sector or arts management, including, but not limited to, organizational planning & management, finance & accounting, development & fundraising or marketing; - Arts education; - Experience with cultural facilities and venues (acquisition, building, renovation, management) as an architect, contractor, builder, operations/programming manager and/or owner.
VOLUNTEER, AND HELP US CRAFT CONFIDENCE VIA ARTS, CRAFTS, COOKING PROJECTS AND MORE! - CRAFTING CONFIDENCE
Various venues around Miami.
4314 SW 12 Street view map
Description: Crafting Confidence brings complete arts, crafts, cooking, jewelry, photography and other projects to various locations that challenge the participants and increase their self esteem while having fun and learning something new. We work with girls, boys, men and women all across Miami-Dade County. We're looking for happy, optimistic helpers, who like people and are responsible. You don't need an art background, or experience, but do need a positive attitude and a can-do spirit! Lastly, if you know an organization looking for great projects, please let us know!
Benefits: The greatest benefit you can receive is a great feeling when you are helping others. We find that we leave as happy as the participants after every project. This volunteer job could possibly lead to paid, part-time work in the future.
SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT - MIAMIARTZINE.COM
245 SE 1st Street, Suite 331, Miami view map
Description: miamiartzine.com is looking for someone to post content that will drive viewers to website's original reviews and previews, calendar, and photo galleries, by utilizing its Instagram page to get more awareness to www.miamiartzine.com. We are an online arts magazine focused on Miami Beach but also all of Miami Dade and Broward County. Opportunity for possible position as social media manager if we find the right fit.
Benefits: Tickets to shows, be part of a vibrant arts organization that has been around for 14 years. Interested in arts writing? Learn how to cover live shows and be a reviewer and build a portfolio with your byline. We are also looking for input from someone who knows social media. Also, we have an office in Miami if you would like to have a place to work, but mostly we're looking for someone who just wants to keep our social media accounts, especially Instagram, active.
GENERAL SUPPORT STAFF - BALLET FLAMENCO LA ROSA, INC
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa Studios
74 NE 150 St view map
Description: Description: We are looking for motivated individuals who are passionate about the arts to help us with our professional dance company and school. Support needed for our season of performances including marketing, administrative assistance, telemarketing, photography/film editing and archives, organizing the facility and office and backstage assistance.
Benefits: We will provide complementary tickets to our events and experience in many areas of the non-profit world.
SUMMER VOLUNTEERS - MIAMI CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
Miami Children's Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132 view map
Description: Miami Children's Museum has many volunteer opportunities for teens (ages 16 and up), adults and groups. Volunteers interact, teach and inspire museum visitors. It is through a volunteers graciously donated time and talents that we can better meet our mission - to enrich the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling children to realize their highest potential. We are always looking for energetic individuals to help us bring the Museum to life. Throughou the year volunteers will have the opportunity to join us during weekdays or weekends assisting with countless activities and interacting with thousands of visitors.
Benefits: Volunteers will be able to visit other cultural institutions for a discounted rate. After 100 hours, volunteers will have the opportunity to be nominated for the Presidential Volunteer Award. End of the Summer volunteer appreciation party. Community service hours letter.
USHERING AT SANDRELL RIVERS THEATER! - FANTASY THEATRE FACTORY AT THE SANDRELL RIVERS THEATER
Sandrell Rivers Theater
6103 NW 7th Avenue view map
Description: Fantasy Theatre Factory volunteer supports all front-of-house duties and customer relations during performances and special event. Volunteers will greet, offer information and direction, ensure patrons are in a safe and comfortable environment and communicate house policies, such as photography, cell phone use, etc. Volunteers will undergo an orientation and tour prior to their first volunteer assignment. Volunteers are also needed for work on props, off-site event coordination and clerical support, which can be a virtual opportunity.
Benefits: As a means to THANK the volunteer for their time, Fantasy Theatre Factory will: • FTF volunteers "attend" all available live theatre and music performances, playreadinfs, • FTF will recognize FTF's volunteer corp on stage during the curtain speech ; and • FTF will recognize FTF's volunteer corp on printed programs • FTF will offer the volunteer two (2) premier seats to any of it's upcoming shows • ...and of course, volunteer services hours for anyone who requires it for professional development course work, graduate degree or Presidential Volunteer Service Award.
PROVIDING ACCESS TO BOOKS FOR CHILDREN - READ TO LEARN BOOKS FOR FREE @ MIAMI BOOK FAIR
600 Biscayne Blvd, 5th Floor, Miami, FL, 33132 view map
Description: We have 60 free bookshelves full of age-appropriate free books in targeted locations, and deliver approximately 4,500 books per week to keep them stocked. We need volunteers in our office to help us unpack, organize, sticker, and prepare books for our drivers to deliver. Shift sign-up is required. Volunteers can also organize book drives at schools, businesses, and local organizations. Due to the large volume of books we provide to the community, we are always in need of book donations.
Benefits: Volunteering for Read to Learn Books for Free is a great way to get credit for service hours for school or other organizations and also supporting a great cause. By volunteering, you are assisting our program in closing the literacy gap in underprivileged areas of our community. Your service helps us put books in the hands of children who may otherwise not have had access to books in their home.
VOLUNTEER AT YOUR LOCAL ART HOUSE CINEMA! - CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA - CORAL GABLES ART CINEMA
Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 view map
Description: The Coral Gables Art Cinema is a non-profit art house theater playing independent, foreign, classic, and cult classic films in downtown Coral Gables. Our volunteers act as Cinema ambassadors, engaging with patrons and staff. Support the arts in Coral Gables and strengthen the Gables Cinema's identity as a cultural center where great films live. We couldn't exist without our team of volunteers! You must be 16 years or older to volunteer at the Cinema. Volunteers at the Cinema: -check tickets & usher guests to their seats -help us during red carpet premieres -help at our annual Miami International Children's Film Festival -help promote our membership program, gift cards, cafe specials, etc. -distribute marketing materials
Benefits: Volunteer Benefits include: -Community service hours -Watching the films for free -Free popcorn & fountain drinks
VIDEOGRAPHER - CREATIVEMORNINGS
Coolest venues around Miami from Venture City to Faena Theatre
Coolest venues around Miami from Venture City to Faena Theatre view map
Description: Video record Miami's #1 monthly breakfast lecture series. Equipment provided.
Benefits: Be the first to meet the leading CEOs, artists and creatives in Miami. Here is a glimpse of our past speakers. https://creativemornings.com/cities/mia/talks Past Speakers Mike Tomas CEO Bioheart | Denise Jacobs | Dr. William Murphy Inventor Pacemaker | Vanessa Garcia The Krane | Camila Ramos Founder All Day Miami | Ebonie Mukasa Cloak Inc | Asif Farooq Artist | Nick Gelpi GELPI Projects | Avra Jain Founder The Vagabond Group | Scott Cunningham Founder O, Miami | The Bakehouse | Howard Herring Founder New World Symphony | Robin Hill Photographer | Gillian Thomas CEO Frost Science | Giovanna Carrasquel Designer | Biff Bermingham CSO Frost Science | Andreas Schreiner Founder Pubbelly Boys | New Tropic Media | Nola Garcia Starbot | Steven Pargett The Dream Defenders | Stonly Baptiste Urban.Us | Nathaniel Sandler Founder Bookleggers | Cecilia Gutierrez CEO Miami Children's Initiative | Salma Abdelrahman Founder Fabula Rasa | Ted Caplow Founder CappSci | Natalia Martinez-Kalinina ED Cambridge Innovation Center | Cristina Garcia Founder Afrobeta | Dr. Pedro "Joe" Greer Founder Camillus House Health Concern | Cathy Byrd Fresh Art | Pascal Depuhl Documentarian | Matthew Abess Curator | Seth Labenz Jai Alai Books | Carmen Pelaez Director | Julia Ford-Carther Founder Self Love Formula | Colin Foord Founder Coralmorphologic | Kareem Tabsch Founder O Cinema | Paola Mendez Founder Blogger Union | Wilson Sayre WLRN | Octavia Yearwood | Virginia Lora Journalism | Kiva Reardon Cinema | New World Symphony Project 305 | Jessica Acosta-Rubio Design Pub | Alejandra Bunster Author | Ziggy Tea The Poetic Truth | Najja Moon Founder Blck Family | Tanisha Cidel Dance Ailey Camp | Hugette Montesinos Founder Dishfunkshion | Jayme Gershen Documentarian | Lia Figueredo Founder Defy Culture | George Cuevas | Edwin Muhammad | Lillian/Steve Banderas/Saiz Dale Zine | Alexandra/Jorge Kuechenberg/Perez-Gallego | Franklin Sirmans PAMM | Jessica Sanchez LOBA | Azeez Bakare Azeez Bakare Studios | Amanda Crider IlluminArts | John Falco Lincoln Brewery | YASGAMI III Points
EVENT PLANNER - CREATIVEMORNINGS/MIAMI
Coolest places in Miami
Varies view map
Description: Over the past seven years, we’ve collectively produced almost 3,000 events – and we’ve never charged our attendees for a single one (unless you count hugs or high fives as a currency!). This magic wouldn’t exist without the dedication of our incredible CreativeMornings organizers. Around the world, these organizers volunteer their time and energy to provide a free inspiring talk for their local creative community…and they even bring you breakfast! All of this effort adds up to be quarter of a million cups of coffee per year, 79,800 hours of work, and immeasurable amounts of inspiration.
Benefits: If you believe that great communities make great things happen, this is your chance to impact hundreds of creative leaders around the globe. Meet Miami's greatest artists, scientists, CEOs and designers. Get first dibs on the best creative companies, professionals, and jobs.
ALL AROUND HELP IN A PROFESSIONAL ARTIST’S STUDIO - ARTWORKS/ARTSPACE
101 SW 1 st Street. Dania Beach Fl 33004 view map
Description: Working to assist with a variety of tasks relating to an artist’s studio. Organizing artwork. Assisting with photographing artworks. Helping with display. Rearranging Assisting with art shows if necessary. Divesting materials of necessary
Benefits: Experience working with a professional artist. Becoming acquainted with the various aspects of what is involved with running an art studio. Networking with business contacts
COME USHER AND VOLUNTEER WITH MIAMI LIGHT PROJECT! - MIAMI LIGHT PROJECT
The Light Box at the Goldman Warehouse
404 NW 26th Street Miami, FL 33127 view map
Description: Help us with box office and front of house procedures during performances.
Benefits: Help us out before the show then stay and watch the show, on us!
ARTS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN DORAL - ART INDUSTRY MOVEMENT
3400 NW 78th Ave. Doral, FL 33122 view map
Description: Our mission is to spread an appreciation for contemporary art throughout areas of industry. We are sparking a movement that associates spaces of industry to those with artistic purpose, making a direct connection between technology, manufacturing, and urbanization, to art in the 21st century. VOLUNTEER ROLES • Photographer/Videographer • Social Media & Marketing Coordinator • Gallery Assistant • Copywriter • Graphic Designer • Events Coordinator • Community Ambassador
Benefits: • Flexible schedule • Opportunity to meet artists • Receive volunteer hours
VIDEO PRODUCTION / EDITING - ARTS & BUSINESS COUNCIL MIAMI
Arts and Business Council of Miami
1637 Calle Ocho, Ste. 212, Miami FL view map
Description: The Arts & Business Council needs help editing and polishing video vignettes for social media sharing. We've collected the videos and now we need your expertise in making them shine! These videos will be used on our social media as well as our website.
Benefits: We'll credit the video production/editing to you and share your information with our audience. This is a great way to build exposure and show off your awesome skills.
EXHIBITION ASSISTANT - THE ARTFUL EXPERIENCE
Artist at the Falls
12974 sw 89th Ave, Miami view map
Description: The volunteer will learn how to set up and install artwork at a large scale event during Art Basel. They will be an assistant in running exhibit.
Benefits: The volunteer will learn how to run an art business, set up art exhibit and marketing skills. They will receive a shirt for promoting.
UP! MUSIC VOLUNTEER - UP! MUSIC AND ACHIEVE MIAMI
Various Elementary School Sites
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Description: Our program relies on dedicated volunteers to come in and engage our elementary students in piano, voice, percussion, recorders, wind instruments, and more! No experience in music required. Volunteers with UP! Music attend their designated site once or twice a week: Earlington Heights Elementary- 4750 NW 22nd Ave, Miami, FL 33142 Frederick Douglass Elementary- 314 NW 12TH STREET, MIAMI, FL 33136 Jesse J. McCrary Elementary- 514 NW 77th St, Miami, FL 33150
Benefits: Volunteers will further their leadership skills and work with other peers from across Miami. Volunteers will work alongside a leadership team and get a behind-the-scenes look at running a school-based program. Volunteers will also learn introductory music theory and composition.
PUBLIC RELATIONS PROFESSIONAL - MIAMI YOUNG ADULT CHRISTIAN THEATRE
Myact Dance Studio
20468 South Dixie Highway, Cutler Bay Fl 33189 view map
Description: Miami Young Adult Christian Theater is seeking a Public Relations Professional to assist with event promotion. Volunteers will only be asked to donate 30 minutes of their time per week to assist with updating the MYACT website, reaching out to existing and new clients as well as business partners, and promotion of our summer concert at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.
Benefits: Volunteers will be given free access to all classes as well as backstage access and reserved seating to for all performances.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BEETHOVEN ON THE BEACH FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS- MARCH 9, 10 & 11 - ORCHESTRA MIAMI
March 9 @ Pinecrest Gardens (11000 SW 57 Ave); March 10 at North Beach Bandshell (7275 Collins Ave) and March 11 at Gateway Park (151 SIB Boulevard)
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Description: Orchestra Miami is seeking friendly people to pass out programs, pass out and collect surveys and accept donations at the gate at our annual Beethoven on the Beach free outdoor concerts. There are three concerts: Friday, March 9th, 8 PM @ Pinecrest Gardens (11000 SW 57 Ave); Saturday, March 10th, 8 PM at North Beach Bandshell (7275 Collins Ave) and Sunday, March 11th, 6 PM at Gateway Park (151 SIB Boulevard). Free parking at all venues. Note that these are outdoor concerts, so if you love classical music and enjoy being outdoors, this is perfect for you!
Benefits: You get to hear a wonderful concert, and will earn our eternal gratitude!
MARKETING AND PR ASSISTANT - ORCHESTRA MIAMI
Pinecrest Gardens and many others
11000 SW 57 Avenue- but this is a work from home position view map
Description: Orchestra Miami is seeking a curious-minded, energetic individual to help us with our marketing and PR efforts. Orchestra Miami maintains an active Facebook page, but our Twitter and Instagram languish from neglect. Forget about Yelp, Snapchat or anything else! We would welcome someone with some tech savvy and knowledge of the 21rst century to help us let Miami know about our incredible, unique offerings.
Benefits: The opportunity to help one of Miami's hidden jewels with a loyal audience base, the opportunity to expand your portfolio and put your mark on a great PR campaign and the opportunity to truly help!! Do we sound desperate? That's probably because we are.... :-)
PERFORMANCE SCOUT/MARKETING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! - MOSAIC DANCE PROJECT
Mosaic Dance Project
12360 SW 127th Avenue Miami Florida 33186 view map
Description: Seeking motivated individuals passionate about the arts and bringing dance to underserved areas of Miami. Need assistance searching for Florida dance festivals, private events, schools, community centers, and venues for master classes, workshops, and performances. We need 30 minutes of your time per week (very flexible on this) to brief and set goals, the rest is up to you!
Benefits: Backstage access to all stage performances, free tickets to all ticketed events, experience in various areas of the nonprofit sphere, and entry level position into a burgeoning arts organization set to expand greatly in the coming years.
COME JOIN A CLASSICAL MUSIC EXPERIENCE AT NEW WORLD SYMPHONY - NEW WORLD SYMPHONY; ORCHESTRAL ACADEMY
New World Symphony
500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 view map
Description: Are you energetic? Do you love being part of a team? Do you love classical music? Come be a part of magical experiences that include world-renowned artists, dazzling concerts and the sweeping shapes of Frank Gehry, all in the heart of Miami Beach. Support the arts by sharing your time and energy as volunteers, guides and in many other areas. Make new friends, learn about classical music and gain the satisfaction of helping where you are needed. Come be a part of the New World Symphony Volunteer Corps for the 2017-18 Season! Positions available include: 1. Tour Docent – guiding small tours through the New World Center 2. Usher – assisting guests to their seats and handing out programs 3. Ticket Taker – scanning tickets at the doors before a performance 4. Lobby Ambassador – greeting guests and handing out programs before a performance and during intermission.
Benefits: As a benefit to all volunteers, we invite our volunteers to take a vacant seat in the performance hall to enjoy the performance or event. There is a 10-hour minimum amount of hours required to volunteer in a season.
MIAMI SHORTS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR MONTHLY SCREENINGS - MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Cinepolis Theater Cocowalk
3015 Grand Ave, Coconut Grove, FL 33133 view map
Description: Miami short Film Festival is a film festival based in Miami, Florida that features short films of 20-minutes or less each. A growing movement to exhibit and expand the art form of short film making providing a venue to build community around the arts. We are seeking motivated young professionals (preferrably ages 24+) to volunteer at our monthly film screenings. These individuals will be ushering and greeting guests, managing the ticket booth and assisting the film makers. The screenings take place on the last Wednesday of every month between 7 and 10 PM.
Benefits: Volunteering for the Miami short Film Festival is a great opportunity for you to help support our mission of bringing the best representation of the short films genre to Miami and at the same time be part of an exiting organization that promote the cultural scene and is working to enriching our community."
VIERNES CULTURALES SEEKING PR & MARKETING COORDINATOR - VIERNES CULTURALES
Viernes Culturales Art Festival
1637 SW 8th St, Miami Fl 33135 view map
Description: Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays), Inc. is a nonprofit organization which coordinates the popular Viernes Culturales art, music and culture festival. Our events are held on the last Friday of every month in the heart of Little Havana, on Calle Ocho between 13th and 17th Avenues, from 7-11 pm. We are seeking a Public Relations professional to update our calendar of events and art gallery invitations.
Benefits: A chance to get up close and personal with Little Havana's art scene including artists and special events. Tickets to art walks and Viernes special events.
VIERNES CULTURALES SEEKING ACCOUNTANT - VIERNES CULTURALES ART FESTIVAL
Viernes Culturales Art Festival
1637 SW 8 th St view map
Description: Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays), Inc. is a nonprofit organization which coordinates the popular Viernes Culturales art, music and culture festival. Our events are held on the last Friday of every month in the heart of Little Havana, on Calle Ocho between 13th and 17th Avenues, from 7-11 pm. We are in need of an accounting professional to volunteer their services. Duties would include basic upkeep of our quick books program as well as the creation of loss reports and statistical charts.
Benefits: A chance to get up close and personal with Little Havana's art scene including artists and special events. Tickets to art walks and Viernes special events. \
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