Artscape 2010 Volunteer Opportunities Available

The Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts (BOPA) is looking for volunteers to help with Artscape 2010.

Each date listed has specific opportunities available, so be sure to look at each date!

All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and be willing to attend pre-event orientation session(s) specific to the volunteer activity and/or event. Most importantly, volunteers should be excited to work with the public, help support the arts, and be part of a team.

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Volunteer sign up is directly through the BOPA website. You will be expected to show up for any pre-shift training required. The volunteer opportunities are available on a first come, first serve basis. If you see an opportunity you really like, please sign up right away.

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Opportunities available Saturday, July 17 2010

Children's Crafts Assistants at TARGET MAKE IT HAPPEN TENT AT TARGET FAMILY ART PARK
Shifts Available:
11:30-4pm
3:30-8pm
Must be 18
Assist children with hands-on art activities and craft projects, including painting, drawing, decorating the park with sidewalk chalk, building with Legos, and more! Volunteers will also help keep craft areas tidy and supplies replenished.

If you enjoy engaging children in creating arts and crafts and are warm and compassionate with kids, then you’ll enjoy this popular, fun-filled activity!

Must love working with children!



FLOATERS WHO ARE UP FOR ANYTHING! PLEASE HELP!
Shifts Available:
11:30-4pm
3:30-7pm
6:30-10pm
Must be 18
Floaters are critical to the support of Artscape! We need you!

We depend on Floaters throughout the festival to fill in and support volunteer areas that are experiencing a shortage of staff. Floaters also act as back-up for other volunteers for breaks and such. This position is all encompassing and designed for volunteers who are up for anything! Floaters must be flexible, and ready and willing to do almost any of the other volunteer positions.

As a Floater, you may have the opportunity to experience different aspects of the festival including, but not limited to, volunteering in the Target Family Art Park, providing assistance at performing arts events, helping at Volunteer Headquarters, greeting and ushering, etc.

In this position, you would report to the Volunteer Headquarters at Langsdale Auditorium and either wait for your assignment as we determine where coverage is needed or you may be immediately assigned. It would be helpful for you to be well informed regarding what the festival site has to offer. VOLUNTEER TIP: You are welcome to bring a book with you in case you need to wait for an assignment more than 10 or 15 minutes.



INFORMATION BOOTH VOLUNTEERS
Shifts Available:
11:30-4pm
3:30-7pm
6:30-10pm

Must be over 21 and have money handling experience
Volunteers work under the direction of Information Booth/Merchandise Captains and provide festival information to the public in a complete and timely manner. These volunteers also sell Festival Programs and help the festival to remain free by asking for donations.

Informational resources such as a map, a festival guidebook, and a festival program are provided to volunteers. Previous Artscape experience is preferred but not necessary.

It helps to be a quick learner and have familiarity with the layout of the festival and streets. Volunteers can learn more about the festival logistics beginning in June at www.artscape.org.

After reporting in to Volunteer Check-in, volunteers report directly to assigned booths



Greeters/Ushers Theatre/Opera/Storytelling at Brown Center
Shifts Available:
3:30-8:45pm

Volunteer helps to greet and usher festival-goers at the Brown Center's auditorium located on Mt. Royal Avenue. Volunteer checks in first at Volunteer Headquarters.

For a list of the exciting events planned for the Brown Center, please visit www.artscape.org. Volunteers will be able to watch these performances after they seat festival-goers.



Art Exhibit Assistant for "Moving Pictures" -- HIGH PROFILE! CRITICAL NEED!
Shifts available:
6:30pm-10pm
Must be over 21
Organized volunteers are needed to work with video artists (who will be interviewing and filming festival-goers in a studio-like setting). Volunteers help maintain an orderly exhibit and answer questions about function, purpose and operation of the exhibit. This is an exciting exhibit NEW to Artscape and sure to be a major attraction to festival-goers! Responsibilities will include greeting the public, helping to form lines if crowds develop and assist in ensuring that all public participants fill out release forms.

Volunteers should have attention to detail, ease in conveying detailed information, and organizational skills.



Gallery Greeters for Sondheim Semi-Finalists Exhibition at MEYERHOFF GALLERY (Air Conditioned!)
Shifts Available:
6:30-10pm
CRITICAL POSITION:
Greets guests as they enter the Meyerhoff Gallery located in the Fox Building. These volunteers also monitor the gallery to ensure food and beverages are not brought into the gallery; direct guests to other galleries; promote festival activities; and answer guests' questions about the festival. They also make sure that no one touches, damages or removes the artwork. Volunteers may have opportunity to discuss these works of art with festival-goers.

Volunteers should have own cell phone to communicate with festival staff if needed.

Only 1 volunteer per shift, so we are greatly depending on you for covering this position if you commit to it. Thank you!

Air-conditioned facility for those volunteers who must work indoors.

The Meyerhoff Gallery is located in the Fox Building at 1303 Mount Royal Avenue.



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