Volunteer

The Brookline Arts Center is a community based organization, and our enthusiastic volunteers are one of the most important areas of support for our many visual arts programs.

 

Everyday, volunteers come to the BAC to greet visitors, assist in the office, assist teachers in classes or help prepare for an event. Volunteering at the BAC is a great way to meet your neighbors, give back to your community, develop your job skills, meet fellow artists and learn about the visual arts.

 

Some long-term volunteers have filmed documentaries, photographed our programs and special events, organized artist talks, assisted in drop-in art projects and much more. If you have a few hours to share with us, we would love to welcome you into the BAC community!

 

To apply for a volunteer position, please send resume and letter of interest to office@brooklineartscenter.com. Please include the title of the volunteer position you are applying for in the subject.

 

Administrative Assistant Volunteer

 

 Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in an office (preferably in a non-profit).
  • Excellent communication, writing and organizational skills.
  • Professional and patient.
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office.
  • A willingness and ability to learn new skills.
  • Love and appreciation of art!

 

Responsibilities:

  • Enroll students in classes, answer questions about programs, greet visitors, etc.
  • Enter data and maintain accuracy of student database, donor database, volunteer database, partner database, etc.
  • Assist with bulk mailings.
  • Distribute promotional materials in the community.
  • Assist with the receipt of in-kind donations, process and record.

 

Art Classroom Assistant Volunteer

 

 Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working with children in a classroom/child care environment.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Professional and patient.
  • Knowledge of art materials and general care of studio space.
  • A willingness and ability to learn new skills.
  • Love and appreciation of art!

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist teacher with classroom set-up and clean-up.
  • Greet and welcome children and parents as they arrive and say goodbye as they leave.
  • Help children become oriented to classroom and activities.
  • Establish relationship with children.
  • Facilitate activities and foster children's engagement.
  • Follow emergency protocol.
  • Alert teacher of any issues or concerns.

 

Studio Assistant Volunteer

 

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Professional and patient.
  • Knowledge of art materials and general care of studio space.
  • A willingness and ability to learn new skills.
  • Ability to lift 20-50lbs preferable.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Studio Coordinator with studio maintenance.
  • Ensure that materials are well stocked, organized and easily accessible.
  • Alert Studio Coordinator when materials are running low or are out of stock.
  • Assist with preparation for new exhibits.