As the Carnegie Arts Center is set to open on September 10, 2011, with a ribbon cutting and the beginning of an original Ansel Adams California exhibit, much work is still being done preparing for the opening. One area of operation being organized is volunteers.
The Carnegie Arts Center is asking people to share their talents and is seeking volunteers to work in a variety of roles.
As a private, not for profit organization, the Carnegie Arts Center Foundation relies on volunteers for help in every aspect of operating the new regional arts center which opens to the public in September.
Opportunities include working in customer service, special events, clerical, and exhibitions. Docents to give tours and lead programs are also needed. All volunteers will receive specialized training specific to their duties. Volunteers should be at least 15 years of age and willing to commit to at least four hours per month.
All participants will become part of a Volunteer Guild that will provide ongoing training, education and social opportunities for members. The Guild’s focus will be on making the Carnegie volunteers the best prepared and most engaged ambassadors for the Arts Center.
Anyone interested in volunteering at the Carnegie Arts Center should attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, July 20, at 5:30 p.m. the meeting will be held at Allen’s Event Center at 239 N. Broadway, across the street from the Carnegie.
Training for all volunteer positions begins soon. Whether you are interested in working as a docent, in the gallery, or in the office, don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity for arts education and community involvement.
For more information, contact the Carnegie Arts Center through their website, www.carnegieartsturlock.org, or call the office at 632-5761.
The Carnegie Arts Center is still working out details of opening day on September 10th, according to Lisa McDermott, Assistant Director of Carnegie Arts Center Foundation. Without details as of yet, it will include performances by a lot of local performing groups, demonstrations by art teachers, plein air painting, curator’s gallery talks and more. It will be free and open to the public.
More information will be released soon but for now, save the date of September 10, 2011.