The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (TBAAL) is a multi-discipline arts organization whose mission is to create and enhance an awareness and understanding of artistic, cultural, and aesthetic differences utilizing the framework of African, African-American and Caribbean Arts and Letters.
The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, located in the Dallas Convention Center Theater Complex, presents concerts, arts, comedy, jazz, theatrical productions, writer's roundtables, workshops, and cultural programs. TBAAL's 40th season begins September 1, 2016 and runs through August 31, 2017. Volunteer opportunities include weekday and weekend (evening) opportunities. Volunteers are needed throughout the season, but are scheduled on a monthly basis.
Evening programs begin at 8 p.m. in the Naomi Bruton Theater, or at 9 p.m. in the Muse Cafe. Upon arrival, volunteers must sign in at the designated area. Duties include engaging patrons (prior to the call for seating), and registering patrons for TBAAL memberships (individual or corporate). Volunteers also show hospitality to patrons as they exit the venue.
At the close of each evening's program, volunteers verify that membership forms and corresponding paper work is complete, materials are secure, and they leave for the night.
This is an exciting opportunity to meet new people, learn about the arts, and serve at one of Dallas' many non-profit organizations.
Administrative duties during the day include data entry, sorting, filing, mail-outs, etc.
Note: Certain programs may begin earlier than the times noted above. Volunteer arrival and departure times are adjusted to reflect earlier program start or end times.
- Customer Service
- Community Outreach
- Data Entry
- Program Management
- Administrative Support
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 4+ hrs daytime; OR 4+ hrs evening
- Ability to perform administrative duties. Interact with patrons prior to show time.