Volunteer Apprentice to Master Sculptor, Richard Bennett


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Richard Bennett and Associates470 BrainardDetroit, MI 48201


For over 30 years Richard Bennett & Associates, a Detroit midtown based company, has become known for high quality unique multimedia works. Bennett is a self-taught sculptor and furniture designer. His works consist of world class sculptures and a highly stylish line of contemporary furniture and accessories for residential and commercial markets. Bennett has also executed a number of public works that are exhibited in major cities around the world. His designs all seem lighter than the space they occupy, a condition which has lead critics to observe that his works "flirt with gravity." The large African Masks which adorn the top of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History's two main entrances are examples of Richard Bennett's tremendous artistic vision and skill.

The Volunteer Apprentice to Master Sculptor, Richard Bennett, provides an opportunity to work with a master sculptor and designer in his Detroit studio and in the field. Adding this unique volunteer experience to your resume could increase your chances of obtaining full time employment in the future.

This opportunity is open to high school and college students, veterans and other individuals interested in the art of sculpture and furniture making. Candidates must have general shop skills, ability to read a tape measure and be familiar with a drill press. Candidates must also have an energetic creative attitude and a desire to learn.

Candidates must have their own reliable transportation.

The Volunteer Apprentice would assist Mr. Bennett with various sculpture projects and duties as assigned, working 5 days a week for 3 - 4 hours per day. Mr. Bennett will interview Apprentice candidates at his office, Richard Bennett and Associates. The candidate selected will be trained by Mr. Bennett at his office and in the field.

The Apprentice will also have the opportunity to support Mr. Bennett with a Youth-Focused Workshop Series at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.


  • Mentoring
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Visual Arts

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5 days a week for 3 - 4 hours per day
  • Working at Mr. Bennett's office and in the field.

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