The Center for Afrofuturist Studies seeks volunteers!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


120 North Dubuque StreetIowa City, IA 52245


The Center for Afrofuturist Studies is seeking administrative, media, and development volunteers for its 2018 season of programming. All volunteers will work closely with the CAS team, visiting artists, youth participants in our education programs, cultural partners, and local community members.

Administrative volunteers will:

  • manage regular contact with visiting by e-mail, telephone, and in-person
  • coordinate services for visiting artists (such as transportation, art supplies, etc.)
  • assist with public programming design and execution
  • schedule and attend meetings with project partners

Media volunteers will:

  • design and distribute monthly online and print newsletters
  • manage social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr)
  • coordinate with event photographer/videographer
  • maintain CAS website
  • write press releases for all events
  • communicate regularly with local and national press outlets

Development volunteers will:

  • research funding and grant opportunities
  • initiate and maintain contact with grant officers
  • compose letters of inquiry and grant applications
  • initiate and maintain contact with local partners, donors, and sponsors


  • Internet Research
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Website Project Management
  • Arts Administration
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-10 hours/week for a minimum of three months

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