The Smithsonian Associates Program seeks volunteers who love art, and the process of making it, to assist our instructors and students at our studio arts classes each semester. No expertise in art is needed; but a desire to learn about it is ideal. Our volunteers provide hospitality, configure the classroom tables and easels, handle check in/registration, and similar duties. It does provide a great way to learn about a wide variety of artistic mediums, as you can listen in on the instruction and dabble in your own artwork off to the side, using your own art supplies.
We offer about 50 different (non-photography) art courses in quarterly semesters. Generally they meet weekly for 4, 6 or 8 weeks, with some exceptions. To see our current course descriptions, check out https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/Events/index.aspx?Studio-Arts-New
To apply please go to www.smithsonianassociates.org and click on the word Volunteer in the yellow banner. Choose Studio Arts/ Event/Concessions Rep Application on the top right side of the screen. Read the information presented and then print and complete the application form. Email your application, and resume if possible, to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to Smithsonian Associates, Attn: Jenna Jones, CVA, P.O. Box 23293, Washington, DC 20026-3293.
Questions? Either email Jenna at email@example.com or call her at 202-633-8596
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Once a week, for up to 8 weeks at a time
- Vol. 3 out of 4 quarters of the year, & be available weeknights & weekends