The Centre Theater has been serving the greater Norristown area as the anchor of the Norristown Arts Hill since 1996. The facility is controlled by The Greater Norristown Society for the Arts. It has been home to Iron Age Theatre, Theatre Horizon, VOX, Vagabond Acting Troupe, Renaissance Puppet Company, Walla Fest and Open Words. The Centre Theater offers a variety of educational programs like KIDS: The Heart of the Arts, The Centre Theater Music School, and daytime acting classes.
The Centre Theater always welcomes volunteers. For more information, please send a letter of interest to email@example.com.
St. Augustine Academy (SAA), located in Norristown, PA, is an independent tuition-free, after-school program for girls in grades two, three and four. SAA’s mission is to supplement classroom learning by offering academic support and enrichment through exposure to the arts, while emphasizing life skills and building self-esteem. They do this by providing assistance with homework and by encouraging leadership skills with a focus on manners, respect, and taking responsibility – all in a stable, cooperative and supportive environment.
SAA welcome volunteers on Monday and/or Wednesday or Thursday afternoons between 3pm-6pm during the school year. To work with children, SAA asks that all volunteers secure required clearances and attend a short orientation.
Website: http://saaafterschool.org/ Address: 1208 Green St, Norristown, PA 19401 Phone: (610) 809-6029 Email: Info@saaafterschool.org
The Fabric Workshop and Museum was founded in 1977 with a visionary purpose: to stimulate experimentation among leading contemporary artists and to share the process of creating works of art with the public. Today, FWM is recognized as an internationally acclaimed contemporary art museum, uniquely distinguished as the only institution in the United States devoted to creating work in new materials and new media in collaboration with artists coming from diverse artistic backgrounds—including sculpture, installation, video, painting, ceramics, and architecture. Research, construction, and fabrication occur on-site in studios that are open to the public, providing visitors with the opportunity to see artwork from conception to completion.
To apply for a position at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), please indicate the desired position and forward a cover letter and resume to:
Attn: Human Resources
The Fabric Workshop and Museum 1214 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2816
Applicants may also send their resume and cover letter by fax at 215.561.8887 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FWM welcomes volunteers for a variety of projects and events. In the studio or photo/video archives, working on administration or special events, volunteers provide critical support to all of our programs or departments. Please call 215.561.8888 or email email@example.com for more information.
Twelve Gates Arts, established in 2011, is a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The “gates” refer to the fortified gates that walled many ancient cities such as Delhi, Lahore, Jerusalem, and Rhodes – inside which lay the heart of each city’s art and culture, and today this reference offers perspectives on history and possibilities.
Twelve Gates Arts holds monthly exhibitions of contemporary and modern art by artists from countries in South Asia and the Middle East, as well as by diasporic artists from those regions. The list of artists represented comprises an impressive spectrum of established masters as well as cutting edge and outstanding newcomers. In addition to the exhibition programming, regular Salon events showcase works by artists in film, multi-media, literature and performance.
Several volunteer positions are available at Twelve Gates Arts. If you’re interested in their mission and would like to be a part of their organization’s events and programming, please visit http://www.twelvegatesarts.org/contact.
The mission of the Barnes Foundation, which dates back to its founding in 1922, is the promotion of the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts. In furtherance of its mission, the Barnes Foundation promotes appreciation of the arts and horticultural science, through the preservation, presentation, and interpretation of the collections of Albert C. and Laura L. Barnes.
The Foundation will engage diverse audiences through its exceptional collections and related high-quality programs that reflect a broad range of periods and cultures and build on the founders’ innovative educational vision of transforming lives through the arts and horticulture.
Volunteering at the Barnes provides unique access to the collections, programs, and staff, as well as opportunities to enjoy camaraderie with fellow art, horticulture, and education enthusiasts. The Barnes has different types of volunteer positions with varied levels of training, time commitments, and background requirements. Apply here!
The Wilma Theater exists to present theater as an art form, engaging artists and audiences in an adventure of aesthetic philosophical reflection of the complexities of contemporary life. The theater’s mission is to produce thoughtful, well-crafted, productions of intelligent, daring plays that represent a range of voices, viewpoints, and production styles. Students can get involved through a variety of internships and fellowships or as volunteers.
Sotheby’s, the only publicly traded global art auction house, is offering exceptional juniors (rising seniors) the opportunity to participate in a unique paid Summer Internship Programme at our worldwide headquarters in New York City. The mission of the programme is to offer interns the best professional and educational experience possible. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of an auction house, works of art, and potential industry careers.
Overlooking one of the nation’s most culturally vibrant cities, the Philadelphia Museum of Art welcomes nearly a million visitors each year, encouraging them to embark upon a walk through time that extends across two millennia and six continents. As one of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites visitors from around the world to explore its renowned collections, acclaimed special exhibitions, and enriching programs, both in person and online.
The Museum has a strong tradition of support from volunteers of all ages. Currently, there are approximately 500 volunteers from all over the community working in nearly every department at the Museum, providing services to visitors and assisting the professional staff behind the scenes. It is an ideal way to make new friends while getting to know the inner workings of one of the nation’s premier cultural institutions.
Volunteer opportunities include:
Museum Guide Program
Serve as a vital source of information on the Museum’s rich collections.
Park and House Guide Program Increase awareness of the historical treasures of the Park Houses while educating guests about early Pennsylvania history.
Departmental Volunteer Program
Assist administrative and curatorial departments with assignments that range from research and cataloging to clerical work.
Arden Theatre Company is dedicated to bringing to life great stories by great storytellers – on the stage, in the classroom and in the community. They produce a wide range of stories in a variety of styles: classic and contemporary, intimate and epic, fiction and nonfiction, musical and dramatic. They embrace stories for audiences of all ages and bring the same artistic quality to all their work.
Kids are celebrated at the Arden. They nurture curiosity, creativity and confidence through their educational programming. The Arden fosters connections between theatre and reading and promote literacy for young audiences. They reach thousands of students each year, introducing many of the region’s kids to theatre for the first time.
The Arden strives to be Philadelphia’s hometown theatre; they seek community partnerships and collaborations, make their work affordable and accessible, and train the next generation of theatre leaders, contributing to the region’s cultural landscape.
Internships can be arranged in one department or in multiple departments. They tend to require a commitment of 10 – 20 hours per week. Internship opportunities include:
Special Events Intern
Special Events intern will assist in the fundraising department two days per week. Individual should possess an eagerness to learn, attention to detail, and solid communication skills. Individual will have the opportunity to work alongside members of the Development department to assist in the planning and executing of donor cultivation events and the annual fundraising event, as well as other administrative tasks.
Production Internships are available in stage management, lighting, sound, props, costuming, and scenic construction. Interns develop production skills by assisting in the build, rehearsal, technical rehearsal, and performance of our productions.
…And many more!
Contact Megan Staples with interest. Please enclose a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample. firstname.lastname@example.org 215-922-8900 x46
The Fleisher Art Memorial is guided by the spirit of its founder, who first extended an invitation in 1898 for “the world to come and learn art.“ Samuel Fleisher’s singular vision of high-quality, tuition-free art instruction continues uninterrupted at the Memorial. Here, children from all economic and cultural backgrounds share in the commonality of the creative experience and the cultural diversity of the city. Adult artists of all levels of experience study with a distinguished faculty of working artists in diverse fine-arts mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and ceramics.
Volunteer opportunities include:
On evenings and Saturdays, Fleisher will be opening the library, inviting in adult students and children and their families who are here attending classes. We would look to a volunteer to promote book donations, help visitors find the resources or entertainment they are looking for, and to create a welcoming atmosphere.
Exhibition and gallery work
There are many important ways to help out with exhibitions. Assist with the installation of shows and help monitor refreshment tables during special events.
There are many events held throughout the year for which we need additional support, including Dear Fleisher: 4 x 6 Inches of Art, the annual Print Love-In, ARTspiration, and others.
Mini-fundraisers help keep our classrooms filled with the equipment they need, teachers paid the salaries they deserve, and supplies available to free classes. Help is needed on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for the coffee and cookie sale in the lobby, our annual Election Day bake and book sales, the annual Student Dinner, plus other Development events throughout the year.
Office and administrative help
Ceramics Studio Monitor
Can you count clay among your closest friends? We’re looking for extra hands to help our Studio Technician keep up with the demands of the semester by assisting with studio maintenance, firings, and other tasks.
Print Studio Monitor
During weekday afternoons, we open our etching and lithography studios to approved printmakers. We need assistance overseeing the studios, checking materials, and monitoring the Suzanne Fleisher & Ralph Joel Roberts Gallery.
On Saturdays, during the Children’s Program, we get many visitors to the gallery. We also see our exhibitions as a tool to enhance the art education provided in the classrooms. If you love learning about art and would like to share what you know with children and adults, this would be a wonderful volunteer position for you.