Volunteer

10698669_734030383300809_3804072072885897631_nHelp Bring the Arts to Life by Volunteering

Join the 90 plus volunteers who lend a hand, for jobs large and small, to help make the Hoffman Center for the Arts thrive. Your time and skills are vital to our success. Plus, it’s a fun way to meet new people that care about the arts.

Check out the volunteer opportunities below. Whether you’re looking for a high-impact leadership role, prefer to work with a team, or have just little time you’d like to share, we’re excited to hear from you.  Contact us at hoffmancenter@nehalemtel.net

Key Roles That Will Make the Biggest Difference:

Gallery Manager  FILLED!!

The Gallery Manager oversees the operation of the Hoffman Gallery, including seeking out and scheduling art shows, recruiting and scheduling Gallery Sitters, and supporting sales.

  • Seek out local and visiting artists for shows.
  • Arrange receiving art and hanging the show
  • Train Gallery Sitters in accepting payment: check, cash, Square or online via the hoffmanblog.org.
  • Track art sales and report to book keeper and treasurer, and generate statement to pay artists.
  • Organize and promote art openings as shows change over to encourage sales.

Fundraising Expert

  • Help the board develop a comprehensive fundraising plan
  • Include a variety of ways to raise funds, including
    • appeals, estate planning, social media, employer matching, etc.
  • Work with the Grant Committee to help identify more foundations to approach

Fundraising Event Lead

  • Seek out ideas for original fundraising events
  • Develop a team to help launch those events.

Volunteer Coordinator

  • Engage and organize volunteers for programming and fundraising events
  • Helping the board to identify key volunteer tasks and outline responsibilities
  • Build a process for tracking volunteer hours (that’s easy for volunteers)
  • Identify ways to ensure volunteers feel welcomed and appreciated
  • Lead the team to put on the Volunteer Appreciation Event.

Event Technical Support Crew

  • Assist with setting up the Center for events
  • Operate associated audio, video and/or lighting systems during events (will train)
  • Assist with restoring the Center after events
  • Troubleshoot technical equipment.

Music Program Champion:  FILLED!!!

  • Put together a team to start this important program from the ground up
  • Identify and recruit performers that are a good fit for the space and the community
  • Work with the Grant Committee to find funding sources, especially for start up
  • Provide information and materials to the Communications Committee to publicize events
  • Open and set up for performers, including sound checks.

Social Media Champion  FILLED!!!

  • Post Hoffman activities and workshops on the Facebook page
  • Look for ways to increase social media engagement with current platforms
  • Identify other social media avenues that work well to promote an arts organization like the Hoffman Center for the Arts

Join one of our standing committees:
 Hoffman Gardens (chair: Madeline Olson)

  • Participate in periodic weeding parties to keep the Gardens looking good.
  • Get on the watering schedule during the summer months.

Programming Committee (chair: Toni Greening)

  • Review proposals from prospective instructors and performers and make recommendations to the board.
  • Identify opportunities for additional programming
  • Recruit champions to implement new programs
  • Supply Communication Committee with information and materials to publicize programming
  • Track results and evaluations to further inform the committee and the board for future programming.

Communication Committee (chair: Ceci Lauerman)

  • Write and distribute press releases to relevant media
  • Design flyers for events and workshops
  • Support special projects like appeal mailings, annual reports, event invitations, etc.

Grant Committee (chair: Marcia Silver)

  • Identify funding sources that are a good fit
  • Work with the board and committees to identify relevant projects that could use funding from grants
  • Work with project champions to develop narrative and budget for grant applications

Smaller, but Vital Tasks:

  • Post flyers around Manzanita, Nehalem, and Wheeler
  • Take admission at events
  • Gallery sitter for art shows (Fridays 2 to 4pm)
  • Set up the center for events and workshops
  • Fold letters and stuff envelopes two or three times a year
  • Serve as greeter for fundraising events.