JOBS/INTERNSHIPS/VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Gallery Volunteers

Gallery Volunteers are needed for daytime, evening and weekend shifts during Gallery Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 12:00 – 4:00 pm, Friday 12:00 – 8:00 pm, and Saturday & Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 pm and for Special Events. Gallery Volunteers receive training and earn tuition credit toward taking art classes at VisArts, or High School Students may earn volunteer service SSL approved hours.

Volunteers must complete a 60 min orientation before they begin volunteering.

After applying online, an email will be sent to you with additional information about orientations.

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Gallery Guides

Gallery Guides volunteer to lead tours and have casual conversations with visitors about the artwork in our four galleries and seven artist studios. Gallery guides commit to a regular two-hour shift every week for a period of about three to four months, with the potential for extension. Potential volunteers must apply and complete three training sessions before giving tours. Applications are open for the spring, summer, and fall semesters. This is open to all adults, ages 18+.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 12:00 – 4:00 pm, Friday 12:00 – 8:00 pm, and Saturday & Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 pm.

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Camp Opportunities

Do you like working with children, and art? Then volunteering at a VisArts Art Camp might be a perfect fit and a great way to earn SSL hours.

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old, or entering high school. Summer camp volunteers must commit to at least one two-week session and hours. Summer Volunteer hours are  7:45 AM – 3:30 PM or 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Spring/Winter Volunteer hours are 7:45 AM – 3:30 PM or 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Application links for Spring and Summer Camp positions  are below. Some Summer Camp volunteer sessions will fill up, so please submit your application as soon as possible. Applicant will receive an email to set up an interview. Every applicant must interview with the Camp Director or Assistant Camp Director(s). 

Some Responsibilities: 

  • Being attentive and proactive in the classroom/office
  • Remaining on the facility until the end of the camp day 
  • Volunteering for the entire duration of the session(s) selected/assigned to you 
  • Turning off cell phone and not using it during camp day 
  • And more…
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Camp Instructor

 

Job Summary

The Art Teacher will be responsible for developing in each student an interest in and the ability for creative expression in visual terms, using skills and techniques of artistic expression consistent with VisArts guidelines; to develop aesthetic understandings and appreciations; to discover and develop talents of students in the field of art.

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Assistant Camp Director

Job Summary:

The Assistant Camp Director will serve as assistant to the camp Director. They will provide support to the director as well as the rest of the office staff for the entirety of the summer. The ACD will oversee the Junior ACD’s providing guidance and support, in addition to monitoring and overseeing the volunteers.

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Extended Care Staff 

Job Summary:

The extended care staff member will oversee the campers who stay behind during after care, as well as the volunteers who are assigned the afternoon shift. Extended care runs from 3:30 pm to 6 pm. EC volunteers arrive around 2 pm each day to begin preparations and stay until 7 pm to clean the classroom. The staff member will oversee and act as the liaison between the campers and volunteers and the camp staff. 

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Summer Camp Internship

Want to gain work experience in a fun, relaxed but challenging environment?  VisArts’ Camp department is looking for someone that is organized, responsible and has initiative. Intern will be an integral part of  administrating Camp’s daily tasks. Applicants must be in or entering college. After we receive your application, we will contact you to come in for an interview. You will be contacted by email to set up an interview in early April between April 14 – Early June, 2020. Every intern must come in for an interview. 

Internships are at least 6 weeks (3 sessions) plus 3 weeks of training. Interns must complete 3 weeks of training before their starting camp session. 

Some Responsibilities: 

  • Being attentive and proactive 
  • Helping with classroom set-up and clean up
  • Helping with arrival and dismissal 
  • Volunteering for the entire duration of the session(s) selected/assigned to you 
  • And more…

Mandatory Orientation

All applicants must attend the mandatory orientation. In depth details of camp, policies, rules, and facility tour will be given during orientation. Date of orientation will be sent to your email along with the scheduling of your interview. Orientation is usually scheduled during the last week of school for MCPS.  

If you have any questions, please contact Diana Tsai at (301) 315-8200 x 104 or Email DTsai@visartscenter.org

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Summer Camp Media Internship

Looking to gain work experience in social media? Volunteer as a Summer Camp Media Intern. Intern must love working with children, is creative, writes well, and organized.
Responsibilities:

  • Applicants must be in or entering college
  • Taking pictures to be used for advertising 
  • Creating posts for social media
  • Editing and organizing photos for online formats 
  • Volunteering for the entire duration of the session(s) selected/assigned to you 

After receiving the completed form, we will contact you to come in for an interview. You will be contacted by email to set up an interview in early April for dates between April 14 – June 1 , 2020. All applicants must come in for an interview. 

Internships are at least 6 weeks (3 Sessions) plus 1-2 weeks of training. Interns must complete 1-2 weeks of training before starting camp. 

Mandatory Orientation

All applicants must attend the mandatory orientation. In depth details of camp, policies, rules, and facility tour will be given during orientation. Date of orientation will be sent to your email along with the scheduling of your interview. Orientation is usually scheduled during the last week of school for MCPS.  

If you have any questions, please contact Diana Tsai at (301) 315-8200 x 104 or Email DTsai@visartscenter.org

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Office Volunteer/Intern

Looking to earn SSL hours or gain work experience? Come and volunteer at VisArts after school!

Requirements for Office Volunteer:
• Currently in high school or high school graduate
• Able to work for at least a semester or 4 continuous months
• Minimum of two days a week 
• Summer season:  Minimum of 4 consecutive weeks, Monday – Friday, 6 hours a day

Requirements for Office Intern:

  • Must commit to one school semester, 3-4 months, or 2-3 months during the summer
  • School year: 2-4 times a week; Summer: 3-5 times a week
  • Times: 4-6 hours or after school until 6-7 PM

Responsibilities for Office Volunteer/Intern:

  • Attend to customers and office staff 
  • Help with education registrations, office work, restock of supplies, inventory, and more
  • Be attentive and proactive in the office and classroom
  • Must make-up days missed 
  • Notify VisArts office (301) 315-8200 immediately if you are sick and/or unable to volunteer 
  • Have no friends or family visit you at the camp facility during the camp day. 

After receiving your completed application, we will contact you to come in for an interview. If you have any questions, please contact Diana Tsai at (301) 315-8200 x 104 or Email DTsai@visartscenter.org

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