Volunteer opportunities

The 567 Center for Renewal is always looking for art volunteers to join us in fulfilling our mission. Volunteering at The 567 is fun, educational, and creative. Volunteers have the opportunity to gain customer service skills while meeting others with similar interests. They also have the opportunity to learn, hands-on, the day-to-day functions of a non-profit art center.

Volunteer Positions and Requirements:
Weekday Gallery Volunteers greet visitors and answer questions about the gallery and artwork. They also assist with changing out the exhibits. Other duties include keeping the lobby and gallery neat and orderly, folding brochures, and assisting with other related marketing tasks for the gallery and art classes. This position requires some minor bending and lifting. Gallery volunteers will work Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, 10:45 am-4:00 pm.

First Friday Opening Reception Volunteers greet visitors, help with set-up and clean up, and help ensure our reception runs smoothly. Duties may include assisting the musician with set-up, moving tables and chairs, setting up the refreshment table, and picking up trash as needed. This position requires some bending and lifting. Opening reception volunteers will work on the first Friday of the month, 5:00-9:30 pm.

Art Class Volunteers interact with the students, answering questions and assisting them with the learning process. They also help set up before and clean up after our art classes. Other duties include taking photographs of the class, handling student sign-in, and promoting other upcoming events. This position requires some knowledge and experience in creating art. Hours will vary, but art class volunteers are typically needed 6:00-10:00 pm on the weekends. For kids’ classes, the hours will be earlier in the day.

For more information about volunteering, contact Fine Arts Director Colin Penndorf at colin@the567.org.

Internships at The 567

The 567 is currently seeking interns for the summer semester. These internships allow students to “get their feet wet” and experience what it’s like working day-to-day in a non-profit art center, business incubator, and event space. Even though they are unpaid internships, participants gain immensely from learning practical skills that will prepare them for their career. Interns with creativity and initiative also have the opportunity to create their own projects. This kind of experience makes students much more competitive when they search for jobs upon graduation.

How to Apply: If you are interested in any of these internships, please e-mail Melissa@the567.org explaining which internship you are interested, why you are interested in that particular internship, and how you fit the qualifications. Feel free to attach your resume or any other applicable materials.

Art Education Internship
Position Description: During this unpaid, 12-week internship, interns will get hands-on experience working at an all-ages art center. Responsibilities include assisting with art classes and other art events, designing and managing First Friday art activities, taking inventory of art supplies, creating online event listings, and assiting with other administrative tasks. Teaching opportunities may be available for qualified students. Intern will work 10 hours per week and should be available evenings and weekends.
Qualifications: Intern should be interested in art education, art therapy, non-profit management, or a related field. Intern should have good interpersonal skills, good written communication skills, and a love for art.

Gallery Internship
Position Description: During this unpaid, 12-week internship, interns will learn hands-on about the business of the art world–how to hang an exhibit, bookkeeping, the basics of marketing, and the opportunities and challenges that are unique to non-profit organizations. Responsibilities may include: hanging and taking down exhibits, patching the walls between exhibits, greeting visitors, selling artwork, setup/clean-up for opening receptions, and posting on social media. Intern will work 4 hours per week, except for the opening week of the exhibit when more hours are required.
Qualifications: Intern should be majoring in fine art, studio art, or a related major. If not, candidates may be considered if they are pursuing a career in art and regularly creating artwork. Intern must have good interpersonal skills and attention to detail.

Marketing Internship
Position Description: During this unpaid, 12-week internship, interns will get hands-on experience in marketing and public relations with a special focus on social media. Responsibilities will include researching, writing, and scheduling posts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, distributing brochures and fliers, updating community calendars, creating marketing e-mails, and updating the website. Depending on the skills and interests of the candidate, responsibilities may include some graphic design work and/or writing press releases and blog posts. Intern will work 10 hours per week and should be available during weekday, daytime hours.
Qualifications: Intern should be majoring or minoring in marketing, public relations, English, web design, communications, new media and communications, or a related major, or have recently graduated with a related degree. Intern should be creative, have great written communication skills, and have good attention to detail.