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HELP AT SVAC Volunteer/Intern

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Southern Vermont Arts Center! As a community-centered nonprofit, we rely on volunteers to help us create the best experience possible for visitors to the Arts Center. We have several volunteer positions listed below and are always open to other specific skills and interests.

GALLERY GREETERS are the first point of contact for visitors of SVAC. Gallery Greeters provide support at the front desk of Yester House Galleries. They answer phones and general inquiries, greet and assist visitors, and provide general administrative support. Gallery greeters may work either half or full day shifts and preferably have regular availability during all or for some portion of our season (May-October).

EXHIBIT ASSISTANTS provide hands-on assistance prepping and hanging our art exhibits in Yester House Galleries and the Wilson Museum throughout the season. Exhibit assistants help process incoming artwork, hang pieces in the galleries, and put artwork into storage after exhibits end.

EVENT SUPPORT volunteers provide support before, during, and after art events, including the opening receptions for each exhibit. Event support volunteers help set up tables and SVAC materials, greet visitors, promote SVAC programming and membership, serve food and drink, and clean up after events.

PROMOTIONAL ASSISTANTS distribute promotional materials to a list of preferred vendors and hotels in Manchester, Arlington, Stratton, Bondville, and Dorset periodically during our season. Promotional assistants may work alone or with a friend. Promotional assistants use their own vehicle, and SVAC reimburses for gas mileage.

BOX OFFICE/USHER VOLUNTEERS ensure that the concerts and performances in our 400-seat venue Arkell Pavilion run smoothly. Ushers help to direct and inform concert attendees. Box office assistants take tickets and sell tickets at the door. You may attend any show that you work for free!

INTERNSHIPS offer hands on experience to prepare students for their careers. Interns will have the opportunity to work in our galleries, business offices, and with our artists to develop skills and make connections.

Throughout the season, we host regular volunteer information and training sessions. Check our Facebook events to find the next session.

*If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Lillian at (802) 367-1311 or lkelly@svac.org.

*If you are interested in a college internship, please contact Joslyn at (802) 367-1312 or jdearborn@svac.org.