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Studio Arts Representative Volunteer

Smithsonian Associates is looking for friendly volunteers to assist our instructors and students at a wide array of over 90 remote and in-person art courses each quarter.

Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:

In-person Studio Art Representatives

  • Welcome arriving participants
  • Copy and distribute the instructors handouts
  • Tidying up the classroom after each session
  • Promoting Smithsonian Associates memberships
  • Assisting the instructors and students as needed

Remote Studio Arts representatives

  • Take attendance and manage the waiting room
  • Post pre-written announcements in the chat area
  • Monitor chat area for any questions
  • Provide assistance to students on behalf of Smithsonian Associates
  • Tech requirements include, PC, Mac, or laptop with strong internet connection

Time commitment

The time commitment is once a week for up to 8 weeks at a time. Classes are available weekdays, weeknights and weekends, according to your schedule availability. Expertise in art is not required. It's a perfect opportunity to learn by observing the classes and dabbling off to the side. Our volunteers enjoy being part of an artistic community and learning from our professional artist instructors.

Position availability

This position is available year-round.

How to Apply

We are no longer accepting applications for the Spring semester. Applications are typically accepted twice a year for the Spring and Fall semesters