Mooresville Arts is a volunteer-driven organization. We need your help to get all our work done! Please consider volunteering in one of the areas listed below.
If you are interested in one of these opportunities please contact us at MooresvilleArtsNC@gmail.com or call 704.663.6661
Our docents are the first face of our gallery. We invite you to become a part of our Gallery by being a volunteer docent. It's easy and fun to greet our patrons, and if they like, show them the gallery, sell some art and tell them all about our shows and opportunities. You can even become Docent of the Quarter!
Greet visitors and tend the gallery in 4-hour shifts, once or twice a month, on days when the gallery is open.
During docent hours, assist in preparing and mailing information for new members and renewals, as needed.
Art education is a major component of our mission. We offer year-round programs to youth, teens, and adults.
Our education programs are expanding, and we need volunteers to help us manage details of all the exciting new topics being taught.
Put together the education program for MA, including classes, workshops, and quarterly programs. Knowledge of MS Word is helpful. Meetings are scheduled at times convenient to members, usually monthly.
Are you a young person who would like to volunteer by doing community service projects? Find out what opportunities are available!
Volunteer opportunities are available for ages 13-18 and vary in the areas of gallery shows, special events, and summer camps .
Exhibits and other programs are very important to us. Chair a program and watch it bloom with your team. Or work on a team where you’ll get to meet the artists and see their artwork before it goes on display!
In charge of all activities related to an exhibit. Create an ad hoc committee to assist with exhibit activities.
Work a 4-hour shift two days in a row, usually Friday and Saturday, to accept artwork and payments for artists entering the show.
Work one day, usually the Monday following intake, to place artwork in the exhibit, mostly to hang paintings.
Help make arrangements for and attend the exhibit reception, usually on the Friday evening following intake.
TAKE DOWN AND PICKUP
Usually work a 4-hour shift to return artwork to artists.
Use a spreadsheet to record artist information at intake. Work a 4-hour shift two days in a row, usually Friday and Saturday.
We welcome you to be a part of our special projects. We have fun and interesting people who join a team to drive our events to success.
Perform various tasks for events such as Arts at the Mill, Uncorked and Artsy, Art After Dark, etc. May include an event chair, committee members, greeting
visitors, hospitality, and miscellaneous tasks that pertain to the specific event. Events are usually on a Friday and/or Saturday, sometimes all day, sometimes evenings. Locations vary.
OPEN MIC NIGHT
Four evenings per year (in 2019 they are scheduled for 4/20/19, 5/4/19, 9/7/19, and 10/4/19), set up chairs, tables, etc., before event; break down and clean up after event. Open Mic Night is held in the Depot.
Our gift shop is very popular with visitors. (We ourselves would never miss a chance to visit a museum gift shop!) Part of our gallery space is dedicated to gift shop items, and at the end of the year we expand the space for holiday shoppers.
GIFT SHOP COMMITTEE
Assist with gift shop intake, inventory, return of unsold items, and other activities. This is not a sales job; sales are handled by docents and office manager. Meetings are scheduled at times convenient to members.
Lead a small team to create and maintain an online catalog. Includes taking photos, writing descriptions, and posting to website.
We encourage you to promote Mooresville Art Gallery to your friends and family. Word of mouth, sharing our posts on Facebook or any other social media is greatly appreciated. We can also use some help with other tasks.
COMMUNITY WEBSITE LIAISON
On a quarterly basis, update community websites with MA event information, calls for artists, etc. This person should be detail-oriented as these updates advertise dates, times, and details of events.
Establish relationships with other organizations and distribute flyers for classes and events to them.
Are you handy? Willing to climb a ladder? There are many maintenance projects involved in keeping an old and historic building ready for our visitors.
BUILDING STORAGE, CLEANING, ORGANIZING
Three or four times a year, assist with clean-up day for Depot.
INTERIOR BUILDING MAINTENANCE
As needed, help with basic building maintenance tasks and projects for the Depot interior; need basic knowledge of interior painting and should be willing to use a ladder.
A big part of our job is to market ourselves. Whether you have technical computer skills, or you’re a good writer, or you just want to keep up with our events, we can use your help.
Knowledge of google marketing; Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Google Ads, understand google suite (G Suite for non profits), ad Words and other Google related -back-end activities.
NEWSLETTERS AND E-BLASTS
Prepare and issue monthly newsletter. Gather information from Directors and Managers, compose newsletter, and send it via email to members. When requested send an occasional e-blast to members.
SOCIAL AND OTHER MEDIA
Take photos and create videos of events for YouTube, Facebook, website, and other media, including live streaming.
Kay Storck Winner of the 1st Semi-Annual Docent Appreciation Award Art has been with Kay throughout her life. She started with watercolor and photography, and after a 25 year career in child welfare, urban policy and the environment, she began her journey into sumi-e — a Japanese brush painting technique using sumi ink made from soot on rice paper. Kay’s sumi-e paintings merge her Japanese and American heritage.
After moving from New Jersey to the Charlotte area in 2010 and searching for a local arts community, Kay found Mooresville Arts to be a perfect spot: inherently ingrained in the community, while providing artists with possibilities for individual and collaborative growth.
Kay served as Docent Volunteer Coordinator at Mooresville Arts for three years, developing procedures, training docents, and establishing this Award Program. She feels that volunteering at the gallery allows her to explore her interest in bridging the gap among people with different perspectives through communication in all forms. Thank You, Kay!
Helping at the gallery is enjoyable, both for the camaraderie you feel, but also the satisfaction of assisting an organization, of which you are a part.
— Suzy Czerwinski
I have helped with special events and had a great time. The people at the gallery are fun and I made some new friends. This is a great place to spend my volunteer time.
— J. Tieri
“It’s hard to decide what I enjoy most about working at the gallery: meeting the visitors, looking at the art, or watching the visitors looking at the art.”
- C. Day
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