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Join the Sedona Arts Center Volunteer Team!

As a nonprofit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, we depend upon the support of our volunteers. Consider donating your talent by joining our corps of volunteers, our VIPs – Vitally Important People. There are many ways you can become involved and join the fun.

Volunteer Jobs Needed:

Volunteer Coordinator

Looking for one-two organized people to coordinate volunteers for the various events, exhibits and the gallery. Store.  The volunteer coordinator will be responsible for overseeing volunteer activities and duties can include interviewing, hiring, training, maintaining volunteer records, scheduling, and staffing events. This position can be shared between two people.

General Events – Set Up & Strike Crew

These volunteers assist with set-up of our various events. This involves table and chair moving and set up, tent set up, food & drink set up, decorating, and more. Thesevolunteers will also be needed following the events to strike everything and help put it all away. Volunteers can leave the event and come back between set up and strike.

Celebrate Sedona – Set Up & Strike Crew

This set up and strike crew will be specific for Celebrate Sedona – our largest outdoor event that happens the first Wednesday of selected months in 2023 & 2024. Timing andspecifics are the same as general event set up and strike crew needs – see above.


Bartenders are needed to be trained and pour beer and wine during Celebrate Sedona, the Sedona Plein Air Festival, and possibly other events as well.

Gallery – Sales

Gallery Sales Volunteers will assist the Gallery personnel with sales and assisting customers. The Gallery is open 7 days a week. Gallery Sales Volunteers will be required towork at least a four-hour shift. These volunteers may also be called upon to assist with sales for all special exhibitions and events. Must be comfortable with Square or be willing to be trained on this digital platform to run credit card charges. Must also agree to follow all Gallery processes, procedures and rules.

Events – Sales

Events Sales volunteers will assist personnel with sales during events.  Those events can include the Plein Air Festival, Celebrate Sedona, exhibits and more.

Exhibition Support

Support is needed to help install the exhibits in the SEG. Ideally, these volunteers will have experience

installing art exhibits and an “eye” for showing art to its fullest potential. Duties can include painting and

moving pedestals, unpacking and packing shipped work prior to and after the exhibit dates.

Exhibit Attendants

As above with Gallery Sales, only these volunteers would only be called upon to staff our rotating exhibits in the Special Exhibits Gallery.  Must be comfortable with sales and be willing to educate yourself on the artists in those exhibits.

Sedona Plein Air Festival-Artist Housing

Volunteers will be needed to house participating visiting artists for 7-10 days during the Sedona Plein Air Festival in 2024.  Ideal hosts will have guest spaces or a casita to host 1-2 artists.  In return, artists are asked to donate a painting to the host.

Sedona Plein Air Festival Event Volunteers

During the weeklong festival this October, paint out events are held and volunteers are needed to circulate water to the artists.  Other duties include helping artists to set up before judging, assisting with sales and setting up reception events.

Teaching Artist Assistants

Teaching Artists Assistants are needed to assist visiting teaching artists with classes. This may involve helping to film a class, assist in hybrid learning/streaming, helping with materials, technical assistance, running errands or anything else that may be needed.


  • Members’ Events – Assist with take-in of artwork for the exhibit by confirming membership status and handling entry fees. Assist with installation and take down of exhibit. Contact members when necessary to pick up artwork at the end of the event.
  • Special Events / Exhibitions – Sedona Plein Air Festival, and other special shows are events that involve several people to facilitate the event and provide necessary assistance for artists and staff. Please contact us for details.
  • Hosting an Event – Special events occasionally need the following food, hors d’oeuvres, beverages and decorations. Hosting the event may involve providing, ordering and scheduling pick-up and delivery of food or beverages, as well as installing décor. This is usually accomplished as a group effort and not expected to be coordinated by one individual.
  • Host – Provide accommodations for visiting artists and instructors in your home during special events or workshops.
To be involved at the Sedona Arts Center as a volunteer, complete the following application form or call Bernadette at 928-282-3809 ex. 5 or email bernadette@sedonaartscenter.org. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Arizona time.
  • S, M, T, W, TH, F, Morning/Afternoon/Evening/Special Events
  • Do you have any special skills or training that you would like to share with us?
  • Please share your preferred area(s) of volunteer interest at Sedona Arts Center

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Sedona Arts Center!