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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

  • General Events – Set Up & Strike Crew
    These volunteers will need to be at Sedona Arts Center early in the morning to 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. These volunteers 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.
  • Gallery – Sales
    Gallery Sales Volunteers will assist the Gallery Manager and Gallery Assistant with general Gallery Sales.  The Gallery is currently open Wednesday through Sunday, but will soon be open 7 days a week.  Gallery Sales Volunteers will be required to work 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.
  • Preparators
    Preparators are needed to hang special exhibits.  Ideally, these volunteers will have experience hanging art exhibits and an “eye” for showing art to its fullest potential.  Volunteers will need to review the chosen work in preparation for hanging as well as physically hang the pieces.
  • Docents
    This new group of volunteers will be trained in all things Sedona Arts Center and will be called upon to volunteer in whatever capacity is needed by the staff for events and programs. This may involve running errands, picking up catering, organizing name tags, in addition to organizing, decorating and more.  Docents must be friendly, welcoming and helpful to our patrons and visitors.  Docents may be called upon to assist in the Gallery, educate the public about our special exhibitions, promote sales, promote and organize events and help in any way they are able.
  • Exhibit & Event Sales
    As above with Gallery Sales only these volunteers would only be called upon for sales at specific events and/or exhibits.
  • Plein Air Festival Housing
    Volunteers are needed to house visiting artists throughout the Sedona Plein Air Festival – from October 22 through October 31, 2021.
  • Celebrate Local – Bartenders
    Bartenders are needed to be trained and pour beer and wine during Celebrate Local the first Wednesday of every other month starting in August, 2021.
  • Celebrate Local – Set Up & Strike Crew
    This set up and strike crew will be specific for Celebrate Local – our largest outdoor event that happens the first Wednesday of every other month, beginning in August 2021.  Timing and specifics are the same as general event set up and strike crew needs – see above.
  • 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.
  • Tech Volunteers
    Tech volunteers are needed to assist teachers with online and hybrid classes.  Must be knowledgeable about Zoom, iPhone cameras and any other technology issues that may arise in order to assist students to have a great experience in online classes.

Events

  • 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, PhotoFest and Loving Bowls 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.

New Events

  • CELEBRATE LOCAL
    Celebrate Local was created to engage the local community while celebrating and featuring local arts, food and drink. Held in the upper parking lot of Sedona Arts Center, Celebrate Local will be a bi-monthly celebration of the beauty and diversity of local music, food, drink, and artistry. Beginning on August 4, 2021, this event will take place from 4 pm – 6 pm on the first Wednesday of every other month featuring local musicians, food trucks, wineries, and live demonstrations by local artists. Celebrate Local is specifically targeted toward strengthening ties within the greater Sedona area to support the local community. Admission to Celebrate Local will be free to the public with food and drink available for purchase.
  • SOULS OF FORGOTTEN OBJECTS
    Exploring the intersection between trash and treasure, Souls of Forgotten Objects will include an exhibit, workshops and demonstrations that combines found or forgotten objects together to create something beautiful.
  • VISION & SOUND: AN AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
    Vision & Sound is a cultural exhibition and series of events featuring the works of African-American artists in early 2022. Vision and Sound uses personal perspective, cultural traditions, and the beauty of the arts to provide audiences insights into the artistic accomplishments of African Americans and promotes inclusion in and through the arts and culture. Over the past six years, Vision & Sound has been held in the greater Phoenix area.  This year, it expands to a statewide and virtual focus through the Sedona Arts Center. We will partner with Phoenix area entities to extend the reach of this valued programming while expanding and celebrating the diversity of the African American culture. Some of the programming surrounding this event will include concerts, demonstrations, interactive lectures and a special exhibit in the SEG.
  • SAC HOME SHOW: BIRDY STYLE
    This event hopes to raise much needed funding through the sale and auction of artistically inspired birdhouses and will take place in April 2022.
  • TAILGATE QUICKDRAW & PAINT OUT
    Just what it sounds like – a three-day Plein air event June 3­–5, 2022 that will feature almost all new artists to introduce them to the Sedona landscape. Sales and a party will happen “tailgate” style in the lower parking lot of the Arts Center.
To be involved at the Sedona Arts Center as a volunteer, complete the following application form or call Valerie Pulido at 928-282-3809 or email valerie@sedonaartscenter.org. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Arizona time.
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  • Do you have any special skills or training that you would like to share with us?
  • Please share your ideas and suggestions for the Sedona Arts Center

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