Volunteer Job Bank

Volunteer Opportunities




Receptionist/Front Desk

Are you a people person? Would you like to meet new friends, and talk about our great arts community?
We are looking for several volunteers to help at the front desk by answering the telephones, giving directions, and providing information about Art Center’s events, education opportunities, exhibitions, and workshops.  Hours are flexible around your schedule, within our hours of operation Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Mailing Committee

In an effort to keep Art Center’s mailing costs low, we prepare our bulk mailings in house. Those on the mailing committee will meet about once a month to help Art Center’s staff fold, tab, and sort materials for various mailings. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and get to know other volunteers here Art Center Sarasota.

Grant Research Assistants

Do you have experience with grants or fundraising? Do you like working on the Internet or with a computer? Art Center is searching for people who would like to help research those foundations, government entities, and businesses who offer funding for the arts.

Public Relations/ Marketing

Help us get the word out! Assist with media websites, help in researching marketing strategies and assist with various social media outlets to help advertise Art Center Sarasota. Computer skills are necessary.

Clerical/Office Responsibilities

If you are detail oriented and organized, Art Center has office work that involves copying, filing, collating and archiving various documents. Hours are flexible.

Fundraising Events

Iconcept-Art meets Fashion

A select group of the area’s famous and infamous artists explore the world of fashion for an unparalleled, choreographed, runway extravaganza. Approximately 25 artists are invited to participate in the event as a fundraiser for Art Center Sarasota. iconcept has become one of Sarasota’s must attend events of the year. March 23, 2012









Sponsorship Committee

Help ACS recruit sponsors to underwrite costs for the
big event in March


PR Committee

Help to get the word out to the community about the event and work with ticket committee to increase sales

Ticket Sales Committee

Organize ticket sales and help promote the event to the community by selling tickets

Ad Sales Committee

Help to sell reasonably priced adverts in the program book

Silent Auction Committee

Ask for donated items and gift certificates, put together packages and help to organize silent auction



Exhibition Opportunities


Art Center invites you to join our volunteer hospitality committee to help coordinate festive exhibition receptions, potlucks, and evening social events. Hours are flexible.

Exhibition Receivings

Art Center coordinates approximately six juried exhibitions every year, and we need your help to ensure they run smoothly!
Join the receiving team and assist Art Center staff signing in artists and accepting artwork for Juried Exhibitions.  Receivings are held approximately every other month from 10am to 6pm, 2-3 hour shifts. Additional help is needed after receivings to help notify artists whether or not their work was included in the exhibition.

Exhibition Hanging

Art Center is looking for art enthusiasts to help us install our shows. If you have art and gallery experience, or are interested in gallery work such as hanging and placing exhibitions and want to get some experience, then this is a great opportunity for you.

Exhibition Reception Hosts

Join us in hosting Art Center’s exhibition opening receptions. Help ACS staff greet our guests, hand out general information, and give tips on how to view the exhibit. Additional help is needed for food preparation, setup and cleanup. Receptions are held one evening approximately every other month from 5pm to 7pm.


Education Set-Up

Throughout the year, Art Center serves the Sarasota Community with 45 adult education programs, demonstrations, Creative Kids Saturday classes, and Kids Summer Art Camp. We are looking for volunteers to help us set-up and put away chairs and tables for these education programs.



Do you enjoy working with tools and fixing things? We love our building, but it is over fifty years old! We are looking for volunteers to help with minor repairs, light replacement, paint touch ups, and general building issues. Hours are flexible.

Garden Maintenance

Art Center is looking for Volunteers who are interested in gardening and working outside to help us beautify and maintain our gardens. This opportunity includes hands on creative gardening, some general raking, watering, and weeding. Hours are flexible.