Scottsdale Arts depends upon volunteer support for ongoing programs and special events.

JOIN US: If you would like to join a volunteer team that is dedicated to bringing the arts to the community, please complete the volunteer application form.

ALREADY A VOLUNTEER? Access the volunteer login portal.

For more information on volunteering, please contact Mariana Bortoluzzi at MarianaB@ScottsdaleArts.org.

 

 

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA)
Ongoing Opportunities

SMoCA Docent Program

Applications for the 2018–19 freshman docent class is closed. We will begin accepting applications for the 2019–20 class on April 1, 2019.

Do you love contemporary art? Are you a great storyteller? Do you love learning and want to share that knowledge with others? Join our SMoCA Docent Program and immerse yourself in the amazing world of contemporary art.

Through this program, you’ll learn about museums, contemporary art and, most importantly, engagement techniques for all kinds of visitors. No special training or background in art is required, and applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged. You will be rewarded with opportunities to participate in SMoCA and across all branches of Scottsdale Arts in unique and exciting ways.

 

 

Scottsdale Public Art Opportunities

CANAL CONVERGENCE WATER + ART + LIGHT – November 2019

Description:
Canal Convergence is an annual signature event featuring large-scale interactive artworks by local and international artists, along with hands-on activities, live music and performances.

Needs:
Volunteers for information tables, artist talks and at various art locations/activities located along the Scottsdale Waterfront.

To Volunteer:
Email Volunteer@ScottsdaleArts.org for information and to sign up.

 

 

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Ongoing Opportunities

Concierge Program

Description:
This position greets the public at a variety of events and performances, sells memberships and gives information and directions while helping promote the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ programs.

Needs:
Outgoing, reliable individuals who are willing to learn new information on a regular basis.

Requirements:
2–3 hour shifts, professional attire, outgoing personality.

To Volunteer:
Email MarianaB@ScottsdaleArts.org to be informed of the next training dates.


 

Usher Program

Description:
Ushers are expected to scan tickets, know the safety procedures of the theater and maintain order while greeting and directing patrons to their seats during events.

Needs:
Ushers for presented and rental events; 3–4 hour shifts, mostly nights and weekends.

Requirements:
Must be able to walk up and down stairs, operate in dimly lit conditions and read small print on tickets. Must be professional, reliable and courteous.

Volunteer Training session:

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, 10 a.m.–noon
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, 6 p.m.–8 pm

Training sessions will be held in Stage 2 and must be completed before any ushering duties are carried out. RSVP to Volunteer@ScottsdaleArts.org to attend one of the sessions. Current ushers are required to attend one training session a year.


 

Artist Merchandise Sales

Description:
Assistance in selling artist merchandise during performances. Items range from vinyl albums/CDs to T-shirts to posters, depending on the artist.

Needs:
Two volunteers per shift.

Requirements:
Shifts vary depending on artist(s). Volunteers are expected to stay throughout the entire show unless stated otherwise. Must be comfortable handling money and credit cards.

To Volunteer:
Contact Volunteer@ScottsdaleArts.org for information and to sign up.


 

Retail Volunteers

Description:
With stores in the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts building and at SMoCA, volunteers are needed to assist with sales and handling of a variety of merchandise.

Needs:
Outgoing, reliable individuals who are willing to showcase a variety of merchandise.

Requirements:
Shifts are noon–5 p.m., unless scheduled otherwise. Must be comfortable selling merchandise and interacting with visitors.

To Volunteer:
Contact Volunteer@ScottsdaleArts.org for information and to sign up.


 

Box Office

Description:
A volunteer is needed to assist box office with will-call tickets in advance of performances.

Needs:
One volunteer per show.

Requirements:
Must be able to read tickets quickly and efficiently to keep the will-call lines short.

To Volunteer:
Contact Volunteer@ScottsdaleArts.org for information and to sign up.


 

Education Events

Description:
A variety of educational events occur throughout the season for which assistance is needed. Various duties may be required, including helping direct students around the campus, participating in arts-and-crafts projects or running an activity.

Requirements:
Must be comfortable with children and families.

To Volunteer:
Contact us at Volunteer@ScottsdaleArts.org for information and to sign up.


 

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Special Events

Alli Ortega Empty Bowls – December 2019

Description:
Help raise funds to fight hunger in our community through the sale of handcrafted bowls created by local community artisans and youth. All proceeds are donated to Vista del Camino Social Services, which provides a variety of assistance for Scottsdale residents to meet basic needs of individuals and families in crisis, and to relieve economic and emotional stress.

Needs:
Two volunteers per shift. Volunteers sell bowls to guests attending performances.

Requirements:
A big heart and a smile! Must be comfortable handling money.

To Volunteer:
Contact us at Volunteer@ScottsdaleArts.org for information and to sign up.


 

Sunday A’Fair – January 2020 – April 2020

Description:
Sunday A’Fair presents free outdoor concerts by top Arizona musicians in Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, along with an arts-and-crafts market, fun activities for children and families and free docent-led tours of the sculptures in the park.

Needs:
Two volunteers to assist in the family area with arts-and-crafts projects.

Requirements:
Be comfortable around children and families.

To Volunteer:
Contact us at Volunteer@ScottsdaleArts.org for information and to sign up.


 

50th Scottsdale Arts Festival – March 13–15, 2020

Description:
The Scottsdale Arts Festival is one of the premier arts festivals in the country. Held every March during the height of Scottsdale’s tourist season, the festival draws thousands of visitors over the course of a three-day weekend. Proceeds from the festival help support Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ programs.

Needs:
More than 300 volunteers in various areas:

Gates
Beverage stand (21+ years)
Family areas
Retail
Auction
Artist hospitality
Lemonade stand
Etc.

Requirements:
Full-day, eight-hour shifts. Volunteers are provided with lunch and T-shirts, and are required to attend one of two training sessions.

To Volunteer:
Register Here


 

Scottsdale Culinary Festival – April 2020

Description:
As the longest-running festival of its kind in the United States, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival draws more than 40,000 visitors looking to enjoy fabulous food, music and cooking demonstrations by some the nation’s top chefs.

Needs:
Over 300 volunteers for gates/admissions and food/beverage.

Requirements:
Volunteers are required to attend one of two training sessions. Must be 21+ years old to volunteer.

To Volunteer:
Click here to volunteer. (Opens in January 2019)


 

Arts Education Showcase – May 2020

Description:
An annual event, Arts Education Showcase shines the spotlight on the accomplishments and creativity of students in Scottsdale arts education and outreach programs.

Needs:
10 volunteers to assist with arts-and-crafts projects, admission and interactive activities.

Requirements:
Comfortable working with children and families.

To Volunteer:
Contact us at Volunteer@ScottsdaleArts.org for information and to sign up.