Enjoy the music, art and energy of CAC events from behind the scenes. Volunteering at the CAC gives you the opportunity to see how the CAC continually puts on great art exhibitions, theatrical productions, musical performances, outrageous parties, and major community events. Plus, mingle with other volunteers in the arts community.
Volunteers are needed periodically for large special events, and also more regularly to help our reduced staff. To sign up for general volunteer emails, sign up for our email announcements.
For more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact:
Christine T. Dunaway | 504.528.3805
A CAC internship offers students a unique opportunity to develop nonprofit administration skills while working in a nationally recognized multidisciplinary arts organization. It also helps students to become familiar with the organizational skills and routines needed to effectively
support an organization like the CAC.
Interns are asked to work at least 16-24 hours a week through the semester. There is an interview and evaluation process if the student is using the internship for school credit. Interns will be expected to demonstrate individual initiative and assume specialized duties respective to one of the following areas:
Development — The CAC Development Office initiates annual individual, foundation, and corporate fundraising campaigns to help support the multidisciplinary programs presented to the community. The Development Office also coordinates several major fundraising events, such as CAC’Art for Arts’ Sake and the SweetArts Ball, that help support the quality programming which makes the CAC the foremost presenting organization in the South. Duties include planning and assisting with special projects and events, clerical management of corporate records, high level planning meetings with key staff and community leaders.
Grants Management — Research and prepare grant proposals and applications to federal, state and local government sources, corporate and foundation sponsors, and individual patrons.
Membership — assist in annual campaign, learn to manage a membership database, update membership files, assist with special membership events, interact with all membership levels and maintain member benefits.
Volunteer — assist with volunteer correspondence, recruitment and updating volunteer profiles.
Time: Spring Semester January 2013 - May 2013
Hours: 10-20 hours a week
The CAC is seeking an intern for the education department to work closely with all departments in creating dynamic programming that brings a wide range of audiences to engage with the work of the CAC. Intern will be working in the Artist for a Day program, where school groups come to the CAC for a tour through our galleries and hands-on workshops with professional local artists. Interns will be involved with the programming in the education gallery, developing educational components for all exhibitions, and preparing for Summer Camp.
Duties will include:
- Learning education leadership skills
- Assisting arts teachers in the classroom
- Leading student tours through all our exhibitions
- Building a safe environment for students to explore
- Creating schedules for teachers
- Learning the many aspects of arts education
- Sending out reminders to schools and artists
- Working with education department to support and develop new programming
- Comfortable working with children ages 6-18
- Ability to problem solve
- Leadership skills
- Experience using Microsoft word, Excel and Publisher
- A positive attitude and strong work ethic
- Flexibility with job assignments
These internships offer the student a unique opportunity to develop nonprofit administration skills while working in a nationally recognized multidisciplinary arts organization. It also helps the students to become familiar with the organizational skills and routines needed to effectively support an organization like the CAC.
For more information about internships at the CAC, please contact:
Christine T. Dunaway | 504.528.3805