Volunteer at Women & Their Work

Women & Their Work is an art organization located in Central Austin that serves as a catalyst for contemporary art created by women living and working in Texas and beyond. Volunteers and interns play an essential role in making our gallery a welcoming and vibrant space for all. There are many ways to get involved!

Spring Internships

Women & Their Work is now hiring Spring Interns! Apply today.

Internship dates: January 21 – May 8, 2020 with the opportunity to continue through summer.

Positions require a 10 hour weekly commitment, are unpaid, and open until filled.

Benefits include complimentary Artist or Art Fan membership at Women & Their Work.

Education & Interpretation

  • Help develop interpretive materials of exhibitions: gallery guides, in-gallery displays and interactive materials for a variety of audiences.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of education programs in the galleries.
  • Assist with researching and developing educational materials and curriculum for tours.
  • Lead student tours and assist with professional development program for teachers.
  • Support on and off-site activity and perform administrative work related to select education & public programs.
    Skills Needed
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to multitask
    • Ability to work individually and as a team.

Development

  • Assist with the planning, implementation, and promotion of our membership and fundraising programs.
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of our annual fundraising event, Bash.
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of membership events.
  • Coordinate and assemble mailings for fundraising.
  • Research and develop strategies to increase sponsors, members, and donors.
  • Process memberships and assist with database management.
  •  Attend outreach events in the community to increase visibility and volunteers/donors.
    Skills Needed
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Strong attention to detail

PR/Marketing

  • Develop marketing campaigns for exhibitions, programs and events.
  • Assist with newsletter content and email marketing campaigns.
  • Provide support to online, social media efforts to target new audiences.
  • Assist with creation and distribution of promotional materials.
  • Update and maintain press archives.
  • Act as Gallery Attendant providing visitor services, as needed.
    Skills Needed
    • Proficiency in iOS and Mac processing
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Excellent written communication skills

Archive

Assist with re-organizing organizational archive

  •      Create archival best-practices guide for incoming materials
  •      Digitize analog media
  •      Create finding aids for archival materials
  •      Highlight interesting archival materials on our website and through other outlets

Skills needed:

  •      Strong attention to detail
  •      Strong organizational skills

How to Apply

Please email Diane Sikes, [email protected] with the following:

  • A cover letter letting us know what you hope to learn and what you would contribute.
  • Resume.
  • Contact information for three references.
  • Your semester schedule (if available).
  • Please list the title of the internship you are applying for in your email’s subject line.

For additional questions, email Diane Sikes, [email protected].

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Most volunteer shifts occur during gallery hours (Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, and Saturdays 12pm-6pm). Volunteers of all genders are welcome!

Events Volunteers
 

Only free in the evenings? Events Volunteers play an essential role in our art openings, member parties, fundraisers, and other gallery events that typically take place in the evening and on weekends. Time commitment and duties vary by event.

  • Set up & tear down

  • Front door greeter

  • Bartender

  • Photographer/videographer

  • General assistance

Benefits
 

Volunteers who donate 80+ hours in a calendar year receive complimentary Artist or Art Fan membership.

 

Fill out the following to apply for a Volunteer position:

 

For additional questions, email Diane Sikes, [email protected].