Volunteer with Artomatic

Artomatic is completely volunteer-run. From building the performance stages to coordinating with reporters, everything you see is the work of dedicated volunteers. If you have time to help us organize or a talent you'd like to share, let us know. We need people with a range of skills, including marketing, media, event planning and just plain organization.

Many key planning tasks still need someone to coordinate them:

Help we need now

Volunteer coordination
We coordinate the work of hundreds of volunteers, and particularly need help in these areas:
  • Managing records
  • Starting a volunteer incentive and recognition program.
  • Creating an Operation Manual and floor-specific binders to guide gallery managers on security procedures and other tasks.
  • Helping to photo document the entire space for security purposes.
  • Planning and coordinating volunteer cultivation events
  • Helping artists with registration

Getting the word out about Artomatic is a big job, and we need help with:

  • Producing and coordinating video and photos
  • Getting hte word our through our street team
  • Writing, including documenting Artomatic's history
  • Contributing to Wikipedia on Artomatic-related entries

Please tell the marketing leads what role you are interested in.

Site operations and management
It'll take many hands to prepare and manage the space, particularly:

  • Site assessment and layout planning, including regulatory requirements and the electrical plan
  • Space allocation and wayfinding/signage
  • Construction and space design, including of the performance stages
  • Safety and security

We need help with:

  • Establishing an online donor program, potentially including thank-you incentives
  • Writing grant applications

Gallery Management
Gallery managers are so important to our event, they help to:

  • Assign volunteers for each shift
  • Act as "go to" people during the shift that volunteers will ask questions to etc.

Because of the training and responsibility involved we ask the Gallery Managers to work more than three shifts during and event so that we don't have to train as many people, so generally it is the artist or person who wants to be more involved but not necessarily be part of a committee.

Other volunteers needed, too
We'll need lots of other help! If you're interested in other kinds of projects, take a look at the full list of volunteer teams.

Email volunteer@artomatic.org to let us know what role you're interested in.

We're looking forward to working with you!