Volunteer FAQ

Volunteer at Artomatic

Want to get involved?  Here’s how!

First, subscribe to the Artomatic Newsletter – this is the first place we will put out calls for volunteers.

Same goes for Facebook and Twitter! If you’re connected with us, you’ll be in the right place when we need your help or participation!

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 by emailing volunteer@artomatic.org. We need people with a range of skills, including marketing, media, event planning and just plain organization.

Event Volunteers

Check these links for full roles, responsibilities and descriptions of each major volunteer team.

But if you’re not sure where your skills fit in, don’t worry!  Just email us at volunteer@artomatic.org and we’ll figure it out.  All hands on deck!

Artomatic Staffing and Volunteer Management Team (SVM)

The SVM team is responsible for:

  • Volunteer recruitment for all teams and event
  • Management of artist participant staff
  • Oversight of staffing throughout event
  • Bar management and licenses
  • Training of shift managers
  • Orientation and registration (in coordination with the Site Ops Team)

Artomatic Site and Operations Management (Site Ops)

The Site and Operations Management Team plans, oversees, and executes site and event operations. The Site Ops Team allocates and manages space and physical assets for Artomatic Teams and participating artists.  The Site Ops Team also develops the resources required to sustain operations during and between events. The Site Ops Team provides core coverage during the majority of the buildout/installation, event, and deconstruction phases.

Artist Resources & Programs Team 

The Artist Resources & Programs Team (ARP) is responsible for educational programs (for artists and non-artists, adults and children), resources for artists, and special events and exhibits during Artomatic. The Team members collaborate with the Marketing, Site Ops Team, and Volunteer Management Teams as well as with outside organizations to schedule, market, plan, prepare, manage, and follow up on all programs, events, and special exhibits.

Artomatic Film and Video Art Team

The Film and Video Art Team is responsible for developing film and video art programming during Artomatic by working with individual filmmakers and video artists, as well as with art organizations that provide film and video art programming to the public, such as film festivals.

The Team members collaborate with the Marketing, Site Ops, ARP, and Volunteer Management Teams, as well as with outside organizations to schedule, market, plan, prepare, manage, and follow up on film and video art screenings and special events (workshops, professional development, networking, etc.).

Artomatic Performing Arts Team

The Performing Arts Team is responsible for developing and delivering a large and varied slate of performances, including music, dance, poetry, theater and film during Artomatic, and for coordinating performing-arts-related programming, such as performance workshops.   The Team members collaborate with the Marketing, Site Ops, ARP and Volunteer Management Teams as well as with outside organizations to schedule, market, plan, prepare, manage, and follow up on performances and performing-arts related events.

Artomatic Event Marketing Team

The Artomatic Event Marketing Team develops, coordinates, and implements branding, marketing and promotion of Artomatic. The Team works to ensure that relationships with participants, the community and funding supporters are optimized. Artomatic Marketing Team responsibilities include Artomatic’s marketing, public relations; and advertising.

Longer-term volunteer opportunities

We’re building a long term volunteer infrastructure to support the work of Artomatic all year round.  We’re interested in finding committed people with expertise in licensing,  fundraising, content marketing, grant-writing, PR, social media, and other areas. If you are interested in being involved on a long term basis, please email  Maddie Grant at maddie.grant[at]artomatic.org to discuss.

We’re looking forward to working with you!