Montgomery Art Association

Volunteer with MAA

MAA is an all-volunteer organization. From our president and board of directors, to those who organize gallery field trips, set up buffets at our shows and write items for our newsletter, MAA relies on the collaborative spirit of our membership to operate.

Current Openings

Shows Committee

Contact: Cecilia Tobler

In-person show managers:
We are currently recruiting show managers for 2022. You would collaborate with our shows VP to produce an in-person show at a venue in the region. Duties include managing registration, responding to member inquiries, coordinating drop off and pick up, and coordinating hanging the show. You'll coordinate with the hospitality chair to coordinate a reception, if provided. Most of the work takes place in a one-month period. 

Online Shows Committee chair: We are looking for 1 or 2 people to be in charge of our online shows. During the pandemic all of our shows were online, but now that we're getting back to normal, we'd like to retain a blend of in-person and online shows. Primary duties include managing registration, responding to member inquiries and building the web page where the online show is held. You'd also coordinate with the publicity and newsletter teams to promote the show. 


Finance Committee

Contact: Anastasia Walsh

Finance Committee volunteer:
This person would work alongside our treasurer to manage the association's finances. The time commitment is likely just a few hours each month, and all work can be done from your home.


Communications Committee

Contact: Elissa Poma

Photo manager: MAA currently archives our photos in Google Photos. We are seeking a manager to be in charge of collecting and archiving images so that our communications and publicity teams will have them at the ready. All tasks can be done via Google Photos and email, at the convenience of your schedule. We anticipate this role is just 2-4 hours per month.

Website editor: We are seeking one person to be in charge of updating our website. We will train the appropriate person on using Wild Apricot Personify, the system we use to manage our website content, show registration and membership database. All tasks can be done from your home at the convenience of your schedule. We anticipate this role takes approximately 4 hours per month.

Bloggers: We are interested in producing more feature stories about and for our members. We post these on our News & Features blog and promote them via our monthly newsletter and social media. We're seeking a few volunteers who'd be interesting in writing short features on a regular or periodic basis. We can give you assignments or you could come up with ideas for us. All work can be done from your home at the convenience of your schedule.

Proofreaders: We'd love to have a few go-to people on hand to copyedit or proofread emails, newsletters, and web pages before they're published. If you are fond of grammar and able to absorb MAA's stylebook, we could use your help for spot jobs a few times a month. 


Marketing Committee

Contact: Martina Sestakova

Designer: We are seeking one member to design our electronic and print postcards and other marketing materials. The materials are generally used on social media and our website to promote our shows. If the designer also has video production skills, we'd ask to produce occasional video "tours" of our shows. All work can be done from your home at the convenience of your schedule. We estimate this role is 4-6 hours per month (depending on our show schedule).

Media outreach chair: Help us get the word out about our shows, with the goal of boosting visitors and sales. The media outreach chair writes short press releases about our shows and sends them out to local media, bloggers, vloggers and online calendar keepers. All work can be done from your home at the convenience of your schedule.  We estimate this role is 3-5 hours per month (dependng on our show schedule).

Photo manager: MAA currently archives our photos in Google Photos. We are seeking a manager to be in charge of collecting and archiving images so that our communications and publicity teams will have them at the ready. All tasks can be done via Google Photos and email, at the convenience of your schedule. We anticipate this role is just 2-4 hours per month.


Other Roles

Volunteer Committee chair: This is a new role. We are seeking a member who would work to recruit and place other volunteers into roles in the organization. You would work with the Board to determine what volunteer needs we have, and then do outreach to members to find volunteers. You would help the Paint the Town show manager coordinate volunteers for our biggest event of the year. The time commitment is likely just a few hours most but not all months. The busiest time would be August, when coordinating the Paint the Town show, so being available in August is important. Contact: Alan Rich

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