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 posts for Instagram, MAA relies on the collaborative spirit of our membership to operate. Members who volunteer on our Board of Directors receive complementary annual membership and waiver of show registration costs. Those who volunteer to be a show manager also receive comped membership.
Interested in volunteering? Here are our current opportunities:
- Show Managers: We are starting to line up our show managers for 2020. We will provide training and support while giving you the opportunity to set up, hang, and present an art exhibit. Our shows range from small library and restaurant exhibits to larger shows at Kensington Paint the Town. You can work in pairs or trios or solo. To thank you for your work, we will waive your annual membership fee for the following membership year. Contact: Anastasia Walsh, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Webmaster: MAA
recently migrated to a new system to manage our website, and it doesn't
require any knowledge of HTML. The webmaster works to update content on
pages, post on our "News & Features" blog and upload photos. All of
this work can be done from your home computer at the convenience of
your schedule. The ideal candidate has 2-3 hours/week to dedicate to web
tasks. We have a team of writers, editors, proofreaders and
photographers at your disposal. We will train the right candidate. Contact Elissa Poma, MAAartists@gmail.com
- Membership Chair: Since we moved to the Wild Apricot membership management system, keeping track of our members has been a breeze! And our membership is growing monthly. We are looking for a volunteer to fill this Board-level position. Duties include: answering membership inquiries, helping members update their info in our system, working with our community outreach chair on recruiting new members and helping with annual membership renewals. We expect this position would require 6-8 volunteer hours per month. Because this is a Board position, you would be expected to attend 3-4 Board meetings a year and vote on Board matters. You also would have your annual membership fee and all show registration fees comped, as thanks for serving on the Board. Contact Alan Rich at email@example.com
- Event Coordinators: We'd like to add more social activities, plein air painting outings, museum tours, and other outings to our activities calendar, and we could use your help! Event coordinators plan outings, write promotional material, take photos and run the event. We're open to your ideas, or we could assign you an activity to run. Contact Roxana Rojas-Luzon, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Equipment Manager: We have a storage unit with display panels, lights, card & print bins, and hospitality items. The Equipment Manager would make sure any items are delivered to the show they serve (mostly the Kensington Paint the Town show on Labor Day Weekend). Some items are available for loan to members, and the equipment manager also keeps a record of what is loaned. You probably need an SUV or similar vehicle to transport items to the show. The Storage Unit is in Kensington. Contact Anastasia Walsh, email@example.com.