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Volunteer

The Art Center welcomes enthusiastic, reliable and energetic individuals looking to support our mission and get behind-the-scenes experience as a volunteer! There is a wide range of opportunities for volunteers to get involved, whether its learning to paint gallery walls, assisting teaching artists in family workshops, helping at exhibition openings, and more! Our volunteers contribute to a number of events and programs, including:

Education
  • Second Sundays: free monthly drop-in art making workshops for families
  • ARTBAR: a special event that combines interactive art, performances, music, and a punch bar into one creative evening.
Exhibition
  • Opening receptions
  • Installation/de-installation
  • Artist and curator talks
  • Open studios
Special events/other
  • Festivals and community events
  • Welcome desk
  • Office and administration

Third Thursdays

Beyond assisting at events, volunteers can also get involved on a regular basis and learn more about the Art Center's programs and operations while working alongside staff members. Volunteers meet every third Thursday of the month from 4-7pm, and finish the day with snacks and refreshments! 

Tuition Exchange

Adults can exchange their volunteer hours for discounts on their own or their child’s tuition for classes in our Oakman Clinton School and Studios. For each volunteer hour you work you can earn $5 off your tuition costs, and pay for up to half your tuition.

If you are interested in becoming an Art Center volunteer, please send your resume and brief statement of interest to Alex Varlet at avarlet@hydeparkart.org or via post to 5020 S Cornell Ave, Chicago IL 60615. We will contact you once we receive your materials and send monthly emails with upcoming volunteer opportunities. Thank you for your interest and support!

Photo by Jason Smith.