The FRONT Line – volunteer opportunities for An American City
Now through September 30th, 2018
Opening in July 2018, FRONT will investigate the significance and meaning of staging a large-scale international triennial. Bringing together more than 70 local, national and international artists across mediums and disciplines, FRONT will partner with sites throughout the city of Cleveland, Akron and Oberlin to explore artistic collaborations, intellectual exchanges and curatorial dialogues.
FRONT International volunteers will contribute meaningfully to the Triennial and its visitors while gaining valuable insight into the workings of a major arts festival. Ideally, volunteers will have knowledge and interest in contemporary art, architecture and design. Volunteers should be outgoing and have the confidence to engage with visitors and answer questions.
Become one of the faces of FRONT in Northeast Ohio now and through September 30, 2018! Attend art events and happenings around town and promote FRONT through engaging conversations or material distribution. Be in the mix at FRONT events and share the experience via FRONT branded hashtags.
Directly and deeply influence visitor experience during the triennial. As volunteer educators, FRONT docents will guide groups of all ages through meaningful interactions with the art on view, offering creative problem-solving opportunities and inspiring moments of wonder. Docents provide insights into the ideas behind the works of art on view and help visitors make sense of it.
Greet visitors, record attendance and guard artwork at off-site exhibition locations, such as the William G. Mather Steamship, Great Lakes Science Center, and St. John’s Episcopal Church. Gallery monitors keep a watchful eye and protect the artwork. Become familiar with exhibitions and surroundings, to answer questions and give insight for visitor experiences.
Engage with audiences during public programs, exhibitions and VIP events hosted at a variety of locations throughout Cleveland, Akron and Oberlin. Assist with setup and breakdown, greet and register attendees, field questions and share information regarding upcoming events. Gain beneficial connections for your professional network while socializing and talking about art.
Assist FRONT in hosting artists and special guests as they visit Cleveland now through summer 2018. Help our special guests navigate North East Ohio. Spend time one-on-one or in group meetings while accompanying FRONT artists and guests on-site visits and related projects. As a City Ambassador/Host, you may be asked to provide tours, accompany visitors to dinner and pick up/drop off at the airport.
Your generous support will be rewarded with complimentary FRONT merchandise, volunteer only socials and of course, the opportunity to be on the front line of the first contemporary arts festival in North America! FRONT Volunteers will be provided with training and other resources to support their roles.