We’re always looking for smiling faces and dedicated folks to be members of the Krasl crew. We have many opportunities for you to make a difference. We’re sure to have a variety to match your interests.
Plus, you’ll meet new people, discover others who share your interests, and have fun while supporting the arts.
Apply to volunteer today!
Coastline Children's Film Festival
The Coastline Children's Film Festival makes great films available to young people everywhere. In 2018, the 10 day festival (beginning March 9th) will host films throughout Southwest Michigan and Northwest Indiana, and the Krasl Art Center is proud to be a location for this community event.
Volunteer opportunities are available. Please click here to register to volunteer!
Please note that times listed are 30 minutes before showtime. You are not required to stay for the entire film, but are certainly encouraged to do so!
Volunteer Docent Program
Are you interested in learning about art, interacting with the youth of our community and working with a dynamic group of people? Be a volunteer docent at the Krasl Art Center! See the details below and email your completed Volunteer Docent Application to email@example.com today!
What is a volunteer docent?
A docent is a trained museum guide. The KAC has a variety of tours that require docents, including outdoor walking tours, gallery tours, and special event tours. Docents must be knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and comfortable working with diverse groups of children and adults. The KAC education department provides weekly 1.5 hour training sessions that cover art history, cultural sensitivity, public speaking and teaching strategies. Occasional field trips and artist lectures will also be included in the training. All volunteer docents must pass a practice tour with the education manager before working with the public.
What is the time commitment required?
Training sessions are held on Wednesday afternoons from 12-1:30 pm. We ask that docents are available for at least 9 out of 12 months of the year and attend 3 out of 4 trainings per month.
Tours are typically scheduled between 9am and 5 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Occasional weekend and evening tours.
Why would I do this for free?
Most museum docent programs are led by volunteers with a passion for teaching and learning about art. Docents benefit from a free and intensive education in the arts and the opportunity to share that education with others, including underserved school children. In addition, volunteer docents enjoy KAC membership, invites to special events, and one free KAC class per session.
I want to participate. How do I get started?
Download the Volunteer Docent Application and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off a hard copy at the reception desk. You will receive an email confirmation, and the upcoming training schedule.