Volunteer

We are always looking for dedicated people and smiling faces to be members of the Krasl Art Center crew.  We have many volunteer opportunities for you to make a difference and match your interests.

Art Fair
Exhibit Openings
Front Desk
EnVision Party
Soup’s On
Mailings
And More…

You will meet new people, discover others who share your interests and have fun while supporting the arts.  If you have questions about volunteer opportunities please contact volunteer@krasl.org.  Otherwise, apply to volunteer today!


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? Become a volunteer docent at the Krasl Art Center! See the details below and email your completed Volunteer Docent Application to education@dev.krasl.org.org 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 are also 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 9 am 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, invitations 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 education@krasl.org or drop off a hard copy at the reception desk.  You will receive an email confirmation, and the upcoming training schedule.


Sponsorship

You and your company can bring a wide range of programs to the community through a sponsorship at the Krasl Center for the Arts.  As a sponsor you and your company will be recognized in media and KAC events throughout the year. You will also have access to a number of unique benefits.  

Please see examples of publicity and benefits below then contact Dee Hodgson, Development manager at dhodgson@krasl.org  or 269.983.0271.

Premier Sponsorship Benefits

  • Clients and employees (up to 50) will enjoy an invitation only Preview Party. Meet the curator who will provide insight into the exhibition. This privately catered event includes wine and hors d’oeuvres free of charge.
  • Complimentary use of KAC for private or business party for one date during the year
  • 8 reserved tickets to the 98.3 Coast Smooth Jazz Concert.
  • Access (up to 8 guests) to VIP Hospitality Room at the Boulevard Inn during the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff
  • Invitation (for up to 4 people) to Artist’s Breakfast on Saturday morning, provided by a Schu’s Restaurant


Promotional Recognition

  • Krasl Art Center will place company name and logos on all printed material produced for their selected exhibit.  This includes an oversized banner placed outside the Krasl Art Center for the duration of the exhibit.
  • Recognition in each KAC newsletter with special recognition from the Executive Director (1,000 addresses)
  • Recognition at newly launched (May 2018) website, www.krasl.org
  • Recognition of sponsorship during all special events related to exhibition
  • Logo included on print or electronic promotional materials
  • Logo on sculpture plaques placed outdoors for 16 months
  • Logo on exhibition postcard (2,000 printed)
  • Name on sponsor board for 1 year (100,000 visitors annually)
  • Recognition in all media relations
  • Invitation to advertise in the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff Guide Book at the reduced sponsor rate
  • Ability to use the exhibition sponsorship in your own promotions.