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Volunteer Opportunities in Arts + Culture at The J

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Arts + Culture Steering Committee

The Arts + Culture Steering Committee works collaboratively with the Arts + Culture staff to drive support, attendance, and revenue through robust and inspiring arts programming.

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  • Attend regular meetings (once every other month)
  • Provide programmatic suggestions through a formal vetting process related to areas of focus


  • Attend events and programs as appropriate
  • Lead a sub-committee, if applicable, in a specific area (visual arts, theatre, literature, music, dance, film, fundraising, marketing)
    • Recruit and cultivate committee members
    • Set agenda and schedule meetings
    • Be prepared to report and provide input at Steering Committee meetings
    • Delegate tasks to committee members
    • Communicate and follow up regularly with committee members and appropriate staff


  • Work, as a partner, with staff liaison
  • Participate as appropriate in fundraising initiatives
  • Advocate and network on behalf of Arts + Culture


Arts + Culture Sub-Committees

Opportunities exist for volunteers to be involved with a specific focus in visual arts, theatre, literature, music, dance, film, fundraising and marketing for the Arts + Culture department.


  • Attend sub-committee meetings
  • Provide programmatic suggestions to Chair and Co-Chair to bring to the Steering Committee


  • Attend events and programs as appropriate


  • Work, as a partner, with Chair, Co-Chair and Staff Liaison
  • Advocate and network on behalf of Arts + Culture and The J



Volunteers in this position will manage the concession stand area where we sell merchandise and food/drink items pre-show and during intermission.  Set up and preparing items will be required.



This position supports the recitals and performances in Encore! School of the Arts. Those who love to work with children are ideal.  We WELCOME middle and high school students to participate!



The Arts + Culture department loves to mentor young professionals by providing an opportunity to learn more about non-profits, arts administration, marketing, and fundraising. This is an excellent chance to grow your resume!


Box Office Assistant

Assist the Arts + Culture department by interacting with our patrons via phone and email. Follow up on season ticket renewals and donations by reaching out to our constituents. Assist in compiling feedback and data in a variety of capacities. Help in the Box Office on show nights with Will Call pickups, etc.



Ushers act as hosts and support for The White Theatre by handing out programs, seating patrons, and scanning tickets. Additionally, ushers will stuff our seatbacks with items for our arts patrons and season ticket holders and place them in the proper location. Ushers may also be called upon to act as ambassadors and hosts at other Arts + Culture programs off-site.


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Questions? Please contact the Box Office at (913) 327-8054.

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