Our volunteer corps is an essential component in expanding and enhancing our services and programs to our community. At the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center we believe that volunteering should be enriching, rewarding, and a productive use of a volunteer’s time. Volunteers will meet new people, explore new interests and support our arts community. The FAC offers numerous opportunities to assist in areas including hospitality, special events and more. We welcome all individuals with various backgrounds interested in volunteering. Volunteer applications are continually accepted, but assignments are based on our current needs.
Become a Docent
Docents lead educational tours for visitors of all ages and work closely with FAC staff to be knowledgeable on all current exhibits in both the special exhibitions and permanent collection galleries.
- Are you a lover of art who wants to share that interest with FAC visitors?
- Are you curious, enthusiastic and enjoy working with people of all ages?
- Would you enjoy providing interactive and participatory tour experiences while developing strong communication skills?
- Would you love access to continuing education, special gallery walks and opportunities to travel with others who share your interest in art and culture?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider joining our 2017 docent class!
To learn more about this dynamic organization please attend our informational coffee.
- Tuesday, Sept 13, 10a
- Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s Deco Lounge
- This program will consist of a short presentation, interaction with current docents, and time to ask questions
To attend the coffee, ask questions, or receive an electronic application please call recruitment chair, Fran Schaffer at 719.591.8347 or by email.
Docent History at the FAC
Celebrating over 60 Years of Community Education!
In 2016, the docents celebrated 65 years of interpreting museum exhibitions with engaging, interactive tours. They got their start at the FAC in 1951 when former FAC Director, Mitchell Wilder, recruited a small group to guide museum patrons through an exhibition of Northwest American Indian art. Since then, the docents have developed into a well-organized museum education organization.
Museum Shop Volunteer
The Museum Shop at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is a unique destination within the setting of our exceptional museum, offering products reflecting the Museum’s cornerstones: the historical collection, contemporary art, theatre, architecture and education. The retail operations at the FAC emphasize original works by local and regional talents. Museum Shop Volunteers partner with the Commercial Gallery and Retail Manager and colleagues to provide service and information to Museum Shop visitors and customers. Museum Shop Volunteers aid the operations of the shop by being knowledgeable about the products presented, fluent in the services that the Museum has to offer, and by promoting the Museum’s mission, exhibitions, programs and special events. As a representative of the Museum, volunteers perform a vital role in maintaining the highest level of courtesy and service to our visiting public.
Would you like to see Theatre Company productions for free? Here is your opportunity. As an usher, you welcome and escort theatre patrons to their seats, helping ensure a quiet and distraction-free environment for them to enjoy the art on stage. Time commitment: flexible, however usher training is required. Ushers participate in a point system that may be redeemed for Theatre Company production tickets. If interested email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greet and welcome visitors at admissions entrance during special events and openings. Greeters answer questions and provide information, directions, and specific guidance to patrons, as well as assistance to front desk staff as needed. Standing for long periods of time is required. Time commitment: variable.
Outreach for the FAC Theatre Company
Outreach volunteers act as “ambassadors” for the Theatre Company. Before a production opens, volunteers are needed to handle outreach efforts. You will go to predetermined locations to distribute flyers and get potential audiences excited about the upcoming production. We provide a list of places close to your workplace, home or school. It is an excellent opportunity to get to know the productions and your community. Time commitment: 3-5 hours per week, except operators, which are 15-20 hours per week during production runs.
How to get involved
To apply for a volunteer position, fill out the form below. If you have questions, email email@example.com.