Tax Preparer

Harlem Opera Theater was founded in 2001 to provide performance opportunities for gifted professional and developing singers as well as other musicians of exceptional potential for an operatic career in local, national and international forums. We develop an audience for the classical art form in underserved communities where opera is seldom heard.

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Arts Discipline:
Music

Position Description:
Harlem Opera Theater is a non-profit 501 C3, all-volunteer organization. The annual budget is less than $100,000. The organization is funded by community, government and foundation grants, individual donations from The Friends of Harlem Opera Theater and ticket sales.

All Federal Form 990 and State Form CHAR 500 filings are up to date.

We are requesting a volunteer with accountant skills to assist with the annual filing of Federal Form 990; FY16 (August 1, 2015 – July 31, 2016). The FY 16 filing deadline is December 15, 2016.

All of our books and records will be up to date when we meet with the volunteer/accountant In late September. The task of the volunteer/accountant will be to summarize and post our revenue and expenses on the Federal form 990 to file taxes.

In the past, we have met with the volunteer/accountant, provided our materials, review revenue and expenses; and answer questions about the operation of Harlem Opera Theater before the filing of our taxes:

In summary:

  1. Volunteer requested to prepare and file the Federal Tax Form 990 for FY 16, before December 15, 2016.
  2. Annual meeting/s required to prepare FY16 Taxes.

Purpose:
To continue to provide performance opportunities for talented classical singers and to develop an audience for this unique art form, in communities where opera is seldom heard. The purpose of this request is to maintain the non-profit status of the Harlem Opera Theater by filing FY 16 taxes as required.

Qualifications and Skills:
We seek a volunteer with accountant skills to file FY16 taxes. Finance/Accounting

Number of Volunteers:
One (1) volunteer

Time Commitment:
Flexible

Cost:
N/A

Board Member

Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc. (JCE), is a nonprofit corporation formed in 2007 whose mission is to encourage the creation of jazz dance in concert form. Our goal is to present choreography in a variety of jazz styles, created and performed by people of various ages and levels of experience.

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Arts Discipline:
Dance

Position Description:
We are seeking dance lovers to serve on the board of Jazz Choreography Enterprises (JCE). Founded in 2007, JCE is dedicated to keeping the great American art of jazz dance thriving by producing dance concerts featuring original works of jazz dance and providing educational opportunities to audiences and dance artists. Our board is currently small (five directors) and very hands-on. The only paid staff consists of our Co-Artistic Directors, who receive small stipends for various projects. There is no training required, but we need board members to attend meetings (in person, no Skyping), bring their ideas, and be willing to follow through with projects/activities (each person takes on specific tasks). The board members also communicate through emails, so help is always available if needed. Depending on our board members’ skills, this could mean working the ticket desk, writing grant proposals, researching a legal issue, making inquiries regarding opportunities for JCE to reach a broader audience, etc.

We expect all board members to actively participate in fundraising, which includes reaching out to contacts for donations, as well as planning and assisting at various fundraising events. Board members are also asked to build support for JCE and its mission, evaluate the running of the organization, and assist at events and performances as needed. Although we would welcome anyone who believes in our organization and is willing to work at fundraising, we are especially seeking people with expertise in one of these areas: grant writing, law (especially nonprofit), social media, event planning, corporate giving/sponsorships, community outreach. In addition to seeing some wonderful dance performances, board members have the pleasure of helping dance artists gain opportunities to further their careers and to keep a culturally significant American art form thriving.

Purpose:
The purpose of the position is to help JCE achieve its mission of keeping jazz dance thriving. We hope new board members will work to ensure that JCE is run in an efficient and ethical way and to help secure the necessary support, which will enable it to achieve its goals.

Qualifications and Skills:
Board/Governance, Development/Special Events, Legal, Marketing, Social Media, Technology, Grant Writing

Number of Volunteers:
2-4
Depending on the skills of the individuals applying.

Time Commitment:
4-6 Board meetings, 3-4 performances, 4-6 fundraisers annually.
Schedule - Flexible

Cost:
Annual contribution to JCE. The amount is not important, but 100% board support is expected.

Accountant

Museum of The mission of the Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) is to provide African-American, African and Caribbean professional artists with an opportunity to learn, to work, to grow and to be nurtured in the performing arts. The overall mission of the NEC is to present live theatre performances by and about black people to a culturally diverse audience that is often under served by the theatrical community.

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Arts Discipline:
Theatre

Position Description:
Assists the Executive Director with financial planning, filings, budgets and fiscal year projections for the 50th Anniversary Season next year.

All volunteers will receive recognition in all NEC programs. Additionally volunteers will be able to attend all NEC events that occur during their tenure with NEC free of charge, including performances, galas, etc. Volunteers will also be able to take NEC Workshop classes in basic acting, playwrighting, or stage management free of charge.

Purpose:
Purpose is to remove this aspect of the Executive Producer's job and provide professional and consistent financial accounting.

Qualifications and Skills:
Development, Finance/Accounting, Public Relations, Grant Writing

Number of Volunteers:
3-4

Time Commitment:
Days of Week - Weekdays
Schedule - Flexible

Grant Writer

Museum of The mission of the Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) is to provide African-American, African and Caribbean professional artists with an opportunity to learn, to work, to grow and to be nurtured in the performing arts. The overall mission of the NEC is to present live theatre performances by and about black people to a culturally diverse audience that is often under served by the theatrical community.

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Arts Discipline:
Theatre

Position Description:
Assists the Executive Director with identifying grant sources, independently write and submit grant proposals, etc. to support the 50th Anniversary Season next year.

All volunteers will receive recognition in all NEC programs. Additionally volunteers will be able to attend all NEC events that occur during their tenure with NEC free of charge, including performances, galas, etc. Volunteers will also be able to take NEC Workshop classes in basic acting, playwrighting, or stage management free of charge.

Purpose:
Purpose is to remove this aspect of the Executive Producer's job and provide professional and consistent financial accounting.

Qualifications and Skills:
Development, Finance/Accounting, Public Relations, Grant Writing

Number of Volunteers:
3-4

Time Commitment:
Days of Week - Weekdays
Schedule - Flexible

Publicist/Public Relations Coordinator - Matched!

Museum of The mission of the Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) is to provide African-American, African and Caribbean professional artists with an opportunity to learn, to work, to grow and to be nurtured in the performing arts. The overall mission of the NEC is to present live theatre performances by and about black people to a culturally diverse audience that is often under served by the theatrical community.

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Arts Discipline:
Theatre

Position Description:
Conduct public relations on behalf of NEC with regard to the upcoming Cutting Edge Playhouse Emerging Playwrights Competition at La MaMa ETC in August 2016.

All volunteers will receive recognition in all NEC programs. Additionally volunteers will be able to attend all NEC events that occur during their tenure with NEC free of charge, including performances, galas, etc. Volunteers will also be able to take NEC Workshop classes in basic acting, playwrighting, or stage management free of charge.

Purpose:
Purpose is to increase visibiity of the Cutting Edge Playhouse Emerging Playwrights Competition in NYC area print, audio and visual media.

Qualifications and Skills:
Development, Finance/Accounting, Public Relations, Grant Writing

Number of Volunteers:
3-4

Time Commitment:
Days of Week - Weekdays
Schedule - Flexible

Graphic Designer

Museum of The mission of the Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) is to provide African-American, African and Caribbean professional artists with an opportunity to learn, to work, to grow and to be nurtured in the performing arts. The overall mission of the NEC is to present live theatre performances by and about black people to a culturally diverse audience that is often under served by the theatrical community.

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Arts Discipline:
Theatre

Position Description:
The graphic designer will design content for the necinc.org website. The Graphic Designer will also have the opportunity to attend all NEC performances and related events free of charge, and may take one of our theatrical workshops free of charge as well.

Qualifications and Skills:
Development, Finance/Accounting, Public Relations, Grant Writing

Number of Volunteers:
3-4

Time Commitment:
Days of Week - Weekdays
Schedule - Flexible

Board Members

Frog and Peach Theatre Company wondered, What if we could perform Shakespeare’s plays the way we’d always wanted to see them: beautifully acted, respectful to the text, but with a cinematic pace that could sweep modern audiences to new worlds of fun and entertainment?

What if we carefully edited the plays to retain the verse but without the repeated passages and obscure, archaic references?

What if we created a theatre so welcoming that everyone felt at home, regardless of income or diploma?

Using dangerous mix of Method training, voracious text analysis and unembarrassed intimacy with the audience, we knew we could turn normal people on to the beauty, immediacy, and modernity of the plays.

This simple approach has brought Frog & Peach a great deal of acclaim, attracting audiences from all five boroughs and beyond.

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Arts Discipline:
Arts Education, Theatre

Position Description:
Since 2008, Frog & Peach has produced 14 critically acclaimed productions (224 performances) of Shakespeare's plays; created a dynamic, interactive Children's program (Tinkerbell Theatre) and launched a quality arts education program of Stage Combat, Shakespeare, and Acting for under-served youth.

We are seeking board candidates to help us develop a funding stream commensurate with our record of service, and that would allow some compensation for our creative staff.

Purpose:
Frog & Peach is seeking board candidates who share our commitment to bringing very high quality arts exposure to New Yorkers who may feel shut out of the cultural conversation. We respectfully request that candidates commit to a give or get of $10,000 per year.

Number of Volunteers:
2

Time Commitment:
2-5 hours/week.
Days of Week - Flexible
Times of Day - Flexible
Schedule - Flexible

Workshop Leader/Support

826NYC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Our volunteers are multi-cultural, multi-generational, multi-lingual adults who share a common interest in support New York’s youngest authors.

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Arts Discipline:
Arts Education, Literary

Position Description:
If you have expertise in a field that involves writing, and some background working with young people, you might be a good fit to teach or support an evening or weekend workshop. The topics range from SAT-prep to jazz poetry to science writing to writing an entire novel in a month. Whatever your area of interest, our staff will work with you to perfect your curriculum and execute your workshop. No problem. Most of our workshops require 2-4 volunteers to help assist with activities.

Workshops take place at our Park Slope center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00pm or Sundays from 12:00-2:00pm, or in our Williamsburg location on Fridays from 3:00-5:00pm.

Purpose:
Lead or support a workshop aimed at engaging students with writing, sometimes through an interdisciplinary focus.

Number of Volunteers:
4 volunteer/shift

Time Commitment:
Workshops usually last 3-4 weeks, with 1 session/week.
Days of Week - Flexible
Times of Day - Evenings
Schedule - Flexible

In-Schools Volunteer

826NYC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Our volunteers are multi-cultural, multi-generational, multi-lingual adults who share a common interest in support New York’s youngest authors.

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Arts Discipline:
Arts Education, Literary

Position Description:
Each year we work closely with teachers to bring volunteers into their classrooms to work with students for a 4-6 week long writing and publishing project. Volunteers work with students on a weekly basis to assist them as they write and edit their pieces. The students’ stories, essays and/or poems are ultimately collected and professionally published.

To this end, we are committed to partnering with teachers to bring teams of volunteers into the classroom to support existing writing-based curriculum and projects.

Purpose:
Work with students and teachers in their classroom to complete 4-6 week long writing project.

Qualifications and Skills:
N/A

Number of Volunteers:
4-6

Time Commitment:
4-6 weekly sessions during school hours. Volunteers must commit to all sessions.
Days of Week - Weekdays
Times of Day - Mornings & Afternoons
Schedule - Flexible

Graphic Designer

826NYC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Our volunteers are multi-cultural, multi-generational, multi-lingual adults who share a common interest in support New York’s youngest authors.

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Arts Discipline:
Arts Education, Literary

Position Description:
The vast majority of our chapbooks, flyers, event materials, invitations, and posters are designed by volunteers. If you’re a professional graphic designer interested in doing some volunteer design work for 826NYC, we would love to meet you.

Purpose:
Execute a graphic design project for an 826NYC publication or promotional materials.

Qualifications and Skills:
Graphic Design

Time Commitment:
Design projects will have a deadline but can be completed on volunteer's own time.
Days of Week - Flexible
Times of Day - Flexible
Schedule - Flexible

Storytelling and Bookmaking Illustrator

826NYC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Our volunteers are multi-cultural, multi-generational, multi-lingual adults who share a common interest in support New York’s youngest authors.

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Arts Discipline:
Arts Education, Literary

Position Description:
Got a knack for drawing? During our Storytelling and Bookmaking field trips, we need a volunteer for to live illustrate the story that students create together. The illustrations will be included in the final bound book that will be distributed to each student.

Field trips take place Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00am to 12:30pm at our Park Slope center.

Purpose:
To create captivating illustrations based on the story that students write together during the field trip.

Qualifications and Skills:
Illustration skills

Number of Volunteers:
1, We need one illustrator for each Storytelling and Bookmaking field trip. It is our most popular field trip, so they will typically occur at least 4 dates/month.

Time Commitment:
One time commitment. Field trips take place M-Th, 10am-12:30pm.
Days of Week - Weekdays
Times of Day - Mornings
Schedule - Flexible

Accounting or General Bookkeeping

RPGA Studio uses creativity to address community issues. we focus on 5 main areas: Land and Wall, Design, Education, Revitalization, and transportation safety.  Our work includes large exhibitions on public spaces to revitalize underpasses and the downtown areas they run through, collaborative art projects to revitalize underutilized storefronts and get stores rented, classes for adults and kids in 3D design/fabrication/robotics/art/photography, card games designed to decrease transportation accidents, and virtual reality pods to revitalize underutilized spaces.

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Arts Discipline:
Arts Education, Multidisciplinary, Music, Visual Arts

Position Description:
We are using QuickBooks online and have run into several problems regarding how to enter our donations, contracts, and general payables/receivables. We would like a person to come on board who has an accounting or bookkeeping backgroup to help us take our work from an excel spreedsheet to Quickbooks.

Purpose:
We have received several city contracts and need to make sure our general ledger matches with Small Business Service accounting approach

Qualifications and Skills:
Finance/Accounting

Number of Volunteers:
1

Time Commitment:
3 months to 1 year
Days of Week - Flexible
Times of Day - Flexible
Schedule - Flexible

Accounting Consultant

Metropolitan Playhouse explores America’s theatrical heritage to illuminate contemporary American culture. The Playhouse produces early American plays, and new plays drawn from American culture and history.

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Arts Discipline:
Theater

Position Description:
An accountant is sought to review and potentially overhaul the account structure of the company. Changes in operations over the years and the transition from an all-volunteer to a salary-paying institution require changes in the financial management of its operations. Working with the Producing Artistic Director, the consultant will help review and perhaps change current account lines (maintained in QuickBooks), redefine as needed account categories, and seek to integrate business accounts more effectively with operations tracking (currently maintained in a FilemakerPro database). This opportunity is a puzzle solving challenge which will give particular insight into the operations of a vital, small theater.

Purpose:
This growing company's operations have expanded and increased in complexity, outstripping the basic knowledge of its artist staff and causing unnecessary confusion and in some cases fine-provoking reporting delays. A review of the company's accounts and introduction of best practices will go a long way to helping a robust arts provider do its work more efficiently and in accordance with federal and state requirements.

Qualifications and Skills:
Professional Skills - Finance/Accounting

Number of Volunteers:
1

Time Commitment:
Duration - 1 week
Days of Week - Flexible
Times of Day - Flexible
Schedule - Flexible

Dance Teachers & Assistants

Dance to Unite, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to use dance as a vehicle to teach and to celebrate cultural diversity. Dance to Unite is committed to creating positive experiences for children to develop understanding, acceptance, respect and compassion for all cultures culminating in unity for the purpose of future peace. Dance to Unite, Inc. partners with After-School programs to offer a free dance and cultural education program to children from low-income families.

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Arts Discipline:
Dance

Position Description:
Dance to Unite, Inc. Is in need of volunteer dance teachers and teacher assistants. Both positions require applicants to have some background in dance as well as a strong interest and desire to teach and make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth of various age groups (6-14 years old).

Volunteer dance teachers and assistants are provided with training as soon as they join our team to become familiar with our organization's mission and goals, policies and procedures, program design and potential impact.

Training is provided both one-on-one in the classroom setting as well as in a group setting and includes hands-on practical strategies for implementing our educational component, tips for leading a proper warm up exercise routine and practical tools on how to choreograph a dance routine for children who don't have prior dance experience.

Responsibilities for volunteer dance teachers:

  • Be comfortable with implementing our educational component which includes leading our 5-10 minutes 'Circle Talk' where the teacher and students sit in a circle in the beginning of each class to learn and explore one of our '13 steps to Unity' modules.
  • Volunteer teachers are provided with a step-by-step guide which describes and explains in detail how to teach each module effectively and successfully. Additionally, we provide supervision, guidance and support to volunteer teachers to ensure they are fully prepared to implement our educational component.
  • Creating and teaching a year-round dance routine/choreography.
  • Facilitating one special guest artist workshop (which is offered to each Dance to Unite, Inc. Class throughout the year) by briefing students about the style of dance or other artistic medium which is explored that day and collaborating with all those involved in making the workshop a success.

Responsibilities for volunteer teacher assistants:

  • Generally speaking teachers assistants are required to assist and support the teacher in fulfilling her duties.
  • Participating in the weekly warm up exercise routine led by the teacher.
  • Learning the choreography taught by the lead teacher by rehearsing the dance routine with the classroom.
  • Assisting the lead teacher with managing the classroom by addressing and redirecting inappropriate behaviors as needed.
  • Periodically taking pictures or videos for our social media (using a camera phone)

The benefits of volunteering for Dance to Unite, Inc. :

  • Gaining knowledge, developing various set of skills and receiving free training on how to teach and manage a classroom, create a year-round dance choreography, manage a classroom and lead a short discussion.
  • Invitations and free admissions to fundraisers, benefits and dance performances.
  • Become a part of a community of people who are making a positive difference in the community.
  • By joining our Dance to Unite, Inc. Meetup group, volunteers have the opportunity to meet and network with like-minded people in the local community.
  • Cultivating new personal and professional contacts.
  • Internship opportunities for high school and college students.
  • Volunteers who have been with us long enough to show commitment and dedication to our organization are acknowledged by being featured on our website and receive references and recommendation letters.
  • We encourage the advancement of volunteers and offer many opportunities for personal and/or professional growth.
  • We strive to reward dedicated and hard working volunteers and give them a sense of pride by highlighting their achievements through our social media.

Purpose:
The purpose of these positions is to use the art of dance as a vehicle to teach and to celebrate cultural diversity and make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth from low-income families.

Qualifications and Skills:
Professional Skills - Dance Background

Number of Volunteers:
We would gladly train and add at least 10 volunteers per year to our team.

Time Commitment:
Both positions require a minimum of one hour weekly commitment throughout the school year (October to June) during After-School hours (3pm-6pm).

Pro-bono Accountant

Chamber Orchestra of New York, the city’s most dynamic young professionals’ orchestra, was founded in honor of Ottorino Respighi – the preeminent early twentieth century Italian composer whose compositions bridge the classical and modern traditions. In this spirit, our programming presents great works of the 20th and 21st centuries, including film scores and rarely performed gems, alongside ancient music. The orchestra also serves as the premier ensemble in the United States devoted to the Italian repertoire.

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Arts Discipline:
Music

Position Description:
Chamber Orchestra of New York is seeking a pro-bono accountant. We actively update QuickBooks and need someone to provide a review and give guidance for our small non-profit orchestra. The QuickBooks file is up-to-date with reconciliation of all accounts, but would it would be a great benefit to meet with a pro-bono accountant approximately once a quarter to answer general questions and ensure financial entries are accurate and correct.

Purpose:
In order to comply with larger grant applications, we need to have our financials reviewed by a CPA. We are using the funds from current grants and donations to hire top class young professional musicians and grow our audience.

Qualifications and Skills:
Familiarity with QuickBooks & not-for-profit accounting; appreciation for classical music.
Professional Skills - Finance/Accounting

Number of Volunteers:
1

Time Commitment:
Duration - Once per quarter
Days of Week - Flexible
Times of Day - Evenings
Schedule - Flexible

Board Member

TENET entertains, informs, and inspires through presentations of vocal chamber music of all periods, especially early music. Based in New York City, TENET specializes in music from the Middle Ages through the modern day, presented one voice per part in artistically fresh and thrilling performances, to critical acclaim. Also essential to TENET's mission is strengthening the field of early music by fostering an environment of collaboration and mutual innovation between and among other leading ensembles.

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Arts Discipline:
Music

Position Description:
TENET is a premiere professional vocal ensemble based in New York City, with an active concert season in New York and frequent presentations throughout the United States and internationally. With expertise in music composed before 1750, TENET often presents and performs music of the Renaissance, Baroque, and Medieval periods. Prospective board members need not be based in New York City but should have deep connections to resources in the Tri-State area. Board members must be prepared to partner with Artistic Director in raising funds and visibility for TENET, serve as ambassadors and representatives by convening or hosting events, building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, interacting with concert-goers, and seeking new connections that will benefit TENET's brand and financial position. Prospective candidates should think out-of-the-box about how to run a 21st century arts organization.

Purpose:
With an annual operating budget of approx. $250,000, funded largely by individuals, small foundations, and government grants, TENET has reached a point at which it is an imperative to grow its pool of patrons and donors to ensure continued stability. This will be the role of the Board of Directors in partnership with Artistic Director, Jolle Greenleaf.

Qualifications and Skills:
Board candidates should be knowledgeable/passionate about vocal/early music.
Professional Skills - Board/Governance, Development/Special Events, Finance/Accounting, Marketing, Public Relations, Technology, Hospitality

Number of Volunteers:
Seeking 3 board members

Time Commitment:
Board meets once/quarter; assignments between. Minimum 2 years of service requested
Flexible schedule

Publicity Volunteer

St. George's Choral Society invites amateur and professional musicians to collaborate in the rigorous preparation and presentation of great choral music to inspire and educate our members and community.

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Arts Discipline:
Music, Presenting

Position Description:
St. George's Choral Society is one of the oldest continuously-operating choral societies in the US. We are seeking a volunteer or a volunteer team to help us publicize our three concerts per year and our partnership with the Paul Taylor Dance Company's live music presentations. The ideal volunteer will assist us in exploring free publicity options and exposure across all media. Ideally we hope to work with a volunteer who has local press contacts, publicity and marketing expertise and an interest with working with our Artistic Director and our Board of Directors to help publicize our concerts, our community outreach, and our commitment to artistic excellence. https://stgeorgeschoralsociety.org

Purpose:
St. George’s Choral Society invites amateur and professional musicians to collaborate in the rigorous preparation and presentation of great choral music to inspire and educate our members and community. We are seeking a Publicity Volunteer to help us increase public awareness of our concert offerings, including our Summer Choral Festival concert, which is offered free to the public each June.

Qualifications and Skills:
Professional Skills - Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media

Number of Volunteers:
1-2

Time Commitment:
One year - for 1-2 hours per week max., concentration around our 3 concerts per year.
Flexible schedule

Board Member

The International Vocal Arts Institute is a New York City non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing talented young opera singers from all over the world. IVAI's diverse activities have included worldwide programs in Israel, the United States, Mexico, France, Puerto Rico, Canada, Japan and China. Our goal is to provide singers of great potential with public performance opportunities coached by some of the leading artists from major international opera houses, enabling them to transition and succeed into the professional world.

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Arts Discipline:
Arts Education, Arts Services, Music

Position Description:
IVAI is in the process of building a vibrant Board of Directors consisting of musicians, executives, professionals, and artists from other disciplines all working together to support, strengthen, and enhance the organization's mission. The Board typically meets once a quarter with an occasional additional meeting during our busy season. To learn more, contact Blair Boone-Migura at info@ivai.org .

Purpose:
Founded by Metropolitan Opera Assistant Conductor Joan Dornemann and Metropolitan Opera Conductor Paul Nadler in 1986, the International Vocal Arts Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding and training the most talented young opera singers around the world. Board of Directors are expected to help support this mission through innovative and traditional ways.

Qualifications and Skills:
Professional Skills - Board/ Governance, Development/ Special Events, Finance/ Accounting, Legal, Marketing, Operations, Strategic or Program Planning, Public Relations

Number of Volunteers:
1-4

Time Commitment:
Minimum commitment of 1 year is expected
Flexible schedule

Web Administrator

The Art Song Preservation Society of New York (ASPS) is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to preserving, revitalizing, and promoting the art song repertoire and the art song recital. We do this by providing a variety of enriching and engaging programs, services, and events that promote the education and performance of classical vocal concert repertoire.

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Arts Discipline:
Arts Education, Music

Position Description:
ASPS is looking for a website administrative volunteer to help maintain our site and online presence through social media pages (Twitter, Facebook, etc). The ideal volunteer will some experience and familiarity with html and the Weebly.com platform.

Essential Skills:
1) html
2) Update various web pages with content
3) Add images, audio, and video youtube links from time to time
4) Understanding of social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube Channel)

Purpose:
To maintain the asps website – www.ArtSongPreservationSocietyNY.org

Qualifications and Skills:
Professional Skills - Graphic Design, Social Media, Technology, Web Design, Web Developement

Number of Volunteers:
1

Time Commitment:
Minimum of 6 months required
Flexible schedule

Associated Cost:
$100 a month honorarium

Pro-Bono Accountant

TADA!’s mission is two-fold: to present high-quality musical theater productions performed by talented kids for family audiences; and to provide a safe, creative and nurturing place where kids can harness their inherent energy, build their self-esteem and realize their true potential through the unique collaborative art form that is musical theater.  Young people gain confidence and learn commitment, responsibility, communication, and teamwork—skills that are critical to their success in both school and life.  TADA! is a place where they can develop their individual talents while being a vital part of a larger family group.

Address: 15 West 28th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10001

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Arts Discipline:
Arts Education, Cultural, Dance, Music, Theater

Position Description:
TADA! seeks an accountant to work directly with Managing Director and part-time Business Manager.

Purpose:
To help prepare annual financial statements for audit and explore and assess current policies and procedures to determine where TADA! can be more efficient

Qualifications and Skills:
Professional Skills - Finance/Accounting
Notes: Well-versed in non-profit budgeting,audits and bookkeeping. Interested parties should be competent in Quick Books.

Number of Volunteers:
1

Time Commitment:
Duration - N/A
Days of Week - Flexible
Times of Day - Flexible
Schedule - Flexible

Associated Cost:
N/A

Pro-Bono Event Planner

TADA!’s mission is two-fold: to present high-quality musical theater productions performed by talented kids for family audiences; and to provide a safe, creative and nurturing place where kids can harness their inherent energy, build their self-esteem and realize their true potential through the unique collaborative art form that is musical theater.  Young people gain confidence and learn commitment, responsibility, communication, and teamwork—skills that are critical to their success in both school and life.  TADA! is a place where they can develop their individual talents while being a vital part of a larger family group.

Address: 15 West 28th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10001

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Arts Discipline:
Arts Education, Cultural, Dance, Music, Theater

Position Description:
Be integral in planning the event you want to attend and host while TADA! foots the bill …TADA! seeks a strong leader to help plan 1 major event annually including venue selection, invite design, auction offerings and everything in between.

Purpose:
A good cause is served.

Qualifications and Skills:
Professional Skills - Development/Special Events
Notes: Strong leadership skills necessary

Number of Volunteers:
1

Time Commitment:
Duration - 1 event, annually
Days of Week - Flexible
Times of Day - Flexible
Schedule - Flexible

Associated Cost:
N/A

 

Pro-Bono IT Consultant

TADA!’s mission is two-fold: to present high-quality musical theater productions performed by talented kids for family audiences; and to provide a safe, creative and nurturing place where kids can harness their inherent energy, build their self-esteem and realize their true potential through the unique collaborative art form that is musical theater.  Young people gain confidence and learn commitment, responsibility, communication, and teamwork—skills that are critical to their success in both school and life.  TADA! is a place where they can develop their individual talents while being a vital part of a larger family group.

Address: 15 West 28th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10001

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Arts Discipline:
Arts Education, Cultural, Dance, Music, Theater

Position Description:
Ideal volunteer would be available to come to TADA! for 3 hours each month so that Staff can meet face-to-face and present nagging IT problems.

Purpose:
Staff can meet face-to-face and present  IT problems/questions/goals and receive hands-on training and help

Qualifications and Skills:
Professional Skills - Strategic or Program Planning, Technology, Web Development
Notes: Provide university professor-style “office hours” for our staff of 10

Number of Volunteers:
1

Time Commitment:
Duration - 3 hours, monthly
Days of Week - Flexible
Times of Day - Flexible
Schedule - Flexible

Associated Cost:
N/A

 

Pro-Bono Web Designer

TADA!’s mission is two-fold: to present high-quality musical theater productions performed by talented kids for family audiences; and to provide a safe, creative and nurturing place where kids can harness their inherent energy, build their self-esteem and realize their true potential through the unique collaborative art form that is musical theater.  Young people gain confidence and learn commitment, responsibility, communication, and teamwork—skills that are critical to their success in both school and life.  TADA! is a place where they can develop their individual talents while being a vital part of a larger family group.

Address: 15 West 28th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10001

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Arts Discipline:
Arts Education, Cultural, Dance, Music, Theater

Position Description:
TADA! seeks a professional web designer..TADA! Youth Theater’s website was created in 2008 and sufficiently represents the organization but could use streamlining and updating.  Designer would work directly with an IT Manager and Marketing Manager who would provide background, content and assistance.  Site would need to be flexible and easily edited after launch by TADA! staff through a CMS. Current website can be viewed at www.tadatheater.com.

Purpose:
To refresh the current site, including integration with Sales Force and a related event sales application; and incorporating a new brand identity from a style book.

Qualifications and Skills:
Professional Skills - Technology, Web Design, Web Development
Notes: 1 year experience in web design

Number of Volunteers:
1

Time Commitment:
Duration - N/A
Days of Week - Flexible
Times of Day - Flexible
Schedule - Flexible

Associated Cost:
N/A

 

Part-Time Resident Technical Director

To empower through fearless and ferocious interactive play.

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Position Description:
Playing with Reality (PwR), a New York-based interactive performance company, is seeking a part-time volunteer Resident Technical Director to help run our productions and pioneer state-of-the-art technologies.

Some of the tasks for the Resident TD include (but are not necessarily limited to):

  • Helping develop technical innovations for shows (e.g. instant photo filter; instant ambient sound selector)
  • Running tech boards and computer systems during shows
  • Training company members to assist in tech positions
  • Managing technical team during shows
  • Creating cue sheets for shows
  • Liaising between venues and PwR team about tech specs and issues
  • Organizing and manage A/V files, software and hardware
  • Coordinating transportation of set and prop pieces

Purpose:
Playing with Reality, formed in February 2011, is an ensemble of performers artistically led by Jeff Wirth, the guy who wrote the book on interactive performance. Literally. Considered a theatrical skydive for audience participants, our form invites volunteers to play the lead role in an improvised dramatic story. Whereas most interactive and immersive performances have a predetermined storyline, we often don’t know what the next moment will be until it actually happens.  This makes for new creative challenges when designing and running technical aspects of our shows.

Qualifications and Skills:
While the ideal volunteer has some experience working in theatre, we are more excited about working with someone who picks up new skills quickly and is also ambitiously curious about pushing the envelope in performance and technology. He/she works well with teams while also being comfortable working on his/her own.

Number of Volunteers:
1

Time Commitment:
Indefinitely, 5-10 hours per week

Notes:
PwR is committed to respecting the time of its company members and volunteers. We know other projects and life obligations come up, so we aim to provide a flexible environment. The schedule below is for a typical week, but accommodations can be made when necessary.

Approximately 5-10 hours per week. During non-show weeks, this time is used to help develop new systems or technologies for PwR. During our show weeks, the schedule is as follows:

  • Sandbox show (bimonthly; 3rd Saturday of the month, 10:30pm, Long Island City) - one 2-hour tech check at the theatre (during a weekday), one 3-hour rehearsal (Thursday evening), one 4-hour rehearsal/performance (Saturday night)
  • Storyworks show (monthly, 2nd Monday of the month, 7:30pm, Manhattan) - one 3-hour rehearsal (Monday evening), one 3-hour performance (Monday evening)
  • There will be additional performances throughout the year as determined by the company.

Salesforce CRM Set-Up

ProjectArt is an award winning NYC based arts education nonprofit, providing free after school visual arts classes in public libraries across the city.

Address: 601 West 26th Street, Suite 325. New York, NY 10001

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Arts Discipline:
Arts Education

Position Description:
ProjectArt islooking for a volunteer with experience with Salesforce, who can help set up the system, which ProjectArt can then maintain. ProjectArt has free licenses and access to the platform and just needs someone who can help get it running.

Purpose:
ProjectArt’s work relies on networks of community partners including libraries, teachers, parents, local legislators, donors, volunteers, and of course, students. As programming continues to expand, so do these networks and in order to keep track of these valuable stakeholders ProjectArt need a system that can grow with them.

Qualifications and Skills:
Professional Skills - Other: Salesforce/CRM Setup

Number of Volunteers:
1

Notes:
The range of events we host and participate in require different numbers of volunteers!

Time Commitment:
Duration - 1 month
Days of Week - Flexible
Times of Day - Flexible
Schedule - Flexible

Associated Cost:
None

Fundraising and Special Events Volunteer

Mirage Theatre Company creates, produces, and tours an international repertoire of premieres and revivals to celebrate cultural differences, affect social change, and uplift the spirit.  Our perspective is artistic, cultural, and global. We believe in “creative change” – in the power to deepen understanding of “the Other” and theatre’s ability to reach across borders.

Address: 160 E. 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009

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Arts Discipline:
Theater

Position Description:
This project offers a volunteer the opportunity to be an integral part of a team launching a production of  "Distant Survivors" in a New York City Showcase performance run and subsequent touring - nationally and abroad.   Working closely with members of the Board and Advisory Board as well as with the Artistic Director, the volunteer will participate in all aspects involved in fundraising and special event planning and coordination.  

Purpose:
Mirage Theatre Company creates, produces, and tours an international repertoire of premieres and revivals to celebrate cultural differences, affect social change, and uplift the spirit.  We seek volunteers who share our belief in “creative change” – in the power of theatre’s ability to reach across borders and deepen understanding of "the Other".   "Distant Survivors" is a theatre work confronting man's attempt to fathom the evil that spurred the Holocaust.  Following its Mid-Hudson Valley tour to colleges, churches, and synagogues, plans are in motion for performances in NYC and beyond.

Qualifications and Skills:
Professional Skills - Development

Number of Volunteers:
1

Time Commitment:
Schedule - Flexible

Associated Cost:
None

Marketing Volunteer

Mirage Theatre Company creates, produces, and tours an international repertoire of premieres and revivals to celebrate cultural differences, affect social change, and uplift the spirit.  Our perspective is artistic, cultural, and global. We believe in “creative change” – in the power to deepen understanding of “the Other” and theatre’s ability to reach across borders.

Address: 160 E. 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009

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Arts Discipline:
Theater

Position Description:
This project offers a volunteer the opportunity to be an integral part of a team launching a production of  "Distant Survivors" in a New York City Showcase performance run and subsequent touring - nationally and abroad.   Working closely with members of the Board and Advisory Board as well as with the Artistic Director, the volunteer will participate in all aspects related to social media and public relations.

Purpose:
Mirage Theatre Company creates, produces, and tours an international repertoire of premieres and revivals to celebrate cultural differences, affect social change, and uplift the spirit.  We seek volunteers who share our belief in “creative change” – in the power of theatre’s ability to reach across borders and deepen understanding of "the Other".   "Distant Survivors" is a theatre work confronting man's attempt to fathom the evil that spurred the Holocaust.  Following its Mid-Hudson Valley tour to colleges, churches, and synagogues, plans are in motion for performances in NYC and beyond.

Qualifications and Skills:
Professional Skills - Marketing, Public Relations, Social Media

Number of Volunteers:
1

Time Commitment:
Schedule - Flexible

Associated Cost:
None