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Volunteer Opportunities
     From the beginning, volunteers have given of their time and talents to the Corvallis Arts Center and Linn-Benton Arts Council; they are the heart of our organization. You can serve as a volunteer in a wide variety of ways:
As A General Volunteer:
     Our volunteers assist us with a diverse range of needs and projects. Some volunteers can only donate their time occasionally and assist with bulk mailings, receptions, Artspirit deliveries, or specific one-time projects. Other volunteers staff our reception desk in the ArtCentric ArtShop once a week, answering the telephone, greeting visitors, assisting visitors with purchases, etc. We appreciate our volunteers and depend on them! If you would like to find out more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Gretchen Cuevas, our Volunteer Coordinator at (541) 754-1551.
 
As A Board Member :

     Board members are selected to represent a wide range of interests in Linn and Benton counties. Our board composition reflects the strong educational presence of Oregon State University and Linn-Benton Community College, as well as the public school districts; it reflects a range of businesses from large corporations to smaller businesses; it represents a wide range of community organizations; it includes a student representative and last but not least, artists.
Responsibilities of the board include:

  • Attendance at monthly meetings and active participation in fundraising, membership, administration and policy for both the Corvallis Arts Center and the Linn-Benton Arts Council
  • The role of ambassador for the organization and for the arts
  • With the Executive Director, the responsibility for the fiscal management of the organization
  • Membership in the CAC/LBAC, individually or through an organization

If you would like more information about becoming a board member, please contact Victoria Fridley, Executive Director.

Current Board of Directors:
Executive Committee

Curtis Kiefer- President

Cy Stadsvold- Vice-President

Joel White- Treasurer

Sharon Kerrisk- Secretary

Board Members

Holly Bendixen
Kay Campbell
Cindy Dahl
Susan Kristoferson
Ruth Leeper
Megan Oldenstadt
Laverne Pitts
Emily Steele
Nancy Swain
Linda Williamson-Gelbrich
Paul Yeiter

As A Docent:
     The word "docent" comes from the Latin verb docere, meaning to teach. And that's what the ArtCentric Docents do. Their goal is to gain knowledge of the arts, to be informed about current exhibitions at the Arts Center, and to share their knowledge with others, either by leading tours on site or by taking works out to the schools.
     In addition to an appreciation of the arts, Docents are required to be Corvallis Arts Center members, and pay an additional $10 Docent fee annually. They attend a business meeting of the Docents on the third Wednesday of the month and study art through monthly gallery talks, classes, trips to museums and studios, and give tours.
     If you are interested in becoming a Docent, contact Curator Hester Coucke at (541) 754-1551.
 
As An Intern:

     We are increasing our internship opportunities for Oregon State University and Linn-Benton Community College students and would also be interested in committed senior high school student interns. Our commitment to interns is to provide a diverse range of educational opportunities and training in a nonprofit arts setting. Our staff works closely with interns and cares about their personal and professional development.
     In turn, most of our internships are project-based and require at least a one quarter internship. Many of our internships require a two to three quarter commitment. We need and expect interns to be responsible, committed to their internship, capable of both working independently and in a teamwork format, and have excellent follow through.
      If you would like more information or have ideas for an internship, please contact Victoria Fridley, Executive Director, at (541) 754-1551.

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