Volunteers are the key to keeping FACES operating effectively.
It is not necessary to be a fiber artist to be a volunteer. FACES is always looking for people who are interested in history, arts and crafts, the education of the public, and giving back to their community.
Volunteers at FACES can meet people from all over the United States and the world who come to appreciate Maryland’s Eastern Shore heritage. FACES has a variety of different volunteer opportunities and is always appreciative of new ways that people can use their skills to assist in our mission.
FACES also offers wonderful internship opportunities for students interested in fiber arts and museum studies. FACES is an ideal location to gain practical experience in the museum, history, and the arts fields. Students are welcome to work in a variety of projects such as exhibit design, program management, and research.
Volunteers who work in outreach, interact with the public and are therefore, the main representatives of FACES. These jobs are very important in teaching and informing the public, giving them the opportunity to learn more about the fiber arts. Volunteers will be provided information about various techniques and other resources that will equip them to assist the public with their FACES experience. Volunteers will be asked to demonstrate and teach various techniques at events in the community and at the gallery. Volunteers should be comfortable with interacting with people of all ages and have an interest in learning various fiber art techniques.
FACES is looking for energetic and outgoing volunteers who are comfortable speaking in front of large groups. Interested persons must be able to go up and down stairs and project their voice to groups numbered as large as fifteen. Training will be provided prior to each exhibit so the docent will be able to give informed tours to a variety of audiences. If you have experience in the education field or enjoy teaching, please consider donating your time to the center in an effort to help educate the public in the importance of fiber arts as a part of history and as an art form.
This position is ideal for people who are interested in giving their time to the mission of the center but do not wish to work with the public. FACES needs volunteers who would like to assist in the maintenance of the fiber art registries, development of the reference library, and assisting in the documentation of local fiber art items.
The center puts up between three and five exhibits a year and is looking for volunteers who would enjoy helping the staff of the center take down and install the exhibits. Volunteers interested in this position must be able to go up and down stairs and climb ladders.
To manage and direct the exhibits, classes, events, and other center activities. Responsibilities include setting the schedule of activities; providing activity information to the marketing committee; coordinating the set up and break down of each activity; providing docent training and other tasks that relate to the scheduled activity; reporting to the Advisory Committee.
To develop, implement and manage a realistic FACES funding plan. Responsibilities include setting the FACES annual budget; grant writing and reporting; administering special fundraising activities; coordinating membership appeals; soliciting sponsors and following up on other funding opportunities; reporting to the Advisory Committee.
To develop, implement and manage a realistic FACES marketing plan. Responsibilities include setting the Events Calendar; administering the monthly member mailing; coordinating website, Facebook, press releases, advertisements, brochures and other marketing design and administration; reporting to the Advisory Committee.