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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.

Ways to Give

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Outreach

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.

Docent/Tour Guide

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.

Documentation/Research

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.

Exhibit Assistants

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.

Committees

Program committee

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.

Fundraising 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.

Marketing 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.

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Areas of Interest

Outreach

Duties:

  • Work with the public, at local events to learn more about FACES and the fiber arts.
  • Be interested in learning new techniques that are then demonstrated and taught to the public.
  • Should be comfortable being a representative of FACES and the Denton Artsway.

Docent/Tour Guide

Duties:

  • Give informed tours to a variety of audiences about the current exhibit and the history of the Hardee House.
  • Should be comfortable speaking in front of large groups.
  • Training will be provided for each exhibit.

Exhibit Assistant

Duties:

  • Assist with the installation and take down of three to five exhibits per year.
  • Should be able to go up and down stairs and climb ladders.

Research/Documentation

Duties:

  • Assist in the maintenance of the fiber art registries, development of the reference library, and the documentation of local fiber arts items.
  • 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 directly with the public.

Marketing/Administrative Assistant

Duties:

  • Assist with the general promotion and office tasks of FACES.
  • Should possess good writing and editing skills and be comfortable using current computer software.
  • Some duties may be performed remotely via an internet connection.

Grant Writer

Duties:

  • Assist in writing and compiling grant applications and proposals for FACES.
  • Should have excellent writing and editing skills.

Fundraising Committee Member

Duties:

  • Participate in monthly meetings to help plan and implement FACES fundraising strategies.

Marketing Committee Member

Duties:

  • Participate in monthly meetings to help plan and implement FACES marketing strategies.

Programming Committee Member

Duties:

  • Participate in monthly meetings to help help plan and implement FACES programming strategies.

About You

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Availability

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