LAC Volunteer Corps

Our large group of helpers, known as LAC Volunteer Corps, give their free time and dedication to make the Latrobe Art Center better every day. We rely heavily on the Corps for mass mailings, hanging exhibitions, and other regular tasks.

Volunteer Benefits

Latrobe Art Center volunteers have the opportunity to gain exposure to the daily operations of a vibrant community art center and contribute valuable services to a nonprofit institution. We welcome all volunteers and will contact all interested persons with the required skills, interests, and availability to meet the needs of this ever evolving “gem” in downtown Latrobe.

Qualified candidates should be friendly, outgoing, and possess the ability to interact comfortably with everyone who enters the Center. Also, it is important to understand that reliability is critical to the success of the program.

VOLUNTEER OPTIONS

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Marketing Internship (Undergraduate) Guidelines

Latrobe Art Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has become the leading force behind efforts to revitalize downtown Latrobe.  The Center is known for its quality artwork, artistic and educational programs, and community events that encourage art appreciation to more than 3,000 area youth annually. Latrobe Art Center has sustained through the generous support of over 300 patrons, 67 gallery members, annual fundraising events, and state and local grants. 

OBJECTIVES

  • Identify methods for promoting Latrobe Art Center

  • Ensuring a successful campaign for tourists to “Become Our Neighbor” - promoting our program and products to tour guide operators from the American Bus Association and the Laurel Highlands Group Tourism

  • Write at least 12 press releases (1 per week) and submit to local newspapers

  • Handle marketing and promoting for the Banana Split Festival, Mister Fred Rogers Juried Show, An Evening in the Neighborhood Silent & Live Auction, Holly Jolly Christmas in Latrobe, Elf on the Shelf, and Kid’s Art Camp

  • Promote Latrobe Art Center through social media using

    • Facebook

    • Twitter

    • Instagram – one painting a day

    • Pinterest – let it become our archive of events and classes/workshop

    • LinkedIn

    • Google+

HOURS

The number of hours should be spread out over 12 weeks.

Between 20-25 hours per week should be met.

This should be obtained for credit and/or a stipend for satisfying and successfully completing the internship.

Intern will work at Latrobe Art Center three (3) days a week, seven (7) hours a day and work all special events throughout the summer.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • GPA 3.0 or higher

  • Experience with MicrosoftOffice Software

  • Proactive self-starter with excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Excellent time management and ability to prioritize multiple tasks effectively

  • Demonstrated experience of ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment

TRACKING/EVALUATION

  • A daily journal detailing activities in the internship

  • Final Summary Portfolio

    • Samples, press releases, and examples of the projects and tasks completed during the internship

    • Photos of the events

  • Supervisor Evaluation Form

Send resume and cover letter to Director

If you are selected for an interview a staff member will contact you.