LAC Volunteer Corps

Our large group of helpers, known as the LAC Volunteer Corps, freely give their 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 day to day operations of a vibrant community art center and contribute valuable services to a non-profit 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 and outgoing and possess the ability to interact comfortably with everyone who comes into 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

The Latrobe Art Center, a 501 c3 Non-Profit Organization has become the leading force behind revitalizing downtown Latrobe.  The Center is known for its quality artwork, artistic and educational programs, and community events that teach art appreciation to more than 3,000 area youth annually.  In 2010, the Center opened the Neighborhood Café, an award winning eatery known for its unique coffees, artisan menu and relaxed atmosphere.  The café was created to expand the appeal of this downtown venue.  The Center has been sustained through the generous support of over 300 patrons, 67 gallery members, annual fundraising events, and local grants.  In 2013, the Center partnered with the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau Tourism Program and has over 10 major tours booked for 2015 and is listed in their destination guide as well as their group tourism booklet.

OBJECTIVES

  •  Identify methods for promoting the 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 the local newspapers
  • Handle the 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

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 the Center three (3) days a week, seven (7) hours a day in addition to 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 organization skill
  • 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.