Internship & Volunteer Opportunities
Arts for Humanity! provides Internship and Volunteer opportunities in a wide range of areas. We provide opportunities behind the scenes of the non-profit world along with teaching opportunities.
Arts for Humanity! programs provide unique opportunities for our Interns and Volunteers, and exciting art opportunities for our constituents; diverse community members eager to express themselves through the arts.
Please let us know if you are interested in any of the following opportunities:
Development Intern/Volunteer will work remotely & independently, with guidance from our Creative/Executive Director, Karsen Lee Gould, to research and provide new funding resources and help with outreach and grant writing.
Graphic Artist Intern/Volunteer will work remotely & independently, with guidance from our Creative/Executive Director, Karsen Lee Gould, to create graphics such as flyers and announcements as they related to print, Social Media and PR/Marketing.
PR & Marketing
PR & Marketing Intern/Volunteer may choose from a variety of tasks depending on their interests and availability. Intern/Volunteer will work remotely & independently, with guidance from our Creative/Executive Director, Karsen Lee Gould. Occasional attendance to meetings or events may be required.
Tasks include: Create Marketing Strategic Plan, Manage & Maintain Social Media platforms, Interact with local community & agencies, Write and/or distribute PR materials, Research TV & Radio marketing opportunities.
Videography Intern/Volunteer may choose from a variety of tasks depending on their interests and availability. Work can be done remotely & independently, with occasional attendance to meetings or events, depending on project.
Tasks include: Film weekly Community Expressive Arts classes & Special Events, Edit & Archive existing footage and Create Mini-sodes.
Photography Intern/Volunteer may choose from a variety of tasks depending on their interests and availability. Work can be done remotely & independently, with occasional attendance to meetings or events, depending on project.
Tasks include: Shoot weekly Community Expressive Arts classes & Special Events, Edit & Archive existing photographs and Create Slide Shows/Galleries.
Office Admin Intern/Volunteer will work at home office in downtown Santa Barbara to assist with administrative tasks, including Office Filing, Computer/Office Organization, Art Material Prep, Special projects (i.e. Art Studio set up) and Special Event prep.
Teaching Artist for Community Expressive Arts Programs
Community Expressive Art Programs provide group classes in visual art, creative theatre and movement, creative dance, poetry, and music. Teaching Artists will lead classes for our Community Expressive Arts Programs at for our Community Partners facilities.
Special Events Volunteer
Additionally, Arts for Humanity! participates in Santa Barbara’s wonderful free public events by providing creative enrichment programs at no charge for our local non-profits and our community, please let us know if you are interested in the following:
The Summer Solstice Celebration has evolved into a creative and original display of floats, giant puppets, whimsical costumes and masks of more than 1,000 parade participants, of all ethnic and economic backgrounds. It is the largest, single-day arts event in Santa Barbara County. The parade culminates in a festival with a wonderful collection of live world music, food, arts and crafts, and a special free children’s festival. Arts for Humanity!’s provides our “Spontaneous Theatre and Portraits for Youth” where costumes and props provide a plethora of creative opportunities for Santa Barbara youth.
I Madonnari, or street painters, transforms the Santa Barbara Mission plaza using pastels on pavement to create 150 vibrant, colorful, large scale images. The Children’s Creative Project, put on by the Santa Barbara County Education Office, has made this the first street painting festival in North America.
Arts for Humanity! Interns and volunteers create a Marc Chagall inspired image infused with Santa Barbara flare.
Isla Vista Teen Center Spring Festival Isla Vista Teen Center provides bilingual /bicultural after-school programs, primarily focused on the enhancement of academic achievement but also provides a place for local youth to hang out and experience cultural opportunities. Arts for Humanity!’s provides our Spontaneous Theatre and Costuming Booth at this annual Spring Event for Children.
Special Olympics provides year-round sports training competition in a variety of sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.
Arts for Humanity!’s Spontaneous Theatre for Youth is an event alongside the Special Olympics activities where youth with developmental disabilities experiment with costumes and props to stretch their imagination and expressivity among their peers in a social and playful environment.