Volunteers do a great deal to keep us going! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us via the online form.

For other inquiries please contact Doug Johnson @ 309.829.0011 or by Email.

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Internship Opportunities

Art Education Assistant

Responsibilities: Work with Education Coordinator. Intern will assist in developing a broader appreciation of art education through special events, kid's workshops, class design and outreach.

Qualifications: Intern must be energetic, creative and self-motivated. Intern must understand the importance of arts education. Intern must work well with children. Teaching experience a plus.

Arts Administration/Assistant to Director

Responsibilities: Work with Executive Director on programming, membership drives, special events, creative fundraising, and general promotion of the Arts Center.

Qualifications: Intern must be independent and motivated. Background in the arts required. Attention to detail and good office skills a must.

Gallery Assistant

Responsibilities: Work with Curator. Assist with hanging, lighting and design of exhibitions. General gallery preparation and maintenance.

Qualifications: Intern must be independent and motivated. Background in the visual arts required. Intern must demonstrate knowledge of safe art handling (instructions and guidelines in the handling of art will be provided by Curator). Aspects of this position will involve heavy lifting and moving. Intern should be familiar and comfortable working with hardware tools and interior painting supplies.

Graphic Design

Responsibilities: Work with Executive Director. Assist with designing all promotional materials: brochures, newsletters, artist directory, website, announcements, posters and education class listings.

Qualifications: Intern must be independent and self-motivated. Intern must demonstrate sensitivity to the arts. Intern must have experience in graphic design utilizing Microsoft Publisher & Frontpage.. Web design experience a plus. A background in visual arts preferred.

Marketing Intern

Responsibilities: Work with Executive Director. Assist in the promotion of a not-for-profit community, arts organization. Intern must work well with public.

Qualifications: Intern must be flexible and self-motivated. Intern must understand the demands of a not-for-profit organization and be creative writing those parameters. Background in the arts a plus.

Volunteer Opportunities


Picking your days and hours, the staff are grateful for assistance in greeting guests of the arts center, answering telephones, overseeing the gift shop and helping with light clerical duties. Working in this lovely environment is a pleasure for minimum of two hours at a time, please.

Special Events

Whether it is a fund-raiser (ticket sales, set up for a dance, sponsor solicitation) or special program, (host/greeter for an evening show), occasionally there are events that are not planned far in advance. If you are interested on a call as needed basis, please let us know.


Do you have a way with kids? We schedule special events and hands-on art workshops that include crafts, painting, etc. It’s a wonderful way to help out and the kids love it! Note, all volunteers working with children are required to submit information for a background check.

Mission Statement: We encourage and promote the appreciation, study, cultivation, development, and practice of art for the benefit of all the people, cultures and communities of McLean County. 

        "This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts"

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