Without the help of volunteers and interns, La Peña Cultural Center would not be able to present over 200 art shows a year and offer more than 15 art classes. The help of volunteers and interns is crucial for La Peña. Internships are required to commit 10 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months to the organization.
Program Staffing: Staffing our evening programs includes working with the House Manager to set and clean up the house, work as an usher and/or sell tickets during the program. All interns would be expected to spend a portion of their hours doing this work and could learn to be house manager themselves.
Programming Support: Work with Program Coordinator to book programs, respond to potential performers/groups, coordinate logistics for programs, etc. Help initiate/organize special programming initiatives, series, festivals, etc.
Community Outreach/Publicity: with Publicity Coordinator on outreaching to the media, writing press releases, etc.
Graphic Design: Designing flyers, posters and other publicity materials for La Peña programs. This would involve working with La Peña’s Publicity and Program Coordinators.
Web Design/Development: Supporting the process of re-designing our website (this process is currently underway through a contracted-out team of web designers) and working with staff to regularly update it. Helping to train staff in software that will make web design easy (depending on intern’s own skills).
Program Documentation: Video/audio/photographic documentation of La Peña’s programs. Could include video and/or audio recording of La Peña’s programs and editing them for multiple uses, including general publicity, posting on our website, etc.
Fundraising: Work with Development Director and Development Associate in planning/organizing fundraising activities, including annual fundraising benefit, house parties, raffle, etc.
Administrative Work: Support staff in day-to-day work of nonprofit administration, including processing donations, database maintenance. etc.
For more information contact
Staffing & Volunteer Coordinator,
Ticketing System & Database Manager,
Class Coordinator, Rentals, & Daytime Box Office Services
(510) 849-2568 ext.20