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May 9, 2012 / ivytechartspartner

Arts Engagement Opportunities

IUAM Seeking Event Photographer
The IU Art Museum is looking for a photographer who would be willing to volunteer to take photographs at events, including Midsummer Night and Jazz in July. Interested people should have some experience photographing events. Contact Ann Fields by email at for more information.

Full-time Position: Radio/Televison Services Editor/Server Operator
For Indiana Public Media. Find more info here.
Volunteer and Internship Positions Available
For Indiana Public Media. Find more info here.
Brain Extravaganza Seeking Volunteers
The Brain Extravaganza! is a community art event created by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor to raise awareness, appreciation, and education about the amazing human brain. The 22 fiberglass brain sculptures are positioned around Bloomington and on the IU campus. The brains will be on display through October 15. The Brain Extravaganza! will need people to monitor the brains over the six months that they are on public exhibit. A schedule will be set up for folks to check and report back about any attempts of vandalism. Interested? Click here for more info.

BSO Seeking Graphic Designer
The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra is looking for a new Graphic Designer. This person would work alongside the Orchestra’s Marketing Committee to produce attractive, colorful posters, flyers, programs, and other deliverables to publicize the amazing things the Orchestra is doing. The work schedule is determined by the concert season – at times, there will be hard deadlines related to performances, while at other times, we can focus on general marketing materials that have less time urgency. Experience with graphic design, including use of applicable software, is required. Photography skills are a big plus, as is an energetic, creative attitude. BSO wants someone who will help make the Orchestra shine! Interested? Click here for more info.

Mathers Museum Seeking Gallery Guides
Gallery Guides are trained in the art of learning through conversation to enable them to lead or assist with tours of the exhibit galleries and collections. Gallery guides should have a thirst for knowledge, love working with a diverse community, and be comfortable working with the public. Interested? Click here for more info.

Edible Lotus Seeking Volunteers
Edible Lotus is in need of people to help with set-up on the day of the event, May 11. If you’re interested in this volunteer gig, contact Tamara at More information about Edible Lotus can be found here

Applicants Sought for Bloomington Arts Commission
Applications for the Bloomington Arts Commission are now being accepted. Application review will begin May 7th and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, information and a complete list of Board and Commission descriptions are available at and at the City Clerk’s Office in Showers City Hall at 401 N. Morton. For more information or questions, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 349-3408.

Bloomington Storytelling Project Seeking Spanish Speakers
The Bloomington Storytelling Project, an oral storytelling/narrative group, is seeking Spanish-speaking members of the community for a special podcast version of our show, which will be entirely in Spanish. You’re invited to record a story for this special project, or to participate in the scriptwriting or narration of the podcast. Both native speakers of Spanish and those with a high level of fluency in Spanish as a second language are welcome to contribute! — BSP is a half-hour weekly show that presents true-life stories from local residents, in an effort to promote the art of oral storytelling and to create community by sharing our stories with one another. The stories shared on our show and podcast can be about almost any theme, ranging from a funny childhood experience to harrowing adventures or lessons learned from a family member. The only requirement is the stories must be true, UNDER 15 minutes long, and told WITHOUT notes. To participate, those interested can write to or call 317.610.6683. Visit their website here.

Buskirk-Chumley Theater Needing Ushers
Please email with your contact information if you are interested in any of the opportunities below.

Monday, May 21
Ushers arrive at 6 PM
Batchelor MS Presents: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
9 ushers needed

Saturday, May 26
Ushers arrive at 7 PM
Dancing with the Celebrities
2 ushers needed

Sunday, June 3
Ushers arrive at 1:30 PM & 4:30 PM
The Dance Center’s Spring Recital
9 ushers needed for each time
Volunteer With Photoshop Skills Needed

Bloomington Fading and The Monroe County History Center are looking for someone willing to donate a few hours of their time to help prep for the “Bloomington Now, Meets Bloomington Then,” exhibit for May Preservation month. Specifically, they are seeking someone who has good photoshop skills to do some touching up of older photos. If interested, please let them know via Facebook or by emailing them at

Quarryland Men’s Chorus Seeking New Members
Quarryland Men’s Chorus is a thriving ensemble celebrating their 10th season in Bloomington.  Their most recent performance was for an extremely receptive audience during the PRIDE film festival at the Buskirk Chumley Theatre. Their mission is to provide a positive performance-based community for gay and bisexual men and their allies in South Central Indiana, as well as foster talent, fellowship, pride, and understanding through excellence in vocal music. If interested in joining the chorus feel free to join them at a rehearsal on Tuesdays from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the First United Church, 2420 E. 3rd St. For more information, watch their promotional video, visit their website or contact Robert Ping, Project Manager, at

Windfall Dancers Inc. Seeking Office Assistants

Windfall Dancers, Bloomington’s own modern dance company and school, is in need of organized, reliable volunteers or interns to serve as office assistants. Hours are flexible. Duties include checking mail, voice mail and email, preparing deposits, managing the database, and purchasing supplies. Training will be provided; minimum age is 18. More info can be found here.
Radio Trivia Show Needing Volunteers
WFIU is looking for volunteers to help answer phones for the oldest music trivia game in the United States. Ether Game is a weekly call in quiz show about music and the trivia surrounding it. Volunteers are needed from 7:30 til 9:00 PM any and every Tuesday. No musical knowledge is necessary, there are forms with the info needed for every call. The individual and/or organization would get free publicity on WFIU. For more information please contact Ether Game host and WFIU announcer Tom Berich at

Bloomington Community Band Seeks Music Director
The band is seeking a volunteer music director who will inspire the musicians to grow artistically and who will be at the forefront of our vigorous funding efforts. More info by contacting Gary Wiggins at

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