Headlands Center for the Arts

Employment, Internship, & Volunteer Opportunities

Headlands Center for the Arts is dedicated to providing a supportive, creative and stimulating work environment where staff and interns are encouraged to reach their full potential and are recognized for their contributions to the organization.

Current Openings & Opportunities

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Internship Program General Information

Headlands’ internship programs offer students and graduates across all disciplines and interests the opportunity to engage in the behind the scenes of a non-profit art center. Interns provide support for a wide range of Headlands’ activities including public events, artist programs, and the management of day-to-day operations. We welcome applications from driven, curious, and thoughtful individuals with an interest in supporting Headlands’ unique mission.

2016 Internship Information

Live-in Program internship periods: Spring (March-June), Summer (June-August), Fall (September-November), Winter (December-February)

The application period for our Summer Live-in Program Internship has closed. We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2016 internships.

Live-in internships are 30 hours/week. 

Live-out internship periods: Ongoing, 6-month commitment ideal, but not required.

Live-out internships in Development, Communications, and Operations are 8-16 hours a week.

Contact Madeleine Wilhite for an overview of internship descriptions and more information on how to apply.

2016 Benefit Art Auction Volunteer Opportunities

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

6:30PM General | 5:30PM VIP Preview

Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco

Click here for event details and directions.

Headlands’ Benefit Art Auction marks our biggest celebration and fundraiser of the year, and one of the Bay Area’s most beloved events for collecting cutting-edge art. Headlands needs a team of key volunteers to make this event great! Volunteering is your ticket to the event, and you’ll get a behind the scenes peek into what it takes to produce a successful auction. Great for first timers and volunteer pros alike. Grab some friends and sign up! Contact bficken@headlands.org to sign up for your preferred shift.

Event begins at 5:30PM; volunteer orientation time varies by role and length of shifts. Some positions may have preliminary orientation over the phone.

Check In
You will:    Welcome guests, sell tickets at the door, and manage the check-in list
We need:    12 volunteers
Shift:           5PM orientation with volunteer captain; 5:30-8PM shift

Pop Up Shop

You will:   Staff our Pop Up Shop, filled with one-of-a-kind limited editions
We need:    3 volunteers per shift
Shift:           Orientation by phone; 5:30-8PM or 8-10:30PM

Coat Check
You will:    Assist guests with their coats & bags
We need:    3 volunteers per shift
Shift:           Orientation by phone; 5:30-8PM or 8-10:30PM

Art Showcaser

You will:   Present art on stage during the live auction
We need:  8 volunteers
Shift:         7PM orientation with volunteer captain; 7:45-9:15PM shift

Lot Closers

You will:    Close the lot at the end of each silent auction period
We need:   5 volunteers
Shift:          Orientation by phone; meet volunteer captain at 8:30PM; 9-10:30PM shift

Silent Auction Art Handler

You will:    Remove purchased work from the wall as the silent auction lots close
We need:   6 volunteers  art handling experience is a plus!
Shift:          Orientation by phone; meet volunteer captain at 8:30PM; 9-11PM shift

Check Out

You will:   Assist guests as they pay for their purchased art work
We need:  4 volunteers—cashiering experience a plus!
Shift:         Orientation by phone; meet volunteer captain at 7:30PM; 8-10:45PM shift

Art Pick Up
You will:   Assist guests in collecting the art work they’ve purchased
We need:  3 volunteers—art handling experience is a plus!
Shift:         Orientation by phone; 9-11PM shift

Email bficken@headlands.org and specify the position and shift you’d like to fill by May 23rd.

More Volunteer Opportunities

Email bficken@headlands.org to learn more about volunteer opportunities at Headlands Center for the Arts.