Open Engagement 2011 is happening May 13-15th, and we really the help of wonderful people like yourself to volunteer! There are lots of ways to get involved this year, whether you can give us an hour of your time or 3 full days! It’s an amazing opportunity to meet and connect with artists from all over the country and world, and it’s great for your resume. You can find out more about Open Engagement on our website, http://openengagement.inf
We need your help:
Installing exhibitions on PSU’s campus! (May 7th, 8th, and 9th)
Welcoming our out of town presenters! (May 12th and 13th)
We need people to help us greet our out of town contributors at the airport with a smiling face and directions with how to get from the airport to their host home. It’s a really special Open Engagement tradition.
Stuffing conference tote bags!
We need help putting the conference materials in each of the bags and tying the appropriate name tag on to them and make sure the proper invitations are inserted. Once done these will be boxed and alphabetized for ease of access at the registration table.
Documentarians can help us by taking video and still photography during various conference events. Great experience for your CV! We need a core crew of volunteers to document main events, sessions, workshops, panels and generally all that is going on including our off site locations and events.
At the registration table!
These friendly faces anchor the “home base” of the conference, the registration table. The registration table/info point is the heart of our conference operations. It will also be the center of the most up-to-date conference information, and general point of contact. (generally it works best if volunteers can commit to a three-hour shift at the registration table)
During the final diner on Sunday night!
We need volunteers to help us set up/clean up for the final dinner on Sunday night at PNCA (no dishes this year!)
As our Go-To Guy (or lady)!
We need someone with a car available to be a runner in case of any conference emergency.
With specific artist’s projects!
Artist Becca Lotchie needs one or two volunteers to help her with her Late-Night Diner project on Friday night.
If you want to get involved, we’ll be holding a volunteer orientation on Sunday, May 8th, at 7pm and on Monday, May 9th at 3pm in room 320 of the PSU Art Building, 2000 SW 5th Ave. We’ll also have a volunteer meeting on Thursday May 12th at 5:30. Please RSVP for the orientation by Friday, May 6th. Please include your cell phone number, and if you already know when you’re going to available to volunteer, those dates/times.
If you have more questions about what these specific jobs entail, other ways to get involved, scheduling conflicts, etcetera, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
I can’t tell you enough how important volunteers are to making this year’s Open Engagement a success. To thank you for your time, we can give you a conference tote bag and we’ll be holding a “Thank YOU!” punch party on Friday, May 20th.
All my best,