Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Midland Center for the Arts!

Our current needs are listed below.

Click on the “I have questions/Sign me up!” button to open a pre-addressed email. Use that to tell us about your interests, availability, or to ask for more information.

Questions? Contact Volunteer Services Manager [email protected].

Please note that you must be a currently registered volunteer to sign up for the volunteer opportunities listed below.  Need to sign up?  Find the form here.

MCFTA General Needs

Ushering Team
Date: Ongoing
MCFTA Volunteer Ushers dedicate themselves to providing outstanding customer service, safety, and security for guests attending MCFTA’s many events. Volunteer Ushers are the face of the Center, and will engage with guests directly, helping to create a memorable and positive experience at all MCFTA events.
Training is provided and required annually.
Ushers do get to view the performance(s) you work!
There may be a 6-12 month waiting list for volunteer usher opportunities (depending on application date).
Ushers must be 16 years of age or older.

Phone: 989-631-5930 x1215

ALDEN B. DOW MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & ART

“Intermission” the Museum Store
Date: Ongoing; must commit to at least two shifts per month
Location: MCFTA
Individuals with strong customer service interests will love this job. Computer skills and attention to details are a must. Prior retail experience is not required.
Phone: 989-631-5930 x1205

CENTER STAGE THEATRE & CHOIRS

AUDITIONS

To view our upcoming audition opportunities, please click the button to the right!
2017-2018 Season Productions:
– Fiddler on the Roof
– Lady Pirates of Captain Bree
– The Brethren
– SantaLand Diaries
– Disenchanted!
– Oedipus the King
– The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
– Peter & the Starcatcher
– All in the Timing

MIDLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

General Symphony Assistance
Date: Ongoing
Location: MCFTA
Help keep our Symphony sound! The Midland Symphony Orchestra needs volunteers to help throughout the season. Opportunities include selling raffle tickets, organizing guest artist luncheons, and lending a hand at MSO fundraisers!
Phone: 989-631-5930 x 1224

MIDLAND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Bradley Home Housekeeping
Date: Ongoing; flexible
Location: Bradley Home Museum, Heritage Park
The beautiful 1874 Bradley Home Museum needs housekeepers to come in on a monthly basis to sweep, dust, vacuum, and polish silver. Help keep this Victorian gem spiffy for hundreds of visiting school children and other visitors throughout the year!
Phone: 989-631-5930 x1300

Collections and Archives
Date: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays • 1 pm – 4 pm
Location: MCHS Doan History Center
Catalog donated historical artifacts, vintage photos, and other items into our historical and archival collections database. Includes some research opportunities.
Phone: 989-631-5930 x1300

Gardens
Date: Ongoing; flexible
Location: Heritage Park
Help maintain the gardens of Heritage Park for all our visitors to enjoy.
Phone: 989-631-5930 x1300

Photographs
Date: Ongoing; flexible
Location: MCHS Doan Center
We are looking for individuals who enjoy sorting, organizing and labeling photos of MCHS happenings. We are also looking for photographers to capture the current continuing changes in Midland County.
Phone: 989-631-5930 x1300

EDUCATION

Education Program Presenters
Date: School year calendar
Location: Traveling
Do you have a love for science or history that you’d enjoy sharing with local students? Our Education Department has programs that travel to schools and we’re looking for volunteers with advanced communication skills, and the ability to effectively present information to students grades K – 9. Specific program training provided. Teaching and/or group management experience is helpful. You must pass a criminal background check and have reliable transportation.

  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Astronomy
  • Art
  • Static Electric Energy
  • Clay/Pottery
  • Historic (Civil War)

Phone: 989-631-5930 x1299