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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES  - 2017 Artspan Auction 

Help out with ArtSpan's annual Art Auction! See below for shift information and email info@artspan.org to sign-up!
 

ArtSpan 2017 Pre Auction Art Drop Off: Greeter

DATE: Saturday, March 18, 2017
SHIFTS: 11:30am-3:30pm / 2:00pm-4:00pm

Greet artists as they arrive to drop off donated artworks for ArtSpan's annual benefit art auction. Check in art, make sure paperwork is filled out correctly by artists. Organize and transport artwork to designated storage area.
 

ArtSpan 2017 Pre Auction Set Up Installation and Prep

DATE: Monday, March 20, 2017
SHIFTS: 3:00pm-6:00pm
Tasks include preparing auction materials and signage, unwrapping and arranging artwork in the gallery, installing artwork and other task as needed.
 

ArtSpan 2017 Pre Auction Set up, Installation & Prep

DATE: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
SHIFTS: 10am-1:00pm / 1:00pm-4:00pm / 4:00pm-7:00pm
Tasks include preparing auction materials and signage, unwrapping and arranging artwork in gallery, installing artwork and other tasks as needed.
 

ArtSpan 2017 Pre Auction Set up, Installation & Prep

DATE: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
SHIFTS: 10am-1:00pm / 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Tasks include preparing auction materials and signage, unwrapping and arranging artwork in gallery, installing artwork and other tasks as needed.
 

ArtSpan 2017 Auction Set up, Installation & Prep

DATE: Thursday, March 23, 2017
SHIFTS: 10:00am-2:00pm
Tasks include preparing auction materials and signage, unwrapping and arranging artwork in gallery, installing artwork and other tasks as needed.
 

ArtSpan 2017 Auction Preview Night: Set Up Helpers

DATE: Thursday, March 23, 2017
SHIFTS: 3:00pm–5:00pm
Assist ArtSpan staff in setting up tables, chairs, food and beverage stations, add decorations and assist in preparing gallery space for preview auction night.
 

ArtSpan 2017 Auction Preview Night: Check-in Helpers

DATE: Thursday, March 23, 2017
SHIFTS: 5:00pm-8:30pm
Help check-in and assist attending guests with proxy bids or ticket purchases at Art Auction Preview night.
 

ArtSpan 2017 Auction Preview Night: Food/Beverage Helpers

DATE: Thursday, March 23, 2017
SHIFTS: 5:00pm-8:30pm
Pour beverages including wine/beer and monitor food stations for attending guests at Art Auction Preview night
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ArtSpan 2017 Art Auction Night: Set-up Helpers

DATE: Saturday, March 25, 2017
SHIFTS: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Assist ArtSpan staff in setting up tables, chairs, food and beverage stations, sweep the floor, add decorations and assist in preparing the space. Some heavy lifting and errands may also be required. At least one volunteer with a car would be helpful.
 

ArtSpan 2017 Art Auction Night: Greeters

DATE: Saturday, March 25, 2017
SHIFTS: 4:30pm-7:30pm
Greet guests as they arrive to ArtSpan annual art auction fundraiser acting as the first point of contact. Manage crowd flow, check IDs and keep running count of guests.


ArtSpan 2017 Art Auction Night: Coat Check

DATE: Saturday, March 25, 2017
SHIFTS: 5:15pm-10:30pm
Take and check-in the coats of guests attending ArtSpan's annual fundraising art auction during the event. Manage Coat-Check area keeping it sorted and organized with corralating number system so that coats can be returned to guests easily upon their departure.
 

ArtSpan 2017 Art Auction Night: Volunteer Room Coordinator

DATE: Saturday, March 25, 2017
SHIFTS: 4:00pm-7:00pm
Greet and get volunteers situated, hand out name tags, and training documents. Make sure everyone knows what they are supposed to do and where they are supposed to go. Monitor volunteer green-room.
 

ArtSpan 2017 Art Auction Night: Art Concierge

DATE: Saturday, March 25, 2017
SHIFTS: 5:00pn-10:00pm
Assisting guests with placing bids and explaining how the bidding system works to those that need clarification. Providing information about bidding system. Monitoring bid sheets as sections close. Answering general questions of attendees during event and offering direction as needed.
 

ArtSpan 2017 Art Auction Night: Art Handlers

DATE: Saturday, March 25, 2017
SHIFTS: 6:30pm-10:00pm
Art handlers are needed to transport the sold silent-auction artworks to the wrapping station. Move live-auction artworks to and from the event stage during the live-auction portion of event. Display artworks to the crowd of bidding guests, then bring sold pieces back to wrapping station. Assist guests in transporting their purchased items to their cars. Experience in art handling is required.
 

ArtSpan 2017 Art Auction Night: Silent Auction Pull Team

DATE: Saturday, March 25, 2017
SHIFTS: 6:30pm-10:00pm
The silent-auction pull team is needed to verify bid amounts by stated increment and pull tags at announced time for each of the four silent auction sections. Circle final bid amount and bid number and record legibly. Move sold art from the wall to the wrapping station. Experience in art handling is required.


ArtSpan 2017 Art Auction Night: Hospitality

DATE: Saturday, March 25, 2017
SHIFTS:  4:30pm-9:30pm
Assist catering staff stocking drinks and/or appetizers. Circulate through the crowd of guests passing appetizers and drinks on trays. Assist in monitoring/replenishing food tables, bussing plates and glasses and emptying trash. You will be moving throughout the event so please wear comfortable shoes.
 

ArtSpan 2017 Art Auction Night: Proxy Bidder

DATE: Saturday, March 25, 2017
SHIFTS: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Proxy Bidders are needed to place silent and/or live auction bids for those who want to bid but can't be in attendance at the event. Keep close watch on proxy bid items and bid up accordingly on behalf of non-attending participants until section closes.
 

ArtSpan 2017 Art Action Night: Live Auction Bid Spotters

DATE: Saturday, March 25, 2017
SHIFTS: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Live Auction Bid Spotters are needed to point out bidders in the crowd and encourage excitement in the bidding process during the Live-Auction portion of the event. This important role helps the auctioneer take note of participating bidders and encourage them to keep the bids coming.
 

ArtSpan 2017 Art Auction Night: Art Wrappers

DATE: Saturday, March 25, 2017
SHIFTS: 6:45pm-10:30pm
A wrapping crew is needed to securely wrap up sold artworks and attach the correct corresponding bid card to the outside of the packaging while keeping the wrapping room and pick-up area organized.
 

ArtSpan 2017 Art Auction Night: Art Runners

DATE: Saturday, March 25, 2017
SHIFTS: 7:00pm-10:30pm
Art Runners are needed to greet buyers and deliver wrapped artwork from the designated wrapping-room to guests that have a paid receipt.
 

ArtSpan 2017 Art Auction Night: Break Down/Clean Up Crew

DATE: Saturday, March 25, 2017
SHIFTS: 9:30pm-11:00pm
A crew is needed to help break down and clean up after the close of the event. Dress for manual work with comfortable shoes.
 

ArtSpan 2017 Post Art Auction: Artwork Pick-Up Helpers

DATE: Monday, March 27, 2017
SHIFTS: 11:30am-3:00pm / 2:00pm-6:00pm
Help organize auction wrapping-room, determine and document which artworks are awaiting pick up. Make phone calls to artists & buyers to coordinate time of pick-up. Assist in post-auction clean up of gallery space. Greet artists and buyers upon arrival for art pick up, locate correct artwork, obtain their signatures and file accordingly.
 

ArtSpan 2017 Post Art Auction: Artwork Pick-Up Helpers

DATE: Monday, March 28, 2017
SHIFTS: 10:00am-1:00pm / 12:30pm-3:30pm
Help organize auction wrapping-room, determine and document which artworks are awaiting pick up. Make phone calls to artists & buyers to coordinate time of pick-up. Assist in post-auction clean up of gallery space. Greet artists and buyers upon arrival for art pick up, locate correct artwork, obtain their signatures and file accordingly.
 

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