The Heifetz International Music Institute is seeking volunteers for our 2015 Festival of Concerts! Whether you are a recent college graduate looking to round out a resumé, or a retiree having trouble adjusting to this thing called “free time,” volunteering for the Heifetz Institute is an incredible way to meet some fascinating artists, hear some terrific music, or contribute in a meaningful way to the fantastic artistic community here in Staunton, VA.
There are a number of ways you can volunteer for the Heifetz Institute this summer, including:
– Faculty Transport
As the Institute hosts a faculty consisting of more than 60 professors from all over the world, we face quite a challenge every year in ensuring that these world-famous teachers arrive in Staunton to deliver their unique brand of instruction. We rely heavily on community volunteer drivers to get them to and from airports throughout Virginia. This is a great opportunity to meet some world-class musicians, all of whom have commented in the past at how beneficial it is to converse with “a local” on the drive into Staunton. Volunteers willing to assist with faculty transport must be willing to provide their own vehicle, and are eligible for mileage reimbursement.
– Concert Ushers
This summer we’ve got 41 performances on tap for our annual summertime Festival of Concerts. In order to pull them all off, we need a small army of volunteers willing and able to assist audiences in securing seats, locating the restrooms, climbing stairs, and generally being on hand to aid, assist….and occasionally, shush!
– Manage our Gift Shop
In case you haven’t yet stopped by, our new office at 107 East Beverley Street now serves as our year-round Headquarters, Box Office, and Gift Shop. The students (and most of the staff) will be up on campus, but we plan on increasing our hours during the summer season. So, we’ll need some help behind the counter at the world’s coolest “music merch” shop! Volunteers will find our point-of-sale system dead easy to use, and will always be able to contact a staff member with any questions.
Interested in lending a hand this summer? Please shoot an email to our Office Manager Nick Walge (firstname.lastname@example.org) detailing the sorts of activities you’d like to be involved in. Or else just call us (540) 907-4446, or drop by our downtown office. We can’t wait to speak to you!