Volunteer Opportunities


Spring Art Camp

Thank you for your interest in the Museum’s Teaching Assistant (TA) program! TA positions are for 15 – 18 year olds interested in art and/or working with children. Our TA positions are on a volunteer basis and count toward required community service hours.

During spring break, SBMA offers a weeklong Ceramics Camp and Art Camp with a variety of activities, including painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, and sculpture, structured around a specific theme at the Ridley-Tree Education Center at McCormick House (RTEC). The site offers camps for students ages 5–12 in an atmosphere where creativity, studio art practices, and fun create an enriching experience.

TAs are responsible for assisting the Teaching Artist in the classroom, preparing materials, and helping children with hands-on art making. For spring camp, TAs are needed for only one week and receive 40 hours of community service credit.

Becoming a TA provides young artists with professional skills in art making and art education. TAs walk away with a solid relationship with the Museum, teaching skills, new art techniques, and more.

Questions or concerns? Please email Education Programs at education@sbma.net or call the RTEC office at 805.884.6457.

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