ArtHaus

Decorah's Home for the Visual and Performing Arts
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Work with ArtHaus

There are a variety of ways that you can get involved and be hands-on in ArtHaus’ programming. From teaching, to volunteering, to being an intern, your talents and time truly make ArtHaus a community-inspired arts center.

 

Employment

Our teachers are the heart of our community impact! We contract with dozens of talented and experienced artists and educators to provide high quality, hands-on for youth, as young as 2, and adults in just about all avenues of the visual, performing, and literary arts. Classes offered may include but are not limited to: photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, design, arts entrepreneurship, theater, voice, instrumental instruction, dance, foreign languages, creative writing, poetry, cross-disciplinary programs. Instructors for general arts instruction for youth, ages 2 and up, needed. If you’ve got an idea, contact us and let ArtHaus help you bring it to the community.

If you want to share your creative knowledge with others, complete the online application form. Opportunities to teach during our Summer 2016 (June-August) or Fall 2016 (September-December) sessions are currently available!

Internships

ArtHaus is the perfect place to gain first-hand experience in arts administration and arts education. Unpaid internship opportunities are available for college students from Luther College and elsewhere and will be tailored to match student schedules and interests. A commitment of 10-12 hours per week is needed. Hours will vary but will generally occur between 10 am and 2 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with some possible weekend and evening hours for after-hour events and classes. Potential interns should possess an attention to detail, be punctual and reliable, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the interest and ability to interact with ArtHaus users of all ages.

Internships are available to focus in one of 4 areas of ArtHaus’ operations:

To apply for an ArtHaus internship, email us or drop off a cover letter, a resume, and a list of three references. Or you can complete the online internship application and we’ll get back to you.

Volunteer

Can you believe that ArtHaus is operated by a staff of two part-time directors along with assistance from students employed by Luther College’s work study program and an active board of directors? We are able to do this and keep our overhead low with the help of volunteers from through the community. Volunteers are regularly needed to assist with children’s classes, help with mailings, setup and take-down for events and exhibitions, and general office operations and marketing support. Or maybe you have a special skill like photography or carpentry, and you’d like to take photos at an event or building us some shelving in our studio space. Just let us know how you’d like to help!

ArtHaus is also working towards a more regular exhibition schedule, meaning that gallery sitters will be needed throughout the week and on Saturdays. If you are interested in lending your time and talents to any of the tasks above, please complete the online volunteer questionnaire and we’ll be in touch to get you involved! When volunteering for a specific event, you will receive free admission. Volunteer 5 hours or more a month (or 30 hours in a year), and receive 10% off classes for you or your immediate family!

We’ve added an even easier way to become a volunteer — especially if you like just helping with events! Sign up today on VolunteerSpot to become an ArtHaus Helping Hand. It simple to create an account and then you can view opportunities to man the admission table, set up or take down for events, or a variety of other small jobs that will go a long way to help ArtHaus open the doors to creative expression for our entire community.