Volunteers needed for Foster-Tanner


Students do not have to leave campus to experience fine art in a peaceful environment. The Foster-Tanner Art Gallery is currently in need of student volunteers. The gallery is looking for receptionists Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery receptionist is responsible for greeting guests, monitoring a sign-in sheet to keep track of the art gallery traffic and making sure all the printed material remains stocked. 

 “We are looking for responsible students who can commit to a schedule for a job that is really low maintenance, with the opportunity for a really nice, quiet place to study,” Gallery Coordinator Asja Roache said.

Volunteers do not need any experience in working with art. Art appreciation, however, is a bonus. The gallery currently has six volunteers scheduled, but is looking for more.

Nefetari Dennard, 18, a second year computer- engineering student from Tallahassee, is interested in the position to gain experience outside of her major in the art field.

“I would like to network and help get the fine arts out there more on campus,” Dennard said.

The volunteer coordinator is looking for students willing to commit for a month, but prefer the students to at least help for one semester.  Because of a shortage on staff in the gallery, Roach is also looking for students with graphic designing skills to help with printed material, an interest in learning the process of installing shows or writers to help produce for catalogues and brochures about art shows.

“If students are interested in making sure fine arts and visual arts remain on campus, volunteer,” Roache said. “Funding is limited, so we rely on things like resources and time.”

Students interested in applying for the position should contact Roache on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The gallery is located at 1603 Pinder Drive next to the Foster-Tanner Music Department.