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Mari's Place For The Arts

Volunteer For Staff

Our volunteers are the keystone to our ability to provide our classes at such affordable rates.  They contribute in a wide variety of areas of responsibility and which involve from a few hours a month to almost full time.

If you would like to contribute to the success and growth of Mari’s Place, you are encouraged to fill out an application and let us find a terrific match between our current needs and your skills, abilities, and available time.

Because we are working with young children, we do perform background checks on our volunteers.  Some of our positions will require a physical presence at the location of classes, while others can be performed off site, some even from your own home.

We are currently actively looking for volunteers for the following areas (if you qualify for any of these, you are certainly encouraged to apply and become part of one of the most rewarding experiences of your life):


Our instructors are the  cornerstone of the operation.  They work directly with the children to provide guidance, instruction, and to provide the positive environment that allows the students abilities to flourish and achieve often outstanding results.  We are looking for people with:  the ability to excel in the subject matter; the ability to work with young children and to encourage them to do beyond; and the desire to enrich the lives of their students.

Each class is presented in one hour segments, one day a week for 12 weeks.  Volunteers must commit to at least one full quarter and we would love to have them stay for multiple quarters.  Additionally, you can volunteer to lead more than one class per week.

We are currently looking for Instructors for the following classes (All classes are currently in the greater Everett area).


Students will understand how to create shading forms three-dimensional world onto a two-dimensional sheet of paper. Gesturing drawing, an understanding of how light works in the world around us.


This class is an introduction to Painting for beginners.  Students will have the opportunity to understand basic acrylic paint, oil and watercolor.  Topics covered may include but not limited to: warm and relax hands; control and direction of the brush in canvas with basic color; shadows in color; and abstract painting.   Returning students will have the opportunity to learn beginners Color art lesson, Crayon Etching mixed media, and Cross Contour lines.


We are looking for instructors for the any of the following areas of dance: Ballet; Cultural; or Ballroom.  The specific class offered will be determined by the choice of the instructor.

Class Assistant

Prior to each class, gathers the necessary supplies and has them ready for the instructor.  May include setting up the classroom arrangements. Works with the instructor to insure proper students are in attendance and assist in registering any new students. Provides administrative oversight of the facility during class sessions.  May involve as little as one day a month or as many as you would like to provide.

Minimum commitment if for one day per week for 12 weeks.  Each day may involve from 1 to 3 classes, so you may need to be on site for between 1.5 and 5 hours per day.  Check the schedule for specific information.


Provide photographic record of the various classes.  Taking shots over the course of a season to show the variety of work being done and the progress students are making.  Mostly still work, but can include videos as well and will provide the input for use on social media, website, promotional materials, and presentations. Must provide own photographic equipment.

 Minimum commitment is for one quarter and would involve times and hours mostly at the discretion of the volunteer. Specific events would necessitate being at the event, but classroom shots could be as coordinated with the instructor.


Instrumental Maintenance

Provide basic maintenance support for guitars, drums, keyboards, etc.  Will involve replacing broken strings, defective cables, etc.  Experience required.   Instruments for upcoming season are to be checked and repaired as required prior to the start of scheduled classes calling for those devices.

Minimum commitment would be as negotiated.

Sound Engineer

We need someone to review our inventory of misc equipment and determine what we can use and how to put together equipment groupings which support: electric guitars; keyboards; electronic drums; microphones for singing and for drama presentations; etc.  Recommend any necessary additions to make the systems work and advise how to get the most versatility out of the least amount of inventory.

Minimum commitment would be as negotiated.

Administrative Assistant

Work with the Executive Director to provide general office management support.  Will include posting items to the computer, reviewing packages for completeness prior to their final review for approval; handling the mail; opening and closing the facility as required; tracking bills to source of funds and preparing them for payment; assisting parents with signing up, questions about classes, etc.  Other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Executive Director.  Due to the amount of training required for this position, we are looking for a long term commitment and want to point out that this may entail more hours than most of our positions. It is currently an unpaid position, but as it comes closer to a full time assignment there may be a salary attached.

Donor Management

Oversees the donor program, including recruitment, recognition, and tracking our donors.  May oversee the work of other volunteers in this area of responsibility.  Currently this is an unpaid position, but might evolve to a full time assignment in the future.

Marketing Management

Oversees the overall marketing program including social media, live presentations, and the development of marketing materials.  May oversee the work of other volunteers in this area of responsibility.  Currently this is a non-paid volunteer position but may evolve into a full time position in the future.

Minimum commitment would be one year