Friends of MECC & Artspace Mackay Volunteer Friends
Today, with the Convention Centre extension, volunteers of the Centre are referred to as Friends of MECC.
The Friends of MECC staff key areas of the Centre which include door attending, front-of-house management, program selling and the collation of mail outs.
You can become a member of either group and take advantage of the many benefits available.
Membership is made up of two major groups:
> Volunteer/Working Members
> Supporting/Non Working Members
Thanks to the generosity of these volunteers who give so much of their time, our Centre is considered one of the most successful and vital theatres in Australia.
Benefits of becoming a Friend of MECC:
> Discounted tickets to shows
> Regular newsletters
> Priority bookings
> Ticket save advantages
> Receive monthly Friends of the MECC Newsletter
> The opportunity to undertake a rewarding community service role
ARTSPACE MACKAY VOLUNTEER FRIENDS
Artspace Mackay Volunteer Friends are an important part of the team at Artspace Mackay. They operate our Visitor Service/Information area and without them Artspace Mackay would not offer such an effective and helpful service to the community.
Volunteer Friends have the opportunity to learn about the arts and be involved in exciting arts events.
The Friends roles include:
> Welcoming visitors to Artspace Mackay and answering general enquiries;
> Providing practical information and assistance to Artspace Mackay visitors;
> Selling merchandise, completing merchandise records and balancing
> Telephone answering and basic computer operations;
> Assisting with emergency procedures;
> Assisting visitors to access the cloakroom facility and monitoring security of
the cloakroom facility;
> Assisting to ensure all of Artspace Mackay's facilities and amenities are
useable and presentable at all times;
> Conducting brief exit surveys of visitors to Artspace Mackay;
> Working a minimum of two shifts her month and negotiating with other
Volunteer Friends to ensure rostered shifts are covered if unavailable to
What is Artspace Mackay looking for in a Volunteer Friend?
All Volunteer Friends at Artspace Mackay possess:
> Good interpersonal and communication skills across a broad selection of
> The ability to work within a team environment;
> Personal time management and organisational skills;
> Basic computer skills or a willingness to learn;
> Ability to maintain a good relationship with other Artspace Mackay
Volunteers and staff;
> A commitment to working a minimum of 1 shift per fortnight as a
If you are interested in applying for a position as a Volunteer Friend you can drop in and pick up an application package or simply download a Volunteer Friends Application Form.
No previous visual arts experience required, just a willingness to learn!
Friend Shift Times are:
Tuesday - Sunday
Morning Shift > 9.50am - 1.40pm
Afternoon Shift > 1.20pm - 5.00pm
For further information on Artspace Mackay visit www.artspacemackay.com.au