We'd love for volunteers in New York City to help us set up the event on Thursday and Friday Nov 10-11, to help us and artists during the public event on Saturday and Sunday Nov 12-13, and to deinstall on Monday Nov 14.
As with all APAC Culture Labs, CTRL+ALT will be an interactive, participatory museum experience: part festival, part exhibition, part experiment. It will also be collaboratively curated, built on partnerships with scholars and academics, and local and national artists and arts organizations, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art Media Lab, CAAAV, Chinatown Art Brigade, the NYU A/P/A Institute, and Secret Identities Universe.
You can see the full list of artists and learn more at our website:http://smithsonianapa.org/alt/
And let us know you'll be there on Facebook: CTRL+ALT Facebook event page:https://www.facebook.com/events/208793966206952/
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The Visitor Assistance position is a docent role, providing general information, directions and helpful background to visitors of the CrossLines Culture Lab. This position requires individuals to have strong communication skills, learn quickly and to be able to provide clear directions to visitors at the CrossLines Culture Lab. Visitor Assistance will require individuals to have an approachable and outgoing demeanor, and enjoy working with diverse people.
The Event Set-Up/Breakdown position will be an opportunity work directly with Smithsonian staff to do hands on work as we prepare for and set-up and breakdown multiple aspects of the event. This position requires individuals to have strong communication skills and to be able to follow directions as provided by Smithsonian staff. This position may require heavy lifting and use of construction tools.
The Street Team Member will take part in community outreach and promotion through social media and material distribution of posters and postcards around strategic locations throughout New York City (+ adjoining boroughs). This position is ideal for those who may not be available for a full 4-hour shift during the event dates (including set-up and de-installation), but can distribute materials and promote for a few hours at a time before and during the event.
We will accommodate volunteer position preferences as much as possible, but require volunteers to be open to any position.
LOCATION: The CTRL+ALT Culture Lab will take place at 477 Broadway, New York, NY
SCHEDULING REQUIREMENTS: We request that volunteers be available for 4 hour shifts scheduled between the dates of Thursday, November 10th, to Monday, November 14th, based on availability.
TRAINING: There will be brief informational sessions on November 10th and November 11th, times and locations TBA. Informational sessions will also be available via telephone for those unavailable to attend in person.