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Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the ZACC! Our organization thrives on the generosity of volunteers like you to help fulfill our mission. We welcome folks to help in several areas of our operation; our youth classes and rock camps, our Laura Grace Barrett Print Shop, and live events held in the Show Room at the ZACC. There are also several individual opportunities to lend a hand throughout the year like our annual Mini Show fundraiser or tabling sessions at schools and community events. 

However you would like to help out, we want you to know that we value your contribution. Therefore, those volunteers who complete at least 15 hours for the ZACC are eligible to receive a voucher valued at $25 to be used on events and classes for themselves, or events, classes or camps for family members. For each additional 10 hours, volunteers are eligible for another voucher of the same value. Vouchers may not be redeemed for retail items such as pottery, items in the shop, or gallery pieces. 

Please look at the various volunteer roles listed and send us your contact information, as well as your preferred availability (evenings after 5, Sundays, unavailable on Tuesdays, etc.), using the subsequent form. We are certain we can find a way for you to make a difference! 


  • Youth Classes/Visual Arts


    Summer: 8AM - 12PM or 1PM - 4:30PM, Monday through Friday  
    School Year:  4 - 6:30PM Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and 3 - 5:30PM on Thursdays


    • Assist the class instructor with material preparation and classroom organization for specific lessons in a diverse catalogue of artistic genres ranging from clay handbuilding to stop motion animation. 
    • Work with individuals or groups of students to help them work through the content of the lesson.
    • Assist with classroom clean up.
    • We do encourage volunteers to pick at least one camp (either one full week in the summer or 6 consecutive weekdays in the school year) and volunteer for the duration of that camp. 
  • Rock Camps


    Summer: 9:30AM - 4:30PM, Monday through Friday
    School Year: 4 - 6PM, Monday and Wednesdays or 4-6PM on Tuesdays and 3 - 5PM on Thursdays


    • Assist Rock Camp Instructors with instrument set up and the division of the group into bands. 
    • Work alongside instructors with one band or rotate among bands helping students to craft their own lyrics and guiding them in the creation of individual parts to contribute to their group’s song. Help the bands stay on task, rehearse effectively, and prepare for the final performance at the end of camp.
    • We value all levels of musical experience among our Rock Campers. For some, it will be the first time they pick up their chosen instrument and others may have already had a few years of lessons.
    • We also value myriad experience levels in our instructors and volunteers. Whether you are a professional musician or just like to play for fun, reach out if you are interested in passing along a passion for music.
  • Show Room at the ZACC


    Days Vary, Approximately 6:30 - 10:30 PM


    • Assist with Show Room set up and staging. 
    • Work in a variety of roles during live performances, such as helping bartenders, ushering, running the door, and other duties as needed.
    • Enjoy awesome music, live theatre, or other performances taking place at the ZACC.
  • Laura Grace Barrett Print Shop


    Weekdays, 1-2 Hour Blocks, 10AM - 6PM
    Weeknights, 6 - 8PM for Adult Printmaking Classes


    • Assist in print shop maintenance and cleaning.
    • Monitor print shop usage for class participants and other keyholders. 
    • Assist the Gallery and Printshop Manager with class preparation, lesson delivery, and clean up.
  • Front Desk/Paint Your Own Pottery Studio


    Weekdays, 1-2 Hour Blocks, 10AM - 6PM
    First Friday Evenings, 5 - 9PM


    • Assist with upkeep and operation of Paint Your Own Pottery Studio (clear glazing, assisting customers, etc.).
    • Help with sales of items from the studio and the ZACC Artists Shop. 
    • On First Fridays, help direct patrons to the gallery, assist with bartending, and helping the front desk employee on duty record gallery sales.
  • Special Events and Outreach


    Varied dates and times


    • Throughout the year, the ZACC has several individual events and outreach opportunities where volunteers can help spread the word about our organization and mission to cultivate community through accessible arts experiences for all. These events range from the ZACC Mini Show, our largest annual fundraiser, to tabling opportunities at local public schools. More information about these volunteer opportunities can be found via our site Menu > Shows & Events > Annual Events (select the event of your choice).

Three River Sonata, Works by Leland Buck

Opening First Friday, December 2, 5-8 PM & exhibiting through December
in the 'Phantom' Gallery, Located Just Outside the ZACC Print Shop on the Second Floor

Gallery Opening on First Friday, December 2, 5-8 PM
In the ‘Phantom’ Gallery through the end of December

The ZACC is delighted to present ‘Three River Sonata’, works by our Laura Grace Barrett Print Shop Artist in Residence Leland Buck, in the ‘Phantom’ Gallery (located just outside the ZACC print shop on the second floor) – opening First Friday, December 2 from 5-8 PM and exhibiting throughout the month of December. ‘Three River Sonata’ is composed of polymer gravure prints of the Clark Fork, Bitterroot, & Blackfoot Rivers.

Leland Buck was introduced to photography as a teenager growing up in southern Colorado. He holds a B.A. degree from the University of Montana where he studied Russian Languages and Literature and European History. Following college he moved to Los Angeles and worked in film and television, then after returning to Colorado, began a career in technology, publishing and journalism.

Leland’s photographs are taken with 4x5 and 8x10 large format cameras and are printed using numerous 19th-century printing techniques including cyanotype, kallitype, platinum/palladium, gum prints, and photogravure. Since March of 2020 and through the COVID-19 pandemic, Leland has traveled extensively throughout the Western U.S. as he has explored the vital but fragile role of water in the western American environment. Much of his work has been focused on riverscapes of the Clark Fork Watershed and the Blackfoot, Bitterroot, and Clark Fork Rivers. The Three River Sonata project is a result of that work. This project was largely photographed with orthochromatic X-Ray film developed in Leland’s own formula of Caffenol — a non-toxic developer made from Vitamin C, washing soda and instant coffee — and is printed using non-toxic polymer gravure plates with solvent-free inks.


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