The Soap Factory is proud to be supported by a team of over 400 volunteers and 20 interns each year. In 2012 volunteers completed over 16,000 hours of work, supporting programs like The Ten Second Film Festival, “Why we do this” by Andy DuCett, the Volunteer Biennial, the Haunted Basement, and all of our regular exhibitions and building improvements.
The dedication of volunteers over the past two and a half decades has built The Soap Factory into the region's premier laboratory for emerging contemporary art. Over 25,000 individuals visit the galleries each year for programs from visual arts to performance, video and much more. With the ideas, labor and passion from our volunteers, The Soap Factory has grown into a thriving community of artists. Volunteers help year-round with installation, administrative tasks, gallery sitting, photography, special events, landscaping and maintenance. In 2013 our volunteers will assist with projects like constructing a warped version of the gallery within the gallery, installing large-scale, interactive sculptural works, and acting in The Haunted Basement. The Soap Factory welcomes volunteers of all skill levels, and there are many on-site learning opportunities for volunteers.
Ready to get started?
All prospective year-round volunteers must attend a New Volunteer Orientation session. The next New Volunteer Orientation session is July 13th, 2013, from 12-3pm at The Soap Factory. Please click here to register.
Interested in The Haunted Basement?
We accept project-specific volunteers for The Haunted Basement each year so you can jump right in! These volunteers help with set building, costumes, acting and front-of-house during the performance run in October. To express interest in volunteering for The Haunted Basement only, please click here.
All volunteers and interns must be at least 18 years old.
Please contact Dani Hans, Volunteer Manager, with questions about our volunteer or internship programs at Dani@soapfactory.org.
Internships at The Soap Factory are a terrific way to explore working at a nonprofit art gallery. Every year we engage over 20 interns working closely with our staff, board members and exhibiting artists. All internships at The Soap Factory are unpaid.
We do not adhere to a traditional semester-based schedule for internships at The Soap Factory. Our internships for 2013 are listed below. Details for each internship will be posted approximately one month before the application deadline.
Each internship requires a resume and cover letter from the applicant. A cover letter highlights your skills and experiences to emphasize why you are a good fit for a particular internship. If you plan to apply for multiple internships please submit a separate application for each position. No paper applications are accepted, all internship materials must be submitted via email.
THE SOAP FACTORY’S 2013 INTERNSHIPS
Installation: R.U.R. this position is closed
Marketing Research and Data Analysis this position is closed
Photography this position is closed
Development and Events this position is closed
Development and Data this position is closed
Public Relations this position is closed
Promotional Media & video this position is closed
Installation: Resonating Bodies this position is closed
Archival Video: deadline TBA (more information coming soon!)
Installation: Minnesota Biennial: deadline TBA (more information coming soon!)