Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is operated by the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts, which also manages Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art. A variety of employment, volunteering and internship opportunities are available throughout the organization.
Thank you for your interest in working at Scottsdale Arts. At Scottsdale Arts, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Scottsdale Public Art, we are looking for people who are interested in making the arts an integral part of the Scottsdale experience. If you are personally and professionally driven to achieve goals that infuse the arts in our community, strive for excellence, display leadership qualities and possess the ability to work in a team environment, please apply for an opportunity to join our team.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts depends upon volunteer support for ongoing programs and special events. If you would like to join a volunteer team that is dedicated to bringing the arts to the Scottsdale community, please complete the volunteer application form.
Already a volunteer? Access the volunteer login portal.
For more information on volunteering, please contact Mariana Bortoluzzi at MarianaB@ScottsdaleArts.org.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
This position greets the public at a variety of events and performances, sells memberships and gives information and directions while helping promote the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ programs.
Outgoing, reliable individuals who are willing to learn new information on a regular basis.
2–3 hour shifts; professional attire; outgoing personality.
Concierge eligibility training will be held on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in the Mezzanine Conference Room. Contact us at Volunteer@ScottsdaleArts.org to RSVP.
Maintain order while greeting and directing patrons to their seats at events.
Ushers are needed for presented and rental events; ushers fill out an availability form and are scheduled based on event type/needs; 3–4 hour shifts, mostly nights and weekends.
Must be able to walk up and down stairs, operate in dimly lit conditions and read small print on tickets; must be professional, reliable and courteous.
Volunteer Training session:
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Training sessions will be held in Stage 2 and must be completed before any ushering duties are carried out. RSVP to Volunteer@ScottsdaleArts.org to attend one of the sessions. Current ushers are required to attend one training session a year.
Volunteer Opportunity - La Gran Fiesta: A Celebration of Latin and Hispanic Cultures - Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018
La Gran Fiesta: A Celebration of Latin and Hispanic Cultures
Sunday, February 18, 2018
La Gran Fiesta is a free annual festival showcasing live Latin music and dance, arts and crafts, fun activities for families, delicious cuisine and more.
Volunteers are needed for educational booths and arts-and-crafts stations, noon – 4 p.m.
Contact Volunteer@ScottsdaleArts.org to sign up. (Please be aware that you may not hear back until Sept. 1.)
Canal Convergence Water + Art + Light
Canal Convergence is an annual signature event, featuring large-scale interactive artworks by local and international artists, along with hands-on activities, live music and performances.
Volunteers are needed for information tables, artist talks and various art locations and activities located up and down the Canal, 4 p.m – 10 p.m.
Contact Volunteer@ScottsdaleArts.org to sign up.
48th Scottsdale Arts Festival
March 9–11, 2018
The Scottsdale Arts Festival is one of the premier arts festivals in the country. Held every March during the height of Scottsdale’s tourist season, the Festival draws tens of thousands of visitors in a single three-day weekend. Proceeds from the Festival help support Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ programs.
More than 300 volunteers are needed in the areas of: Gates/Admissions, Food/Beverage, Family Area, Retail/Information.
All-day shifts are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers are given lunch and T-shirts and are required to attend one of two training sessions.
Scottsdale Culinary Festival
April 13–15, 2018
As the longest-running festival of its kind in the United States, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival draws more than 40,000 visitors looking to enjoy fabulous food, music and cooking demonstrations by some the nation’s top chefs.
More than 300 volunteers are needed in the areas of: Gates/Admissions and Food/Beverage.
Volunteers are required to attend one of two training sessions.
Click here to volunteer for the Scottsdale Culinary Festival. (Open in January)
Sister’s Christmas Catechism
In an unusually jolly mood, Sister, the tart-tongued, ruler-wielding nun, teaches her students the story of the Nativity and asks for their help to solve the greatest Christmas caper ever – who swiped the gold that those three wise men gave to Baby Jesus? Using the latest forensic technology and her uncanny ability to detect guilt, Sister creates an unforgettable living Nativity with her students to expose the culprit.
8 volunteers are needed per show to sing in the choir and be a part of the show.
Ability to have fun, not take yourself too seriously, and smile!
Contact us at Volunteer@ScottsdaleArts.org