Become a Volunteer!


What is Chuck Jones
Center
for Creativity?

The Center for Creativity was founded by famed animation
director, Chuck Jones, in 1999 as The Chuck Jones Foundation.  After Chuck’s death in 2002, the Board of Trustees
changed the name to Chuck
Jones Center

for Creativity and expanded the mission to focus on inspiring the joy of creativity
in people of all ages, especially children, through Chuck’s unique perspective
and vast body of work.

 

The heart of the Center for Creativity lies in the series of
experiential programs offered to the public:

 

·     
Classes in creativity through art for young
people

·     
Classes in creativity for adults (in
development)

·     
Lively presentations on Chuck Jones’ life and
work by members of his family

·     
Exhibitions of rarely seen original art from the
Center’s permanent collection

·     
Research access to the collection for selected
scholars and authors

·     
Interactive website portal (in development)

 

How can you resist?

Contact:  Pamela Marsden, Program Director, 949.660.7793, Pam@ChuckJonesCenter.org


Volunteer position:  Docent

 

What you get to do:

 

  1. Initiate
    conversations with passers-by, inviting them into the Center for
    Creativity to see the exhibitions.
  2. Ask
    visitors to sign the guest book and provide contact information.
  3. Talk
    about the Center’s community programs and hand out fliers.
  4. Talk
    about creativity, imagination, and art!

 

Your benefits:

 

  1. Draw
    inspiration from the genius and works of famed four-time Oscar® winner,
    Warner Bros. animation director Chuck Jones.
  2. Build
    your resume.
  3. Bring
    your sketchpad and draw on the job!
  4. Receive
    invitations to exhibition openings and other special events hosted by the
    Center.

 

Location:

 

Chuck
Jones Center

for Creativity, 131 W. Chapman
Ave.
, Orange, CA
92866

 

Hours:

 

Negotiable—Part-time hours available between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday

 

Your qualifications:

 

  1. A
    gregarious, outgoing person who loves to engage people in conversation
    about creativity.
  2. Ability
    to draw, plus a background in art or education, is a plus!
  3. Bilingual
    in Spanish and English is also a plus!

 

Requirements:

 

  1. Ability
    to commit to a regular schedule.
  2. References
    from at least three people.
  3. To
    protect the children who participate in our programs, we ask that
    applicants for this volunteer position cover the cost of a criminal
    background check and fingerprinting.


Volunteer position:  Teaching
Artist

 

Opportunity to explore
and celebrate individual creativity in people of all ages through the unique
perspective of Academy Award®-winning director and animator, Chuck Jones.

 

Locations: 

 

Chuck
Jones Center

for Creativity, 131 W. Chapman
Ave.
, Orange, CA
92866

Possible on-site programs at area schools (in development)

 

Hours per week:  5-10 to start (varies with seasonal class
schedule).

 

What you get to do:

 

  1. Share
    the artistic disciplines and techniques that give you the most joy in a
    classroom setting.
  1. Provide
    a safe, inclusive environment where mistakes lead to new understanding,
    trying new techniques is encouraged, and every student experiences his or
    her creative potential.
  1. Base
    class activities on the work and creative philosophy of Chuck Jones.

 

Your benefits:

 

  1. Draw
    inspiration from the genius and works of famed four-time Oscar® winner,
    Warner Bros. animation director Chuck Jones.
  2. Develop
    your own creative potential.
  3. Build
    your resume.
  4. Receive
    invitations to exhibition openings and other special events hosted by the
    Center.

 

Your qualifications: 

 

  1. Classroom
    experience as an art teacher.
  2. Artistic
    talent, especially the ability to draw.
  3. History
    of working respectfully with people of all ages, especially children and
    teenagers, and from a variety of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  4. Strong
    desire to support the Center’s mission and serve the community.
  5. Willingness
    to commit to regular volunteer hours and a schedule.
  6. Cheerful,
    calm attitude.  (No chirpiness,
    though.  We have our limits.)
  7. Ability
    to think on one’s feet, be flexible, and switch focus at very short
    notice.
  8. Comfort
    with the informal, dynamic atmosphere of a small nonprofit group.
  9. Sense
    of humor. 
  10. Familiarity
    with and affection and respect for Chuck Jones’ work.
  11. Fluency
    in both English and Spanish is a plus.
  12. References
    from at least three people.
  13. To
    protect the children who participate in our programs, we ask that
    applicants
    for this volunteer position cover the cost of a criminal background
    check
    and fingerprinting.


Volunteer position:  Creativity
Aide

 

Opportunity to work
with teaching artists who explore and celebrate individual creativity in people
of all ages through the unique perspective of Academy Award®-winning director
and animator, Chuck Jones.

 

Locations: 

 

Chuck
Jones Center

for Creativity, 131 W. Chapman
Ave.
, Orange, CA
92866

Possible on-site programs at area schools (in development)

 

Hours per week:  5-10 to start (varies with seasonal class
schedule).

 

What you get to do:

 

  1.  Assist teaching artists with weekly
    classes in creativity through art:

 

    1. Set
      up and clean up room.
    2. Assist
      with materials.
    3. Work
      with students, as directed by teaching artist.
    4. Make
      sure that children leave class only with authorized adults/family.
    5. Keep
      attendance sheet.
    6. Act
      as the other responsible adult.
    7. Note
      and write down “success stories” and other positive comments relayed by
      parents, young artists, and other family members.

 

  1.  Take photographs and shoot videos during
    art classes at the Center (videotaping not required, but is a definite
    plus).

 

Your benefits:

 

  1. Draw
    inspiration from the genius and works of famed four-time Oscar® winner,
    Warner Bros. animation director Chuck Jones.
  2. Develop
    your own creative potential.
  3. Build
    your resume.
  4. Receive
    invitations to exhibition openings and other special events hosted by the
    Center.

 

Your qualifications: 

 

  1. History
    of working respectfully with people of all ages, especially children and
    teenagers, and from a variety of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  2. Strong
    desire to support the Center’s mission and serve the community.
  3. Willingness
    to commit to regular volunteer hours and a schedule.
  4. Cheerful,
    calm attitude.  (No chirpiness,
    though.  We have our limits.)
  5. Ability
    to think on one’s feet, be flexible, and switch focus at very short
    notice.
  6. Comfort
    with the informal, dynamic atmosphere of a small nonprofit group.
  7. Sense
    of humor. 
  8. Familiarity
    with and affection and respect for Chuck Jones’ work.
  9. Classroom
    experience as a teacher, assistant, or volunteer is a plus.
  10. Artistic
    talent, especially the ability to draw, is a plus.
  11. Fluency
    in both English and Spanish is another plus.
  12. To
    protect the children who participate in our programs, we ask that
    applicants for this volunteer position cover the cost of a criminal
    background check and fingerprinting.
  13. References
    from at least three people.


Volunteer position:  Program
and Fundraising Assistant

 

Opportunity to join a team of imaginative people with a
nonprofit organization devoted to exploring and celebrating individual
creativity through the unique perspective of Academy Award-winning director and
animator, Chuck Jones.

 

Location: 

 

Chuck
Jones Center

for Creativity, Administrative Office, 3065 Edinger Ave., Tustin,
CA 92780

 

Hours per week:  10-15 to start—will increase as programs and
fundraising expand.

 

Your responsibilities:

 

  1. Assist
    staff with class administration and marketing:

 

    1. Update
      and send schedules and registration forms via e-mail.
    2. Confirm
      registrations by e-mail.
    3. Maintain
      registration and contact rosters.
    4. Help
      answer questions via telephone and e-mail.
    5. Write
      down “success stories” and other positive comments when talking to
      parents of students.
    6. Coordinate
      with teaching artists and Center staff.
    7. Distribute
      questionnaires and track responses.
    8. Order
      art supplies.

 

  1. Assist
    with special events (art exhibitions, presentations, fundraisers, etc.):

 

    1. Bring
      brochures, fliers, DVDs, books, nametags, art, and other materials.
    2. Help
      with setup and cleanup.
    3. Greet
      guests.
    4. Keep
      guest book.
    5. Offer
      refreshments.

 

  1. Prepare
    thank-you letters to donors for signature.
  1. Enter donor
    information into GiftWorks donor database.
  1. Drop
    off mail at Post Office.
  2. Other responsibilities as they come up; cheerful flexibility
    is essential!
      


Your benefits:

 

  1. Build
    your resume with valuable transferable skills that will be useful to any
    organization.
  2. Draw
    inspiration from the genius and works of famed four-time Oscar® winner,
    Warner Bros. animation director Chuck Jones.
  3. Develop
    your own creative potential.
  4. Receive
    invitations to exhibition openings and other special events hosted by the
    Center.

 

Qualifications: 

 

  1. History
    of working respectfully with people of all ages and from a variety of ethnic
    and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  2. Strong
    desire to support the Center’s mission and serve the community.
  3. Willingness
    to commit to regular volunteer hours and a schedule.
  4. Cheerful,
    calm attitude.  (No chirpiness,
    though.  We have our limits.)
  5. Ability
    to think on one’s feet, be flexible, and switch focus at very short
    notice.
  6. Comfort
    with the informal, dynamic atmosphere of a small nonprofit group.
  7. Sense
    of humor. 
  8. Familiarity
    with and affection and respect for Chuck Jones’ work.
  9. Basic
    computer literacy:  Outlook, Word, PowerPoint,
    Excel.
  10. Fluency
    in both English and Spanish is a plus.
  11. References
    from at least three people.
  12. To
    protect the children who participate in our programs, we ask that
    applicants for this volunteer position cover the cost of a criminal
    background check and fingerprinting.

 

Contact:  Pamela Marsden, Program Director, 949.660.7793,
Pam@ChuckJonesCenter.org

 

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