Transformer Auction 2018 Volunteer Positions

October 11, 2018

TRANSFORMER AUCTION 2018 VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

ABOUT TRANSFORMER:

Transformer is a Washington, DC based 501 (c) 3 non-profit, artist-centered organization that connects and promotes emerging artists locally, nationally, and internationally.Transformer’s mission is to provide a consistent, supportive, and professional platform for emerging artists to explore and present experimental artistic concepts, build audiences for their work and advance their careers, while increasing dialogue, understanding, and audiences for new & best contemporary visual arts practices.

Transformer | 1404 P Street NW, Washington, DC 20005 | transformerdc.org | @transformerdc To apply please contact: Alanna Reeves at [email protected]

ABOUT THE AUCTION:

15th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
7pm VIP HOUR | 8pm PARTY

CORCORAN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS & DESIGN

Transformer’s primary fundraising event, our Annual Silent Auction & Benefit Party is an extension of our non-profit organization’s overall cutting-edge aesthetic. Regarded as the fall’s ‘not to be missed’ art event, Transformer’s Auction provides essential support for our year-round dynamic exhibitions and innovative educational programming. Featuring over 150+ artworks up for Auction by DC, national & international emerging and more-established artists.

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS:

AUCTION INSTALL VOLUNTEER (10 available spots)

Monday, November 12, 3-6pm
Tuesday, November 13, 12-6pm
Wednesday, November 14, 12-3pm
Thursday, November 15, 12-3pm
As secondary, on-site support to Transformer and HMB Art Transfer staff, Install Volunteers assist in unwrapping auction artwork, preliminary auction curatorial layout, and installing Auction artwork. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one full day of install support (either one day in full, or 8 hours broken up over the course of the week); all volunteers are provided a ticket to the event.

AUCTION DE-INSTALL VOLUNTEER (10 available spots)

Monday, November 19, 12-6pm
Tuesday, November 20, 12-6pm
As secondary, on-site support to Transformer and HMB Art Transfer staff,De-Install Volunteers assist in the de-install of all auction artwork, & the wrapping and packaging of all artwork; are provided a ticket to the event.

AUCTION NIGHT VOLUNTEER (6 available spots)

Orientation: time & date TBD

Auction: Saturday, November 17th

Shifts: 6-11:30pm

Transformer Auction Volunteers assist with aspects of check-in and registration, keep guests informed as to the event flow for the evening, and help Transformer staff in packing up materials at the end of the evening.

Volunteers are responsible for checking in all guests to the event. Priorities include: Greeting guests, confirming guest contact information is in Transformer's database, distributing Auction catalogues with corresponding bid numbers. Volunteers may also be asked to maintain bidding materials, ensuring that pencils are available to bidders. Volunteers are provided an honorarium at the end of the evening and are invited to attend the After Party at the Line Hotel.