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ISPA is seeking individuals interested in volunteering for the 97th Congress, Performance!, January 12-14, 2016 in New York City.

Eligibility Criteria

Volunteers must be under the age of 30 and should NOT be currently employed full-time in the arts and culture sector. Volunteers must also meet one or more of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Enrolled as either a full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate student at an accredited institution (priority will be given to those studying arts administration or other arts-related field);
  • Currently working as an intern, either paid or unpaid, with an arts and culture organization;
  • Seeking employment in this sector, with previous experience and/or a post-secondary degree in arts administration/art management/cultural studies; 

Individuals employed full-time by an arts and culture organization, or employed full-time or part-time at an ISPA member organization, are not eligible to apply for this volunteer position.


In return for 15 hours of work prior to and/or during the Congress, your Congress fee for a full pass will be waived. Please note that your volunteer duties will preclude you from attending some sessions and events. Also, unless working the event, the volunteer pass does not include admission to the Opening Reception, Cocktail reception and Closing Party. 

Volunteer tasks will include, but are not limited to, working at the registration desk to check people in and give them their Congress materials, running errands, and preparation, set-up, and break-down of the Congress. 

All volunteers are required to attend a Volunteer Orientation and Training Session: Monday, January 11, 2016, at 1PM.

Application Process

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the application below. Submit your application by Wednesday, December 16th, 2015. We will inform you of your application's status by no later than Friday, December 18th, 2015. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Sarah Zegree at or 1 212.206.8490 x203.

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