Volunteering for Open Signal is a great way to network with like-minded media producers, make new friends, learn new skills and express yourself via your favorite medium. We offer $10 an hour in class credit which volunteers can apply towards any Open Signal workshop or summer camp.
Please complete as much information as possible on this form. These details will help us connect you with a volunteering opportunity in our Programming Department.
We are currently seeking volunteers for the following positions:
Media arts experience preferred, shifts typically last 3-5 hours.
Help set up, break down, and move equipment during an evening or Saturday workshop. Workshop volunteers should have some familiarity with the workshop they are applying to assist with. We currently offer workshops on video production, editing, TV studio production, animation, video installation and video synthesizers, to name a few.
Workshop and Event Photographer
Photography experience preferred. Shifts typically last 3-5 hours depending on the workshop.
We need photographers to cover the
activities of our evening and weekend workshops. Images will potentially be used on our website,
social media platforms and in promotional materials. All photos/videos that
are used will be credited.
Photographers should have past experience shooting
special events and can use either their own digital cameras or Open Signal’s. There is scheduling flexibility with this position; you can sign up for as many or as few shifts as you want.
No media arts experience required, PT or FT.
Throughout the week, you will be called
upon to help with daily morning set up, camper check in/out, serving lunch, camper
lunch supervision/presence, moving gear and other tasks that help make Open
Signal camps run more smoothly.
Photography experience preferred. Flexible scheduling.
During camp sessions,
photographers and videographers are asked to shoot all aspects of camp in a
respectful and non-intrusive way. Immediately following the session, they are
asked to deliver edited materials.
All photos/videos that are used will be
credited. Photographers and videographers should have past experience shooting
special events and can use either their own digital cameras or Open Signal’s. There is scheduling flexibility
with this position; you can sign up for as many or as few shifts as you want.
Guest Artist Event Volunteer:
Audio/ Visual production skills preferred. Shifts typically last 3-5 hours on weekday evenings.
Help set up, break down, and move equipment during an evening Guest Artist event. Production may include access to sound board, lighting grid, projectors, and media management. Volunteers may also be asked to manage crowds, or prepare food.
About Open Signal:
Open Signal is a community-driven media arts center located in Portland, Oregon. With a commitment to creativity, technology and social change, we make media production possible for everyone.