Rhythm! Discovery Center
Volunteering at Rhythm! Discovery Center is a great way to help others “find their rhythm.” Volunteers assist staff with enriching the visitor experience at the museum by providing valuable learning experiences to visitors. Musical ability or knowledge of percussion is not required to volunteer as there are many ways to make an impact.
Walk through Rhythm! and interact with customers by providing information on collection pieces and assisting with instrument demonstrations and interactive stations. To further enhance the visitor experience in Rhythm!, volunteers are educated in the history of the collection.
Volunteer duties at the front desk of Rhythm! include welcoming visitors, assisting with museum questions and upkeep, and other administrative office duties.
Lead groups through an hour-long facilitated tour of the museum. Duties of the tour include presenting the collection, demonstrating instruments, and leading the group in an interactive drum circle. Tour Guides are provided with a script and itinerary for the tours. Training with Rhythm! staff is required prior to tour facilitation. Musical ability preferred.
Assist Museum Registrar and Curator with cataloging object and archival holdings. Tasks include working with the museum and library database, organizing objects and archival holdings on shelves, and accepting incoming donations.
The Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) is the largest percussion event in the world featuring over 150 concerts, clinics, master classes, labs, workshops, panels and presentations from the finest artists around the world. PASIC showcases all areas of percussion, including: drum set, marching, keyboard, symphonic, world, recreational, education, music technology, new music, and health & wellness.
We are seeking numerous hard working and enthusiastic individuals to share their time, talent, and knowledge to this exciting international event. The Percussive Arts Society is working hard to ensure that this convention is a huge success for both the performers and the attendees.
Age Requirement: All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age by the beginning of their first shift.
All Volunteers will receive a free four-day pass to participate in the convention as well as a complimentary Volunteer t-shirt.
Volunteer Shift Descriptions
This position handles all registration for the conference, including pick-up of all badges, passes and tickets, and serves as a general information desk representative for PASIC.
This position involves standing at session doors and checking badges to ensure that only registered PASIC attendees and ticket holders are entering the sessions. You may also be asked to assist with tracking attendance figures per session.
This position will assist in the sales of PAS and PASIC merchandise.
This position will assist our staff at the Rhythm! Discovery Center during PASIC. Tasks include checking attendee badges at the entrance, manning the coat check, and monitoring activity in the museum.
As a volunteer during the PASIC Individual & Ensemble Competition, you will work along-side the competition judges and PAS Marching Committee members. Your primary responsibility is to ensure the festival runs smoothly and that the participants have a positive experience. This can include assisting with moving equipment, running sheets for judges, or many other jobs. This event takes place on Thursday evening of PASIC.
This group of individuals will assist the Percussion Ensemble Committee in running the Concert Chamber Percussion Ensemble Competition on Friday of PASIC. Responsibilities include running scoresheets for the judges, assisting ensembles with doors and moving equipment, and keeping ensembles on schedule in the warm-up area.
As a member of The Marching Crew, you will work behind the scenes of the PASIC Marching Festival, along-side the judges and PAS Marching Committee members. Your primary responsibility is to ensure the festival runs smoothly and that the participants have a positive experience. This can include helping groups move their equipment, assisting the judges, or various other odd jobs. Friday consists of the Drumline Battle and Interactive Clinic events.
PASIC Logistics Team
It takes a small army of volunteers to keep all of the PASIC sessions running on time. Duties include, but are not limited to setting up stages, moving gear, checking badges at doors, among other required assignments. We rely on the PASIC Logistics Team to keep things running smoothly. *Please note: Logistics Team members MUST be members of PAS at the VIP or All Access level.
All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age by the beginning of their first shift.
All Logistics Team Members will receive a free four-day pass to participate in the convention as well as a complimentary Logistics t-shirt.