Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is operated by the nonprofit Scottsdale Cultural Council, which also manages the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art. A variety of employment, volunteering and internship opportunities are available throughout the organization.


Thank you for your interest in working at the Scottsdale Cultural Council. At the Scottsdale Cultural Council, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Scottsdale Public Art, we are looking for people who are interested in making the arts an integral part of the Scottsdale experience. If you are personally and professionally driven to achieve goals that infuse the arts in our community, strive for excellence, display leadership qualities and possess the ability to work in a team environment, please apply for an opportunity to join our team.

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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts depends upon volunteer support for ongoing programs and special events. If you would like to join a volunteer team that is dedicated to bringing the arts to the Scottsdale community, please complete the volunteer application form.

Already a volunteer? Access the volunteer log in portal.

For more information on volunteering, please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Maria Marshall at [email protected].

Volunteer Newsletter

Volunteer Opportunities
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
2013–14 Season

Celebration of the Arts for Children with Disabilities
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

This eagerly anticipated event is held every fall on the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall and presents one of the few field- trip opportunities available to students with mild to severe disabilities. Students participate in arts-and-crafts projects and are treated to storytelling, magic shows, music, dance, an appearance by Ronald McDonald and a live outdoor concert.

About 50 volunteers are needed to assist students with arts-and-crafts projects, to guide groups to their different stations and to help with pre-event craft preparation.

A big heart and a smile! 8:00 am – Noon.

To volunteer:
Contact Maria Marshall at [email protected].

43rd Annual Scottsdale Arts Festival
March 14–16, 2014

The Scottsdale Arts Festival is one of the premier arts festivals in the country. Held every March during the height of Scottsdale’s tourist season, the Festival draws tens of thousands of visitors in a single three-day weekend. Proceeds from the Festival help support the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ programs.

More than 300 volunteers are needed in the areas of: Gates/Admissions, Food/Beverage, Kids Area, Retail/Information.

All-day shifts are from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Volunteers are given lunch and t-shirts and are required to attend one of two training sessions.

To Volunteer:
Our volunteer schedule is currently full. No longer accepting new volunteer applications.
Contact Maria Marshall at [email protected] with questions.

Scottsdale Culinary Festival
April 12–13, 2014

As the longest-running festival of its kind in the United States, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival draws more than 40,000 visitors looking to enjoy fabulous food, music and cooking demonstrations by some the nation’s top chefs.

More than 300 volunteers are needed in the areas of: Gates/Admissions and Food/Beverage.

Volunteers are required to attend one of two training sessions.

To Volunteer:
Click here to volunteer for the Scottsdale Culinary Festival.

September 2013 – May 2014

Ongoing opportunities from September to May performing a variety of duties. Volunteers are needed to sell concessions during performances and in the retail store monitoring customer traffic or showing merchandise. Concession volunteers may also sell artists’ merchandise during the performances.

Friendly and outgoing volunteers who are good with handling cash and counting changes.

3–4 hour shifts; professional attire; honest and outgoing personality; may be required to stay after performance is over.

To Volunteer:
Contact Maria Marshall at MariaM@scc[email protected].


Part concierge/part membership sales: this position greets the public at a variety of events and performances, sells memberships and gives information and directions while helping promote the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ programs.

Outgoing, reliable individuals who are willing to learn new information on a regular basis.

2–3 hour shifts; professional attire; outgoing personality.

To Volunteer:
Concierge eligibility training will be held on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 7:00 pm Contact Maria Marshall at [email protected] to RSVP.

Usher Program

Maintain order while greeting and directing patrons to their seats at events.

Ushers needed for presented and rental events; ushers fill out an availability form and are scheduled based on event type/needs; 3–4 hour shifts, mostly nights and weekends.

Must be able to walk up and down stairs, operate in dimly lit conditions and read small print on tickets; must be professional, reliable and courteous.

To Volunteer:
Training sessions for new ushers only:
Sat, Sept 21, 2013 at 10:00 am in Stage 2
Training session must be completed before any ushering duties are carried out. RSVP to [email protected] to attend one of the sessions.


Internships with Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and the Scottsdale Cultural Council are determined on an as-needed basis. Internship opportunities with these divisions include development/fundraising, marketing, programming and human resources.

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