Charlotte Street Foundation values an equitable, diverse, and inclusive art community, which we interpret as all artists having fair access to the tools and resources they need to realize their artistic endeavors. We acknowledge structural inequities that have excluded individuals and communities from opportunity based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, class, age, and geography, and strive to counter those inequities in our work and in representation on our board, staff, and constituent groups.

Organizational Background

Charlotte Street centers Kansas City’s most forward-thinking visual artists, writers, and performers—acting as the primary incubator, provocateur, and connector for the region’s contemporary arts community, and its leading advocate on the national stage. Since 1997, Charlotte Street has distributed over $2 million in awards and grants  to artists and their innovative projects, and has hosted countless exhibitions, performances, convenings and conversations connecting and challenging Kansas City’s contemporary art ecosystem. For more information about Charlotte Street, its awards, programs, and initiatives, visit www.charlottestreet.org.


Charlotte Street Ambassadors

Charlotte Street has worked for over two decades to build the arts community in Kansas City. Several artists that come through our programs go on to have successful careers. Come join us as we continue to make a difference in Kansas City and the art world!

We are always seeking dedicated and ambitious volunteers to assist Charlotte Street in fulfilling our mission of serving artists in our community. Charlotte Street actively seeks ambassadors to help with gallery assistance, events, guerrilla marketing, and in-office tasks. Charlotte Street offers volunteers the opportunity to engage in their community, make connections, and are recognized through special events as a vital part of the organization’s mission. Last but not least, our Ambassadors get their own t-shirt and access to special Charlotte Street events, in addition to our very grateful thanks.

Apply now to be a Charlotte Street Ambassador.

Library Volunteers

Do you love books and organizing? Diligent volunteers with great attention to detail are being recruited now to help us build and maintain our new library. This volunteer opportunity will actively support and contribute to a unique and creative resource that will service our artists and community.

CSF Library Volunteers will assist Office Manager Laura Blumenberg with cataloging, data entry, creating call number labels, and shelving. This role will also include assisting patrons find books and supervising the library.

Tuesdays – Thursdays, at least 1 hour per week (or 4 hours/month) between 9AM and 6PM.

Due to Covid-19 we are flexible and will ensure that your time at Charlotte Street will be when very few people are in the building. CSF’s library hours are Wednesday – Saturday, Noon – 5 pm. Some volunteer hours may be able to occur remotely.

The ability to get to the library and some proficiency with google sheets/excel. You will be trained on how to enter and catalog books into the system; Charlotte Street is using Library Things, an online small/private library system. A laptop will be provided. Experience in library science and archiving is not required but a bonus!

Volunteers who are experts in archiving can also assist Charlotte Street in creating an archive system for digital and physical ephemera.

Interested? Email [email protected].


No positions are available at this time.