CAT offers volunteer opportunities year ‘round through its branding function, CATcomedy520. CATcomedy520 promotes the Tucson comedy scene through its web presence, social media, publicity and outreach at events hosted by CAT and by business and community organizations. Use the space below to tell us what you see here that you would love to do!
Work is accepted for the website based on image quality and originality. Photographers and artists are paid $5 for each image used on the website and/or the monthly newsletter. Each submission must include location, event and names of everyone identifiable. Submitters must have their subjects’ permission for CAT to publish the image. An email or message to the submitter provides authorization. Comedians need not authorize photos since they are considered public figures. Any comedian who doesn’t want their image published must advise the photographer or artist not to submit their image. Publication is not guaranteed, but every submitter will receive feedback. Artists and comedians may submit their own copyright restrictions via creativecommons.org for consideration.
CAT invites submissions of up to 150 words of entertaining poetry, prose, links, raps, interviews, snaps, thoughts, imaginings, links, commentary, comedy history notes, comedy reviews, links and anything else amusing and non-inflammatory. The submitter will receive $5 upon publication on the website and/or newsletter. Longer work may be considered for up to $10 with prior agreement. Publication isn’t guaranteed, but every submitter will receive feedback.
A scheduler makes sure that all comedy events are included in the CATcomedy520 events calendar on Facebook. If no Facebook Event exists for a show or mic, the scheduler will create one. Based on the CATcomedy520 Facebook page, the scheduler creates events for the catcomedy520.org calendar. The work averages 60 to 90 minutes weekly. Compensation is negotiable.
Six unpaid volunteers are needed to submit at least two posts weekly to Facebook and/or Instagram. Posts need not be original but must be attributed to their creators. All posts must include images. These volunteers will have secure access to both the Facebook and Instagram sites, and will be welcomed lavishly everywhere that anyone wants visibility.
A CATcomedy520 YouTube channel is planned for 2020. The curator will archive YouTube videos created by Tucson comedians and create a collection of their favorite artists’ videos.
CATcomedy520 arranges a booth or table at community events like TENWEST, Tucson Local First, the Loft Film Festival, etc. Volunteers talk up our scene, offer handouts about shows and collect e-mail addresses. Shifts range from 45 minutes to up to three hours.
The Scheduler helps recruit volunteers, coordinate volunteer shifts, follow up with reminders and make sure that good volunteers come to a Taco Mixer so we can celebrate them.