The Art Ability program at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital strongly relies on the help of our dedicated volunteers. There are many opportunities available in Art Ability depending on your interests and time. Volunteers are welcome at both the Committee level and on an as needed basis.

Art Ability Committee
The Committee is a core group of volunteers responsible for the planning and implementation of the Art Ability Annual Juried Exhibition and Sale. There are typically three Committee meetings per year. Key areas of responsibility include Chairperson, Art Sales, Artist Liaison, Artist Awards.

Volunteers are always needed to help with Art Ability in various ways. Activities include: unpacking, inventory and organization, installation, de-installing and repacking the artwork.

If you or someone you know is interested in helping, please contact Yvonne Navarro-Brewer, Volunteer Coordinator at Navarro-BrewerY@mlhs.org or call 484.596.5599.


Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital has ongoing opportunities for college interns to assist with the Art Ability Program each semester. Art Ability hosts an international exhibition and sale every fall, in addition to various other exhibits and special events throughout the year. The intern will assist in event planning, correspondence, public relations, and organization while earning college credit for their work.

Job summary

Title: Art Ability Intern

Assists with planning, implementing and managing components of the annual fall Art Ability exhibit and sale featuring more than 350 pieces of work by more than 120 artists with physical cognitive, vision and hearing disabilities. Assists with planning, implementing and managing outreach events throughout the year to highlight the talents of artists with disabilities.

Essential accountabilities:

  • As artist liaison, oversees several annual mailings, including the call for entries, notification of decision, and invitations to the reception. Also manages participating artist paperwork and answer artist questions that cannot be fielded to exhibitions curator.
  • Develops and maintains accurate catalog of Art Ability Permanent Collection. Coordinates procurement of appropriate signage as necessary.
  • Assists with logistical planning of Art Ability Benefactors Reception and Patrons Preview Reception, overseeing with director the coordination of food, beverages, music, valet, production of program materials, guest list management, name tags, signage, and other event details.
  • Helps staff the Art Ability Committee and subcommittees, particularly the Silent Auction Committee. The Art Ability Assistant will help this committee prepare promotional material around silent auction items.
  • Manages mailings/phone follow-up to potential advertisers for Exhibit Program Book.
  • Manages mailings/phone follow-up to potential donors of artists awards.
  • Assist the Director with the development of artist bios for the program book.
  • Prepares signage for fall exhibition.
  • Reproduces and distributes brochures, packets and other materials as needed for volunteers.
  • Prepares and manages inventory list of received art work.
  • Assists with Art Ability related campus visits or special events.
  • Organizes and maintains Art Ability filing systems.
  • Provides full range of administrative support including copying, faxing, scheduling calendars, record-keeping, message taking, and follow-up.

Other accountabilities:

  • Prepares routine Art Ability correspondence and proofreads for the director where appropriate.
  • Assists the director in special projects as needed.
  • Attends in-service meetings or training sessions where needed.
  • Adheres to hospital policies and departmental work rules.
  • Communicates effectively with internal and external constituents.
  • Shows initiative in problem-solving.
  • Incorporates the organization’s missions and values into daily performance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Primary customers or key working relationships: Artists, volunteers, vendors, physicians and staff of Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, and Main Line Health System.


Education: N/A

Licensures & Certifications: N/A


  • Special events experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills—both in-person and over the telephone—as well as organizational skills.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and Microsoft Office products, with experience in Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Deadline oriented.

If you're interested in becoming an Art Ability intern call 484.596.5607.