Focus on the Masters Needs You!

  • Are you able to donate a half-day or more each week to Focus on the Masters?
  • Do you love Art and People and want to bring them together?
  • Do you know your ABCs and do you smile when you answer the phone?
  • Do you have a special interest and expertise in libraries, archives or computers?
  • Can you edit DVDs?
  • Do you like to have fun?

FOTM has a long history of joining the talents of volunteers to the many tasks necessary to run one of Ventura’s premiere arts organizations.  We file.  We write.  We answer phones.  We use computers.  We stick on labels and slice and dice announcement cards.  We tote.  We lift precious objects.  We do whatever it takes to get the job done!  And it’s fun!
Whether you know a lot or nothing about arts or archives, we have a job for you.  And before you know it, you’ll be acquainted with our community’s vibrant arts scene, you’ll recognize our fabulous local artists and you’ll have found talents you never knew you had – all in the service of Focus on the Masters.

Fill our our application below. Once  completed, a member of our team will call to schedule an interview. Or contact us directly by phone at 805.653.2501 to schedule a time to visit our offices and find out where you fit in this wonderful organization. And if you get the answering machine, please leave your name and number.  We will return your call as soon as possible!


Your donations support the programs that are at the heart of the FOTM’s mission…

 to document and archive extraordinary artists and their work through photographic portraits, audio and video interviews and biographical research that encompass each artist’s experiences, artistic reflections and development; and 2) to present this work to a broad public through extensive education outreach to all ages – including at-risk youth through our Learning to See Youth Outreach program, Art & The Creative Spirit Enrichment Program for Seniors, a public monthly Artist Spotlight Series, exhibitions, publications, website and an extensive resource library.


Ventura County Community Foundation
Hilton Foundation
Passion Flowers
Reed Foundation for the Arts
Museum of Ventura County
Dennis Mitchell at i Cappelli Salon
Ventura Breeze
California Arts Council