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Volunteer Opportunities at Kingsport Carousel:

Volunteer Opportunities at Kingsport Carousel:


The Carousel Project has been a joint effort of more than 300 volunteers and 700 sponsors along with the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Engage Kingsport Inc. and a wide variety of community partners, both private and commercial.

Who can volunteer?

ANYONE over 16 years old who wants to meet and greet our community & its visitors.  Friendly, helpful & dedicated are the desired qualifications.

What are the shifts that need to be filled by volunteers?

Wednesday–Friday shifts:  11 AM to 2 PM

2 PM to 5 PM

and 5 PM to 7 PM (during summer hours)

Saturday & Sunday shifts:     1 PM to 5 PM

and 5 PM to 7 PM (during summer hours)

What are the positions?


Gift Shop Floater: Greet visitors and provide orientation and explanation. Help with Gift Shop sales. Customer Service, work in gift shop, other duties as needed.

Maintenance:  Keeping the facility spic and span.

Token Machine Change: In this position the volunteer assists guests with the token machine and change as needed.

Exit Gate:  As exit gate volunteer you standing at the gate that riders use to exit the carousel, opening it and making sure that no one enters the carousel without going through the turnstile. This position can also help guide riders to the token machine or where to enter the carousel.

Cashier:  The cashier at the carousel is one of the first people the public sees.  It is our pleasure to have a smile on our face, welcome visitors to the Carousel and direct them to token machine. As a cashier you operate the cash register ringing up items the customers want to purchase. The cashier also exchanges dollar bills for quarters that will be used in the Penny Smasher. When a guest with a membership comes in to ride we give them tokens for their rides. We are customer service

Operator: We recruit operators from within our volunteers. Operators must be certified.

To become a volunteer, please call:

(423) 392-8414


The Office of Cultural Arts, part of the City of Kingsport, connects, coordinated and engages the public with a creative community. Programs and partnerships include” Art in the Heart Gallery, Public Art Kingsport, The Engage Kingsport Performing Arts Series, the Kingsport Carousel, the Carousel Fine Craft Show, Christmas Connection Arts & Crafts Fair and more. They provide a broad range of support to the area’s art organizations. They work in tandem with Engage Kingsport, Inc., the ‘Friends of the Cultural Arts’ group, a private, volunteer-led 501(c)3 non-profit community organization.

For more information: www.EngageKingsport.com

Guidelines for posting events to the community calendar on www.EngageKingsport.com


Guidelines for posting to the calendar

Directions to make calendar postings to www.EngageKingsport.com


Please make sure to follow these guidelines:

 Must include a contact person, email and/or phone number
 Include the organization’s website address
 PLEASE Include an image (photo), the calendar works best with images for the
 If for any reason there needs to be a correction or addition to a post once it
has gone up, just email us your request.

Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions. This is a
community calendar and we want you to use it and feel like it is yours. We
are getting quite a lot of traffic to this part of the website.

Thank you,
The Office of Cultural Arts


Email: Office of Cultural Arts


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About the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts & Engage Kingsport: 


The Office of Cultural Arts, a department of the City of Kingsport Tennessee, connects, coordinates and engages the public with a creative community. It operates www.EngageKingsport.com website and regional event calendar, the Renaissance Arts Center,  the Kingsport Farmer’s Market facility, the Kingsport Carousel Project, a public art program, concert and theatrical events including a dynamic Performing Arts Series, Christmas Connection Arts & Crafts Show, the Carousel Fine Craft Show and a broad range of support to the area’s arts organizations.  The Office of Cultural Arts serves as the coordinator for the public and the city for all SPECIAL EVENTS conducted on city property.  It works in tandem with Engage Kingsport, the “Friends of the Cultural Arts” group, a private 501(c)3 non-profit organization, in order to facilitate their objectives. The Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsport’s goals are to collaborate with a variety of arts organizations as well as non-arts organizations, with the aim of increasing opportunities and outlets for artists of all types. As Kingsport and the surrounding communities become a destination for artists and art enthusiasts, new markets and opportunities emerge. The Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsport are dedicated to cultivating cultural assets and promoting them as vehicles for economic and community development within our region.   


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Netherland Inn-Exchange Place

Netherland Inn-Exchange Place Association Annual Dinner-Guest speaker Tom Galloway

Netherland Inn-Exchange Place

It was century in which all things seemed possible – it was the 19th Century, and it is when the Netherland Inn, Exchange Place and Hammond House all began. How they fit into this new world will be explored when the Netherland Inn-Exchange Place Association hosts its annual dinner on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the Press Room on Roller Street in Kingsport, beginning at 5:30 pm.

Our guide for the evening will be noted local history researcher Tony Galloway. A graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School, he was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree from King College and a Master’s Degree from East Tennessee State University, and has taught local and regional history, advanced American history and AP Government at Dobyns-Bennett; was co-director of the Governor’s School for Tennessee Heritage; and has served in an adjunct faculty position at ETSU, King College, Northeast State Community College, Walters State Community College, Virginia Intermont College, and Tusculum College. He has served as a board member for a variety of local historical groups, including the Heritage Alliance TAH Advisory Board, Tipton-Haynes, Rocky Mount, and our own Netherland Inn/Exchange Place Association.


Tom Galloway Mr. Galloway will be ably supported by members of the Appalachian Express Chorus. Entertaining throughout the Mountain Empire since 1968, the AEC is a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and will be providing period-appropriate music. (For more information on the chorus, please see their website – appalachianexpresschorus.org.)

And since this is a dinner meeting, food, of course, will also be provided. Food City will be serving their always-excellent dinner of oven-fried chicken, potatoes, mixed vegetables, assorted cake slices, sweet and unsweetened tea, and soft drinks.

All guests are welcome! Please RSVP by Thursday, March 8, by contacting either Sara Selby (423-349-8372 or sbselby@juno.com), or Marshall Adesman (423-357-5352 or msadesman@gmail.com), or by sending in your check for $18 per person to:

NI/EP Association, P.O. Box 293, Kingsport, TN 37662

The Netherland Inn/Exchange Place Association is a non-profit, 501(c)3, volunteer-run organization, whose purpose is to contribute to the better understanding and appreciation of the early history of this region, and to preserve the important landmarks (which also includes the Hammond House), antiques, relics, and documents as a part of our local, state, and national heritage.