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The Harn is currently recruiting responsible, inquisitive, focused and enthusiastic adults and students ages 18+ who are interested in fostering a sense of belonging among museum audiences. See available volunteer opportunities below.
Gain excellent customer service experience, learn more about current exhibitions and create a welcoming environment for visitors.
To enquire, please email Tyra Jefferson, Visitor Services Manager at email@example.com with your resume and weekly availability. Volunteers should be able to commit to at least one semester (4 months) of service. Need help preparing a resume? Visit the UF Career Resource Center for examples and guidance.
Gain service hours and encourage creativity as you assist children ages 7 – 11 with accomplishing various art projects. As a volunteer you will assist students throughout the art-making process, help manage supplies and facilitate classroom set-up and clean-up. Volunteers should be able to commit to one 3.5 hour shift (either morning or afternoon) for a full week (Monday – Friday). Morning shift is 8:30 am – 12noon. Afternoon shift is 1 pm – 4:30 pm. Camp dates run from June 3 to August 2, and more information regarding themes can be accessed here
Interested in becoming a Harn volunteer? Please contact Jennifer Infinger, School and Family Programs Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352.294.7060.
The Museum University Student Educator program is for creative, energetic and dynamic university students, wanting to share their love of art with others. MUSEs are one-semester UF and SFC volunteers who create and present interactive and engaging experiences for museum visitors during Museum Nights, a monthly after-hours experience. All majors welcome. Meetings are Thursdays, 3:30 – 5 p.m. Download an application here. For more information, contact Elizabeth King, Gallery Interpretation & Public Programs Manager at email@example.com or 352.294.7061.
First Meeting/Deadline to Submit:
Summer 2019: May 16
Fall 2019: August 22
Spring 2020: January 9
Do you already know your class schedule for next semester? If so, please submit your application far in advance of the first meeting. The deadline is for students just learning of the program at the start of the semester.
Docents at the Harn Museum are volunteer tour guides who are trained to interpret the museum's collections and traveling exhibitions. Docents serve a number of museum audiences through a variety of tour programs, and they participate in a rigorous ongoing training program. Visit the Docent Program page of our website to learn more.
The Student Museum Advisory Council (SMAC) is a volunteer organization whose aim is to promote the Harn’s many programs and resources in order to increase its visibility on the wider campus. SMAC includes students of varying backgrounds, majors, talents, and interests to help focus on outreach and event planning. The main focus of this group is to CONNECT the museum with the campus! For more information, contact Eric Segal, Director of Education and Curator of Academic Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352.294.7063 or download the SMAC application.
The mission of SMAC is to: STRENGHTEN the ties between the -- MUSEUM and the main campus by raising -- AWARENESS of the campus art museum, public programs, and events through -- CONTRIBUTIONS of creative ideas to attract students to the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida.
GOALS OF SMAC
To build a bridge between the museum and the student body on campus; To serve as the student voice within the museum; To promote museum events and exhibitions that will appeal to UF students; To raise awareness of student opportunities the museum offers; To plan at least one event each semester in collaboration with student organizations