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As a Harn Museum volunteer, you are part of a team of people that help create educational, enjoyable and welcoming experiences for museum visitors. Adults ages 18+ are eligible to volunteer. Individual’s skill sets, interests and museum needs are taken into consideration in placing applicants. We look forward to meeting you!
The MUSE (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 project volunteers who create and present interactive and engaging experiences for museum visitors. Each semester, a group of 10–15 students from diverse academic backgrounds work together to imagine and produce activities for Museum Nights, a monthly, after-hours museum experience. Download an application here. For more information, contact Elizabeth King, Visitor Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or 352.294.7061.
First Meeting/Deadline to Submit:
Spring 2018: January 11 *This is also the first Museum Nights of the semester. Please apply early.
Summer 2018: May 17
Fall 2018: August 23
Please note: If you are interested in being a MUSE next semester and the meetings work with your class schedule, 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.
Art for Life Volunteer – Join this successful outreach program for senior citizens who are unable to visit the museum. Art for Life volunteers work in teams to present and discuss works of art from the Harn collection and to make connections with participants’ past experiences and memories.
To inquire about the Early Learning Program or Art for Life volunteer opportunities, please contact Brandi Breslin, firstname.lastname@example.org or 294-7060.
Visitor Services Volunteer - Provide excellent customer service, learn more about current exhibitions and create a welcoming environment for visitors at the Visitor Information desk. Responsible, inquisitive, focused and enthusiastic adults and students who are interested in fostering a sense of belonging among museum audiences are eligible to apply.
Weekdays and Saturdays, 12 noon – 2 p.m. (one set shift each week or every-other-week)
Sundays, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
To inquire about the Visitor Services volunteer opportunity, please contact Elizabeth King, email@example.com with your resume and availability. Volunteers should be able to commit to two semesters (or one year) of service. Need help preparing a resume? Visit the UF Career Resource Center for examples and guidance.
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
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.