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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!
Summer 2017 Volunteer Opportunities
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.
Summer Art Camp
Interested in becoming a Harn volunteer?
To enquire, please contact Elizabeth King, Visitor Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com. In your email, include the programs you are interested in and your availability. Please also attach a resume. Volunteers should be able to commit at least one semester of service. Two semesters (or 6 months) is preferred. Need help preparing a resume? Visit the UF Career Resource Center for examples and guidance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 352.392.9826 x2172.
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 email@example.com or 352.392.9826 x2115 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.