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Friday, February 11, 2011

Volunteer Opportunies @ Utah Museum of Fine Arts

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Shelbey Peterson, 801.585.1306

Volunteer Opportunities at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Salt Lake City– Have a thirst for knowledge and a commitment to arts education? Become a Weekend Docent at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts!

The UMFA relies on committed docents to guide thousands of people through the UMFA each year. We are currently forming our next docent class and have several openings available. Training for Weekend Docents consists of six 90-minute meetings held on Saturdays.

There are many ways to make a difference in yourself and the community at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. In addition to seeking Weekend Docents, the UMFA is looking for enthusiastic people to volunteer in other areas of the Museum, including family program volunteers, visitor service representatives, and more. Our training programs enable all volunteers to develop effective communication skills, gain knowledge about the UMFA’s permanent collection and special exhibitions, and achieve public service experience. In addition to this training, docents also receive special art history education opportunities. Volunteer training and shifts are available on weekdays and weekends to fit your schedule.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Amy Edwards at (801)-585-9875 or visit umfa.utah.edu to request an application, due March 11, 2011.

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is located on the University of Utah campus in the Marcia and John Price Museum Building at 410 Campus Center Drive. The UMFA’s mission is to engage visitors in discovering meaningful connections with the artistic expressions of the world’s cultures. General admission is $7 adults, $5 youth and seniors, FREE for U of U students/staff/faculty, UMFA members and children under 6. Free admission offered the first Wednesday and third Saturday of each month thanks to the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks fund. Museum hours are Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Weekends, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Mondays. For more information call (801) 581-7332 or visit www.umfa.utah.edu.

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