Museum Visitor Services Volunteer

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Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

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There are two public museums on Stanford University’s campus, Iris and Gerald B. Cantor Center for Visual Arts and the Anderson Collection.

The Cantor Arts Center and the Anderson Collection rely on volunteers to provide visitor services during museums’ open hours. Visitor Services volunteers serve at the information desks by providing visitors with information and resources needed for a positive and enriching museum experience.

We are looking for volunteers who are available to assist visitors on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Volunteers are asked to commit to the same shift every week or act as a substitute, filling in for volunteers who are unable to make their shift. Substitutes commit to a minimum of 6 hours per month (2 shifts)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Actively greet visitors
- Count and record visitor attendance
- Provide visitors with information about the history of Stanford museums, exhibitions, gallery rotations and closures as well as special events and programs
- Provide directions to the museum galleries and exhibitions
- Inform visitors about museum visitor guidelines and policies
- Direct visitors to coat check and other museum amenities
- Inform visitors about tours, gallery talks, and family programs
- Answer visitor questions
- Ensure that Visitor Services information desks are adequately stocked with museum related print collateral

Qualifications:
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent customer service skills -
- Professional work manner
- Good sense of direction
- Basic computer proficiency, including familiarity with IPad

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About Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

Location:

Campus Drive and Museum Way, Stanford, CA 94305, US

Mission Statement

The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University is a museum committed to intellectual exploration and the pursuit of knowledge, fostering a sense of discovery through direct experiences with works of art. The Center collects, preserves, and studies art from all cultures and periods, serving the University and the public through exhibitions and programs that inspire the understanding and enjoyment of art. The Anderson Collection at Stanford University is a collection of 121 modern and contemporary American paintings and sculpture generously gifted by Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson and Mary Patricia Anderson Pence. This gift represents the core of their larger collection, one of the world’s most outstanding private assemblies of art, built by the family over the past 50 years.

Description

The Cantor Arts Center's diverse collections span continents, cultures, and 4,000 years of art history and include the largest gathering of Rodin bronzes outside Paris. The museum offers a wide range of changing exhibitions and a variety of docent tours, lectures, gallery talks, symposia, classes, and special events geared toward the education and enjoyment of visitors.

The Anderson Collection at Stanford University is a collection of 121 modern and contemporary American paintings and sculpture generously gifted by Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson and Mary Patricia Anderson Pence. This gift represents the core of their larger collection, one of the world’s most outstanding private assemblies of art, built by the family over the past 50 years.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

328 Lomita DrStanford, CA 94305

(37.43298,-122.17049)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Arts Administration
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Weekly shift or as needed basis

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