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ORGANIZATION: Cyrus Dallin Art Museum

  • 6 people are interested
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The Cyrus Dallin Art Museum is seeking volunteer Tour Guides to share with guests the inspiring art and legacy of the celebrated sculptor, educator, and Indigenous rights advocate, Cyrus Dallin. Tour Guides play an essential role in educating visitors about the artistic and historical context of Dallin’s work and the ways in which his art and values inform the present. Additionally, Tour Guides perform simple operating tasks such as collecting admission donations and opening and closing the Museum.

No prior knowledge is required. We provide training to help volunteers become familiar with the collection, lead tours, and knowledgeably answer questions about Dallin’s life, art, and advocacy. Ideal candidates have an interest in art history and/or Indigenous history, are conformable with public speaking, and enjoy meeting new people. Regular volunteers receive the benefits of our gold membership, which includes membership benefits at over 1,200 museums in North America through the North American Reciprocal Museum Association. At this time, we are only recriuting volunteers over 18 years old.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Welcoming and orienting guests
  • Guiding guests of all backgrounds and age ranges though the museum and introducing them to the life and art of Cyrus Dallin, including the themes of Indigenous allyship relevant to his life and work
  • Facilitating children’s scavenger hunts for younger guests
  • Assisting with visitor sign-in and admission procedures, tracking attendance, and assisting with gift shop purchases
  • Monitoring visitor activity to ensure the safety of the collection
  • Performing simple opening and closing procedures

To Apply: Please fill out our application at the following Google form link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdkDfA4JyZo7QzPdb5ZGBoQOG1DDXovEYMq1HLDqCfWKdNpYA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Please reach out to Emma at ebresnan@dallin.org with any questions.

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About Cyrus Dallin Art Museum

Location:

611 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA 02474, US

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum is to promote new insights into our shared history by exploring the life, work, and values of the celebrated, Utah-born sculptor who lived and worked in Arlington, Massachusetts for over forty years. Guided by Dallin’s own values, we seek to provide experiences that enrich and inspire while promoting mutual respect, understanding, and empathy.

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About the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum
The Cyrus Dallin Art Museum is dedicated to the celebrated Utah-born sculptor, educator, and Indigenous rights advocate, Cyrus Dallin, who lived and worked in Arlington, Massachusetts for over forty years. Best known for his Appeal to the Great Spirit in front of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Paul Revere Monument in Boston's North End, Dallin's many public sculptures bring beauty and a unique perspective to shared spaces across the nation. By exploring Dallin’s art, life, and values through thoughtful exhibits and programs, the Dallin Museum seeks to promote a more inclusive understanding of history and mutual respect and empathy in our community.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

611 Massachusetts Ave.Arlington, MA 02474

(42.41573,-71.1524)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Visual Arts
  • Customer Service
  • History
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers commit to at least four hours per month. Guides typically volunteer from 12:00-2:00 or 2:00-4:00 on Saturdays or Sundays.
  • Volunteers should be prepared to know their weekend schedules 4-8 weeks in advance and respond to emails and scheduling information requests in a timely fashion.

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