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!

Be A Volunteer

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.

Visitor Services

  • Gain excellent customer service experience, learn more about current exhibitions and create a welcoming environment for visitors.
  • Shifts are 2 – 3 hours each, Tuesday – Saturday, early afternoon. Volunteers must be able commit to one shift each week, same day and time (e.g.: Wednesdays, noon – 2 pm).

Summer Art Camp

  • Encourage creativity as you assist children ages 7 – 11 with accomplishing various projects, and help manage supplies and classroom set-up/clean-up.
  • Morning shift is 8:30 am – 12noon. Afternoon shift is 1 pm – 4:30 pm. Must commit to at least two full weeks (do not need to be consecutive weeks).
  • A variety of themes and art techniques are offered during 8 weeks of camp, June 5 – August 4. The camp session schedule is here.

Tot Time

  • Welcome and sign in children ages 2 – 5 and their families, and help with classroom set-up/clean-up for hands-on art projects that follow a gallery tour.
  • Shifts and themes:
    Tuesday, May 30, 2 – 5 pm | Shape it Up
    Friday, June 2, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | Shape it Up
    Tuesday, July 25, 2 – 5 pm | Sculpture All Around
    Friday, August 4, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm | Sculpture All Around

Interested in becoming a Harn volunteer?

To enquire, please contact Elizabeth King, Visitor Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator at eking@harn.ufl.edu. 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.

Be A MUSE

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 eking@harn.ufl.edu or 352.392.9826 x2172.

Join SMAC
(Student Museum Advisory Council)

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 esegal@harn.ufl.edu or 352.392.9826 x2115 or download the SMAC application.

MISSION STATEMENT

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

Be A Docent

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.