MMAM seeking volunteers for Second Saturday program


(1/21/2019)

The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) is currently seeking volunteers to help at its monthly Second Saturday program, held on the second Saturday of each month beginning in February.

Second Saturday is a monthly arts access program that offers $1 admission, guided tours throughout the day, special programming such as live music in the galleries, artist demonstrations, and art-making activities for all ages and abilities. In 2018, more than 4,000 people attended these programs.

Volunteer greeters are needed to assist during Second Saturdays. Greeters ensure that visitors feel welcome in the museum and are following museum rules. Greeters must be able to answer questions and guide guests to resources. Volunteers should maintain a welcoming presence and must be able to stand and walk for a 2.5-hour shift. Additionally, interested candidates must actively use email for communication purposes and be culturally sensitive and empathetic to the varying needs of visitors.

A one-time orientation and training is required for this role. This two-hour training class will be offered on Friday, January 25, at 10 a.m. at the museum. Please contact Heather Casper at hcasper@mmam.org, or 507-474-6626 to sign up.

Minnesota Marine Art Museum volunteers love art and people. Volunteers serve as ambassadors to welcome and engage all museum visitors. MMAM is committed to supporting volunteers, to creating opportunities for community investment and maintaining organizational transparency.

Second Saturdays are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Founded in 2006, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization with the mission to engage visitors in meaningful visual arts experiences through education and exhibitions that explore the ongoing and historic human relationship with water.

 

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