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Volunteering with SUMA

Join the volunteer community at SUMA and help our visitors enjoy a range of exhibitions year-round. Each year we welcome, develop, and support a new group of curious and engaging volunteers from the community to serve our visitors. The rewards of volunteering at SUMA are learning about art and special exhibitions from our curators and educators, finding friends who share an interest in art and education, and the great satisfaction of helping others connect with art that inspires them. Join us!

Candidates of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome. No prior training in art history is required. Training is conducted by SUMA’s educators, curators, and others who present the latest scholarship, as well as the accumulated knowledge of SUMA’s history. Training sessions include lectures by curators, discussions, workshops, written assignments, and oral presentations. Please note that training for new guides joining in 2021–22 may include both virtual and in-person sessions.

Types of Volunteers

Museum volunteer leading tour

Gallery Guides — Gallery guides assist the front desk, talk with visitors about art, and lead guided tours for K-12 students and adult visitors, facilitating the process of making works of art meaningful, accessible, and inspiring.

Events & Programs Guides — Events and Programs Guides assist with various events and programs throughout the year to build community awareness of art at SUMA. 

Email sumavolunteer@suu.edu   for more information.

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