Cyrus Dallin Art Museum

611 Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA 02474
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Date Posted:
April 21, 2021

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Public Relations/Marketing

Type:
Volunteer

Volunteer Docent

Description:

While the Dallin Museum has not fully re-opened, we are actively recruiting for volunteer docents to ensure that volunteers will be prepared to welcome visitors when we do.

If you have an appreciation for art and history and enjoy meeting new people, volunteering at the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum is a rewarding way to pursue these interests and provide a valuable public service. Cyrus Dallin was an artist and educator who embraced both his western frontier heritage and the cultural centers of Boston and Paris. He was a passionate advocate for social justice, particularly for America’s native peoples. The dignity he saw in all individuals is expressed in his evocative sculptures.

We are seeking docents to lead tours and greet visitors during the museum's open hours (Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 - 4:00.) Being a docent requires a modest commitment of at least four hours per month. Docent shifts are two hours long, either 12-2 or 2-4. Days of the week can be arranged with the museum's volunteer coordinator.

Thank you for your interest.

Qualifications:
No prior knowledge of art or history is required. We provide training to help you become familiar with the permanent collection, lead tours and knowledgeably answer questions about Dallin and his art.
How To Apply:
Please contact Nancy Blanton at nblanton@dallin.org 
Apply by:
June 16, 2021
About this Organization:

Cyrus Dallin (1851-1944) was a celebrated, Utah-born sculptor, educator, and Indigenous rights activist who lived and worked in Arlington, Massachusetts for over forty years. Best known for his "Paul Revere Monument" and "Appeal to the Great Spirit" in Boston, Dallin's many public sculptures bring beauty and a unique historical perspective to shared spaces across the nation. In the intimate setting of the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum, visitors experience over ninety artworks spanning the sculptor's sixty-year career.